Quiz: If You Pass This Pop Culture Quiz You're Probably a Millennial: HowStuffWorks
If You Pass This Pop Culture Quiz You're Probably a Millennial
By: Heather Cahill
6 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
You wake up, get ready for school and eat some breakfast. You sit down on the couch to catch a quick episode of your favorite show on Nickelodeon, then head off to school. You pop in your earbuds, blast some Kelly Clarkson and hum along to your iPod. Don't forget the Yu-Gi-Oh cards that you'll definitely start trading in the schoolyard.
Sure, now you're an adult, but you still know quite a few things about pop culture. You like to keep up with the times! As a kid, and still today, you keep in tune with pop culture around you. Whether that's the artists and musicians of our time or the TV shows and games we enjoy, you know it all! Twitter is where you get your updates, and you never turn your nose up to looking at the finest Instagram photos. The latest slang is also important and keeps you in the loop with those around you. It's essential to keep up with your squad, after all.
Think you remember everything from the music, movies and celebrities of the past and the present? Prove that you're a certified millennial by taking this pop culture quiz!
Do you remember which music video featured the artist playing the piano as she soared across the world?
Vanessa Carlton gave us this catchy song in 2002 with an equally awesome music video. It was also Vanessa's debut single which introduced her to the world. Being so successful, sometimes you might even find yourself humming it nowadays!
What Disney Channel show starred Hilary Duff and her character's inner cartoon?
Hilary Duff rose to fame when she became "Lizzie McGuire" in 2001. The show's use of an animated version of Lizzie that gave her inner thoughts was innovative. She was basically a Bitmoji long before Snapchat was ever a thing.
Alicia Silverstone starred in one of the '90s most defining movies. Which one?
Alicia Silverstone starred as Cher, a rich teen in the movie "Clueless," which became an instant classic. Everyone wanted to steal Cher's style after seeing her awesome yellow plaid outfit!
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These virtual pets were attached to all of our hips as kids. What are they?
Tamagotchis were the pet you always wanted as a kid. When the capability of connecting with your friends came along, you never knew when they might send you an unwanted ... present. But you could always send one back!
Island, RBMG and Schoolboy
Mariah Carey is known for which now-classic Christmas song that debuted in the '90s?
It's hard to think of Christmas without this classic song coming to mind. She also remixed the iconic song with Justin Bieber in 2011. We'll let you decide which version you think is the best out of the two!
The song "I Want It That Way" is by which famous boy band?
The Backstreet Boys dominated the airwaves in the '90s with some huge hits that are still stuck in our heads today! Hailing from Orlando, Florida, the band was made up of five members who stole the hearts of many around the world.
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Things could get tough in this show. Who starred alongside Paris Hilton in "The Simple Life?"
"The Simple Life" was all about Paris and Nicole leaving their luxurious lives to live as normal as possible. It proved to be entertaining for many to watch the two and their antics as they learned a new way of life.
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Which of these toys learns to speak English over time?
You were pretty cool if you had one of these awesome toys that you could teach English to! Maybe you even tried to get it to sing your favorite Britney Spears song. They're still around today, but did you know that these days you can connect it to your phone with an app?
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It comes on many Apple devices, but what is the name of the web browser from Mac?
You’re not out on a real Safari in this web browser! Introduced in 2003, it’s still in use today, with a few updates of course. In fact, no iPhone comes without it, and you'll find that your Mac computers have the app as well.
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"On Wednesdays, we wear pink" is a quote from which movie that you may or may not have memorized?
We bet just about every millennial has heard this quote at least once in their life. From the movie "Mean Girls," the line is still quoted today. If you wanted to stay in the clique, it was important to follow this rule.
MTV and BET
Ashton Kutcher is known for his acting, but he was also a host for which show?
You just got home from school, sat down on the couch and turned on your favorite TV show, "Punk'd!" Everyone watched their backs when this was on the airwaves. You never know where or when you could be "Punk'd."
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You may be using one right now, but newer of course! What was the name of the first phone by Apple?
First introduced to the world in 2007, it was only a matter of time before it became one of the most popular phones on the market. At this time, one major competitor of the iPhone was the Blackberry, which eventually lost its popularity.
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Symbolized by a blue bird, do you know which social media app is all about the number of characters?
Twitter has been around since 2006. As it started to pick up in popularity, more and more people started joining, including celebrities. There really was a world without Twitter at one point!
Spending hours on this channel might pay off for this question! Which of the following is not a Disney Channel show?
There were two channels that probably dominated your television screen as a kid: Disney and Nickelodeon. You would have watched "Clarissa Explains It All" on the Nickelodeon Channel, but the rest are all Disney Channel originals.
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Everyone collected and traded which famous cards throughout school?
Pokémon cards could make you pretty cool when you were in school. Not only was opening up packs and trading the cards fun, but it also left some surprises. You never know when you might have pulled out that elusive holographic Charizard card.
Who was the winner on the first season of "American Idol?"
Way back in 2002, we got our first glimpse of Kelly Clarkson as she won the first season of “American Idol.” From there, her star power only continued to rise as she started to release music and make a huge impact on the music world.
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Mike Myers played an ogre who went by which of the following names?
Everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, was introduced to the world in 2001. A childhood favorite for many people, this onion-eating ogre and his donkey best friend played by Eddie Murphy were loved by many!
In a moment that always makes the list as iconic, who famously brought a snake to the VMAs?
The VMAs is always known for it’s incredible moments that make headlines the next day, but it’s hard to top Britney’s appearance with a snake. It’s still recreated and spoken of today. It was the work of a true icon!
Which classic Halloween Disney Channel original movie is about a girl who finds out she's a witch on her 13th birthday?
Inspiring a franchise of four movies, the original introduces us to a magical world where witches, warlocks, ghosts, vampires and many more creatures are free to live without persecution. Debbie Reynolds stars as Dinsey Channel-favorite Kimberly J. Brown's grandma. The witches must unite to defeat evil from taking over "Halloweentown."
Can you name the website you would visit to watch videos?
YouTube has become a huge platform for individuals who want to create their own entertaining videos. There's a video for everyone on the website with everything from tutorials, make-up, art or gaming, just to name a few subjects.
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A song that's been covered a few times since LaBelle's original, who was not a singer on the "Lady Marmalade" cover from the "Moulin Rouge!" soundtrack?
The artist missing from this list is P!nk, who along with the other three ladies had a huge hit on their hands. Loved by listeners of all ages, the catchy lines in this song are hard to get out of your head!
Which of the following is a character in "Spongebob Squarepants?"
You can't forget Gary the snail from "SpongeBob Squarepants." He's SpongeBob's pet who is known to have been chosen by SpongeBob at the local pound in Bikini Bottom, Despite being a pet, Gary has worked, he can talk and otherwise can hold his own.
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"YOLO" stands for which of the following?
Popularized by Drake, YOLO was introduced in his song titled “The Motto.” Now it’s used by many in text speak as another way to say “whatever, might as well do it.” It can also be used in everyday language.
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Do you know who's the youngest of the Kardashian sisters?
Kylie Jenner is the youngest of the sisters, but she’s quite the businesswoman! With companies like Kylie Cosmetics, managing her family life and business life is likely no simple task, but she gets it done like a pro.
What name did Penny's grandmother go by in "The Proud Family?"
Suga Mama was always the life of the party on this classic show, which followed Penny Proud. Life was always fun in the house of the Prouds, who were exactly that — proud! Did you know that Suga Mama's first name is "Henrietta?"
Do you know who's known for her song titled "Sk8r Boi?"
It was the song we all sang at the top of our lungs when it came out in 2002! Though it wasn’t her debut song, it was one that was hard to get out of your head. Her first album, "Let Go," was a huge success for the young star.
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Which name was never used for a PlayStation console?
PlayStation consoles have been around since 1994, but there was never one named the Omega. Main PlayStation consoles are typically named using numbers, while handhelds are given different names.
Who of the following characters is known to be a crime-fighting teen by night and student by day?
Kim Possible is the teen that does it all. She can cheerlead, go to school and spend her free time fighting crime and protecting Middleton. Dr. Drakken and Shego are no easy duo to deal with.
Everyone made their first (and sometimes embarrassing) email name on which website?
Hotmail accounts were all the rage at one point, but many of us have made a screenname that we maybe weren't so happy with later on. Often used for MSN Messenger, we'd also send all kinds of chain mail to others as well.
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Before the iPod, what was music listened to on?
The Walkman is a device we can all look back on fondly where we put the CD in and had the chance to listen to the entire album of our favorite artists. If you wanted a mix, there were CDs available for that too!
Alongside Britney Spears, who wore the famous denim suit in 2001?
Another Britney moment which found itself in pop culture history was wearing these matching denim outfits. Way back in 2001, they wore these denim suits at the American Music Awards. So many years later, it's a look we can't forget.
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Made by TY, what toys were also collectible items that people thought would be worth serious money?
Beanie Babies first hit the market in 1993 and became an instant hit with consumers. You may have had one of your own to play with, or you may have kept them safe and collected them. Did you know that one of the most valuable from the line is Valentino the Bear?
Which pair of famous twins starred in "Full House?"
While there are many sets of famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were arguably the most famous twins in the '90s. This is partly due to their time on "Full House," where they would take turns playing the role of Michelle.
If you Snapchat with the same person every day, what will you start?
Streaks are something many try to keep with friends on Snapchat. There's nothing like seeing the number beside your icon going up as you go for years keeping in touch. Just don't forget to do it every day!
Think back to one of the most popular game consoles. Which game was never released on Xbox?
"Xenoblade Chronicles" was never released on an Xbox, but rather on Nintendo consoles. In fact, the series was only first released in 2010, while the first Xbox console was released in 2001.
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