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80´s Quiz

Welcome to our free 80´s Quiz – events, music & movies from the 80´s with 24 questions in total.

The music can be played with your Spotify account – just click right here for the playlist.

This 80´s Quiz is for free and we hope you like it – Good Luck!


1

a) On December 8 in 1980, John Lennon, a member of The Beatles, is shot dead in New York. The band consisted of four members, which were the other three?

b) In which city was the band formed in the 60 ’s?

c) There was a memorial for John Lennon in Central Park, part of that park was then given a name in honor of John Lennon’s memory, what is it called?

2

a) In the 80´s AIDS and HIV became widely known. What does HIV stand for?

b) Pink ribbon can be bought to contribute the research and support of breast cancer, there is a ribbon for HIV/Aids, what color does it have?

c) In a movie from 2013 with Matthew McConaughey, Matthew plays Ron Woodroof that helps people with the disease. What is the movie called?

3

a) A reactor accident occurs in Chernobyl, which year is this?

b) In what country can we find the city Chernobyl?

c) In 2019 the TV-series Chernobyl is premiered at HBO. What does HBO stand for?

4

a) Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom throughout the 80?

b) What was the Prime Minister’s nickname? The nickname is also the title of a feature film by Meryl Streep who plays the prime minister.

c) Who is the prime Minister today? (2019)


MUSIC of the 80´s

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The music can be played with your Spotify account – just click right here for the playlist(Play the intro of the songs from 80´- MOQ.com)

Michael Jackson released his album Bad 1987. Here is the intro of three songs from the album, what is the song title?
a)

b)

c)

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The music can be played with your Spotify account – just click right here for the playlist(Play the intro of the songs from 80´- MOQ.com)

Here is the intro of three songs from the 80 ’s, from three different singers/bands. What band/singer belongs to which song?

a)

b)

c)


MOVIES of the 80´s

7

a) The movie Rain Man from 1988 is about the two brothers Charlie and Raymond. Charlie is played by Tom Cruise, but which actor plays Raymond?

b) Which three women have Tom Cruise been married to?

8

a) The Shining is a horror-movie from 1980 starring Jack Nicholson. The movie is based on a novel. What is the name of the novel and who wrote it?

b) Who directed the movie?

9

a) The movie Footloose premiered in 1984. What is the name of the actor who plays the teenager Ren McCormack?

b) In the movie we can also see Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah is best known for her role in Sex and The city, between which years did the series aired on HBO?

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