It's My Birthday! by WalkerAJ

Champion(s):

DLegler21


Runner(s)-Up:

KreitzerJ


Quiz Description

My birthday is this Saturday and I thought it would be a fun occasion for a quiz. Below you'll find an assortment of questions about April 23rd, birthdays, and the year 1985, with several tidbits of Amanda trivia thrown in. I think it will be a fairly easy, and hopefully enjoyable, romp through history and pop culture.

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Questions:

WHAT BEVERAGE was, like me, introduced to the world on April 23, 1985? I was much better received, as this product was pulled from shelves by July of that year.

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New Coke

My Dad wanted to play THIS SONG (released 10 months prior) in the delivery room, but Mom vetoed bringing a tape deck in. Some might say that was probably just as well since it’s actually about Vietnam veterans.

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Born in the U.S.A.

THIS MAN died on April 23, 1616. April 23rd may have also been his birthday, as extrapolated from baptismal records, but that has not been confirmed.

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William Shakespeare

“Responding to President Reagan’s widely publicized surgery for [redacted], individuals throughout the country have been calling physicians and information services in record numbers.” So wrote a Los Angeles Times reporter on July 27, 1985, crediting Reagan’s surgery with sparking interest in prevention of WHAT TWO-WORD MALADY REDACTED ABOVE?

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Colon Cancer

When I was born THIS SONG was #1 on the charts. It eventually sold over 20 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling singles ever.

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We Are the World

I’ve always thought it neat to share a birthday with WHAT WINSOME ACTRESS, who would have turned 88 this year?

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Shirley Temple

When I turned 13 I had a pink pig themed party. Yes, I was scraping the bottom of the theme barrel there, but I got the idea because I shared a birthday with Squealer the Pig; Squealer was WHAT KIND OF TOY, enjoying peak popularity at the time?

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Beanie Baby

If you were in the USSR from February 1984 until March 1985, you would have lived under three different General Secretaries. Name those THREE LEADERS IN ORDER.

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Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev

This Saturday, Dad will call me and probably exclaim “You say it’s your birthday!” in greeting. Back when I lived at home, though, he’d simply blast the stereo until the sound of WHAT BAND singing those words woke me up?

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The Beatles

On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech in Paris. One of its most famous sections contains these lines: “The credit belongs to [redacted], whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming...” The oft-quoted excerpt is usually referred to by WHAT FIVE WORD TITLE, from the redacted portion above?

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The Man in the Arena

It feels only right to mention Mom in this quiz about the day of my birth. Incidentally, she shares her first name with WHAT PROTAGONIST of the Bowling for Soup song “1985”?

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Debbie

It’s not a birthday without a cake, and here’s four-year-old Amanda helping with hers. On the wall behind me are some country chic towel holders identical to the ones in WHAT SITCOM kitchen, pictured at left? It aired its last episode on May 14, 1989.

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Family Ties