Fun ’80s Quiz: If You Lived in the Eighties, Ace This!

News Quiz for Jan. 3, 2022: 12 fun ’80s quiz trivia questions with multiple answers and reliably sourced news facts on 80’s politics, entertainment, technology, and sports. What was Archbishop Desmond Tutu most famous for in the eighties? What was Willow’s day job In the 1988 movie Willow? And which TV channel launched in 1981 with NASA footage of the moon landing? Take the Eighties Quiz!

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1. Which of these games was available on the first Nintendo console in the US in 1985?

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2. Who’s the NBA’s career leader in total points?

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3. Which TV channel launched in 1981 with NASA footage of the historic Apollo 11 landing?

Photo: Neil A. Armstrong, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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4. What was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu most famous for in the Eighties?

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5. What were the Geneva summits of 1955 and 1985?

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6. In which administration did the late George Shultz serve as the secretary of State?

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7. In the third “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” special, recreating 80s TV Shows “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes” in 2021, who played Edna Garrett?

Screenshot: Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life / ABC

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8. In the hit Broadway (and 1982 film) musical “Annie,” what’s the name of Annie’s dog?

Screenshot: Annie, Columbia Pictures

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9. In which city does the ’80s movie hit Ghostbusters take place?

Screenshot: Ghostbusters: Afterlife / Sony Pictures

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10. 1986 American coming-of-age movie “Stand By Me” is based on a novella, “The Body,” by whom?

Screenshot: Stand By Me / Columbia Pictures

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11. How many years after ABBA’s 1981 album “The Visitors” was their album “Voyage” recorded?

Screenshot: ABBA on YouTube

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12. In the 1988 movie “Willow,” what was Willow’s day job?

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  • In the 1988 movie "Willow," what was Willow's day job?

    In which administration did the late George Shultz serve as the secretary of State?

    Photo: Cmichel67, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    1986 American coming-of-age movie “Stand By Me” is based on a novella, “The Body,” by whom?

    Screenshot: Stand By Me / Columbia Pictures

    What were the Geneva summits of 1955 and 1985?

    Photo: White House Photographic Collection, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    In which city does the '80s movie hit Ghostbusters take place?

    Screenshot: Ghostbusters: Afterlife / Sony Pictures

    Which TV channel launched in 1981 with NASA footage of the historic Apollo 11 landing?

    Photo: Neil A. Armstrong, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Who's the NBA's career leader in total points?

    Photo: Frank Bryan, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized.

    How many years after ABBA’s 1981 album "The Visitors" was their album "Voyage" recorded?

    Screenshot: ABBA on YouTube

    In the hit Broadway (and 1982 film) musical "Annie," what's the name of Annie's dog?

    Screenshot: Annie, Columbia Pictures

    In the third "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" special, recreating 80s TV Shows "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes" in 2021, who played Edna Garrett?

    Screenshot: Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life / ABC

    Which of these games was available on the first Nintendo console in the US in 1985?

    Photo: GerdeeX, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    What was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu most famous for in the Eighties?

    Photo: the University of Mount Union, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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