Do you remember where you were when the Challenger exploded? Did you tune in to watch Di and Charles tie the knot, or hold hands with strangers during Hands Across America? Remember scrunchies, leggings and high tops with slouchy socks? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the greatest things the '80s had to offer!
Generation X usually includes anyone born from around 1965 to 1984. That means the youngest Gen Xers were heading into high school at the start of the '80s, while the youngest ones weren't even born until the middle of the decade. No matter which part of this group you fall into, the '80s offered plenty of engagement and entertainment for young people. From "Dirty Dancing" for the older set to "Ducktales" for the younger ones, the decade was a time of excess in not only the economy, but also in movies, music, TV and toys.
Remember curling up next to your Cabbage Patch Kids to indulge in the latest book in the "Baby-Sitter's Club" series, or to listen to music by Madonna, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany? Take our quiz and see how much you know about the decade that shaped Gen X!
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