Questions - Set 118 - 1980's History
1 What was the name of the NASA Space Shuttle that
exploded in 1985 after take off?
2 The Iran Contra affair involved the USA intervening in which country?
3 In 1986, the UK separated it's parliament with which 2 Commonwealth
4 Which political leader took power of the USSR in 1985?
5 Mount St Helens erupted in what year of the Eighties?
6 What was the name of the Egyptian President, assassinated in 1980?
7 In 1984, the IRA attempted to assassinate Margaret Thatcher in which
8 Ronald Reagan won how many US Presidential elections in the 80s?
9 Which pioneering budget airliner went bust in 1982?
10 The Rose and Globe were rediscovered in 1989. What were they?
11 In 1982, a temperature of -27.2C was recorded in which country of the
12 What was the name of the Argentine cruiser sunk in the Falklands
13 In 1986, which major road project was opened by Margaret Thatcher?
14 Williams, Rodgers, Jenkins and Owen were nicknamed collectively by
which phrase, after forming the Social Democratic Party?
15 The London Marathon was first held in which year of the Eighties?
16 What was the name of the Women's peace camp where there were
campaigns against nuclear weapons being sited in the UK?
17 A bolt of lightning caused extensive damage in 1984 to which building
18 In which year did Margaret Thatcher become the longest running 20th
Century Prime Minister?
19 Which Health Minister caused a storm over claims that British eggs
were infected with Salmonella?
20 What change of currency was introduced in the United Kingdom in 1983?
3 Australia and New Zealand
4 Mikhail Gorbachev
6 Anwar Sadat
7 The Grand Hotel
8 Two (1980 and 1984)
9 Laker Airways
11 Scotland (Aberdeenshire)
12 The General Belgrano
13 The M25 (London Orbital Motorway)
14 The Gang of Four
15 1981 (29 March)
16 Greenham Common
17 York Minster
19 Edwina Currie
20 The Introduction of the One Pound Coin
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