10 Things You Don't Know About The 80s

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10 Things You Dont Know About The 80s - Quiz

The 80s, or 1980s, was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1980, and ended on December 31, 1989. Challenge yourself of what you about the 80s.


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  • 1. 

    In the 80s, the first genetically modified crop was...

    • A.

      Rice

    • B.

      Tobacco

    • C.

      Wheat

    • D.

      Potato

    Correct Answer
    B. Tobacco
    Explanation
    In the 80s, the first genetically modified crop was tobacco. This means that scientists were able to manipulate the genetic material of tobacco plants to introduce new traits or characteristics. This breakthrough in genetic modification paved the way for further advancements in agricultural biotechnology and the development of genetically modified crops in various other plant species.

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  • 2. 

    The genetically modified plants were grown in China in which year?

    • A.

      1988

    • B.

      1989

    • C.

      1987

    • D.

      1986

    Correct Answer
    A. 1988
    Explanation
    In 1988, genetically modified plants were grown in China.

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  • 3. 

    The 1985 Mexico earthquake was registered as...

    • A.

      6.0 on the moment magnitude scale

    • B.

      7.0 on the moment magnitude scale

    • C.

      8.0 on the moment magnitude scale

    • D.

      9.0 on the moment magnitude scale

    Correct Answer
    C. 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale. The moment magnitude scale is used to measure the size or magnitude of an earthquake. It takes into account the total energy released during an earthquake, which is calculated based on the area of the fault that slipped, the average amount of slip along the fault, and the rigidity of the rocks involved. An earthquake measuring 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale is considered a major earthquake, capable of causing significant damage and destruction.

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  • 4. 

    Which film was not made in the 80s? 

    • A.

      The Breakfast Club

    • B.

      Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope

    • C.

      Ferris Buillers Day Off

    • D.

      Revenge of the Nerds

    Correct Answer
    B. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
    Explanation
    Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope was not made in the 80s. It was released in 1977, making it the only film in the given options that was not made during that decade.

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  • 5. 

    In 1981, approximately 30 million Americans watched which couple get married?

    • A.

      Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

    • B.

      Prince Charles and Diana Spencer

    • C.

      Luke Spencer and Laura Webber

    • D.

      Princess Anne and Mark Phillips

    Correct Answer
    C. Luke Spencer and Laura Webber
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect. Luke Spencer and Laura Webber are fictional characters from the soap opera General Hospital, and their wedding was not watched by approximately 30 million Americans in 1981. The correct answer is Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, as their wedding was a highly publicized and widely watched event in 1981.

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  • 6. 

    The 10-week Falklands War was a 1982 clash between the United Kingdom and which of these countries? 

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Afghanistan

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Chile

    Correct Answer
    C. Argentina
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Argentina. The Falklands War was a conflict between the United Kingdom and Argentina that occurred in 1982. Argentina had claimed sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory, and invaded the islands in an attempt to assert their control. The United Kingdom responded with a military operation to retake the islands. The war lasted for 10 weeks and resulted in the defeat of Argentina, with the islands remaining under British control.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these movies did not win the Academy Award for Best Picture in the '80s?

    • A.

      The Color Purple

    • B.

      Rain Man

    • C.

      Driving Miss Daisy

    • D.

      Chariots of Fire

    Correct Answer
    A. The Color Purple
    Explanation
    The Color Purple did not win the Academy Award for Best Picture in the '80s.

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  • 8. 

    Which war lasted from 1980 to 1988?

    • A.

      The First Intifada

    • B.

      Second Eritrean Civil War

    • C.

      The Iran-Iraq War

    • D.

      The Vietnam War

    Correct Answer
    C. The Iran-Iraq War
    Explanation
    The Iran-Iraq War lasted from 1980 to 1988. This war was fought between Iran and Iraq, and it was one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in the 20th century. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran, and it was fueled by territorial disputes, political rivalries, and religious differences. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and economic devastation during the war, but ultimately, it ended in a stalemate with no significant territorial changes.

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  • 9. 

    John Lennon was assassinated in New York City on December 8 of which year?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      1984

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    D. 1980
    Explanation
    John Lennon was assassinated in New York City on December 8, 1980.

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  • 10. 

    The first surrogate pregnancy of an unrelated child took place on April 13 of which year?

    • A.

      1984

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1986

    • D.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    C. 1986
    Explanation
    In 1986, the first surrogate pregnancy of an unrelated child took place. This means that a woman carried and gave birth to a child that was not genetically related to her. Surrogacy involves using a gestational carrier who carries the pregnancy for another individual or couple. This breakthrough in assisted reproductive technology allowed individuals or couples who were unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to have a child genetically unrelated to them.

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