Back to the Future: The Quiz

No celebration of the 1980s would be complete without discussing the Back to the Future franchise—the trilogy that made a generation of kids crave hoverboards, roof-hinged car doors and Huey Lewis cassette tapes. Turn the time circuits on and see how well you remember Hill Valley, circa 1985. (And 1955. And 2015. And 1885.)

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In the 1986 State of the Union, President Reagan quoted which line from Back to the Future?
"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."
"No wonder your president has to be an actor, he's gotta look good on TV."
"If you let people walk over you now, they'll be walking over you for the rest of your life."
"Where we're going, we don't need roads."
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During his Back to the Future III duel with Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen, Marty wears a bullet-proof plate under his clothing. Which Clint Eastwood movie—a movie Marty saw Biff Tannen watching in the previous film—gave him the idea?
A Fistful of Dollars
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Dirty Harry
Unforgiven
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Which company sold these Back to the Future II-themed sunglasses in 1989?
Texaco
Burger King
7-Eleven
Pizza Hut
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Which young actor made his film debut in the Back to the Future trilogy?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Elijah Wood
Ben Savage
Adam Brody
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Which of the following songs did not appear on the Back to the Future soundtrack?
"Time Bomb Town" by Lindsey Buckingham
"Back in Time" by Huey Lewis
"Heaven Is One Step Away" by Eric Clapton
"Time Machine" by Black Sabbath
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In Back to the Future II, which headline does not appear on the USA Today Marty picks up in 2015?
"President Says She's Tired"
"Florida Wins World Series"
"Washington Prepares for Queen Diana's Visit"
"Swiss Terrorist Threat"
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The head of Universal Pictures did not like the name Back to the Future, arguing it wasn't hip, like Ghostbusters. What did he suggest as an alternative?
Travel Through Time
Spaceman from Pluto
The Magic DeLorean
Past Tension
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In the opening scene of Back to the Future, the TV in Doc Brown's lab is showing a news report about a possible plutonium theft. The actress playing the news anchor went on to star as the mom in an ABC sitcom. Which one?
The Charmings
Growing Pains
Just the Ten of Us
Who's the Boss?
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Which of these items is not visible in the window of the 'Blast from the Past' antique store in Back to the Future II?
Burgertime (video game)
Roger Rabbit doll
Lava lamp
TV Guide (with cast of Family Ties on cover)
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In Back to the Future, who played one of the judges of the "Battle of the Bands" audition?
Steven Spielberg
Huey Lewis
Michael Gross
Joseph Wapner
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Many Back to the Future fans know that Eric Stoltz was the original actor hired to play Marty McFly. Who was the other finalist that Stoltz beat out for the part?
Jason Bateman
C. Thomas Howell
Emilio Estevez
James Spader
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Who provided the voice of Dr. Emmett L. Brown in the early 1990s animated CBS series Back to the Future?
Christopher Lloyd
John Lithgow
Dan Castellaneta
Richard Moll