Challenge Yourself: Can You Guess the 1980s Moments in this Quiz?


The 1980s were a tumultuous time in world history. The Cold War was still going on, causing tension across the globe. East and West Germany were two separate countries. The Berlin Wall divided friends and families for almost 20 years. It was a decade of tragedies and natural disasters, such as the outbreak of AIDS, the earthquake in Armenia, the infamous Challenger explosion, and catastrophic oil spills. However, it was also a decade of great discoveries and developments in popular culture.

The artificial heart was successfully implanted, the wreckage of the Titanic was found, Princess Diana joined the royal family, and mobile phones were introduced to the mass market. With so much progress, it is difficult to keep track of everything that happened. How much do you know about the historic and cultural events of the 1980s? Take this quiz to find out!

Did you know?

Did you know that a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant exploded in April of 1986?

The explosion happened when a safety test went wrong overnight at the plant located in Ukraine, spreading dangerous radioactive material into the air. The Soviet government ran the plant in Moscow, and so they did not immediately let the government of Ukraine know that something was amiss. Consequently, people in the nearby town of Pripyat started to fall ill mere hours after the explosion as they went about their day, oblivious that they were now living in very dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, people were not notified to evacuate until almost 48 hours after the explosion, and so many are still dealing with the consequences of this disaster today.

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