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1981 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Fun 1981 trivia quiz questions from the 80s.


1981 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Where was the subterranean Sarawak Chamber discovered?
A: In Borneo.

Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by whom?
A: Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.

Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days within minutes of what?
A: Ronald Reagan succeeding Jimmy Carter as the 40th President of the United States.

Production begins on what new automobile?
A:  DeLorean DMC-12.

A powerful, magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits what city?
A: Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people.

Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a what?
A: A hunger strike for political status in Long Kesh prison and dies May 5.

Who  is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term?
A: Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet.


Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a what?
A: Test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

The first London Marathon starts with how many runners?
A: 7,500.

President Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by whom?
A:  John Hinckley, Jr.

Who wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 with the song, "Making Your Mind Up"?
A: The UK pop group Bucks Fizz.

First launch of what?
A: Space Shuttle: Columbia.

The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in what country is opened?
A: China.

A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the what?
A: The longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33.


The new Chilean "what", based on private pension funds, begins?
A: Pension system

A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin's design for the what?
A: Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.

Who dies at the age of 36 from cancer.
A: Bob Marley.

Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by whom?
A:  Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman.

Donna Payant is murdered by  what serial killer?
A:  Lemuel Smith.

In France, who becomes President?
A: Socialist François Mitterrand.

Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the what?
A: Yorkshire Ripper. He is sentenced to life


The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's what?
A:  Osirak nuclear reactor.

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first what?
A: Flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), NV.

The first game of what is played in Henniker, New Hampshire?
A: paintball.

President Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor, to the what?
A: Supreme Court of the United States.

Irish Republican Joe McDonnell dies at the Long Kesh Internment Camp after a what?
A: A 61-day hunger strike.

What smash hit game developed by Nintendo is released?
A: Donkey Kong

Who becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia?
A: Mahathir bin Mohamad.


Two skywalks filled with people at what Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114?
A: Hyatt Regency.

Tohui The Panda is born where?
A: In Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City.

A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch what wedding?
A: Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

The first 24-hour video music channel is launched. What is its name?
A: MTV (Music Television)

Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, after pleading guilty to what?
A: Murdering John Lennon in Manhattan 8 months earlier.

France abolishes what?
A: Capital punishment.

Belize gains independence from whom?
A: United Kingdom.


Sandra Day O'Connor takes her seat as the first what?
A: Female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

What happens to Egyptian president Anwar Sadat?
A: He is assassinated.

Who is elected President of Egypt 1 week after Anwar Sadat's assassination?
A: Vice President Hosni Mubarak.

Who becomes Prime Minister of Greece?
A: Andreas Papandreou.

The Church of England General Synod votes to do what?
A: Admit women to holy orders.

Who gets married on the U.S. soap opera General Hospital?
A: Luke and Laura.

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