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    Posted on Nov 4, 2015

    We Gave Nicholas Hoult A '90s Nostalgia Quiz And He Failed Adorably

    Toys and music lyrics = yes. Everything else = nope.

    Nicholas Hoult is currently starring in dark comedy crime thriller Kill Your Friends, the movie based on John Niven's cult book of the same name.

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    He plays lead character Stelfox, an A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze of the '90s.

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    So when BuzzFeed met up with him to discuss the movie we naturally decided to give him a '90s nostalgia quiz, which was a little bit mean as he was very young at the time. But he handled it like a pro.

    Here's his thinking face btw. πŸ’—

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    He started off nervous but well.

    1. Name all of the Spice Girls. (Full names, not nicknames.)

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    Verdict: Correct!

    And then it quickly went downhill.

    2. Who won the 1995 Britpop chart battle, Oasis or Blur?

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    Verdict: Incorrect. It was actually Blur.

    3. Can you remember what songs they were?

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    Verdict: Nope! It was Oasis's "Roll With It" against Blur's "Country House".

    He knew his Gladiators very well though.

    4. Name three of the Gladiators.

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    And even shared his spot-on impression of the show.

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    Verdict: Correct! And bonus points for the impression.

    Then it was all about the guesswork.

    5. Who is this?

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    Verdict: Nice try, but nope, it was Michelangelo. At least he knew the show though!

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    6. Which band formed first: Take That or East 17?

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    Verdict: He almost said East 17, but great last-second recovery. Correct.

    7. Is this Beavis or Butt-Head?

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    Verdict: Wrong, but we would do the same, tbh.

    But then he got into a good flow.

    8. Which was the highest-grossing movie of the '90s – Titanic or Jurassic Park?

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    Verdict: πŸ’―

    9. What is a Baby-G?

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    Verdict: He knows his '90s accessories.

    10. Can you name this '90s toy?

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    Verdict: πŸ’“

    Until it came to '90s pop stars.

    11. Name these '90s bands.

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    (It was of course Backstreet Boys.)

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    (It was '90s alt-rock band Garbage. And no, we didn't sing it. 😁)

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    Verdict: Oh, Nicholas. They are Irish band B*Witched, of course.

    But he was pretty damn good at the lyrics.

    12. Can you finish these '90s pop lyrics?

    "Hell is gone and heaven's here..."

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    (Robbie Williams – "Let Me Entertain You")

    13. "Life in plastic..."

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    (Aqua – "Barbie Girl")

    14. "Upside, inside out..."

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    (It was actually Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" and the next lyrics should be "she's livin la vida loca".)

    So does he listen to S Club 7?

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    And finally, his effort at this one was adorable.

    15. "Mmmbop..."

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    (Hanson – "MMMBop"

    But he was less than impressed with our final score.

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    It was actually 9/15, which is very reasonable for someone born in 1989! πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ πŸ’› πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

    Kill Your Friends is out in cinemas from 6 November.

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