Will You Get A Perfect Score On This 90s Quiz?

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By: Khadija Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The nineties has often been called the best decade ever. Throughout that period, there was a rise in different types of music, like hip-hop and punk rock and fashion, as well as athletes like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. In the political realm, Bill Clinton was elected as President of the United States, and a few years later, the Lewinsky scandal erupted.  In that same time period, Nelson Mandela was freed from jail and elected as the first black President of South Africa. 

Many successful musicians and celebrities also rose to fame during those years, some of whom include the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, Avril Lavigne and Mariah Carey. There were also many fads, some of which were Beanie Babies, tattoo chokers, Lisa Frank, Neopets, gel pens and Tamagotchis. 

How well do you remember some of the best things to come out of the nineties? Were you born in that decade or were you born long before  that time and can't remember what happened? Well, if you would like to test your knowledge, then we'll give you a picture of some of the items and you can try to guess what they are. Take this quiz to find out how well you do! 

What is this?

Tamagotchi is a handheld digital pet which was created by Bandai and released in 1996. Soon after, it became the biggest toy fad of the decade. Each Tamagotchi comes with a virtual egg which later hatches into a small pet which must be taken care of.

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Who is this?

Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer and songwriter, best known for her skate and emo punk persona and her pop punk music. Some of her most popular songs include “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “My Happy Ending” and “Nobody’s Home.”

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What is this?

Gel pens are a type of pen which use pigmented water-based gels instead of regular ink. The liquid is thick and opaque and is available in both ballpoint and felt tip pens. In the ‘90s, both kids and teens owned many of these pens.

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What is this?

"The Wild Thornberrys" is an American animated television series which aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2004. The series followed a filmmaking and animal loving family whose youngest daughter has the ability to talk to and understand animals.

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What are these?

Neopets, launched in 1999, is a virtual game website which allowed users to own virtual pets and buy virtual items with virtual currencies. Just a few years later children and teens all over the world owned one or more of these pets, including plushies.

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Who or what is this?

First introduced in the early 1990s, the Wonder Ball is a brand of chocolate which was manufactured by Nestlé. It came in a hollow spherical shell which consisted of milk chocolate, which contained small candy or toys.

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What is this?

The fanny pack or bum bag is a small fabric pouch which is worn around the waist or hips and secured by a strap or zipper. Inspired by the Native American buffalo pouch, the modern take was particularly popular in the 1990s.

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What is this?

Snap bands, sometimes called slap bracelets, are a type of bracelet made of stainless steel spring bands which have been sealed with fabric or plastic. The bracelets were invented in the 1980s and were extremely popular in the 1990s among kids and teens.

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What is this?

The Motorola RAZR was a series of cell phones created and marketed by Motorola starting in 2003. For many of the kids who were born in the 1990s, the RAZR was the first mobile phone that they owned.

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What is this?

"The Lion King" is a 1994 American animated Disney film which featured music by Elton John and Hans Zimmer. With its star-studded cast, the film follows a young lion who, after the murder of his father, must step up to the throne and become the king of the jungle.

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What is this?

Jelly shoes became a fad for a brief period of time in the 1980s, and between then and the late 1990s, the shoes were revived several times. For less than $1, people, especially kids, were able to purchase a pair of eco-friendly and odor-resistant shoes.

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What are these?

The troll dolls, known for their colorful hair, were invented in 1959 and were one of the biggest fads of the 1960s. But it wasn’t until the 1990s when several games and shows were created with these dolls that sales really skyrocketed.

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Who or what is this?

Lisa Frank is a private company, created by Lisa Frank in 1979. Known for its bright and colorful designs, the company made a variety of school supplies, clothing and paraphernalia, very popular in the 1990s.

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What is this?

Pokémon is a media franchise which consists of many television series, movies, card games and video games. It first began as a game series in 1996 and since then has branched out into almost every media genre. The collectible cards have been on sale since 2003 and are still collected to this date.

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Who or what is this?

Animorphs is a science fiction young adult book series which was written by a husband and wife duo. It follows six main characters who have the ability to transform into the animals that they touch. They use their powers to defend the planet against an invasive species of aliens.

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Who or what is this?

The fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom show which aired on NBC between 1990 and 1996. The show starred actor Will Smith, who was sent to live with his wealthy relatives in a Bel-Air mansion after getting involved in a fight.

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What is this?

Hubba Bubba is a brand of bubble gum which was produced by the Wrigley Jr. Company in 1979. The gum was discontinued in the U.S. in the 1990s but in 2004 returned with a bang, just in time for '90s kids to stock up on the popular gum.

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Who or what is this?

Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novels which were created by R.L. Stine. The first 60 books were released between 1992 and 1996 and became so popular that some of them were adapted into a television series.

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What is this?

The original Moon Shoes were created in 1950 but at the time were metal. The Nickelodeon version of the mini trampolines were released in the 1990s and were notorious for sending children to the hospital with ankle injuries.

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Who or what is this?

Space Jam is a 1996 American live action and animated sports comedy film which featured the Looney Tunes characters and NBA hall-of-famer Michael Jordan. Together the characters played a basketball game against a group of aliens in order to win their freedom.

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What is this?

Furby is an American robotic toy which was produced and released by Tiger Electronics in 1998. The toy, which resembled a hamster or owl, was listed as a must-have toy in 1999 and sold over 15 million in less than 2 years of its release.

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What is this?

The Livestrong Foundation is a nonprofit organization which was founded by Lance Armstrong and was known to provide support for people with cancer. The silicone bracelets were launched in 2004 and were mostly worn by teens and young adults.

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What is this?

The Super Soaker is one of many brands of recreational water guns which became available around 1990. The toy uses manually pressurized air to shoot out water at greater distances and with greater power than the standard squirt pistol.

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Who is this?

The Backstreet Boys are an American all-male singing group which formed in 1993. They rose to worldwide stardom in 1996 after the release of their self-titled album. The following three albums made them the best-selling boy band in history.

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What show is this?

"Full House" is an American television sitcom which aired from September 1987 to May 1995. It followed a widowed father and his three daughters who he raised with the help of his brother-in-law and one of his best friends in a beautiful San Francisco home.

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What is this?

The tattoo choker or choker necklace was inspired by the twisted banded tattoo often seen on the arm, made of tightly laced plastic. Almost every teen growing up in the 1990s owned one of these necklaces, even though they were more popular among the emo kids.

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What are these?

Pogs, sometimes called milk caps, was a very popular game in Hawaii where players used stackable cardboard bottle caps and a metal bottle cap in order to defeat their opponent and collect more pogs.

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Who or what is this?

"Macarena" is a Spanish dance song which appeared on “A mi me gusta” album in 1993. The song was an international success for many years after its release and it is Billboard’s No.1 dance song since 1995 and the No.1 all time Latin song.

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What is this?

Trapper Keepers are a brand of loose-leaf binders created by Mead which were very popular among students in North and Central America. Although sold throughout the 1970s and 1980s, it wasn’t until the “Designer Series” was released in the 1990s that sales skyrocketed.

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Who or what is this?

"Rugrats" is an American animated television series which aired from 1990 to 2006. The show was one of Nickelodeons' most popular series, which eventually led to a spinoff series, video game, a few films and comic book strips.

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Who or what is this?

"Legends of the Hidden Temple" is an American game show which aired on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1995. The program centered around a Mayan temple filled with lost treasure. In every episode, teams of children would compete in order to retrieve the artifacts of the temple.

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Who is this?

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group which formed in 1994. By 1996, the groups single “Wannabe” was a number one hit in over 37 countries. Before the new millennium creeped around, they sold over 50 million albums, and kids everywhere were forming their own little pop groups.

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Who or what is this?

"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" is an American animated television program which aired on TBS from 1990 to 1992, which later inspired the sequel "The New Adventures of Captain Planet" from 1993 to 1996. The show focused on environmental education and advocacy.

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Who or what is this?

The PlayStation One or PS1 was the first version of the home video game console released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 1994. The console sold over 100 million unites before the second and newer version came out in the year 2000.

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What is this?

The Koosh ball is a ball-like toy made of thousands of string rubber filaments and a soft rubber core. The toy was first released in 1988 and was a part of a larger Koosh related product group, including the Koosh Kins.

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What is this?

Lip Smackers were introduced to the world in 1973, but it wasn’t until the 1990s, after many successful partnerships with companies like Disney, Mars and Coca-Cola, that pre-teens and teens bought these flavored lip glosses by the truckload.

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What is this?

Skip It is a children’s toy which was manufactured by Tiger Electronics sometime in the 1980s. The toy was designed to be fixed to someone’s ankle A small ball attached by a rope rotated around the person's leg while they jumped over it with the other.

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Who or what is this?

"Recess" is an American animated series which was created by Disney and aired from 1997 to 2001. The series followed six elementary school students and their interactions with each other and their other classmates, especially during recess.

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What are these?

Beanie Babies are a line of stuffed animals which were created by Ty Inc. The toys first became available in 1993 and many children spent their money collecting these toys, a few of which are worth thousands of dollars today.

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Who or what is this?

The 1990s were known as the decade of online chat groups, and one of the terms used on those platforms was A/S/L (age/sex/location). Mostly used by teens and preteens, it gave people a way to find out more about someone without typing too much.

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