Can You Match These Popular Fads With Their Decade?

There have been hundreds of fads over the last one hundred years or so. Many of them have achieved an iconic status, and are synonymous with the decade they came from. How good are you at identifying the decades that fads existed in? Take our quiz to find out!
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When did the mood ring fad begin?
1960's
1980's
1950's
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When did pet rocks become a fad?
1960's
1970's
1990's
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When were Beanie Babies a fad?
1990's
1970's
2010's
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When did sea monkeys first become a fad?
1980's
1940's
1960's
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When were denim jackets first turned into a fad?
1990's
1980's
1970's
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When were zoot suits a fad?
1930's
1960's
1950's
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When was the first time that 3D movies became a fad?
1970's
1950's
1990's
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The video game fad began with Pong in the:
1970's
1980's
1960's
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When did Pokemon become a major fad?
2000's
1980's
1990's
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When were Garbage Pail Kids a fad?
1980's
1970's
1990's
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When did disco hit its stride as a fad?
1960's
1970's
1980's
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When were boy bands first hit their peak?
1970's
2000's
1990's
Result
Fads are tricky sometimes. It can be hard to remember exactly when they began or when they hit their peak, since some fads bleed between decades. So at least you got some of the easy ones here, but don't beat yourself up too bad!

C+, Failed at Fads

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Right!
You missed some of the tougher ones, which is a bit understandable because of how old some of these fads are. It's reasonable to assume that some of your mix-ups here were due to not remembering when a fad began or hit its peak - some fads did bleed between decades. But overall you did great!

B+, Fan of Fads

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Right!
You sure know your stuff about the fads from the last several decades. Some of these fads did bleed into each other, so it's super impressive that you're able to determine when they started or when they peaked. Great job!

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When did the mood ring fad begin?
1960's
1980's
1950's
2
When did pet rocks become a fad?
1960's
1970's
1990's
3
When were Beanie Babies a fad?
1990's
1970's
2010's
4
When did sea monkeys first become a fad?
1980's
1940's
1960's
5
When were denim jackets first turned into a fad?
1990's
1980's
1970's
6
When were zoot suits a fad?
1930's
1960's
1950's
7
When was the first time that 3D movies became a fad?
1970's
1950's
1990's
8
The video game fad began with Pong in the:
1970's
1980's
1960's
9
When did Pokemon become a major fad?
2000's
1980's
1990's
10
When were Garbage Pail Kids a fad?
1980's
1970's
1990's
11
When did disco hit its stride as a fad?
1960's
1970's
1980's
12
When were boy bands first hit their peak?
1970's
2000's
1990's