Trivia Questions On The Eighties, Answers



  1. What band got their name from the sixties movie Barbarella?
    Duran Duran
  2. Name the original comic strip Bill The Cat appeared in.
    Bloom County
  3. What was the name of the character on the 1st Garbage Pail Kids Pack?
    Blasted Billy or Adam Bomb
  4. What was Max Headroom's network number
  5. Which Sci-Fi Sitcom star like to eat cats?
  6. Name the late eighties band that named the sides of their first album Hardware and Software and also used samples from Star Trek movies in their songs.
    Information Society
  7. Who sang "I Want My MTV" on the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing"?
  8. What 80's game show featured the "Whammy"?
    Press Your Luck
  9. Alanis Morrisette appeared on what 80's cable children's show?
    "You Can't Do that On Television"
  10. What was the name of the host of Double Dare?
    Mark Summers
  11. Xavier Roberts was the name associated with which eighties toy?
    Cabbage Patch Kids
  12. What made Michael Milken famous and rich?
    Junk Bonds
  13. What was Maggie Seaver's maiden name on Growing Pains?
    Maggie Malone
  14. What did the license plate on the Delorean in Back To The Future spell out?
  15. What company made PacMan?
    Bally Midway
  16. What company made the first color arcade game?
    Atari did with Tempest
  17. What was the first video Mtv played?
    "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles
  18. What was the first game show on Mtv?
    Remote Control
  19. What company used the little aligators as it's symbol on clothing?
  20. What was the war during Regan's first term that took place on an island in the carribean?
  21. Who shot J.R. Euing?
    J.R. Ewing was shot by Kristin Sheppard (Sue Ellen's sister). Bobby Ewing's death (at the hands of Katherine Wentworth) was all a dream.
  22. What was the first movie Disney released through a subsidary company that carried an R rating?
    "Down and Out In Beverly Hills"
  23. What were the colors of a Rubik's Cube?
    Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue/Purple, White
  24. What show did the catch phrase, "Yeah, That's The Ticket" originate on?
    Saturday Night Live
  25. What former communist European country was responsible for producing one of the lamest automobiles of the eighties?
  26. What was E.T.'s favorite candy?
    Recee's Pieces
  27. Who was the founder of Live Aid?
    Bob Geldof
  28. What famous soap opera duo reigned on General Hospital in the eighties?
    Luke and Laura
  29. What eighties TV show starred Bruce Willis in a detective agency?
  30. Which quirky brunette was one of the first MTv VJ's?
    Martha Quinn
  31. What was the name of David Hasselhoff's talking car in Knight Ridder?
  32. What eighties TV show starred Tom Hanks in women's clothing?
    Bosom Buddies
  33. What was the name of Eddie Murphy's character in Beverly Hills Cop?
    Axel Foley
  34. What duo lost their Grammy for Best New Artist from the eighties?
    Milli Vanilli
  35. What late night news show became popular in the eighties after the Iranian Hostage takeover?
  36. Who was the female Prime Minister of England throughout the eighties?
    Marget Thatcher
  37. What TV show with married couples and family life appealed to those over the age of 29?
  38. What rock magazine that came out in the eighties is now Rolling Stone's major competitor?
  39. Which movie prompted the style of wearing cutoff sweatshirts over the shoulder?
  40. In which Fox TV show did Johnny Dep play an undercover cop in high school?
    21 Jump Street
  41. Which TV show portrayed the lives of performing arts high school students
  42. What time would you watch "Late Night With David Letterman" on NBC?
  43. What father/daughter duo made "Gag Me With a Spoon" a household phrase in the eighties?
    Frank & Moon Unit Zappa
  44. Whih royal wedding of the eighties is now scandelously coming apart?
    Charles and Di
  45. Which pain relieving product was subjected to a public relations scare in the eighties?
  46. Who was responsible for the infamous assination attempt on then President Reagan?
    John Hinkley Jr.
  47. Name at least three arcade games which contributed to the explosion of mall rats?
    Name three games, not too difficult
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