1 Which Washington, D.C., figure, in his cups at a press banquet, turned to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and jovially barked, “Lighten up, Sandy, you’re too tight!” then later dozed off on the floor?
a) Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill
b) Comedian Mark Russell
c) Former Senator John Tower
d) Washington Redskins running back John Riggins
2 Asked about getting into film after she became a big star in another field, she said, “I don’t want to do sexy movies, and I’m not funny, so I couldn’t do comedy. I want to be dealing with some kind of war. Physical strength in a woman—that’s what I am.” Who is she?
a) Martina Navratilova
b) Mary Lou Retton
c) Tina Turner
d) Brigitte Nielsen
3 Who said, “I don’t pay taxes. The little people pay taxes”?
a) Financier and convicted inside trader Ivan Boesky
b) Reputed mobster John Gotti
c) Hotelier and tax trial defendant Leona Helmsley
d) New Jersey ex-Congressman and convicted Abscam felon Harrison Williams
4 Star Flacks
Match the celebrities with the products they represented during the ’80s:
Morris the Cat
Mary Lou Retton
1) Nine Lives
2) Maxwell House
4) True Value Hardware
5) Ace Hardware
10) Diet Coke
11) Holly Farms Chicken
13) Calvin Klein Jeans
5 Who said, I consider [movies] a waste of time for anybody who is intelligent”?
a) Jerry Falwell
b) Jeane Kirkpatrick
c) Saul Bellow
d) Garry Trudeau
6 Bob Clearmountain is:
a) Hulk Hogan’s tag team partner
b) The head of the Apache Nation Tribal Rights Commission
c) Bruce Springsteen’s mixing engineer
d) An alias often used by Bob Dylan
7 Launching Pads
Match the stars with the groups that gave them their starts:
1) Stone Poneys
4) Spencer Davis Group
5) Duran Duran
6) Earth, Wind and Fire
7) The Go-Gos
8 What do Larry Hagman, Brooke Shields and Tony Randall have in common?
a) They all detest smoking and let everyone know it
b) They all studied with famed acting coach Stella Adler
c) They all own apartments in the same Park Avenue co-op in Manhattan
d) They all guested on Love Boat
9 In 1980, a month after the Mormon church excommunicated Sonia Johnson, her husband of 17 years asked for a divorce. What was her transgression?
a) She posed nude for Playboy
b) She publicly declared her support for the Equal Rights Amendment
c) She embezzled $341,000 from the church
d) It was found she currently had seven other husbands
10 Whom did biographer Albert Goldman portray as a selfish, overrated, drugabusing weakling?
a) Elvis Presley
b) John Lennon
c) Lenny Bruce
d) a, b and c
11 The Jacksonian Era
Which of the following is not the name of a Michael Jackson sibling?
Bonus: Michael has yet another sibling, whose name is: ___
Fill in the first names of these other Jacksons, unrelated to Michael:
Soulful new wave rocker ___
Football-baseball phenom ___
N.Y. Knicks point guard ___
Presidential aspirant ___
HR-hitting former Steinbrenner nemesis ___
Blacksploitation film character ___
House Calls star ___
12 How many Thompson Twins were there?
Bonus: Only one was named Thompson. True or false?
13 People with One Name
Match the stars with their original handles:
1) ___ Mohamed Abdulmagid
2) Dave Evans
3) ___ Harry
4) ___ Louise Veronica Ciccone
5) ___ Trzetrzelewska
6) ___ Sardina
7) Helen Folasade Adu
8) ___ Rogers Nelson
9) Cherilyn Sarkisian
10) Paul Hewson
11) Rosario Pilar Martinez
14 Which of the following countries has more billionaires than any other country in the world?
c) Saudi Arabia
d) United States
15 This charismatic figure once named 1981 as the year he would be acknowledged “the new messenger and master of mankind.” Instead, in that year his organization lost its fight to be declared tax exempt, he was indicted for income tax evasion and lost a libel suit that cost him $1.6 million. Who is this individual so lacking in the gift of prophecy?
a) Unification Church guru Sun Myung Moon
b) Black Muslim minister Louis Farrakhan
c) Televangelist Jim Bakker
d) Reactionary political maverick and incarcerated felon Lyndon LaRouche
16 Steve Martin said that she has “a behind you’d like to eat lunch off.” She has admitted that making love for the camera gets her “aroused.” Who is she?
a) Debra Winger
b) Kim Basinger
c) Morgan Fairchild
d) Kathleen Turner
17 What was the most-watched single TV program of the decade?
a) The 1980 “Who Shot J.R.?” Dallas episode
b) The sixth game of the 1986 Mets-Red Sox World Series
c) Superbowl XXI, Giants-Broncos, 1987
d) The 1983 final episode of M*A*S*H
18 People with Three Names
Fill in the middle name of these tri-nomered notables:
Philip ___ Thomas
Michael ___ Thomas
Edward ___ Olmos
Mike ___ Dog
John ___ Gacy
John ___ Wideman
Bret ___ Ellis
James ___ Jones
Glenn ___ Caron
Mary ___ Mastrantonio
Weird ___ Yankovic
Jackie ___ Kersee
Florence ___ Joyner
William ___ ___ Moon
19 It’s not fair to judge my whole career by a rehash on Iran. How would you like it if I judged your career by those seven minutes when you walked off the set in New York?” Who was talking to whom? Why did party of the second part walk off the set?
20 If Abu Nidal is a terrorist,” said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, “so is ___.”
a) Ronald Reagan
b) George Washington
c) Menachem Begin
d) My mother
21 Who, in 1983, was quoted in the Jerusalem Post as saying that this generation may see Armageddon and that he believed a host of biblical prophecies were then being played out?
a) Ronald Reagan
b) Orson Welles
c) Menachem Begin
d) Pat Robertson
22 By the mid-’80s, she had two Rolls-Royces, a yacht and a five-acre estate with a mansion containing a museum devoted to her career. “As long as I’ve got my blow dryer and my makeup and electricity to run it all, I’m in good shape,” she said. Who is she?
a) Joan Collins
c) Barbara Mandrell
d) Pat Benatar
23 He worked briefly as a paper salesman in New York before becoming a performer in 1972 at the age of 23. By 1982 he had one of the biggest jobs in show business and a multimillion-dollar contract. “I’ve never had a failure in my life,” he said. “Maybe it’s because I’m a cocky son of a bitch who thinks he can make anything work.” Who is he?
a) Judd Nelson
b) Bryant Gumbel
c) Arnold Schwarzenegger
d) Don Johnson
24 Who called the Reagan tax cuts “a Trojan horse to lower taxes for the rich”?
a) Liberal economist John Kenneth Galbraith
b) Maverick Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich
c) Reagan budget director David Stockman
d) Liberal TV producer Norman Lear
25 Who kept a plaque on his desk that read, “Either Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way”?
a) Texas industrialist H. Ross Perot
b) Former in-control Secretary of State Alexander Haig
c) Chrysler boss Lee Iacocca
d) Cable TV magnate Ted Turner
26 Who did not play James Bond in the ’80s?
a) Roger Moore
b) George Lazenby
c) Timothy Dalton
d) Sean Connery
27 Who said, “I believe all Americans will be helped by Mr. Reagan’s changes. He is the best President we’ve had this century. Let’s give the man a chance”?
a) Basketball great Larry Bird
b) Flamboyant conductor Leonard Bernstein
c) Actor and conservative spokesman Charlton Heston
d) Would-be presidential assassin John Hinkiey
28 The four ghosts in the Pac-Man arcade video game were named:
a) George, Marion, Casper & Dutch
b) Inky, Blinky, Pinky & Clyde
c) Inky, Blinky, Pinky & Packy
d) Winky, Dinky, Stinky & Lionel
e) The Gumdrop Gang
f) Knock it off. They didn’t have names
29 On opening day of the 1981 baseball season, he fell asleep on the trainer’s table after batting practice, then strolled out to the mound and snuffed the opposition 2-0. Early in the season, he paid $17 for a haircut and remarked, “That’s what I used to pay for a suit.” He’s the first player ever to win Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the same year. Who is he?
a) Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees
b) Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers
c) Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers
d) Ruben Blades of the California Anglos
30 ’80s Babies
Match the baby with the description:
Baby Jane Doe
1) Surrogate-mother custody battle
2) Survives 20 days with transplanted baboon heart
3) Courts rebuff government interference in infant-surgery case
4) Ousted Haitian strongman
5) Rescued from the well
31 Musicians in Movies
Match the musicians with their ’80s film projects:
1) Coal Miner’s Daughter
3) The Hunger
4) Throw Momma from the Train
5) Cold Feet
7) ‘Round Midnight
9) Under the Cherry Moon
32 Who said, “Fame is like ice cream. It’s only bad if you eat too much”?
a) Mick Jagger
b) Elizabeth Taylor
c) Robin Leach
d) Paul Newman