The 1980s Quiz – Are you an eighties Guru?

The 1980s Quiz – Questions on eighties music, movies, television, and world events. Do you know who had a hit with “Don’t Stand so Close to Me”, or “Super Trooper”? The Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood had several number 1 hit records. The video for Two Tribes Goes to War was a great parody of the American and Russian leaders. Their other hit Relax went straight to number 1. Even after all these years I still have a copy of their album in my record collection.

When two tribes go to war
A point is all that you can score

Two Tribes

Eighties fashion

The fashion industry gave teenagers Rhino canvas jeans and legwarmers. Grandad shirts and white socks. I myself admit to being a fashion victim of this decade. I still think grandad shirts look really smart. They don’t appear in the 1980s Quiz I mention them to set the scene. 

Culture

It was the decade of Margaret Thatcher and Yuppies. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure gave us Band Aid which raised awareness of the starving millions in the Third World countries. It was the first time since Woodstock that so many bands came together in one place. It raised millions of pounds for the starving millions. That definitely deserves a mention in The 1980s Quiz

Television

The Black Adder and “Only When I Laugh” were massive during this decade. As was the children’s news programme Newsround. On a Saturday morning, kids gathered around the TV to watch either Swap Shop or Tiswas. Both of them disappeared from our screens by the middle of the eighties. For those reasons they aren’t in Eighties Quiz

 

My favourite Eighties Comedy was The Young Ones. Everyone found it was a refreshing change from the old fuddy-duddy style of squeaky clean humour favoured by the old folks. It was anarchic, loud and absolutely brilliant. It was set in a shared students house and featured young comedians. Every week they had a different band performing one of their new songs. If songs are your thing you will love 1980s Pop Quiz

A very popular Saturday night TV programme gave us Boss Hogg and Daisy Duke. It also featured  a very fast red and white American car. Can you remember what it was called?

Okay, now it’s time to begin The 1980s Quiz

1980s Quiz

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