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Q 1. Welcome, time traveller, back to the coolest of uncool decades – the 1980s! First question: What’s this 80s classic?
Q 2. The 80s saw the emergence of the CD surpass its vinyl and cassette predecessors. What does CD stand for?
Q 3. The 1980s was also the era in which the ‘Supermodel’ was born, and this was one of the legends. What is her name?
Q 4. This game was all the rage in the 80s. What is it called?
Q 5. These four ninja turtles also hit the big time in the 1980s. What’s the name of the guy with the purple mask?
Q 6. Let’s talk about some of the amazing films from the 1980s. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1984 made history by starring as a cyborg on a mission by the name of _______.
Q 7. The year 1980 saw Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star in a comedy in which the trio overthrow their bigoted boss. What is it called?
When Harry Met Sally
9 to 5
Q 8. Sylvester Stallone starred in a series of films about a troubled Vietnam war veteran with outrageous survival skills, starting in the early 80s. What is the name of the series?
Q 9. 1988 saw Tom Hanks star in a runaway success in which he played a young boy who is transformed into an adult overnight. What is it called?
Q 10. The very same year, a Japanese anime set in the future in which motorbike gangs roamed a dystopian Tokyo was released, gaining a cult following. Do you know what it was called?
Ghost in the Shell
Q 11. Now let’s move on to world events. 1981 saw these two lovebirds tie the knot. Who are they?
Diana & Charles
Megan & Harry
Kate & William
Elizabeth & Phillip
Q 12. In that same decade, this former Hollywood actor was elected President. His name was ________.
Q 13. Britain’s first female Prime Minister was in power for the entirety of the 1980s and has come to be known as one of the most divisive political figures in the country’s history. Her name is ________.
Q 14. In 1989, the city of Berlin saw a huge event that symbolised a monumental shift in the history of the region that had tremors worldwide. What was it?
David Hasselhoff’s first concert
The fall of the Berlin wall
Introduction of currywurst
Q 15. Music in the 1980s was positively booming. Which international concert saw headline performances from the likes of Queen, David Bowie and The Who in 1985, in order to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia?
Q 16. The 1980s just wouldn’t have been the same if it wasn’t for Madonna and her outrageous performances. Her performance of which song at the first ever MTV Awards in 1984 received a whole lot of attention?
Papa Don’t Preach
Like A Virgin
Q 17. The same too can be said of Prince, who tore up the charts with hit after hit. Which of these was not one of his?
When Doves Cry
Little Red Corvette
Q 18. The 1980s saw the emergence of what came to be known as ‘the Golden Age’ of hip hop. Can you choose the artist and song which is incorrectly listed below?
Beastie Boys – Smooth Operator
Run DMC – Sucker MCs
Public Enemy – Fight the Power
LL Cool J – Rock The Bells
Q 19. Soulful diva Whitney Houston also made a huge mark on this decade. Take a look at these singles, which one was NOT released in the 1980s?
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Will Always Love You
Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Q 20. That leads us into a whole new decade: the 90s, where these were ALL the rage. What is it?
A beanie baby
Q 21. It wasn’t just cuddly creatures that got attention in the 90s – pixelated pets were big business too! But do you know what ‘tamagotchi’ is a portmanteau of in Japanese?
‘Egg’ & ‘Watch’
‘Pocket’ & ‘Monster’
‘Plastic’ & ‘Friend’
‘Pendant’ & ‘Pet’
Q 22. This was the console that everyone was playing in the 90s, but which of these games was not released on the N64?
Super Smash Bros
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Q 23. A new decade saw the emergence of a new kind of fashion, with a new supermodel at the forefront. Who is she?
Q 24. Meanwhile, everyone tuned in on TV to see what shenanigans The Simpsons had been up to, right here on _____________.
Q 25. And everyone was getting on down to ‘girl power’. Which of these was not a nickname for one of the Spice Girls?
Q 26. On the other end of the music spectrum, there was pure grunge, including the legendary Nirvana. Which of these is one of their hits?
I Want You Back
Come As You Are
I Still Believe
Q 27. Can you identify the singer of this 90s banger? “There’s nothin’ where we used to lie / Conversation has run dry / That’s what’s going on / Nothing’s fine, I’m torn”.
Q 28. R&B also hit mainstream success in the 90s. Which of these soulful performers gave us the hit “More Than A Woman”?
Lisa Left Eye Lopez
Mary J Blige
Q 29. The documentary film ‘Paris is Burning’, together with Madonna’s influence, helped bring ‘voguing’ into the mainstream in the 1990s. Where did it originate?
The club kid scene
The Harlem Ball Culture
Q 30. The 90s saw some huge world events, including Nelson Mandela’s freedom and subsequent election. Which band gave us the protest song, ‘Free Nelson Mandela’?
The Smashing Pumpkins
Toots and the Maytails
Q 31. Disney also came back with a bang in the 90s, releasing new animations that quickly became much-adored classics. Which of these was released prior to the 1990s?
The Little Mermaid
Q 32. In 1997, J.K. Rowling published her first Potter book and it took the world by storm. In the cafes of which city did she write this first wizarding wonder?
Q 33. The 1998 soccer world cup was a particularly memorable tournament. Which player got given a red card for a shock retaliation in a match against Argentina?
Q 34. Now for a slice of 90s film and television. You’ll no doubt recognise this guy from Home Alone, but do you remember which year it came out?
Q 35. We can’t talk about 90s TV without remembering ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’. Which of these characters was Will Smith’s Uncle in the show?
Q 36. Do you remember hiding from the TV whilst watching Goosebumps? Then see if you can tell us which of these is not the title of an episode.
Night of the Living Dummy III
The Temple of Doom
Welcome to Dead House
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
Q 37. In 1993, Bill Murray starred in a total classic which featured this little guy in the title. What is it called?
Q 38. The engineering feat called ‘The Channel Tunnel’ was also unveiled in the 90s. It connected the United Kingdom with which European country?
Q 39. Sabrina the Teenage Witch was obligatory viewing for any child of the 90s, but which of these quotes belongs to Salem the cat and not her?
“I want a world where you can escape your problems and not learn anything”
“Self-love rules, amiright?”
“I will not be ignored!”
“I’ve been dieting for half a day and I haven’t even lost a pound”
Q 40. Let’s talk about another fierce supernatural badass woman – Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Pray tell us, which of these lyrics sung on the special musical episode, ‘Once More With Feeling’, is sung by Buffy herself?
“I’ve got a feeling we should work this out”
“I’m under your spell”
“Let me rest in peace”
“Nothing seems to penetrate my heart”
Q 41. This 80s star appeared as a villain in a beloved horror/action sequel. But what’s his name?
Q 42. How much does Alan Rickman’s character intend to steal from Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard?
Q 43. Who is the second artist to start singing in Michael Jackson’s We Are the World?
Q 44. What was the name of the new space shuttle that was launched in 1981?
Q 45. In the 80s classic Risky Business, Tom Cruise famously dances in his underwear to a song sung by who?
Q 46. Which of these did NOT happen in 1998?
Europeans agreed on a single currency
The Good Friday Agreement was signed in Ireland
Mattel’s Barbie Doll turned 40
The Winter Olympics were held in Japan
Q 47. Which of these dinosaurs was not associated with the Power Rangers?
Q 48. What kind of product were Roos in the 1990s?
Q 49. This lady was seen in so many films across the 90s, but what’s her name?
Q 50. The Dude from The Big Lebowski claimed to be a roadie for a big band. But who was it?
Guns N’ Roses