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Quiz Time: Know the 80's?

I'm not going to credit the site I got this quiz from until all the questions are answered. Otherwise some of you may - gasp! - cheat.

Quiz is below. Try not to look at anyone else's comments before you post your answers. You really don't have to answer all fifty. I'm just buying some time while I get the next post ready.

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1. Steven Van Zandt's 1985 protest album was entitled Sun City: Artists Against __________.


2. Singer/dancer Paula Abdul was a cheerleader for which professional basketball team?


3. Gordon Shumway was the name of a wisecracking alien nicknamed ______ in an 80's TV sitcom.


4. In 1989, the city of Cincinnati tried to shut down the homoerotic art show of photographer _________________.


5. What was the name of the first video game, which was produced by Atari? Was it Tron, Centipede, Pong, or Dragon's Lair?


6. Ronald Reagan's first wife, Jane Wyman, was a regular cast member of what primetime television series?


7. _____________ was the young man whose obsession with actress ____________ led him to attempt the assassination of President Reagan in March 1981.


8. Eighties pop-lit sensation Jay McInerney penned the novel _______________, which was made into a film starring Michael J. Fox in 1988.


9. "I'm a man without conviction," warbled Boy George of Culture Club in the hit song ________________.


10. What was the name of Budweiser's "Original Party Animal," a pit bull mascot that debuted in a 1987 commercial?


11. On U2's Rattle and Hum (1988), Bono sang a duet with ________ entitled "Love Rescue Me."


12. Lisa Bonet, who played Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, shocked a lot of people in the 1987 film ____________, which featured her in a torrid sex scene that nearly earned the flick an X rating.


13. When George Bush was trailing Michael Dukakis during the 1988 presidential campaign, he blamed his woes on the "_______ thing."


14. What country singer did the voice-overs on the television series The Dukes of Hazzard?


15. The ghosts in the original Pac-Man game were named Pinky, Blinky, Inky and _______. (Choices: Kinky, Clyde, Koosh, Caspar.)


16. Playboy paid former PTL church secretary ____________ $1 million for an interview and a nude pictorial in 1987.


17. George Michael's steamy 1987 hit single ______________ was banned by 75 radio stations across the U.S.


18. Name the famous Houston honky tonk featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. (Remember Debra Winger riding the mechanical bull?)


19. Secretary of Commerce _________________ died during a 1987 rodeo competition when a horse fell on him.


20. The ____________ boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980, and the ______________ boycotted the Los Angeles games in 1984.


21. The first black Miss America, _______________, was stripped of her crown when Penthouse published nude pictures of her in 1984.


22. "Don't worry, be happy," was the good advice jazz singer ____________ gave us in 1988.


23. Milton Berle appeared in drag in the music video for "Round and Round," a hit song by the heavy metal band _______.


24. Name the first space shuttle, launched in 1981. (Choices: Columbia, Discovery, America, Challenger.)


25. "Suckin' on chili dogs outside the Tastee Freeze," are lyrics from the song ___________ by John Cougar Mellencamp.


26. Fundamentalist Christians wanted a film entitled _________ ______________ boycotted because they thought its representation of Jesus was sacrilegious.


27. Exercise guru ____________ had a New York bestseller with his/her Never-Say-Diet Book.


28. The line "Thank you for your support" always closed the commercials for what wine cooler manufacturer?


29. In 1982, a helicopter crash during the filming of ____________ killed actor Vic Morrow and two children.


30. During the 1980s the Pentagon paid $604.09 for a _________.
(Choices: Allen wrench, doorknob, toilet seat, coffee maker.)


31. During a 1984 off-the-record meeting with a Washington Post reporter, Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as __________, causing something of a stir.


32. In 1988, Mike Tyson earned $20 million after knocking out __________ in 91 seconds during a championship fight in Atlantic City.


33. Referring to the drowning of actress ___________, Geraldo Rivera tells his audience, "If you think it was an accident, applaud." (Tacky, Geraldo, very tacky.)


34. _________ (two words) was a huge 1985 hunger-relief benefit organized by Bob Geldof (of Boomtown Rats fame), with concerts held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia.


35. What was the name of the charter boat aboard which presidential contender Gary Hart apparently had an ill-advised dalliance with would-be model Donna Rice in 1987?


36. Which of Ronald Reagan's children appeared in an American Express commercial? (You only have 4 choices: Maureen, Michael, Ron, Patti.)


37. The heart of a seven-month old baboon was transplanted into an infant known as _________, who survived for 20 days. (Choices: Baby M, Baby Jessica, Baby Fae, Baby X)


38. During his 1980 presidential debate with Reagan, Jimmy Carter asked his daughter ______ what she thought was the most important issue of the day. (She said nuclear weaponry -- and probably enunciated it more distinctly than Carter did during the debate.)


39. In 1982, a jury convicted _____________ of twice trying to kill his wife Sunny with insulin injections. (He was later acquitted in a retrial.)


40. On "Black Monday," 19 October 1987, the stock market plunged _____ points. (Choices: 58, 508, 1580, 5800)


41. John Cusack played Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" on his boom box outside Ione Skye's bedroom window in what 1989 movie?


42. 1981 was a great year for ___________, who not only got to date Susan Anton but who also had a smash hit with the film Arthur.


43. In 1985, ________________ beat Chris Evert to become the first woman to win four straight Wimbledon tennis titles.


44. ______ made sports superstar Bo Jackson its poster boy with a series of "Bo Knows" ads. (Choices: Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Nike.)


45. In 1983 the Soviet fighters shot down Korean Airlines Flight _____, a civilian jetliner that had gone off course and blundered into Soviet airspace.


46. "I pity the fool" was a phrase we associated with _______, a former bar bouncer who starred in Rocky III and, later, in a hit action series on TV.


47. David Stockman, Reagan's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, got into hot water with his boss after an article in which he criticized Reaganomics appeared in the December 1981 issue of ___________. (Choices: The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers.)


48. Which actor played the father of an infant who put a major crimp in the lifestyles of three confirmed bachelors in the film Three Men And A Baby? (Choices: Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Billy Crystal, Tom Selleck.)


49. In his bestselling book The Art of the Deal, __________ talked about the techniques that resulted in his owning about half of Manhatten and Atlantic City. (Or at least it seemed he owned that much.)


50. The ______ was a a colorful analog watch that sometimes came with scented bands, and became all the rage, at least for a while.

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Hmm. This quiz was harder than the commercial one :)

2, LA Lakers
3. ALF
4. Robert Mapelthorpe
5. Pong
6. Bonanza
7. John Hinkley, Jodi Foster
9. Karma Chameleon
10. Spuds McKenzie
13. vision
14. Waylon Jennings
15. Clyde
16. Jessica Hahn
17. I Want Your Sex
22. Bobby McFerren
23. Ratt
24. Columbia
28. Bartles and Jaymes
30. toilet seat
31. "Hymietown"
34. Live Aid?
35. Monkey Business
37. Baby Fae
44, Nike
46. Mr. T
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

1. Apartheid
2. L.A. Lakers
3. ALF
4. Robert Mapplethorp
5. Pong. Was this really the 80s though?
6. Falcon Crest
7. John Hinckley, Jodie Foster
8. Bright LIghts, Big City
9. Karma Chameleon
10. Spuds McKenzie
11. pass
12. Angel Heart (and she wasn't all that hot, if you ask me)
13. vision
14. Merle Haggard
15. Clyde
16. Jessica Hahn
17. I Want Your Sex
18. pass
19. Catherine the Great (I know, but it's still a funny urban legend)
20. U.S., U.S.S.R.
21. Vanessa "the undressa" Williams
22. Bobby McFerrin
23. Ratt (total guess)
24. Columbia. snif
25. Jack and Diane
26. The Last Temptation of Christ
27. Richard Simmons?
28. Bartles & Jaymes
29. Twilight Zone: The Movie
30. Toilet seat
31. Hymietown
32. Holyfield?
33. Natalie Wood
34. Live Aid
35. Monkey Business
36. Ron
37. Baby Fae
38. Amy
39. Klaus von Bulow
40. 508
41. Say Anything...
42. Liza Minelli. KIDDING! Dudley Moore.
43. Martina Navratilova
44. Nike
45. 007
46. Mr. T. And I think it's "I pity the foo'."
47. The Atlantic Monthly
48. Ted Danson
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

1. Aparthied
2. ?
3. Alf
4. ?
5. Pong
6. Dynasty
7. John Hinckley/Jodie Foster
8. Secret of My Success?
9. Karma Kamelion
10. ?
11. ?
12. Angel Heart
13. ?
14. Merle Haggard
15Clyde
16. ?
17. I want your Sex
18. Gilly's
19. ?
20. USA/Russia
21. ?
22. Bobby Ferrin
23. can hear the song, name escapes me
24. Columbia
25. Life goes on
26. Last Temptation of Christ
27. Richard Simmons
28. Bartles and Jaymes WIne Coolers
29. Twighlight Zone
30. Toilet Seat
31. Hymietown
32. ?
33. Natalie Wood
34. Band Aid
35Monkey Business
36. Ron Jr.
37. Fae
38. Amy
39. Claus Von Bulow
40. 1580
41. ?
42. Dudley Moore
43. Navratilova
44. Nike
45. 007
46. Mr. T
47. Atlantic Monthly
48. Selleck
49. The Donald, dahling
50. Swatch

8. Bright Lights, Big City
18. Gilley's
20. US, USSR
21. Venessa Williams
25. Jack and Diane
26. Last Temptation of Christ
33. Karen Carpenter?
36. Ron

1. Apartheid
2. LA Lakers
3. ALF
4. Robert Mapplethorpe
5. Pong
7. Jodie Foster
8. Bright Lights, Big City
9. Karma Chameleon
10. Spuds McKenzie
12. Angel Heart
13. vision
14. Waylon Jennings
15. Clyde
16. Jessica Hahn
17. I Want Your Sex
20, USA, USSR
21. Vanessa Williams
22. Bobby McFerrin
24. Columbia
25. Jack and Diane
26. The Last Temptation of Christ
28. Bartles and Jaymes
29. Twilight Zone: The Movie
30. toilet seat
31. Hymietown
32. Michael Spinks
33. Natalie Wood
34. Live Aid
37. Baby Fae
38. Amy
39. Claus Von Bulow
41. Say Anything
42. Dudley Moore
43. Martina Navratilova
44. Nike
45. 007
46. Mr. T
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

1. Apartheid

2. LA Lakers

3. ALF

4. Robert Mapplethorpe

5. Pong

6. Falcon Crest

7. John Hinckley; Jodie Foster

8. Bright Lights, Big City

9. "Karma Chameleon"

10. Spuds MacKenzie

11. B.B. King (?)

12. Angel Heart

13. vision

14. Merle Haggard (?)

15. Clyde

16. Jessica Hahn

17. "I Want Your Sex"

18. Gilley's

19. ?

20. US (and others); Soviet Union (and others)

21. Vanessa Williams

22. Bobby McFerrin

23. Ratt

24. Columbia

25. "Jack and Diane"

26. The Last Temptation of Christ

27. ?

28. Bartles & Jaymes

29. Twilight Zone: The Movie

30. toilet seat

31. "Hymietown"

32. Michael Spinks

33. Natalie Wood

34. Live Aid

35. "Monkey Business"

36. Ron

37. Baby M (?)

38. Amy (editorial comment: someone who is such a fan of Dubya Bush ought not to be bringing up the subject of how anyone says the word "nuclear".)

39. Claus von Bulow

40. 508

41. Say Anything

42. Dudley Moore

43. Martina Navratilova

44. Nike

45. 7 ("Flight 007" was made up by the media afterwards)

46. Mr. T

47. Atlantic Monthly

48. Ted Danson (?)

49. Donald Trump

50. Swatch (they still make 'em - in fact, I'm wearing one right now ;) )

1. Apartheid.
2. LA Lakers
3. ALF
4.?
5. Pong
6. Falcon's Crest
7. Hinckley and Jodie Foster
8. Bright Lights, Big City
9. Karma Chameleon
10.?
11. Bob Dylan
12. Angel Heart
13. ?
14. ?
15. Clyde
16. Jessica Hahn
17. I Want Your Sex
18. ?
19. ?
20. The US boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980, and the USSR boycotted the Los Angeles games in 1984.
21. Vanessa Williams
22. I can not believe I can't remember his name, I hated that song!!
23. Ratt
24. Discovery?
25. Jack and Diane
26. The Last Temptation of Christ
27. ?
28. Bartle And Jaymes
29.Twilight Zone
30. Allen wrench
31. Bagel Town
32.?
33. Natalie Wood
34. Band Aid
35. ?
36. ?
37. Baby Fae
38. Amy
39. Klaus Von Beulow
40. 508
41.Say Anything
42. Dudley Moore
43. Billie Jean King
44. Reebok?
45. ?
46. Mr. T
47.?
48. ?
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

1. Apartheid
2. LA Lakers
3. Alf
4. Robert Mapplethorpe
5. Pong
6.
7. John Hinkley and Jodie Foster
8. Bright Lights, Big City
9. Karma Kameleon
10. Spuds MacKensie
11.
12.
13.
14. Waylon Jennings
15. Clyde
16.
17. I Want Your Sex
18.
19.
20. USA, USSR
21. Vanessa Williams
22. Bobby McFerrin
23. Ratt
24.
25. Jack & Diane
26. The Last Temptation of Christ
27.
28. Bartles and James
29..
30. Wrench
31. Hymietown
32.
33. Natalie Wood
34. Live Aid
35. Monkey Business
36.
37. Baby Jessica
38. Amy
39. Klaus Von Bulow
40. 508
41. Say Anything
42. Dudley Moore
43. Navratilova
44. Nike
45..
46. Mr. T
47.
48. Billy Crystal
49. Trump
50. Swatch

1. Apartheid
2. LA Lakers
3. Alf
4. Robert Mapplethorpe
7. John Hinkley, Jodie Foster
9. Karma Chameleon
10. Spuds Mackenzie
11. BB King
12. Angel Heart
16. Jessica Hawn
18. Gilley's
21. Vanessa Williams
22. Bobby McFerrin
23. Ratt
25. Jack and Diane
26. The Last Temptation of Christ
27. Bartles and James
31. Hymie Town
33. Natalie Wood
34. Band-Aid
38. Amy
41. Say Anything
42. Dudley Moore
43. Martina Navritolova (puke)
44. Nike
46. Mr. T
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

I'll give this a shot. I didn't look at anyone else's answers.

1. apartheid
2. LA Lakers
3. ALF
4. Robert Mapelthorpe
5. Don't remember but I should know this one.
6. Falcon Crest
7. John Hinckly Jr. Jodie Foster
8. Bright Lights, Big City
9. Karma Chameleon
10. Spuds Mackenzie
11. I want to say BB King, but I know that's wrong.
12. Angel Heart
14. Waylon Jennings
15. Clyde
16. Jessica Hahn
17. "I Want Your Sex"
20. United States, USSR
21. Vanessa Williams
22. Bobby Mc Ferrin
23. Ratt
24. Columbia
25. Jack and Diane
26. The Last Temptation of Christ
27. Richard Simmons
28. Bartles and James
29. Twilight Zone (I think)
31. "Hymietown" I remember an SNL skit about this.
33. Natalie Wood (I think)
34. Live Aid
35. Monkey Business
37. Baby Fae
38. Amy
39. Klaus Von Bulow
41. Say Anything
42. Dudley Moore
43. Martina Navratalova
44. Nike
45. I don't remember the number but I remember when this happened.
46. Mr. T
47. I remember hearing about this but I don't remember where this was published.
48. Tom Selleck
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

1. Apartheid
3. Alf
4. Robert Mapplethorpe (spelling?)
5. Pong (isn't that technically the 70s?)
6. The Dukes of Hazzard (OK, I don't know)
7. John Hinkley, Jodie Foster
8. Secret of My Success
9. Karma Chameleon
10. Spuds McKenzie
12. Angel Heart
13. Iran Contra (Maybe? Just guessing.)
14. Waylon jennings
15. Clyde
16. Jessica Hahn
17. "Look at My Butt" (OK, the real answer is "I Want Your Sex.")
20. USA, USSR
21. Williams (can't remember her first name at the moment)
22. Bobby McFerin
23. Up With People (no idea)
24. Columbia
25. Jack and Diane (a song which I have always hated, and now is stuck in my head, thank-you-very-much-Michelle)
26. Last Temptation of Christ
28. Bartles and James
29. Twilight Zone, the Movie
30. toilet seat
31. Hymietown
33. Natalie Woods
34. Live Aid (still have a t-shirt)
35. Monkey Business
36. Michael (I think)
38. Amy
40. 508
42. Dudley Moore
46. Mr. T
49. Donald Trump
50. Swatch

1. Steven Van Zandt's 1985 protest album was entitled Sun City: Artists Against __________.
Apartheid

2. Singer/dancer Paula Abdul was a cheerleader for which professional basketball team?
LA Lakers

3. Gordon Shumway was the name of a wisecracking alien nicknamed ______ in an 80's TV sitcom.
Alf

4. In 1989, the city of Cincinnati tried to shut down the homoerotic art show of photographer _________________.
John ???

5. What was the name of the first video game, which was produced by Atari? Was it Tron, Centipede, Pong, or Dragon's Lair?
Pong

6. Ronald Reagan's first wife, Jane Wyman, was a regular cast member of what primetime television series?
???

7. _____________ was the young man whose obsession with actress ____________ led him to attempt the assassination of President Reagan in March 1981.
John Hinkley, Jodie Foster
(from movie Taxi Driver)

8. Eighties pop-lit sensation Jay McInerney penned the novel _______________, which was made into a film starring Michael J. Fox in 1988.
Bright Lights, Big City

9. "I'm a man without conviction," warbled Boy George of Culture Club in the hit song ________________.
Karma Chameleon (sp?)

10. What was the name of Budweiser's "Original Party Animal," a pit bull mascot that debuted in a 1987 commercial?
Spuds MacKenzie

11. On U2's Rattle and Hum (1988), Bono sang a duet with ________ entitled "Love Rescue Me."
???

12. Lisa Bonet, who played Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, shocked a lot of people in the 1987 film ____________, which featured her in a torrid sex scene that nearly earned the flick an X rating.
Blue Velvet

13. When George Bush was trailing Michael Dukakis during the 1988 presidential campaign, he blamed his woes on the "_______ thing."
vision

14. What country singer did the voice-overs on the television series The Dukes of Hazzard?
Merle Haggard

15. The ghosts in the original Pac-Man game were named Pinky, Blinky, Inky and _______. (Choices: Kinky, Clyde, Koosh, Caspar.)
Clyde

16. Playboy paid former PTL church secretary ____________ $1 million for an interview and a nude pictorial in 1987.
Jim Bakker's sec...can't remember name
Paula ??? (not Jones)

17. George Michael's steamy 1987 hit single ______________ was banned by 75 radio stations across the U.S.
Sex

18. Name the famous Houston honky tonk featured in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. (Remember Debra Winger riding the mechanical bull?)
???

19. Secretary of Commerce _________________ died during a 1987 rodeo competition when a horse fell on him.
???

20. The ____________ boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980, and the ______________ boycotted the Los Angeles games in 1984.
United States, Soviet Union

21. The first black Miss America, _______________, was stripped of her crown when Penthouse published nude pictures of her in 1984.
Vanessa Williams

22. "Don't worry, be happy," was the good advice jazz singer ____________ gave us in 1988.
Can't think of name

23. Milton Berle appeared in drag in the music video for "Round and Round," a hit song by the heavy metal band _______.

24. Name the first space shuttle, launched in 1981. (Choices: Columbia, Discovery, America, Challenger.)
Columbia

25. "Suckin' on chili dogs outside the Tastee Freeze," are lyrics from the song ___________ by John Cougar Mellencamp.
Jack and Diane

26. Fundamentalist Christians wanted a film entitled _________ ______________ boycotted because they thought its representation of Jesus was sacrilegious.
The Last Temptation of Christ

27. Exercise guru ____________ had a New York bestseller with his/her Never-Say-Diet Book.
Richard Simmons

28. The line "Thank you for your support" always closed the commercials for what wine cooler manufacturer?
Bartles and James

29. In 1982, a helicopter crash during the filming of ____________ killed actor Vic Morrow and two children.
Twilight Zone: The Movie

30. During the 1980s the Pentagon paid $604.09 for a _________.
(Choices: Allen wrench, doorknob, toilet seat, coffee maker.)
Toilet seat

31. During a 1984 off-the-record meeting with a Washington Post reporter, Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as __________, causing something of a stir.
Hymietown

32. In 1988, Mike Tyson earned $20 million after knocking out __________ in 91 seconds during a championship fight in Atlantic City.

33. Referring to the drowning of actress ___________, Geraldo Rivera tells his audience, "If you think it was an accident, applaud." (Tacky, Geraldo, very tacky.)
(Robert Wagner's wife) Natalie

34. _________ (two words) was a huge 1985 hunger-relief benefit organized by Bob Geldof (of Boomtown Rats fame), with concerts held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia.
Band Aid

35. What was the name of the charter boat aboard which presidential contender Gary Hart apparently had an ill-advised dalliance with would-be model Donna Rice in 1987?
Monkey Business

36. Which of Ronald Reagan's children appeared in an American Express commercial? (You only have 4 choices: Maureen, Michael, Ron, Patti.)
Ron

37. The heart of a seven-month old baboon was transplanted into an infant known as _________, who survived for 20 days. (Choices: Baby M, Baby Jessica, Baby Fae, Baby X)
Baby M

38. During his 1980 presidential debate with Reagan, Jimmy Carter asked his daughter ______ what she thought was the most important issue of the day. (She said nuclear weaponry -- and probably enunciated it more distinctly than Carter did during the debate.)
???

39. In 1982, a jury convicted _____________ of twice trying to kill his wife Sunny with insulin injections. (He was later acquitted in a retrial.)
Klaus von Bulow

40. On "Black Monday," 19 October 1987, the stock market plunged _____ points. (Choices: 58, 508, 1580, 5800)
508

41. John Cusack played Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" on his boom box outside Ione Skye's bedroom window in what 1989 movie?
Say Anything

42. 1981 was a great year for ___________, who not only got to date Susan Anton but who also had a smash hit with the film Arthur.
Dudley Moore

43. In 1985, ________________ beat Chris Evert to become the first woman to win four straight Wimbledon tennis titles.
Martina Navratilova

44. ______ made sports superstar Bo Jackson its poster boy with a series of "Bo Knows" ads. (Choices: Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Nike.)
Nike

45. In 1983 the Soviet fighters shot down Korean Airlines Flight _____, a civilian jetliner that had gone off course and blundered into Soviet airspace.
007

46. "I pity the fool" was a phrase we associated with _______, a former bar bouncer who starred in Rocky III and, later, in a hit action series on TV.
Mr. T

47. David Stockman, Reagan's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, got into hot water with his boss after an article in which he criticized Reaganomics appeared in the December 1981 issue of ___________. (Choices: The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers.)
The New Yorker

48. Which actor played the father of an infant who put a major crimp in the lifestyles of three confirmed bachelors in the film Three Men And A Baby? (Choices: Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Billy Crystal, Tom Selleck.)
Ted Danson

49. In his bestselling book The Art of the Deal, __________ talked about the techniques that resulted in his owning about half of Manhatten and Atlantic City. (Or at least it seemed he owned that much.)
Trump

50. The ______ was a a colorful analog watch that sometimes came with scented bands, and became all the rage, at least for a while.
Swatch