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Quiz about Where did this Happen 1980s Edition
Quiz about Where did this Happen 1980s Edition

Where did this Happen?: 1980s Edition Quiz


Many changes in many countries during the 1980s reverberated around the world, leaving lasting impressions of both tragedy and hope. Do you know where the events in this quiz took place?

A multiple-choice quiz by lones78. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Author
lones78
Time
2 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
397,065
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Robert Mugabe became the Prime Minister of which country in 1980? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. In which country did the wedding take place? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In which country was male homosexuality decriminalised in 1982? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded to the winner of the FIFA World Cup between 1930 and 1970. It was stolen in 1983, from which country? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards at her home in which country? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Titanic sank in 1912. However the wreckage wasn't found until 1985. Obviously the wreckage was found in the ocean, however which country is the wreckage closest to? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The 1986 People Power Revolution led to the departure of dictator and President Ferdinand Marcos, from which country? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In which country was the Maori Language Act passed in 1987? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The 1988 winter Olympics were held in Canada, but where were the summer Olympics of the same year held? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In November 1989 a wall was able to be crossed for the first time in decades without a threat of death. In which country was this wall? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Robert Mugabe became the Prime Minister of which country in 1980?

Answer: Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Rhodesia in April of 1980 subsequently and announced that the country would be renamed "Zimbabwe". Mugabe was Prime Minister until 1987, when the constitution was amended and he became the executive President. He remained President until 2017.
2. Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. In which country did the wedding take place?

Answer: England

St Paul's Cathedral in London was the location where the wedding of the year was held. The entire United Kingdom celebrated the day with a national holiday, giving millions of people the chance to watch the wedding on TV, or visit the area for a glimpse of the newlyweds. Unfortunately the fairytale wedding didn't end as happily as expected, with the couple divorcing 15 years later, in 1996.
3. In which country was male homosexuality decriminalised in 1982?

Answer: Northern Ireland

Whilst homosexuality was always legal for women, Northern Ireland didn't decriminalise homosexuality for men until 1982. Previous Acts passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom only applied to limited parts of the UK and attempts to pass the same legislation in Northern Ireland failed due to political opposition. An eventual complaint to the European Court of Human Rights resulted in legislation being passed to decriminalise homosexual acts for men throughout the United Kingdom.
4. The Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded to the winner of the FIFA World Cup between 1930 and 1970. It was stolen in 1983, from which country?

Answer: Brazil

Brazil was awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy in perpetuity after their third World Cup win, however it was stolen in 1983 from the Brazilian Football Confederation building in Rio de Janeiro. The trophy had previously been stolen - in 1966 - before being recovered and returned in time for the opening of the 1966 tournament.

A replica trophy was presented to the Brazilian Football Confederation in 1984, and the original has never been recovered.
5. Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards at her home in which country?

Answer: India

India Gandhi was shot by her bodyguards at her home in the early hours of October 31, 1984. She was declared dead later that afternoon and a postmortem examination found that she'd been struck by 30 of the 33 bullets that had been fired at her. The clothing she was wearing that day has been preserved and kept on show at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in New Delhi.
6. The Titanic sank in 1912. However the wreckage wasn't found until 1985. Obviously the wreckage was found in the ocean, however which country is the wreckage closest to?

Answer: Canada

The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The wreck was eventually found using the cameras of a submersible remote-controlled vehicle to scan the sea floor. The first pieces of the wreck appeared on camera in the early hours of September 1.
7. The 1986 People Power Revolution led to the departure of dictator and President Ferdinand Marcos, from which country?

Answer: Philippines

The end of President Marcos' 21 year rule led to the restoration of democracy in the Philippines. The peaceful protests of the revolution have inspired change through peace instead of bloodshed. The EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) Revolution Anniversary is a public holiday in the Philippines.
8. In which country was the Maori Language Act passed in 1987?

Answer: New Zealand

The Maori Language Act meant that the Maori language became and official language of New Zealand, enabling it to be used in legal settings. Partly, the Act was passed in response to findings that the language was a treasured or valued possession under the Treaty of Waitangi (the treaty under which a British Governor New Zealand was established).
9. The 1988 winter Olympics were held in Canada, but where were the summer Olympics of the same year held?

Answer: South Korea

The games of the 24th Olympiad were held in Seoul, South Korea. 159 nations were represented at the games, including the final showing for the Soviet Union and East Germany. Notable achievements at the games included a Canadian sailor drop from second to 21st place in a race to render aid to an injured sailor, a Swedish fencer became the first woman to take part in seven Olympics, for the first time ever all the dressage events were won by women, and table tennis was introduced to the games.
10. In November 1989 a wall was able to be crossed for the first time in decades without a threat of death. In which country was this wall?

Answer: Germany

The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 by East Germany to "protect" the population from "fascist" elements. A series of revolutions in nearby countries resulted in action in East Germany that saw the government "open" the wall to crossings for the first time in over 25 years.

The wall officially started being dismantled by the military in June 1990, although some of it had already been chipped away by souvenir hunters.
Source: Author lones78

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