Quiz: How ’90s were you?

Ah, the nineties. Why not take a trip back in time (not literally, I can’t get the Dolorian past eighty six yet) with my nostalgic quiz about everyone’s favourite decade? It’s simple; all you have to do is record whether you got mostly As, Bs or Cs. Enjoy!

1. Did you crimp your hair and/ wear curtain hair?


(A) No to both and what the hell is a crimp?

(B) I sometimes crimped my hair/I had curtain hair for a short period of time.

(C) OMG, ALL THE TIME! Crimping ruled/Yes, I wanted to be Nick Carter.

2. Did you ever use “sun-in” to artificially lighten your hair?


(A) No, never.

(B) I used it once.

(C) I used it all the time and it turned my hair orange.

3. Did you ever use hair mascara?

(A) I used eye mascara?

(B) No, but I know what it is.

(C) Yes. My hair was a majestic rainbow.

4. Justin Timberlake’s soul mate is:

(A) What’s a Justin Timberlake?

(B) Jessica Biel because they’re married.

(C) Britney+Justin FOREVER.


5. Finish the lyric: Candle light and soul forever…


(B) Something…. something me together?

(C) A dream of you and me together, say you believe it, say you belieeeeeve it… *wipes away tear*


6. First thing that comes to mind when you think of Will Smith?

(A) I am Legend/The Pursuit of Happyness

(B) Independence Day/Men in Black

(C) Now, this is a story all about how/my life got flipped-turned upside down/and I’d like to take a minute/just sit right there/I’ll tell how I became the price of a town called Bel Air


7. You know someone is “bad” in a movie when….?

(A) He does bad stuff?

(B) He has a scar or his name is actually Scar.

(C) He has a leather jacket, a check shirt, torn denim, long hair, an earring and a Valley Girl accent. Like, totally. Basically, this:


8. How does this make you feel?


(A) Meh.

(B) Pretty sad.


9. How does this make you feel?


(A) Who are they?

(B) Isn’t the ginger one missing?


10. The main Saved by the Bell characters were:

(A) Saved by the what now?

(B) Erm, Zack…Screech and Mr…Balding?

(C) *Deep breath* Zack Morris, Samuel “Screech” Powers, Albert Clifford “A.C.” Slater, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, Jessie Spano and Mr. “Hey hey hey, what is going on here?” Belding. *aaaand exhale*


11. How many of these did you own?



(A) None of them.

(B) Three or four.

(C) I am too emotional and excited to answer the question. I WANT IT ALL.

12. Choose a Clare Danes’ cry face:







13. What is your opinion on today’s episodes of The Simpsons

(A) They’re good.

(B) Some episodes are okay, but they were better before.

(C) It has completely declined in quality and the ’90’s episodes rule all.


14. Did you ever tape song off the radio?

(A) No. I had a CD player or an iPod.

(B) Occasionally.

(C) Of course, that was the only way I could get cool tunes for my boom box or Walkman.


15. Did you at some point wear your hat backwards?


(A) No. What am I, a Backstreet Boy?

(B) Once or twice

(C) Always. Who needs protection from the sun?

16. When I say “Ren”, you say:

(A) Huh?

(B) Slimpy?

(C) Stimpy…you eeeeediot!


17. When I say Kenan, you say:

(A) Huh

(B) Kel

(C) My…my…my…Sharona


18. What do you do with this guy?


(A) I have no idea who that guy is.

(B) Is that the butler from Tomb Raider 2?

(C) Lock him in the freezer and feel inexplicably guilty about it.

19. Choose a Cher







20. How many of these did you say?

It’s a free country.
All that and a bag of chips.
I was all “shut up” and she was all “no”.
As if!
Of course I’ll go…NOT!
Take a chill pill!
Talk to the hand!
So funny I forgot to laugh.

(A) Zero.
I have literally never said any of those things.

(B) 4-5 maybe.

(C) I have said all of those things because I’m radical.

21.These pictures make you feel all:



(A) Ew.

(B) Dafuq?

(C) Nostalgic and warm.

22. You were mad at your parents. What did you do?

(A) Talked it out with them. Hey, we’re all rational people here.

(B) Sulked for a while.

(C) Locked yourself in your room, put on Nevermind by Nirvana and stared at your lava lamp for three hours.


Mostly As

You were Gwyneth Paltrow.


Wait, were you even around in the nineties?
Well, if so, you’re just like Gwynnie. You didn’t really get swept up in the fashion or bad hair decisions and you remain pretty much the exact same as you were then to this day. You’re not one for fads or trends and you’ll keep your centre parting and straight hair, thanks. Some people might think you’re boring but you prefer the word “normal”.

Mostly Bs

You were Rachel.


You were pretty nineties. You got caught up in a few fads here and there and collected a pog or two, but you weren’t any worse than anyone else. You know your Alf from your Barney and your Beverley Hills from your Melrose Place but you’ve moved on. You can look back on photos with mild embarrassment but you still looked good.

Mostly Cs

You were a bizarre hybrid of Clarissa and Bob Saget.



You basically epitomised the nineties. You had crazy hair and you wore double denim like you just didn’t care. You knew all the lyrics to the California Dream’s songs and legend has it that your Tamagotchi lived to be 103. But the nineties are over. We have to let them go. Put down the slinky.

Tell me your result in the comments!

45 thoughts on “Quiz: How ’90s were you?

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I am mostly Cs, though I am sure I would rank just as high if not higher on an 80s quiz. I was 13 in 1990 πŸ˜€

  2. floridaborne says:

    You put a lot of work into that one!

    My kids were 12 and 14 when the 90’s began. I loved the 80’s (my college days). It’s all good– Except for the 70’s (which I call the polyester period). I would’ve been just as happy not to hear “Mary Had a Little Lamb” set to disco music. πŸ™‚

    • janeybgood says:

      I sure did!
      Yeah, I wasn’t alive in the 70s but judging from the pictures my parents have, I didn’t miss much. My mother loved all things 70s: Abba, big glasses, big hair, patterned wall paper. *shudders*

      • floridaborne says:

        Everything had “dry clean only” on it. After the first dry cleaning bill, it seemed a better idea to wash it or buy another one There wasn’t a whole lot to lose. That’s when I found out that washing was better, a lot less expensive, and most of the stuff was permanent press, anyway.

        Ah…so much historical trivia roiling around in a brain that can’t remember the important things. πŸ™‚

  3. amandalyle1986 says:

    C C C and C…. This POST makes me feel all nostalgic and warm! I am proud to be a bumbag wearing, hair-crimped sporting, inflatable chair loving 90’s kid. And yeah, I had a lava lamp…in every colour! πŸ˜€

      • weight2lose2013 says:

        I was brought up Catholic and was an altar boy. It was the Devils music that must have corrupted me. Rock n’ roll did me in!

      • janeybgood says:

        It was my first day. I just remember everyone coming up for communion and I was kneeling on the side of the altar practising my best pious look when apparently I just keeled backwards and smacked my head. The priest carried me out.
        Luckily my mother was a nurse πŸ˜€ I was okay, actually probably a sign of epilepsy later on. Still hilarious for everyone there though!

      • weight2lose2013 says:

        That’s awful! I hope that there weren’t any bruises! I remember my first mass. The class bully was serving mass with me and was told by the priest to let me know when to ring the bells. He kept on telling me to right the bells right through the sermon. The priest was so pissed at him. I look back and think that it was a stroke of genius!

      • janeybgood says:

        I was fine…although it would explain a lot.
        Hahaha, that is brilliant! I was the bell ringer too. My cue was “when the priest lifts up the bread”.
        We actually had a TV show in Ireland (it was a UK production but an Irish show, the Irish broadcaster wouldn’t make it because it was too controversial) that was about three priests living together off the coast of Ireland. It was a comedy and honestly one of the best TV comedies ever made. Still very popular here and in the UK. It’s called Fr. Ted. All of this stuff reminds me of it πŸ™‚

      • weight2lose2013 says:

        We have BBC America here. I will check to see if it’s on. So, we’re bell ringers, are we? πŸ˜€

      • janeybgood says:

        It was a Channel 4 production which is the BBC’s rival over here so probably not but there’s clips on YouTube. Yes, we have served our time πŸ˜€

      • weight2lose2013 says:

        I did have the misfortune to have to hold the device with the burning incense it it. It was an awful odor and the smoke would billow into my eyes when it was first lit. I better have eternal salvation, I’ve paid my dues!

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