Last Updated March 17th, 2024

Quiz: Which Generation Are You?

Which Generation Are You

Wondering which generation you belong to? Take this Gen Identifier Quiz to see if you’re as old as the Silent Gen or as young as Gen Alpha.

4 Proven Methods for Discovering Your Generation

If your age doesn’t seem to reflect the generation that you relate to, try alternative methods such as analyzing your historical memory records, lifestyle and fashion choices, preferred sense of humor, and linguistic behaviors.

Here’s a guide on how to do that.

Date of Birth (Obviously)

The quickest way to find your respective generation is by comparing your birth year with others. The following table helps you tackle that:

Generation Birth Years
Gen X 1965 – 1980
Millennials 1981 – 1996
Gen Z 1997 – 2012
Gen Alpha 2013 – onwards


Historical Event

An alternative method for learning more about your generation is to analyze the historical events that you remember. Here’s a table of each generation’s most significant events. Try to figure out which one is your earliest memory.

Generation Historical Event
Gen X Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Millennials September 11th terrorist attacks (2001)
Gen Z Election of Barack Obama (2008)
Gen Alpha COVID-19 pandemic (2020)




Each generation comes with unwritten fashion and lifestyle rules that often lurk deep in people’s lives from that era. If you want to know whether you’re a Gen Zer or a Millennial, for example, you can take a look at your lifestyle—because date of birth may not be the best clue in this scenario.

Generation Iconic Lifestyle Choice
Gen X Grunge fashion and indie music
Millennials Social media and activism
Gen Z Self-expression and TikTok
Gen Alpha Overuse of technology and the internet


Sense of Humor

One surprising distinguisher between different generations is their sense of humor. The subtle difference in what you laugh at or find unfunny can determine if you belong to an older generation or if you are a part of the younger group.

Generation Sense of Humor
Gen X Dry, sarcastic, with a hint of wit and irony
Millennials Eclectic and absurd
Gen Z Playful, irreverent, meme-inspired
Gen Alpha Lighthearted, silly, and whimsical



From a linguistics point of view, generations also differ in the slang they use. Below is a table of the most common terms that only people from specific eras would remember—or know the meaning of.

Generation Slang Terms
Gen X Rad, Bodacious, Groovy
Millennials Lit, FOMO, Slay
Gen Z Simp, Sksksk, Yeet
Gen Alpha Vibe check, Glow up, No cap


Don’t Have Time For All This? Take the Quiz

Sometimes, you may not relate to the generation you’re assigned to by your date of birth. For example, most people who were born between 1995 and 1997 can’t relate to either Millennials or Gen Zers—hence the title: Zillennials. What should you do if that’s the case?

Take the Generation Identifier Quiz. We employ more clues than just your birthdate to determine your age group. Trust us; you are likelier to relate to an older or younger generation than to meet all the stereotypes of your own era.

Give it a try. It’ll be super fun. Primrose.


How to Play?

Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.

Questions of the quiz

  • 1
    What is your favorite cartoon character?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 1
    • Bugs Bunny

    • SpongeBob SquarePants

    • Adventure Time

    • Peppa Pig

  • 2
    Which superhero was your role model when growing up?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 2
    • Superman

    • Spider-Man

    • Iron Man

    • Ms. Marvel

  • 3
    What movie premier was huge when you were a teenager?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 3
    • The Breakfast Club

    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    • The Hunger Games

    • Frozen

  • 4
    Which historical event do you remember vividly? (Pick the oldest memory.)
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 4
    • The Fall of Berlin Wall

    • 9/11

    • Barack Obama becoming the US president

    • COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 5
    Which gadget was popular among your peers?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 5
    • Sony Walkman

    • iPod

    • iPhone

    • iPad

  • 6
    Which of these TV shows is nostalgic?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 6
    • Friends

    • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    • Avatar: The Last Airbender

    • Paw Patrol

  • 7
    What was your favorite snack as a kid?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 7
    • Pop Rocks

    • Dunkaroos

    • Takis

    • Fruit Gushers

  • 8
    Have you ever had a video game console? Which one?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 8
    • NES

    • PS2

    • PS4 or PS5

    • Nintendo Switch

  • 9
    At what age did you get your first smartphone?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 9
    • I got my first smartphone in my late 20s or early 30s

    • When I was in my late teens or early twenties

    • When I was around 10 or 11 years old

    • I was around 5 or 6 years old

  • 10
    Have you ever used a dial-up internet?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 10
    • Yes, that was our thing when growing up

    • Kind of, but not really

    • I’ve only heard of it

    • I don’t know what it is

  • 11
    How old were you when you created your first social media account?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 11
    • I was in my late 20s or early 30s (or I don’t use social media)

    • When I was in my late teens or early twenties

    • When I was around 10 or 11 years old

    • I was around 5 or 6 years old

  • 12
    How would you describe your sense of humor?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 12
    • Dry and sarcastic

    • Full of irony and absurdity

    • Playful and irreverent

    • Silly and random

  • 13
    Which one is the core of your ethics?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 13
    • Independence and self-reliance

    • Social responsibility and empathy

    • Diversity and inclusivity

    • Equality and freedom for everyone

  • 14
    Which of these slang terms did you use a lot in your teenage years?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 14
    • Bodacious

    • Lit

    • Yeet

    • No cap

  • 15
    Final question: What’s your current struggle in life?
    Quiz: Which Generation Are You? 15
    • Retirement or work-life balance

    • Student loan debt and financial stability

    • Mental health and self-improvement

    • Business and creative ventures

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