Generation X: Are You a True Gen X-er?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Generation X: Are You a True Gen X-er?
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About This Quiz

You might have been born into Generation X, but are you a Generation Xer for real? This is one generation that is known to be a bunch of independent thinkers, even though they might have been calling each other slackers and listening to grunge, they also were doing a lot of very impressive things that changed the world, especially when it came to technology. YouTube, Google, and Amazon.com all came from the minds and hard work of people from that generation.

What about you? Were you born into Generation X but feel like you should have been born in another time instead? Or maybe you weren't born into Generation X, but feel like you should have been? Do you dig Doc Martens and did you go see the movie "Clerks?" Were you good at Pac Man? Do you remember exactly where you were when Kurt Cobain died? 

Could you teach a class on the movies of John Hughes? Do you call everyone "dude," even when the person is female? Do you still feel totally young, even though you're pushing 50? If you answered yes to some or all of those questions, you might just be a true member of Generation X. Take this quiz to find out for sure.

Which song was most popular when you were young?
"When Doves Cry" by Prince
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"Stayin' Alive" by Bee Gees
"Hey Jude" by The Beatles

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Which movie was most popular during your childhood?
"Inception"
"Jaws"
"Forrest Gump"
"Back to the Future"

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Which cartoon was on TV when you were a kid?
"Animaniacs"
"Phineas and Ferb"
"He-Man and the Masters of the Universe"
"Dora the Explorer"

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Which fashion item was most popular during your childhood?
Acid-wash jeans
Starter jackets
Trucker hats
Bell-bottom pants

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Which gadget was most popular from your childhood?
8-track tape player
Gigapets
Auto-tune
Boombox

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What was the big gaming system of your youth?
Sony PlayStation
Nintendo
Sega Genesis
Atari

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Which news item reminds you the most of your childhood?
Challenger disaster
Rodney King verdict
Watergate
9/11 attacks

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Where were the Summer Olympics held in your youth?
Beijing
Montreal
Barcelona
Los Angeles

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Who was the President of The United States of America when you were a kid?
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Barrack Obama

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Who was the more famous female athlete from your childhood?
Mary Lou Retton
Mia Hamm
Serena Williams
Michelle Kwan

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Which jam were you most likely to blast from your boombox?
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem
"My Sharona" by The Knack
"Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson

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Which comedy was most popular during your younger years?
"The Odd Couple"
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
"Zoolander"
"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"

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Which kids' show was most popular when you were young?
"Fraggle Rock"
"Ren and Stimpy"
"Barney and Friends"
"The Wonder Pets"

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What hair style was most popular in your youth?
Emo haircut
Long hair
Bleached hair
Big hair with lots of hairspray

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Which dance move identifies with your youth most?
The Macarena
Disco
Break Dancing
Soulja Boy

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Which saying was most popular during your childhood?
Psyche
Dig it?
OMG
Wazzaaaap?

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What was a popular TV comedy show from your youth?
"Happy Days"
"Seinfeld"
"Arrested Development"
"Cheers"

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Who was the more famous male athlete from your childhood?
Tiger Woods
Carl Lewis
Muhammad Ali
Michael Jordan

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What were phones like when you were a kid?
Land line
Rotary phone
Cell phone
Smartphone

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Which trend from your youth is hardest to explain now?
MySpace
Mexican Jumping Beans
Napster
Garbage Pail Kids

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Which song would you have more likely slow-danced to as a middle-school student?
"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
"You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police
"Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol

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Which animated movie was most popular during your youth?
"An American Tale"
"Finding Nemo"
"Frozen"
"The Lion King"

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Which show would you have most likely watched on Saturday mornings as a kid?
"Rugrats"
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"SpongeBob SquarePants"
"The Smurfs"

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Which toy was a hit from your youth?
Tickle Me Elmo
Cabbage Patch Kids
Pet Rocks
Beanie Babies

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What were the popular shoes of your youth?
Converse All-Stars
Reebok Pump
Platform shoes
Heelys

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Which game was most popular in your childhood?
Grand Theft Auto
Pong
Pokemon
Rubik's Cube

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Who was the king of late night comedy in your youth?
David Letterman
Jay Leno
Johnny Carson
John Stewart

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What's an iconic car from when you were young?
Lamborghini Countach
Pontiac Firebird
Tesla Roadster
Dodge Viper

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Who was a popular female model from your childhood?
Cheryl Tiegs
Tyra Banks
Kate Moss
Cindy Crawford

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Which pastime is most rooted in your youth?
Fantasy Leagues
Hacky-Sack
Streaking
Rollerblades

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