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The Ultimate '90s Trivia Quiz

Find out where your knowledge of the greatest decade ever stands.

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  1. 1. Which album sold more records: Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" or Spice Girls' "Spice"? /
    "Jagged Little Pill"
  2. 2. Which movie won the 1998 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay?

    "Good Will Hunting"
  3. 3. What event became known as "The Whack Heard Round the World"?

    The physical altercation between Stephen and and Irene on MTV's "The Real World."
    The attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.
  4. 4. What is Courtney Love's real birth name?

    Courtney Michelle Harrison
    Michelle Love
  5. 5. "Tamagotchi" is a Japanese portmanteau of what two words?
    "Egg" and "watch"
    "Egg" and "computer"
  6. 6. What is the name of the house Kat (aka Christina Ricci) moves into in the '95 movie "Casper"?

    Whipstaff Manor
    Blackington Manor
  7. 7. What was the name of the judge who presided over the O.J. Simpson murder trial?

  8. 8. What was the name of the sheep who was the first successfully cloned animal in 1996?

  9. 9. What does the acronym "JNCO" (the brand name of those gargantuan jeans) stand for?
    Judge None, Choose One
    Journey Now, Carry On
  10. 10. Who was NOT a member of the Mickey Mouse Club?

    Keri Russell
    Jessica Simpson
  11. 11. What was the flavor of the soft drink Surge?
  12. 12. Who was the creator of "Dawson's Creek"?

    J.J. Abrams
    Kevin Williamson
  13. 13. What was the title of Madonna’s controversial 1992 book?

  14. 14. What complication was Y2K based on?

    At midnight, all computers would reset to the year "0000."
    Computers would interpret the year "2000" as "1900."
  15. 15. Which band formed first: NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys?
    Backstreet Boys
  16. 16. The "Hellmouth" was a supernatural portal on which '90s TV show?

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  17. 17. Who wrote the book "The Firm" (1991)?

    Stephen King
    John Grisham
  18. 18. Is this Beavis or Butt-head?

  19. 19. Rocko, of the Nickelodeon animated series "Rocko's Modern Life," was what kind of animal?

    A wallaby
    A mixed breed dog
  20. 20. What was the name of the Pentagon employee who secretly recorded phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky, in which she talked about her affair with Bill Clinton?

    Paula Jones
    Linda Tripp
  21. 21. Which was the highest grossing movie of the '90s? /
    "Jurassic Park"
  22. 22. Which future Oscar winner starred on "Beverly Hills, 90210"?

    Charlize Theron
    Hilary Swank
  23. 23. What was the name of the prostitute who Hugh Grant got caught with?

    Alexis Diamond
    Divine Brown
  24. 24. Which film was the first-ever animated movie to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture?

    “Beauty and the Beast”
    “The Lion King”
  25. 25. Who sang the "Friends" theme song?

    NBC /
    The Rembrandts
    Gin Blossoms
  26. 26. At what event did Michael Jackson have onstage kiss with his then-wife Lisa Marie Presley?

    The 1994 MTV VMAs
    The 1994 Grammys
  27. 27. In 1997, who became the first woman to be appointed as the secretary of state in the United States?

    Madeleine Albright
    Janet Reno
  28. 28. "Clueless" is loosely based on which Jane Austen novel?

    "Sense and Sensibility"
  29. 29. Drew Barrymore played which scandalous tabloid figure in a made-for-TV movie?

    Tonya Harding
    Amy Fisher
  30. 30. What did Lorena Bobbitt do to her husband?

    Cut off his penis.
    Held him captive in a basement.
  31. 31. Which Jim Carrey film came out first?

    “The Mask”
    “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”
  32. 32. In "Reality Bites," Winona Ryder's character Lelaina declares that she won't work for which retail chain?

    Universal Pictures /
    The Gap
  33. 33. The 1996 Summer Olympics where held in which U.S. city?

  34. 34. A portion of whose ear did Mike Tyson bite off during a boxing match?

    Evander Holyfield
    Lennox Lewis
  35. 35. The movie "10 Things I Hate About You" was based on which Shakespeare play?

    "Much Ado About Nothing"
    "The Taming of the Shrew"
  36. 36. Which '90s toy popular with girls was eventually recalled because it caused too many injuries?

    Sky Dancers
  37. 37. What is the name of the high school in “Boy Meets World”?

    ABC /
    John Adams High School
    Liberty High School
  38. 38. What was the real name of the mysterious Unabomber?

    Erik Menendez
    Theodore Kaczynski
  39. 39. Which of these is NOT a Jonathan Taylor Thomas movie?

    “The Adventures of Pinocchio”
    "Jungle 2 Jungle"
  40. 40. What was Aaliyah’s first single?

    "Back & Forth"
    "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number"
  41. 41. When the iBook was released in 1999, which was NOT one of the five colors available?
    Key Lime
    Powder Pink
  42. 42. What was the name of Howard Stern’s first book?

    “Miss America”
    “Private Parts”
  43. 43. Whose name did Johnny Depp tattoo on his ring finger?

    Kate Moss
    Winona Ryder
  44. 44. Who was the first host of MTV's "House of Style"?

    Cindy Crawford
    Claudia Schiffer
  45. 45. The band Ace of Base was from what country?

  46. 46. Which album turned 20 in 2014? /
    "Dookie" by Green Day
    "The Bends" by Radiohead
  47. 47. In 1992, what fashion label was Marc Jacobs fired from for his infamous "grunge" collection?

    Geoffrey Beene
    Perry Ellis
  48. 48. What toy created as a prop in "Home Alone 2" actually became a real toy due to popular demand?

    Yak Bak
  49. 49. On "Saved by the Bell," what is Screech's proper name? (On the show.)

    Samuel Powers
    Seth Finkelstein
  50. 50. What is a "Baby-G"?

    A doll that made realistic baby noises.
    A brand of watches popular with '90s girls.

The Ultimate '90s Trivia Quiz


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