Trivia Questions On The Eighties

The following questions (and answers) were created by me for a radio station a few months back for an eighties flashback weekend. The first twenty or so, were the ones I asked, the next 20 or so (easier ones) were added by the radio station.


  1. What band got their name from the sixties movie Barbarella?
  2. Name the original comic strip Bill The Cat appeared in.
  3. What was the name of the character on the 1st Garbage Pail Kids Pack?
  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.
  7. Who sang "I Want My MTV" on the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing"?
  8. What 80's game show featured the "Whammy"?
  9. Alanis Morrisette appeared on what 80's cable children's show?
  10. What was the name of the host of Double Dare?
  11. Xavier Roberts was the name associated with which eighties toy?
  12. What made Michael Milken famous and rich?
  13. What was Maggie Seaver's maiden name on Growing Pains?
  14. What did the license plate on the Delorean in Back To The Future spell out?
  15. What company made PacMan?
  16. What company made the first color arcade game?
  17. What was the first video Mtv played?
  18. What was the first game show on Mtv?
  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?
  22. What was the first movie Disney released through a subsidary company that carried an R rating?
  23. What were the colors of a Rubik's Cube?
  24. What show did the catch phrase, "Yeah, That's The Ticket" originate on?
  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?
  27. Who was the founder of Live Aid?
  28. What famous soap opera duo reigned on General Hospital in the eighties?
  29. What eighties TV show starred Bruce Willis in a detective agency?
  30. Which quicky brunette was one of the first MTv VJ's?
  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?
  33. What was the name of Eddie Murphy's character in Beverly Hills Cop?
  34. What duo lost their Grammy for Best New Artist from the eighties?
  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?
  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?
  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?
  44. Whih royal wedding of the eighties is now scandelously coming apart?
  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?
  47. Name at least three arcade games which contributed to the explosion of mall rats?


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