Can You Answer These Trivia Questions About the '90s?

Try to transport yourself back 30 years to answer these trivia questions.

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The 1990s was a wild time. During the decade, there were uncomfortably slow car chases, weird-looking wide leg jeans, and even dancing baby CGI simulations. But how much about this time period do you actually remember? Put your knowledge to the test with this '90s trivia that covers everything from current events to cartoons.

Question: What car was O.J. Simpson in during his infamous 1994 car chase?

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The former football star tried to escape the police when they came to arrest him for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

Answer: A white 1993 Ford Bronco SUV.

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The car chase might not have been very eventful—it did happen in crowded Los Angeles, after all—but it captivated audiences all over the world nonetheless.

Question: What do the initials of JNCO jeans stand for?

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These letters weren't chosen at random!

Answer: Judge None Choose One.

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JNCO jeans pretty much defined '90s fashion.

Question: What was the name of the series that preceded Saved by the Bell?

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Hint: The show aired on the Disney Channel.

Answer: Good Morning, Miss Bliss.

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss—later known as Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years—ran from 1988 to 1989. After just one season, it became the Saved by the Bell that people know and love.

Question: Which of the following is not an original Beanie Baby?

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A. Patti the Platypus
B. Chocolate the Moose
C. Legs the Frog
D. Happy the Hippo

Answer: Happy the Hippo.

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According to Dusty Collectibles, the original nine Beanie Babies were Legs the Frog, Squealer the Pig, Spot the Dog, Flash the Orca, Splash the Whale, Chocolate the Moose, Patti the Platypus, Brownie the Bear (later renamed Cubbie), and Punchers the Lobster (later renamed Pinchers).

Question: Which movie became the first to gross $1 billion at the box office in 1998?

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This famous flick remains one of the greatest romantic films of all the time.

Answer: Titanic.

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In March 1998, Titanic became the first film to earn more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide. At the time of its release, Variety reported that it was also the most successful film ever overseas. (The previous record holder was Jurassic Park.)

Question: What was the name of the beloved teacher on Boy Meets World?

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He also lived next door to the Matthews!

Answer: George Feeny.

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Anyone who watched Boy Meets World in the '90s knows that Mr. Feeny was more than a teacher to his students—he was a mentor, a confidant, and a friend. William Daniels reprised his role as Mr. Feeny on the reboot series Girl Meets World.

Question: What song did the dancing baby dance to on Ally McBeal?

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McBeal (played by Calista Flockhart) hallucinates the dancing baby as she stresses about her ticking biological clock.

Answer: "Hooked on a Feeling."

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The Oogachacka Baby was a viral meme before memes really existed.

Question: Which historical figures were at the center of the very first "Got Milk?" commercial?

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It aired in 1993.

Answer: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

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Another fun fact: This commercial was directed by a then-unknown Michael Bay!

Question: What Pokémon does Pikachu evolve into?

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Pika pika!

Answer: Raichu.

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Pikachu's Pokédex number is 25, while Raichu's is 26.

Question: In which '90s movie did Col. Nathan R. Jessup say, "You can't handle the truth"?

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This line, uttered by Jack Nicholson, almost immediately became one of the most iconic in cinematic history.

Answer: A Few Good Men.

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This movie deserves to be re-watched at least every few years.

Question: Who sang the song "Closing Time"?

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Hint: It was sung by a one-hit wonder.

Answer: Semisonic.

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"I knowwww whooooo I want to take me home."

Question: Which Saturday Night Live star got his start on the '90s sketch comedy show All That?

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This show also brought us '90s icons Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon.

Answer: Kenan Thompson.

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He's been a regular on SNL since 2003!

Question: Who did former president Bill Clinton defeat in 1996 to stay on for a second term?

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With 49.2 percent of the popular vote and 379 of 538 electoral votes, Bill Clinton's reelection was hardly contested.

Answer: Bob Dole.

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Bob Dole was the Republican Leader of the U.S. Senate from 1985 until 1996. In 1996, he was the party's presidential nominee—but ultimately, he lost to the incumbent president.

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