What Decade Should You Have Been Born In?

By: Allison Lips

What Decade Should You Have Been Born In?
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About This Quiz

Every decade has its own zeitgeist. The roaring 20s were a time when women cut their hair and exercised their new-found freedom. The '40s were a post-war decade, but in the '50s the world bounced back, and families gathered around an invention called the television that became mainstream with shows like "I Love Lucy" dominating the airwaves. 

The '50s culture was disrupted mid-'60s with the youth counterculture challenging the old guard and embracing new ideals. In some ways, the '70s were an extension of the '60s because many of the ideas that were radical became commonplace. In the '80s, kids began to have a bigger say in the household, and more media was marketed directly toward them. This trend continued into the '90s. However, the '90s saw rapid technological innovations in the form of the internet, which went from being mostly found on college campuses to becoming readily available to your average family.

While it's theoretically possible for you to be reading this and have lived through each previously mentioned decade, it's highly unlikely. You also cannot take a time machine and go back to explore the decades for yourself. That's why this quiz will help you find which decade is the right one for you!

Which late night talk show host do you wish was still on television?
I don't watch television.
Steve Allen
Johnny Carson
David Letterman

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Which outdated slang term do you find yourself using all the time?
Bee's knees
Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
Groovy
Rad

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What do you wish was your primary source of getting news updates?
Newspapers
Radio
Television
The internet

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You're spending the night out on the town; how do you refer to your local hang out?
Speakeasy
Juke joint
Disco
The club

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If you owned a radio station, which genre would you focus on?
Jazz
Rockabilly
Classic Rock
R&B

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When you're walking around town, which men's hairstyle do you wish you saw more men rocking?
Forget hair. Bring back the fedora.
Pompadour
Long natural hair
Frosted tips

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Who do you feel had the greatest impact on Hollywood?
Charlie Chaplin
Orson Welles
Francis Ford Coppola
George Lucas

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You long for the days when you could get which magazine at the newsstand?
McClure's
Life
Cracked
Nickelodeon Magazine

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What dish are you bringing to the office potluck?
Ice box cake
Deviled eggs
Quiche
Chicken Caesar salad

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Which part of our solar system do you wish we had a better understanding of?
Earth
The moon
The Gas Giants
Mars

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You're given an unlimited budget to buy your next car, which one will you cruising down the street in?
Model T
1954 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Ford Mustang
McLaren F1

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If you could only watch one iconic TV show for the rest of you life, which one would it be?
None. I prefer to read.
"I Love Lucy"
"The Andy Griffith Show"
"Friends"

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Which heartthrob do you wish you could meet?
Rudy Vallée
James Dean
David Jones
Leonardo DiCaprio

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Which is your favorite movie remake?
"The Wizard of Oz"
"Ben-Hur"
"A Star is Born"
"Bram Stoker's Dracula"

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When it's December, which holiday song are you playing on repeat?
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
"White Christmas"
"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"

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You're at the convenience store and can only buy one candy bar; which one are you choosing?
Baby Ruth
Junior Mints
Starbursts
Crispy M&M's

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Which historical era do you find the most fascinating?
Victorian Era
The Renaissance
Age of Enlightenment
The 1970s

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Which comic book character or superhero can you rely on to save the day?
Buck Rogers
Superman
Batman
Power Rangers

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Which TV show do you wish real life was more like?
Agent Carter
Happy Days
The Brady Bunch
Full House

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Which sports star is the greatest of all time?
Babe Ruth
Sugar Ray Robinson
Wilt Chamberlain
Michael Jordan

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Which women's fashion do you wish would come back?
Flapper dresses
Kitten heels
Pixie haircuts
Neon colors

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You're dragged onto the dance floor at a wedding; which dance do you break out?
Lindy Hop
Jitterbug
The Loco-motion
The Running Man

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Which invention would you be lost without?
The lightbulb
Nonstick pans
The microwave
The internet

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Where would you have loved to go on vacation as a child?
New York City
Disneyland
Route 66
Walt Disney World

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You're in the need to make a quick dinner, what are you serving?
A sandwich
TV dinner
Pigs in a blanket
Hot pockets

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Out of the following, who is your favorite female movie star?
Fay Wray
Marilyn Monroe
Goldie Hawn
Claire Danes

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A group of friends is meeting at your house, what game are you planning on playing?
Charades
Limbo Contest
Pictionary
Balderdash

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If you could only watch one Disney movie for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Fantasia
Cinderella
Mary Poppins
Lion King

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Which book do you believe should be mandatory reading for kids?
Doctor Doolittle
The Cat in the Hat
The Giving Tree
Anything Harry Potter

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What would you have loved to be able to do as a kid?
Go outside without parental supervision
Play with G.I. Joe and Barbie
Jump on a trampoline without a net
Play video games

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