Statistics for Current Events by Year, 1970–1989

Click here to take the quiz!

General Stats

  • This quiz has been taken 39,937 times
    (24,606 since last reset)
  • The average score is 14 of 20

Answer Stats

YearHintAnswer% Correct
1989This city ceases to be divided by a wallBerlin
99%
1983This singer "moonwalks" for the first timeMichael Jackson
94%
1979Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power in this countryIran
87%
1974President Nixon is forced to resign due to this scandalWatergate
86%
1982The U.K. fights a war with this country over the Falkland IslandsArgentina
85%
1987This British P.M. wins a rare third term in officeMargaret Thatcher
83%
1985This reformer becomes leader of the Soviet UnionMikhail Gorbachev
78%
1975Pol Pot becomes dictator of this countryCambodia
77%
1981This political leader quips "Honey, I forgot to duck" after
being shot in an assassination attempt
Ronald Reagan
74%
1977This singer "leaves the building" for the last timeElvis Presley
73%
1986This space shuttle explodesChallenger
67%
1984The Soviet Union boycotts the Summer Olympics which are held in this cityLos Angeles
64%
1970The Aswan Dam is completed in this countryEgypt
62%
1971Relations improve as American athletes visit China to play this sportTable Tennis
62%
1980This volcano violently erupts in Washington StateMount St. Helens
57%
1976This Canadian tower becomes the highest free-standing structure in the worldCN Tower
56%
1988Terrorists from this country cause Pan Am 103 to crash into Lockerbie, ScotlandLibya
55%
1973Several Arab states launch a surprise attack on Israel during this Jewish holy dayYom Kippur
55%
1978Over 900 followers of Jim Jones commit suicide by drinking poison
mixed with this beverage
Flavor Aid
54%
1972The U.K. fights the second "Cod War" against this countryIceland
48%

Score Distribution

Percentile by Number Answered

Percent of People with Each Score

Your Score History

You have not taken this quiz since the last reset