Totally German '80s by BruceM

Champion(s):

grimesr


Runner(s)-Up:

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Quiz Description

In the Venn diagram between '80s things and German things, this quiz is the intersection.

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Questions:

In the movie The NeverEnding Story, what child warrior of the Plains people, and hunter of purple buffalo, is sent on a quest to find a cure for the empress's illness?

(Incidentally, a theatrical return of that movie inspired the writing of this quiz.)

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Atreyu

Which Christian Democrat served as chancellor of West Germany for eight years and of a unified Germany for eight more?

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Helmut Kohl

Conversely, what successor to Walter Ulbricht led East Germany from 1971 until right before the fall of the Berlin Wall?

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Erich Honecker

What fictitious TV show was the basis of several Saturday Night Live sketches featuring Mike Myers as Dieter and a monkey named Klaus?

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Sprockets

Which band released the album Electric Cafe in 1986? A sped-up version of the title track was the theme song for the sketch in the previous question; that track was never released as a single, but "Musique Non-Stop" was.

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Kraftwerk

Which country was eliminated from the 1982 World Cup as a result of West Germany's controversial 1-0 win over Austria? This team had beaten Germany in the first match of Group 2, but the aforementioned "non-aggression pact" game assured that this country would have the worst goal differential in a circle of death with West Germany and Austria.

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Algeria

What amateur pilot flew a Cessna over the skies of Moscow and landed near Red Square in May 1987?

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Matthias Rust

Georg Bednorz shared a Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering that what phenomenon could take place in lanthanum barium copper oxide, at the "high temperature" of 35 Kelvin?

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superconductivity

Who wrote the travel diary Show Your Tongue, about a few months spent in Calcutta?

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Gunther Grass

What song begins with the lyrics:

You said you didn't need her
You told her goodbye
You sacrificed a good love
To satisfy your pride

This song was not actually performed by the Munich pop duo under whose name it was released, but it was the antepenultimate Billboard U.S. #1 hit of the 1980s.

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Blame It On the Rain

Which Nazi war criminal is name-checked, immediately before the Bay of Pigs invasion, in the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" (the penultimate Billboard U.S. #1 hit of the 1980s)?

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Adolf Eichmann

Either of two answers is acceptable. Name either the 1987 Wim Wenders film about an angel who falls in love with a human -- remade in the U.S. as City of Angels -- or the American actor who plays himself in that movie and also appears in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride.

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Wings of Desire (or Der Himmel uber Berlin); Peter Falk