Answer These Questions About Your Childhood and We’ll Tell You Which '90s YTV Host You Are

By: Ashley Linkletter

Answer These Questions About Your Childhood and We’ll Tell You Which '90s YTV Host You Are
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About This Quiz

For people who were there, YTV was a WILD scene in the '90s — the channel's slogan was "Keep it Weird." Green slime, talking TVs, gameshows for children, late-night British comedy and a show that featured a grown woman playing with toy animals for 30 minutes are just a few examples of the regular programming that could be found on YTV at any given time (not to mention the early and vaguely creepy CGI film shorts they used to play at night — "Styro the Dog" anyone?)

YTV offered plenty of Canadian content while also broadcasting Nickelodeon crowd-pleasers such as "You Can't Do That On Television" and "Rocko's Modern Life." Although much of YTV's appeal was rooted in its exceptional programming, it was the hosts that truly made the channel stand out amongst its competitors. The program hosts (or "PJs" as they were called) spoke directly to their audience without pandering or dumbing down their material, a feat that was especially important during an era where being a "latchkey kid" was fairly common. 

We want to know all about your '90s childhood: your favourite books and hobbies, your most-loved possessions and what you liked to do for fun. The YTV hosts of the '90s had personalities that, in many ways, matched our own; they were the cool, older sibling we all aspired to be one day. 

So get out your Lisa Frank binder, put on some SNAP! and grab a bag of Gushers; it's time to revisit your '90s childhood. Can we guess which PJ you identify with the most? 

Question 1 What was your favourite show to watch on YTV in the '90s?
"It's Alive!"
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"
"Arthur"
"The Hit List"

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Question 2 How would you describe your personality when you were growing up?
Friendly and imaginative
Inquisitive and detail-oriented
Excitable and talkative
Extroverted and competitive

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Question 3 There was nothing you enjoyed more than playing which kind of instrument as a kid?
Electric guitar
Drums
Kazoo
Ukulele

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Question 4 The snack situation in the '90s was pretty wild! What was your go-to sugary snack?
Gushers
Dunk-a-roos
Fruit by the Foot
Dinosaur fruit snacks

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Question 5 Class trip time! What was your dream class trip in the '90s?
Visiting a farm
Going to a music recording studio
Being in the live studio audience of a game show
Visiting an indoor rock climbing gym

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Question 6 It's fun hair day at school! Who's your hairspiration?
Tarzan
Buddy Holly
A clown
Slash

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Question 7 What was the best toy you ever found in the bottom of a box of cereal?
A keychain with a pig on it
Neon bike beads for my spokes
Puffy tiger stickers
Plaid socks

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Question 8 Not again! There was always one thing you didn't like in your packed lunch — what was it?
Celery sticks
Bologna
Pea soup
Mushy sandwiches

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Question 9 How many siblings did you have growing up?
One
None
Three
Two

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Question 10 The '90s were truly a time for amazing family films. Which of the following movies did you rent the most?
"Charlotte's Web"
"The Mask"
"The Rocketeer"
"Home Alone"

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Question 11 What kind of toothpaste did you use when you were little?
Crest sparkling gel toothpaste
Oral-B Miss Piggy bubblegum-flavoured toothpaste
Colgate mint-flavoured toothpaste
Aquafresh striped toothpaste

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Question 12 You and your friends are making each other lanyard bracelets — which colours do you choose?
Green, yellow and red
Purple and black
Neon green and blue
Orange, black and green

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Question 13 Everybody dance now! You definitely owned at least one of MuchMusic's "Dance Mix" albums. Which song had you dancing like no one was watching?
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" by SNAP!
"Move This" by Technotronic
"Return to Innocence" by Enigma
"It's My Life" by Dr. Alban

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Question 14 There were so many ways to have fun outside as a '90s kid. What was your go-to outdoor activity accessory?
Skip-it
Slip 'n Slide
Skateboard
Pogo Ball

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Question 15 What was your most hated childhood chore?
Vacuuming
Mopping the floor
Doing laundry
Cleaning up my toys

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Question 16 Which book did you check out of the school library so many times you may as well have owned it?
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
"A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling

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Question 17 Are you afraid of the dark? What was your biggest childhood fear?
Thunderstorms
My grandpa's dentures
All my toys coming to life (in a scary way)
Forgetting to study for a quiz

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Question 18 This might be a tough question! When there was a holiday on the horizon, which one were you most excited about?
Any holiday where I got to wear my best outfit
Halloween
Easter
Christmas

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Question 19 Since it's the '90s we're talking about, there's a good chance you spent some time hanging out at the local mall. In your opinion, which store was an absolute must-see every time?
The iT Store
Northern Getaway
HMV
Randy River

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Question 20 There was nothing better than seeing the next book in your favourite series when it came time to look at the new Scholastic book order. What was the name of the series you were obsessed with?
"The Boxcar Children"
"The Saddle Club"
"Goosebumps"
"Animorphs"

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Question 21 How late were you allowed to stay up on the weekend?
10:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
I was in bed pretty early.
As late as I wanted!

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Question 22 Bonne Fête à toi! What did you put in your birthday party treat bags?
Mini disco ball, Rockin' Runts candy and a leopard-print eraser
Novelty bow tie, a Mars bar and fake slime
Playmobil farm animals, bubblegum and neon hair elastics
Tiny guitar, a Kinder Surprise and sunglasses

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Question 23 Were you a member of a school club? If so, what club did you belong to?
Guitar club
Drama club
Debate club
Computer club

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Question 24 Wearing your Halloween costume to school was the absolute best day of the year, especially if you had an awesome costume. Which of your Halloween costumes do you consider your crowning glory?
Farmer costume
Gameshow host costume
Power Ranger costume
Super Mario costume

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Question 25 At some point in the '90s, you decided all of your school supplies had to match thematically. What look were you going for when you did this?
All Five Star, all the time
Everything Lisa Frank!
Plaid, plaid and more plaid
As long as it was holographic and textured, I was OK with it.

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Question 26 We all know that water is the best source of hydration, but in the '90s, there were countless trendy beverages marketed towards kids. Which one did you love?
Clearly Canadian
Orbitz
Squeezit
Jolt Cola

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Question 27 Did you have an imaginary friend or security blanket when you were little?
Yes — a security blanket named Norman
Yes — a secret security blanket for emergencies only
Yes — an imaginary friend named Sam
No!

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Question 28 What did you normally eat for breakfast when you were a kid?
Waffles and fruit
Frosted Flakes and OJ
Eggs and toast
An English muffin with strawberry jam

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Question 29 Which class did you look forward to the most in elementary school?
Music class
Art class
Math class
Drama class

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Question 30 It's a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in the '90s. What are you probably doing?
Making a craft
Taping hit songs off the radio
Playing a competitive game of Monopoly with my friends
Playing "Commander Keen" on my PC

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You Got:

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