I Almost Failed The Ultimate ’80’s Kids Trivia Quiz

It is no secret that when I am extremely busy and should be paying bills or doing laundry able to grab a few minutes to myself that I enjoy perusing what the good folks at Buzzfeed have found for me.

Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this gem on Saturday:

The Ultimate ’80’s Kids Trivia Quiz

I immediately rushed over to take it, knowing of course that I would own this quiz.


It turned out to be a bit longer than I was expecting (think more SAT length and less pop quiz in Algebra and you get the idea), but I didn’t care. I could do this all day long.

And then I saw my final score.


If this were a class (and really, honestly, why isn’t it?!), I would have gotten a 72, which is most definitely a “D”.

I had planned to celebrate my perfect score with some New Coke and my 1,000th viewing of The Goonies, while playing MASH, but obviously I did not deserve such luxuries.

Instead, I found myself sitting alone in the dark, drinking some Tang and watching Small Wonder re-runs, while questioning all my life choices.

It seemed a small price to pay for letting down my entire generation.

I honestly don’t even know anymore.


I Almost Failed The Ultimate ’80’s Kids Trivia Quiz — 67 Comments

  1. Maybe the test is flawed? Some 20-year-old Buzzfeed intern got it as his first assignment and he just googled “Random 80s info” and made the test?

    Yea, that’s it. That’s the ticket. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m not even going anywhere near that quiz because I know I, too, would be devastated not to nail it. I’m going to go read my “Facts of Life” post again and go to my happy place.

    • You made me feel 100 million times better Katy and then I felt even better than that after I read your Facts of Life post!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Umm….I failed (28/50) – I’m going to blame it on the fact that during the 80s I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV or any movies. Now I think I will watch TV and drink champagne to celebrate how brilliant you are!!!

  3. I think I started that quiz a while back and stopped after deciding it was bogus. Anyone that includes Falco in one of their posts is a proper child of the 80s in my book.

  4. I felt the need to take the quiz after reading your post, but I had low expectations for myself. Then I got 42/50 (and only 5 were guesses!) I think you musta been tricked somehow. Although, if it wasn’t multiple choice, I woulda known maybe 3.

    Pogo ball would’ve been one of the three.

    (Where was our caboodle?)

  5. 33/50…I am doing the walk of shame, too. Oh, well. In my defense, I did no some that I would consider “lesser known” so, I’m good. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I was 2 at the start of the 80s so…I think I’ve got a little leeway. ๐Ÿ˜€ No? Well, I tried! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • That was my sister’s score, too. She declared herself victorious for knowing the Jake Ryan one. I don’t let her off so easily…because DUH. Everyone got that one. That is like the automatic 200 points on the SAT for putting your name! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. My kids would probably pass this test with flying colors! I do know that is the original Nintendo in the picture though. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t think I’ve ever heard of Small Wonder.

  7. Ug. I hate trivia. And since I entered the eighties at 10 I think I missed out on some of this crap. By 1988 I was a high school senior. I did NOT watch the abomination called the Muppet Babies. I watched the real Muppets. I had to stop watching cartoons in 1984–my Saturdays were to busy with teen stuff. Remember when cartoons only came on Saturday? But I absolutely refuse to identify with the 70s.

  8. I just took a look at the quiz. It’s harder than I expected! I totally understand why you didn’t score perfectly. I do think you should get extra credit for the 80s references in this post alone though.

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