Growing Up in the '90s Quiz

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Growing Up in the '90s Quiz
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Kids in the '90s didn't have smartphones, Instagram or Snapchat — but they did have Nickelodeon, Game Boys and pogs. How much do you remember about the '90s? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
Who was the butler on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"?
Geoffrey
Geoffrey was the Banks family's loyal servant.
Bertram
Carlton

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What are the two types of playing discs in the game of pogs?
slappers and flappers
polliwogs and tadpoles
pogs and slammers
Pogs were one of the more fleeting kids' fads of the '90s. Pogs and slammers were used, but please don't ask how or why.

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Which TV show theme song had the following opening line? "It's a rare condition in this day and age to read any good news on the newspaper page."
"Boy Meets World"
"The Nanny"
"Family Matters"
"Love and tradition of a grand design, some people say, is even harder to find" is the next line in the theme song of "Family Matters."

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On the "Saved by the Bell" episode in which Jessie freaked out on drugs, what was she taking?
ecstasy
sleeping pills
caffeine pills
The "Jessie's Song" episode showed how seemingly innocent over-the-counter drugs like caffeine pills can make you excited … and scared.

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On which kids' show did the character Pierre Escargot appear?
"All That"
Kenan Thompson played Pierre Escargot on sketch comedy show "All That."
"The Mickey Mouse Club"
"The Ren & Stimpy Show"

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Which TV show theme song had the following opening line? "Whatever happened to predictability?"
"Full House"
"The milkman, the paper boy, the evening TV" is the next line in the theme song of "Full House."
"Step by Step"
"Sister Sister"

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Which candy was "the freshmaker"?
Mentos
"Mentos freshness, fresh goes better with Mentos, fresh and full of life! Mentos, the freshmaker!"
Tic Tacs
Nerds

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Who were Tim and Jill Taylor's kids on "Home Improvement"?
Brian, Ray and Mike
Bobby, Ryan and Matt
Brad, Randy and Mark
Brad, Randy and Mark were the Taylor kids.

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What's the first book in R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series?
"The Girl Who Cried Monster"
"Say Cheese and Die!"
"Welcome to Dead House"
"Welcome to Dead House" was published in 1992.

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What's the name of Carmen Sandiego's criminal organization?
L.I.V.E.
V.I.L.E.
The object of the "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" game is to capture the head of V.I.L.E.
E.V.I.L.

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Which channel aired "Supermarket Sweep" in the '90s?
Game Show Network
Lifetime
Lifetime ran a version of the classic game show from 1990 to 1995.
Nickelodeon

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On "Beverly Hills, 90210," the entire high school rallies to ensure this character graduates.
Kellie Taylor
Donna Martin
"Donna Martin graduates! Donna Martin graduates!"
Brenda Walsh

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Wendy Kaufman starred in this company's commercials and was really its employee.
Subway
Wendy's
Snapple
Wendy Kaufman, the "Snapple Lady," read Snapple fan mail in the ads.

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Which TV character was so popular in the '90s that he got his own cereal?
Urkel
Urkel-Os were introduced in 1991. Yes, Urkel-Os.
Mr. T
Pee-Wee Herman

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Which of the following is NOT considered a grunge band?
Mudhoney
Pearl Jam
Matchbox 20
Matchbox 20 kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in that group, doesn't it?
Soundgarden
Nirvana

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Where is "Dawson's Creek" set?
Wilmington, North Carolina
Capeside, Massachusetts
"Dawson's Creek" takes place in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts, although it was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Montauk, New York

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Which of the following is NOT one of the Camden children in "7th Heaven"?
Matthew
Lucy
Ruthie
Luke
It would seem that Lucy would be the odd one out in a family full of biblical names, but it's actually Luke who's not in the Camden family.
Sam
David

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What is Bart Simpson's full name?
Bartemius Crouch Simpson
Bartholomew JoJo Simpson
The troublemaker's name is Bartholomew JoJo Simpson.
Bart Simpson

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What was NBC's original Must See TV lineup for the 1993-94 season?
"Mad About You"/"Wings"/"Seinfeld"/"Frasier"
Thursday was the big comedy night for NBC in the '90s, and in '93 things kicked off with "Mad About You" at 8 p.m.
"Friends"/"Suddenly Susan"/"Seinfeld"/"Caroline in the City"
"Wings"/"Seinfeld"/"Cheers"/"The Single Guy"

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Who was Doogie Howser's girlfriend?
Wendy
Wanda
Sadly, Doogie and Wanda broke up when she went off to college.
Winnie

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What game came packaged with a Game Boy?
"Donkey Kong"
"Super Mario Bros."
"Tetris"
The addictive puzzle game "Tetris" was the Game Boy gateway game.

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Which '90s boy band featured Nick, Drew, Justin and Jeff?
98 Degrees
Nick, Drew, Justin and Jeff composed 98 Degrees, perhaps the least successful of the successful '90s boy bands.
Backstreet Boys
NSYNC

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Which '90s song was ranked the "No. 1 greatest one-hit wonder of all time" by VH1?
"Macarena"
Los Del Rio took the honor for the inescapable "Macarena."
"I'm Too Sexy"
"Ice Ice Baby"

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Who was Angela Chase's crush on "My So-Called Life"?
Ricky Vasquez
Brian Krakow
Jordan Catalano
Jordan Catalano was a man of few words, but he made the ladies swoon.

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What was the name of the last Beanie Baby ever manufactured?
The Last Ladybug
Final Foxy
The End
The final Beanie Baby (in 1999) was a black bear called "The End."

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Which TV show theme song had the following opening line? "It's a little wild and a little strange."
"Hey Dude"
"When you make a home out on the range" is the next phrase in the theme song of "Hey Dude."
"Clarissa Explains It All"
"Kenan and Kel"

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What was the first Mary-Kate and Ashley movie?
"How the West Was Fun"
"To Grandmother's House We Go"
Hard-core Olsen fans will recall that "To Grandmother's House We Go" (1992) was the first of many movies starring the twins.
"It Takes Two"

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Which "All That" cast member did NOT get a spinoff show?
Amanda Bynes
Kenan Thompson
Kel Mitchell
Jamie Lynn Spears
Angelique Bates
Every one of these people went on to star in his or her very own Nickelodeon show, except Angelique Bates.
Nick Cannon
Lil' JJ

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"Wannabe" was the Spice Girls' first single. What was the second?
"2 Become 1"
"Say You'll Be There"
"Say You'll Be There" made it to No. 3 on the U.S. Hot 100.
"Who Do You Think You Are

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Who was the first host of "TRL"?
Carson Daly
Carson Daly hosted "Total Request Live" (otherwise known as "TRL") on MTV from 1998 to 2002.
Ryan Seacrest
Downtown Julie Brown

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