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In the 1988 movie "Willow," what was Willow's day job?A soldier.A queen.A princess.A farmer.
In which administration did the late George Shultz serve as the secretary of State?
Photo: Cmichel67, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsUnder George Bush.Under Ronald Reagan.Under Richard Nixon.Under Dwight Eisenhower.
1986 American coming-of-age movie “Stand By Me” is based on a novella, “The Body,” by whom?
Screenshot: Stand By Me / Columbia PicturesEdgar Allan PoeCharles DickensTruman CapoteStephen King
What were the Geneva summits of 1955 and 1985?
Photo: White House Photographic Collection, Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsThey were an effort to ease the cold war.They were an effort to end World Wars I & II.It was a coalition of 25 human rights NGOs.They were the meetings of the seven country leaders with the largest advanced economies.
In which city does the '80s movie hit Ghostbusters take place?
Screenshot: Ghostbusters: Afterlife / Sony PicturesSin City.The Big Apple.Motor City.Tinsel town.
Which TV channel launched in 1981 with NASA footage of the historic Apollo 11 landing?
Photo: Neil A. Armstrong, Public domain, via Wikimedia CommonsDiscovery.ESPN.CNN.MTV.
Who's the NBA's career leader in total points?
Photo: Frank Bryan, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized.Carmelo Anthony.Giannis Antetokounmpo.Ray Allen.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
How many years after ABBA’s 1981 album "The Visitors" was their album "Voyage" recorded?
Screenshot: ABBA on YouTube22.214.171.124.
In the hit Broadway (and 1982 film) musical "Annie," what's the name of Annie's dog?
Screenshot: Annie, Columbia PicturesSandy.Simba.Sunny.Oliver.
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 / ABCAunt Lydia from “A Handmaid's Tale.”Aunt Petunia from “Harry Potter.”Aunt Becky from “Full House.”Aunt Jackie from “Roseanne.”
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 CommonsSuper Mario Bros.King Kong.Tetris.Pokémon.
What was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu most famous for in the Eighties?
Photo: the University of Mount Union, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia CommonsCampaigning to end South African apartheid.Being South Africa’s leader in exile.Being South Africa’s first Black president.Being the leader in the American civil rights movement.
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