1980s Pop Culture Quiz IIPrintable Free Trivia Questions
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On the popular TV sitcom "Three's Company," what was Jack's last name?
Tripper - Played by John Ritter, Jack was a clumsy culinary student and later, a chef, and finally, a restaurant owner.
What Woody Allen movie received Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in 1986?
a. Crimes and Misdemeanors
b. The Purple Rose of Cairo
c. Stardust Memories
d. Hannah and Her Sisters
Hannah and Her Sisters - Mia Farrow played the role of Hannah.
In September of 1987, during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, which pop artist said, "Marilyn Monroe was a victim, and I'm not"?
b. Paula Abdul
c. Janet Jackson
d. Deborah Harry
Madonna - In 2012, VH1 crowned Madonna the 'Greatest Woman In Music'.
In what year could you first put a quarter into the slot to play the video game Ms. Pac-Man?
1982 - The original Ms. Pac-Man has a bug in its computer code that draws the fruit, which renders the 256th level unplayable.
The set for the American television game show "Win, Lose or Draw" was modeled after who's living room?
a. Burt Lancaster
b. Jon Voight
c. Burt Reynolds
d. Tom Selleck
Burt Reynolds - Win, Lose or Draw aired from 1987 to 1990.
Who released an autobiography in 1988 that confirmed that he gave voices to more than 700 different animated characters during his career?
a. Bill Cosby
b. Harry Shearer
c. Dan Castellaneta
d. Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc - Some of the characters who he voiced include Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, and Yosemite Sam.
"Watch out boy, she'll chew you up" is a line from which 1982 Hall and Oates' hit?
b. Private Eyes
c. Crime Pays
d. Kiss on My List
Maneater - Maneater reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in December of 1982.
Launched in 1988, what athletic shoe's ad campaign encouraged the consumer to "Just Do It"?
Nike - Nike was founded on January 25, 1964.
Originally released in 1964, what Elvis Presley soundtrack LP went Gold in 1988, 24 years after its initial launch?
a. Blue Hawaii
b. Pot Luck
c. G.I. Blues
Roustabout - Roustabout was the twenty-first album recorded by Elvis Presley.
What 1986 box-office hit has Tom Cruise play the role of Maverick, a reckless Naval pilot?
b. Iron Eagle
c. Memphis Belle
d. Top Gun
Top Gun - Top Gun was the highest grossing film of 1986.
Although it looks quite dated today, what did the Sony company introduce to the United States in June of 1980?
c. CD Player
d. Eight-Track Player
Walkman - Sony still uses the term 'Walkman' to brand its MP3 players.
Developed by Nintendo, when was the platform video game "Super Mario Bros." first released?
1985 - An IGN poll in 2005 named Super Mario Bros. 'The Greatest Game Of All Time'.
Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" was the highest grossing movie of the eighties at over $399 million. What was the second highest grossing movie?
b. Raiders of the Lost Ark
c. Return of the Jedi
d. The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi - Released two years after The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi grossed over $309 million.
What American singer-songwriter and soul legend was shot dead at the hands of his father on April 1, 1984?
a. Billy Preston
b. Ray Charles
c. Marvin Gaye
d. Freddie Jackson
Marvin Gaye - Before his death, Marvin Gaye recorded the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit 'Sexual Healing'.
Released in 1988 and directed by Tim Burton, "Beetlejuice" won one Academy Award. What was the award for?
a. Best Makeup and Hairstyling
b. Best Director
c. Best Actor in a Leading Role
d. Best Picture
Best Makeup and Hairstyling - A financial success, Beetlejuice grossed over $73 million at the box-office.
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