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Growing Up in the '80s Quiz
by Staff
Ah, the '80s. How much do you remember about the decade that gave us big hair, Big Wheels, Swatch watches and Punky Brewster? Take this quiz to find out.

Whose name was printed on the rear end of every Cabbage Patch Kid?

  • Xavier Roberts
  • Francis Williams
  • Kory Jacobs

Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman started this '80s kids' craze.

  • Garfield
  • Garbage Pail Kids
  • Bloom County

In which video game did Mario (of Mario Brothers fame) first appear?

  • "Frogger"
  • "Donkey Kong"
  • "Pole Position"

Which '80s TV show theme song begins with these lyrics: "I bet we've been together for a million years …"?

  • "Newhart"
  • "Growing Pains"
  • "Family Ties"

Which '80s TV show theme song begins with these lyrics: "Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got …"?s

  • "Cheers"
  • "Bosom Buddies"
  • "Webster"

Which '80s TV show theme song begins with these lyrics: "There's a time for love and a time for living ..."?

  • "Who's the Boss?"
  • "Punky Brewster"
  • "WKRP in Cincinnati"

Which '80s TV show theme song begins with these lyrics: "Show me that smile again ..."?

  • "My Two Dads"
  • "The Facts of Life"
  • "Growing Pains"

Which cereal was "kid tested, mother approved"?

  • Kix
  • Special K
  • Wheaties

Who said, "Follow my nose, it always knows"?

  • Lucky the Leprechaun
  • Sonny the Cuckoo Bird
  • Toucan Sam

What '80s TV show gave us the term "jump the shark"?

  • "Happy Days"
  • "The Love Boat"
  • "The Simpsons"

Which '80s commercial mascot is still active?

  • Taco Bell Chihuahua
  • Joe Camel
  • Energizer Bunny

What commercial mascots got so popular they had their own prime-time special?

  • Snap, Crackle and Pop
  • the M&M guys
  • California Raisins

What is the relationship between He-Man and She-Ra?

  • brother and sister
  • cousins
  • friends

Who are the twins in the "Sweet Valley High" series?

  • Tammy and Angela
  • Elizabeth and Jessica
  • Denise and Vanessa

Who said, "No gnews is good gnews with ________"?

  • Grape Ape
  • Goriddle Gorilla
  • Gary Gnu

Which of the following is NOT an "Eight Is Enough" sibling?

  • David
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Joanie
  • Susan

Which of the following movies was NOT directed by John Hughes?

  • "Uncle Buck"
  • "Weird Science"
  • "Curly Sue"
  • "The Breakfast Club"
  • "Pretty in Pink"

Who was NOT one of the New Kids on the Block?

  • Joey
  • Jordan
  • Robby
  • Donny
  • Danny

What's the Donkey Kong weapon of choice?

  • barrels
  • rubber mallets
  • brooms

What fruit appears on the first level of "Pac-Man"?

  • strawberry
  • cherry
  • apple

What was the original name of the Rubik's Cube?

  • Rainbow Cube
  • 3-D Squares
  • Magic Cube

This person was NOT an original MTV video jockey.

  • Nina Blackwood
  • Robbie Sanders
  • Martha Quinn
  • JJ Jackson
  • Alan Hunter
  • Mark Goodman

"Sliming" originated on what Nickelodeon show?

  • "You Can't Do That on Television"
  • "Livewire"
  • "Out of Control"

Which long-running Nickelodeon show featured a trivia contest followed by an obstacle course?

  • "Nick Arcade"
  • "Double Dare"
  • "Figure It Out"

Where was ALF from?

  • Melmac
  • Hoth
  • Raygozz

Who did ALF live with?

  • the Tanners
  • the Joyners
  • the Grays

Which future movie star was Cowboy Curtis on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse"?

  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

What flavor was Ecto Cooler Hi-C?

  • orange
  • lime
  • lemon

Which of the following people is NOT a Huxtable from "The Cosby Show"?

  • Vanessa
  • Theo
  • Rudy
  • Erika
  • Sondra
  • Denise

What TV show featured a family with a robotic daughter that it tried to pass off as human?

  • "Small Wonder"
  • "Out of This World"
  • "Perfect Strangers"