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The Ultimate Retro Rec Room Quiz
by Staff
Relaxing in a rec room is a scene right out of an American movie. Create a retro-themed rec room for your leisure time and relive you favorite time period. Before you start decorating, take our quiz and get some ideas.

During the groovy 1960s, what type of lamp was popular in the U.S.?

  • hanging lamp
  • lava lamp
  • pendant lamp

What kind of vintage stereo equipment would be great for your 1960s style rec room?

  • compact disc player
  • tape recorder
  • turntable

If you want to recreate some of that disco fever feeling in your 1970s rec room, what should you hang from the ceiling?

  • ceiling fan
  • disco ball
  • hammock

If you want to turn your rec room into a Western saloon, what type of doors would complete the look?

  • French doors
  • stained glass doors
  • swinging saloon doors

What type of ceiling would give an authentic Western look for your retro rec room?

  • tin ceiling panels
  • painted ceiling
  • cedar beamed ceiling

To get a 1950s feel in your rec room, on what should you play the music?

  • juke box
  • boom box
  • compact disc player

Accent your 1950s style rec room with a case of what bottled drink?

  • Diet Coke
  • Coca-Cola
  • Tab

What children's doll was all the rage during the 1980s?

  • Raggedy Ann
  • Cabbage Patch
  • Barbie

What kind of games became popular during the1980s and remain so today?

  • board games
  • video games
  • card games

Which modern day popular bar drink was all the rage in the 1950s and '60s?

  • martini
  • rum and diet coke
  • seabreeze

What online site is a great place to shop for used retro-groovy accessories for your 1950s-themed rec room?

  • Craigslist
  • Pottery Barn
  • Target

If baseball is your passion, a baseball-themed rec room would be the perfect décor selection for your home. What electrical appliance should be on the top of your list to purchase for your rec room?

  • flat screen TV
  • radio
  • stereo system

For some old school, baseball-style snacking, why not purchase one of these?

  • coke machine
  • popcorn machine
  • ice cream machine

To get that swinging feeling in your jazz-themed rec room, you will need what kind of lighting?

  • mood lighting
  • fluorescent lights
  • bright halogens

Upholster with what lush fabric to inspire the feeling of a 1940s and '50s jazz club?

  • cotton chintz
  • velvet
  • polyester

To create a 1960s beach scene in your rec room, what is s resourceful way to use an old surfboard?

  • Repurpose the surfboard into a coffee table.
  • Hang on the wall as a décor item.
  • Both ideas are great.

What is a authentic bar style choice for a 1950s beach-themed rec room?

  • sleek and shiny mirrored bar
  • bamboo-tiki bar
  • gold gilded bar

For a grunge-themed rec room, what games may complete the dive bar feel?

  • pool table
  • dart board
  • both

What electrical appliance will you need to complete your 1990s grunge-themed rec room?

  • stereo system
  • dishwasher
  • video game

Shag carpet and bean bag chairs have made a recent comeback. When were shag carpets and bean bag chairs first seen in homes?

  • 1960s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s