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Test Your 80s Knowledge with these Quiz Questions & Answers

Test your knowledge of the 1980s with this awesome trivia quiz!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  February 13th 2022

For some older people, the 1980s feel like it was just a couple of days ago: pop stars with big hair, awesome movie stars with big hair, and footballers with big hair. It was a truly different time! How much do you know about this flamboyant decade? Test your trivia now!

Once you’ve tackled this terrific test, why not have a go at our 80s movie quiz, 80s TV quiz or our ultimate Ghostbusters quiz!

1/10 Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister throughout the 80s. What was her nickname?

2/10 A scene from Back to the Future
Back to the Future | Amblin Entertainment | Universal Pictures | Bob Gale, Neil Canton | Robert Zemeckis

In which year did the film Back to the Future begin?

3/10 A World Cup themed football

Which country hosted the 1986 World Cup?

4/10 An 80s pop star

Who had a hit single with Never Gonna Give You Up in 1987?

5/10 ALF
ALF | Alien Productions | Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

ALF was a popular show during the 80s. But what did ALF stand for?

6/10 MC Hammer in massive trousers
U Can’t Touch This | MC Hammer | MC Hammer, Rick James, Alonzo Miller | Capitol | Rupert Wainwright

MC Hammer was famous for wearing massive trousers, which he called Hammer Pants. What were they called originally?

7/10 A football game

This is a screenshot from a popular football game for computers in the 80s. What is it called?

8/10 The BFG by Roald Dahl
The BFG | Jonathan Cape, Penguin

In which year was Roald Dahl’s book, The BFG, first released?

9/10 Remains of the Berlin Wall

In which year was the Berlin Wall torn down?

10/10 A video game controller

What type of gaming console used this type of controller?

Result: Oh no

Oh no! You didn’t score many points but not to worry, the questions in this quiz were taken from a long time ago. Why not build a time machine, pop back to the 1980s and have a look around, then have another go!

Result: Good try

Good try! This quiz was trickier than it looked. Why not have another go and ask your grown up for some help? Chances are they’ll know some of the answers too!

Result: Great work

Great work! Did you use a time machine? You know a fair bit about the 1980s, don’t you?

Result: Wow

Wow! A perfect score! You’re an 80s expert. You’re probably playing an Atari video game, wearing neon socks and eating a Marathon bar right now!