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Can you pass this basic astronomy test?

How much do you know about planets, stars, galaxies and celestial masses in the universe?

As of 2018, how many planets are there in our solar system?

As of 2018, how many planets are there in our solar system?

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Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in the original "Die Hard"

Who are these movie villains?

Movie audiences love the bad guys and here's a challenge looking at some of most memorable villains and the actors who played them.

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Can you pass a world history test?

Put on your thinking caps and tackle a challenge devoted to general knowledge that covers history from ancient times through the latest century.

This image made available by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 depicts NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun. On Wednesday, NASA announced it will launch the probe in summer 2018 to explore the solar atmosphere. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before. (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory via AP)

Could you pass an 8th grade science test?

For those who appreciated learning the basics of science many years ago, here's a middle school reminder tackling questions on biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics and geography.

The cast of "Gilligan's Island" poses during filming of a two-hour reunion show, "The Return from Gilligan's Island," in Los Angeles, Ca., Oct. 2, 1978.  From left are, Russell Johnson, the professor; Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III; Natalie Schafer, Mrs. Howell III; Alan Hale Jr., the skipper; Bob Denver, as Gilligan; Judith Baldwin, as Ginger, the only new cast member; and Dawn Wells, as Mary Ann.  It is the first new episode since the series left the networks 11 years ago.  (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

Can you guess the color of ... ?

Name the colors of these historical, pop culture, cartoon, TV and nature-related characters, creatures and items in this multiple-choice challenge.

Donna Pescow and John Travolta in a scene from "Saturday Night Fever."

Do you remember disco music?

Those who loved wrap around skirts, platform shoes, mirror balls and doing the Bump will appreciate this multiple-choice challenge covering disco music that ruled the clubs and airwaves in the 1970s.

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Do you remember 1980s slang?

Valley girls, mall rats and surfers helped define the lingo of a decade filled with extreme fashion, new wave music and the age of blockbuster movies. Take this multiple-choice challenge to find out if you are a noob or a Dexter when it comes to 1980s jargon.