Quiz: 90s Vocabulary Quiz
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90s Vocabulary Quiz
By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz

The '90s were a time of fanny packs, gel pens, Warheads candy and Silly Putty toys. This era was also rich in slang words and phrases that emphasized interests, people and personality traits.

Let's take a look at some of these common phrases that were used in the '90s. If someone is "straight edge," it means that the person is sober and doesn't partake in drinking or drug activities. Other words were used to emphasize certain adjectives. "Super" is an example of this, and was often used to say the following: "That movie was super cool" or "That party was super lame."

Some phrases were also used as shortened variations of other words. "Ah girl," "Sup" and "Sup, B" were all examples of this, and were mainly used as informal greetings. Other phrases were made popular by the movie "Clueless," such as the phrase "as if."

This '90s vocabulary quiz is filled with 35 questions regarding some of the most popular slang words during this era. If you can guess what phrases like "back in the day" and "chinny" means, then you're sure to pass this quiz with flying colors. Try it now to see how well you can do!


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Which of the following phrases is synonymous with the word "ugly?"
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Which of these phrases is another way of saying "bye?"
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Which of these phrases is used to encourage others?
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What is the meaning of the word "yo?"
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If something is "straight," that means that it's…?
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A person who likes to be a show-off is called a…?
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Which of these phrases is used to express happiness?
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If someone was tricked or fooled, they have been…?
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Which of these phrases is used to express feeling proud of someone?
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If I don't want you to talk about a sensitive topic, what will I say?
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Someone's "crib" refers to their…?
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A "chick flick" refers to which type of movie?
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If someone is loaded with "cheddar," they are loaded with…?
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If someone is "bunked," they are acting…?
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If you want to emphasize being correct in a situation, which of these phrases would you use?
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Which of these words is synonymous with "awful?"
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"Po-po" is a shortened way of saying…?
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"So" is another way of saying…?
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What does a "throw down" refer to?
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If you want to dismiss what someone is saying, which of the following would you say?
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A "homeslice" is your…?
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