90s Trivia For Kids and Teens: 40 Questions To Test Their Boomer Knowledge

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Ready to time travel back to one of the most rad and totally tubular decades in history?

In this article, we’re diving deep into the eclectic world of the 1990s—a time when the internet was just getting started, Tamagotchis were our only form of pets, and pogs were the currency of the schoolyard.

In this 90s trivia quiz perfect for young teens and kids, we’re putting their knowledge of the ’90s to the ultimate test. We know you know a thing or two about the 90s… but do THEY?

Whether you’re a ’90s kid looking to reminisce about the past or a parent to some kids/teens curious about the pop culture that shaped your world, we’ve got you covered.

So, let’s see if they can conquer the trivia questions that defined a thriving generation!

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90s Trivia Questions For Kids: Easy Round

What was the nickname or the shorthand term for the year 2000?

Answer: Y2K

What animated show featured four friends named Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny?

Answer: South Park

In what film did Tom Hanks play a character who said, “Life is like a box of chocolates”?

Answer: Forrest Gump

Which pop princess is known for hits like “Baby One More Time”?

Answer: Britney Spears

What sitcom follows the lives of six friends living in New York City who like to have coffee at Central Perk?

Answer: Friends

What virtual pets inside of an egg-shaped device were all the rage in the ’90s, requiring constant attention to prevent them from “dying”?

Answer: Tamagotchis

Which boy band became a global sensation with hits like “I Want It That Way”?

Answer: Backstreet Boys

What ’90s heartthrob starred in films like “Titanic” and “Romeo + Juliet”?

Answer: Leonardo DiCaprio

What line of small, collectible toys by the Ty brand became a massive craze, leading to a widespread obsession among kids?

Answer: Beanie Babies

Which ’90s hip-hop artist was known for hits like “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot”?

Answer: Snoop Dogg

What dance style, characterized by rapid footwork and spinning moves (often times spinning on your head), gained popularity in the ’90s hip-hop scene?

Answer: Breakdancing

If someone mentioned their “ride” in the ’90s, what were they talking about?

Answer: Their car

Which actor rose to fame on Disney Channel’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” and later became a global pop sensation when he became the lead singer of NSYNC?

Answer: Justin Timberlake

Who was the “King of Pop” in the ’90s, known for hit songs like “Black or White” and “Heal the World”?

Answer: Michael Jackson

What 1994 Disney animated film tells the story of a young lion prince who loses his dad and his journey to reclaim the throne?

Answer: The Lion King

90s Trivia Questions For Kids: Medium Round

What was the name of the first widely-used name-brand web browser, introduced in the ’90s?

Answer: Netscape Navigator

What 1999 film starred Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne and explored the concept of an alternate reality?

Answer: The Matrix

What iconic fashion accessory from the ’90s was a colorful band that could be worn as a bracelet, necklace, or hair tie?

Answer: Slap bracelets

Which female artist released the hit single “Believe” in 1998, popularizing the use of Auto-Tune?

Answer: Cher

In the ’90s, what handheld electronic device, often used for gaming, was released with games like Tetris and Super Mario Land?

Answer: Game Boy

What 1991 film directed by Ridley Scott starred Jodie Foster as a young woman who witnesses a crime?

Answer: The Silence of the Lambs

Who was the lead vocalist of the ’90s rock band Nirvana?

Answer: Kurt Cobain

What dance craze, associated with a song by Los del Río, became a global phenomenon in the mid-’90s?

Answer: The Macarena

What term did people use in the ’90s to describe something that was trendy or fashionable — ‘mad’, ‘fly’, or ‘whack’?

Answer: Fly

What female R&B group released the hit single “Waterfalls” in 1995?

Answer: TLC

In the ’90s, what animated TV show featured a teenager named Doug Funnie and his dog Porkchop?

Answer: Doug

What 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie told the story of a teenager named Marnie who discovers she’s a witch on her 16th birthday?

Answer: Halloweentown

In the ’90s, what basketball player, known for his incredible skills and iconic dunks, played for the Chicago Bulls and later the Washington Wizards?

Answer: Michael Jordan

In the ’90s, what popular footwear, characterized by a thick rubber sole and colorful designs, became a fashion trend, especially among teenagers?

Answer: Platform Sneakers

90s Trivia Questions For Kids: Hard Round

Which ’90s animated series featured a group of crime-fighting kids with rings that granted them superpowers?

Answer: Captain Planet and the Planeteers

If someone said “As if!” in the ’90s, what were they expressing?

Answer: Disbelief or skepticism

Which sci-fi TV series followed agents Mulder and Scully as they investigated paranormal phenomena?

Answer: The X-Files

Who directed the 1994 film “Pulp Fiction”?

Answer: Quentin Tarantino

What was the name of the first commercially successful handheld digital assistant (PDA)?

Answer: PalmPilot

What animated series featured a group of kindergarten-aged kids with superpowers, including Blossom and Bubbles?

Answer: The Powerpuff Girls

What popular dance move, associated with MC Hammer, involves a side-to-side rocking motion with the arms moving in the opposite direction?

Answer: The Hammer Dance or Hammer Shuffle

Which sitcom, starring Will Smith, aired from 1990 to 1996 and featured the character Carlton doing the famous dance known as “The Carlton”?

Answer: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

If someone said they were “phat” in the ’90s, what were they referring to?

Answer: Something excellent or cool

What animated series, featuring a dog and a boy with his inventions, premiered on Cartoon Network in 1996?

Answer: Dexter’s Laboratory

Which pop diva, known for hits like “Vision of Love” and “Hero,” rose to fame in the early ’90s?

Answer: Mariah Carey

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    Elle is a travel blogger and entertainment publisher by day and a trivia fanatic by night. Her favorite hobbies include hiking mountains, traveling anywhere in the world, watching documentaries, playing bingo, and brushing up on world knowledge through games like Trivial Pursuit.

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