Quiz: Tell Us About Your Childhood and We'll Guess Which Generation You Were Raised By
Tell Us About Your Childhood and We'll Guess Which Generation You Were Raised By
By: Emily Maggrett
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About This Quiz

When you were a kid, were you addicted to Nickelodeon shows or "Leave It to Beaver"? Did your parents drive '57 Chevys or Honda minivans? Were you allowed to walk to and from your friends' houses? Did you dream of someday kissing Shaun Cassidy, or did you think of Tony Curtis as Mr. Right?

In this quiz, we want to know all about your childhood. Believe it or not, there's a big difference between how kids were brought up in the 1960s and how they were brought up in the 1980s. How could things change so quickly? Chalk it up to major contrasts in parenting philosophy between the generations. For example, Gen Xers tend to be helicopter parents — perhaps because their baby boomer parents raised them as latchkey kids. Boomers themselves, on the other hand, were raised by the silent generation, who placed a huge value on personal responsibility. Maybe that's why baby boomers encouraged their Gen X and millennial kids to care so much about personal expression instead!

If you're curious about whether your childhood matches your parents' generational attitudes, this is the quiz for you! Tell us all about your childhood games, rules and habits, and we'll guess which generation your parents came from. Ready for a trip down memory lane? It's time to play this quiz!


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If you were in a committed relationship in high school, did you call it "going steady"?

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What was your favorite candy?

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What kind of technology did you use to write school essays?

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Did you ever come home to an empty house?

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Of all these movies, which one best captures your childhood experience?

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