From cultural icons such as the Spice Girls and Friends to events such as the growth of the World Wide Web and the ending of the Cold War, the 1990s was a fascinating decade. How much of it can you remember, though? Find out with these fun 90s trivia questions and answers.
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1990s Trivia Questions
Round 1: 90s Music Trivia
Question 1: Which female singer’s debut single “Baby One More Time”, released in 1998, was a massive hit around the world?
Question 2: Which of the Spice Girls was known as “Baby Spice”?
Question 3: Which rapper told us “U Can’t Touch This” in 1990?
Question 4: Whitney Houston’s smash hit cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” was recorded for which 1992 movie starring Houston and Kevin Costner?
Question 5: Which Irish singer had a worldwide hit with “Nothing Compares 2 U” in 1990?
Question 6: Which actor/rapper was “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” in 1998?
Question 7: Which Santana song was the final Billboard Top 100 number one hit of the 1990s?
Question 8: Which R&B group came to the “End of the Road” in 1992?
Question 9: Which Australian former soap star was “Torn” in 1997-98?
Question 10: Which band had a huge global hit with their hip hop cover of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly”?
Round 2: 90s Movie Trivia
Question 1: Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster starred in which 1991 psychological horror film based on a novel by Thomas Harris?
Question 2: Which actress starred as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster “Titanic”?
Question 3: Which actor, who later starred in “CSI: NY”, played the part of Lieutenant Dan Taylor in “Forrest Gump”?
Question 4: Which 1993 science fiction adventure movie, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was based on a book of the same name by Michael Crichton?
Question 5: Who played Brad Pitt’s wife Tracy Mills in the 1995 crime thriller “Seven”?
Question 6: In the movie “Fight Club”, what is the first rule of fight club?
Question 7: Which M. Night Shyamalan psychological thriller, released in 1999, tells the story of a young boy who can see and talk to the dead?
Question 8: In “The Matrix”, what is the hacking alias of computer programmer Thomas Anderson, played by Keanu Reeves?
Question 9: Who starred as Kevin in 1990’s “Home Alone”?
Question 10: What was the full title of James Cameron’s 1991 sequel to “The Terminator”?
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Round 3: 90s TV Trivia
Question 1: In “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, what was the name of the vampire, played by David Boreanaz, who was Buffy’s love interest and assisted her in her Slayer duties?
Question 2: In “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, what is the name of Will Smith’s preppy best friend and cousin, famous for his dance?
Question 3: Which spin-off from Cheers, which continued the story of the character played by Kelsey Grammer, was first aired in 1993?
Question 4: In “Seinfeld”, what was the name of Seinfeld’s best friend, played by Jason Alexander?
Question 5: What were the names of the two FBI special agents who began investigating “The X-Files” in the 1990s?
Question 6: Which cult horror drama followed the investigation by FBI special agent Dale Cooper into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in a fictional Washington town?
Question 7: In Friends, which actor played Jack Geller, the father of Monica and Ross?
Question 8: Which sitcom told the story of a teenager who lived with her 500 year old aunts Hilda and Zelda, and a talking cat called Salem?
Question 9: Who played Donna Martin on “Beverly Hills, 90210”, a show produced by her father?
Question 10: George Clooney played Dr. Doug Ross in which long-running medical drama that debuted in 1994?
90s Pop Culture Trivia
Question 1: What was the computer problem that caused much concern as the end of the 1990s approached?
Question 2: Which series of compilation albums featuring recent songs by various artists first appeared in the United Kingdom in 1983 but only began in the United States in 1998?
Question 3: What was the name of the second Harry Potter book, first published in the United States in 1998?
Question 4: Which musician changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol in protest at his record company in 1993?
Question 5: Which digital pet, whose name is derived from the Japanese words for “egg” and “watch”, became one of the biggest toy crazes of the late nineties?
Question 6: Which 1996 movie featured Michael Jordan playing basketball with characters from the Looney Tunes?
Question 7: Which rapper was shot dead in Las Vegas in September 1996?
Question 8: What was the name of the Deputy District Attorney who was the lead prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder trial?
Question 9: Following the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris in 1997, what song, with specially rewritten words, did Elton John sing at her funeral?
Question 10: Which dance, to the song of the same name by Los del Rio, became a huge craze in the second part of the 1990s after the song spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996?
90s Trivia Quiz Answers
1. Britney Spears.
2. Emma Bunton.
3. MC Hammer.
4. The Bodyguard.
5. Sinead O’Connor.
6. Will Smith.
8. Boys II Men.
9. Natalie Imbruglia.
10. The Fugees.
1. The Silence of the Lambs.
2. Kate Winslet.
3. Gary Sinise.
4. Jurassic Park.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow.
6. You do not talk about fight club.
7. The Sixth Sense.
9. Macauley Culkin.
10. Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
2. Carlton Banks.
4. George Costanza.
5. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
6. Twin Peaks.
7. Elliot Gould.
8. Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
9. Tori Spelling.
1. The Millennium Bug (also known as the Y2K Bug), where computer programs only used 2 digits to store the year part of dates.
2. Now That’s What I Call Music!
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
6. Space Jam.
7. Tupac Shakur.
8. Marcia Clark.
9. Candle in the Wind.
10. The Macarena.