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1980s Quiz

1980s politics and history 10 Questions.

 
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1

Who became President of the Philippines in 1986?

  • Cory Aquino
  • Ferdinand Marcos
  • Alvira Gomez

2

What was abolished by France in 1981, The Netherlands in 1982, Australia in 1985 and New Zealand in 1989?

  • Woman being denied suffrage
  • Death penalty
  • Drinking under 21

3

In which Harbour did an explosion take place on the Greenpeace Warrior in 1985?

  • Auckland
  • Sidney
  • Hobart

4

In which year did Burma change its name to Myanmar?

  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989

5

Which Russian word meaning "Speaking Aloud" was a policy of Mikhail Gorbachev in the mid 80s, in order to liberalise various aspects of Soviet life?

  • Lekanost
  • Glasnost
  • Mikanost

6

Which Country won the first Rugby Union World Cup in 1987?

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa

7

What was the name of the teenager who landed his plane in the Red Square in 1987?

  • Stefan Rust
  • Gunther Rust
  • Mathias Rust

8

In which Indian City did the 1984 Union Carbide disaster occur?

  • Bhopal
  • Ghopal
  • Massala

9

Which Japanese Emperor died in 1989 after a 62 year reign?

  • Hiroshima
  • Hirohito
  • Hiroglyphic

10

What was the name of the Zimbabwe capital until 1982?

  • Salisbury
  • Canterbury
  • Coventry

 

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