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?
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?
What virtual pets inside of an egg-shaped device were all the rage in the ’90s, requiring constant attention to prevent them from “dying”?
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?
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
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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?
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’?
What female R&B group released the hit single “Waterfalls” in 1995?
In the ’90s, what animated TV show featured a teenager named Doug Funnie and his dog Porkchop?
What 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie told the story of a teenager named Marnie who discovers she’s a witch on her 16th birthday?
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
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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)?
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
Best Trivia Games of 2024
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GENSMAK! Fun for All Generations – Trivia Game
Choose to answer questions from categories like Gen Z, Millenial, Gen X, Boomer, and more!
Dynamic gameplay with questions that vary by generation, category, and difficulty level.
2 to 12 players | Includes 500 trivia questions
Ultimate Pub Trivia
1,100 questions covering 6 different categories
Host your own pub-style trivia nights
4 or more players | Ages 12 and up
Anomia Party Edition
A very popular card game for families, teens and adults!
Fast-paced friendly competition and laugh-til-you cry kind of fun
3-6 players | Ages 10+
…I should have known that! Trivia Game
110 cards with 400+ questions
Instead of points for answering questions right, points are subtracted for every wrong answer
Players 2+ | Ages 14+
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