Statistics for 1980s Decade Quiz

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    (11,732 since last reset)
  • The average score is 14 of 20

Answer Stats

Question Answer % Correct
What city was divided by a wall until 1989?Berlin
99%
What deadly disease was first clinically observed in 1981?AIDS
87%
Who was Prime Minister of the U.K. for the entire decade?Margaret Thatcher
86%
What comet was visible in 1986?{Halley}'s Comet
85%
Who directed "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", the highest grossing film of the decade?Steven Spielberg
83%
Who did Diana Spencer marry?Prince Charles
83%
What war was fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom?Falklands War
79%
What world leader had a prominent birthmark on his head?Mikhail Gorbachev 
79%
What famous musician was murdered in New York City shortly after the
release of his final album "Double Fantasy"?
John Lennon
77%
What 1982 music album remains, to this day, the best-selling album of all-time?Thriller
69%
In what city were democracy protestors massacred in 1989?Beijing
68%
What product was commercially released for the first time, costing $4000 and having
the approximate shape and weight of a brick?
Mobile Phone
66%
What country had a famine that killed over 400,000?Ethiopia
63%
What Colombian drug lord became one of the world's richest people?Pablo Escobar
62%
What hugely-popular video game was invented in 1984 in Russia?Tetris
61%
What drug caused a crime wave in American inner cities?Crack
60%
Who scored "The Goal of the Century" in the 1986 World Cup?Diego Maradona
55%
What country was to blame for blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland?Libya
54%
What stretchy synthetic fabric became so popular that DuPont, its creator,
had trouble meeting demand?
Spandex
50%
What deep-fried McDonald's menu item was first introduced in 1981?Chicken McNuggets
49%

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