1. Where did headlight
dimmer switches used to be located?
a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor, left of the clutch
c. Next to the horn
The bottle top of a
Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was the cap used?
a. Capture lightning bugs.
b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
c. Large salt shaker
3. Why was having milk delivered a
problem in northern winters?
a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle
4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
5. What method did women adapt to look as if they were wearing stockings when none was
available, due to rationing during W.W.II?
b. Leg painting
c. Wearing slacks
What postwar WWII car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
b. Nash Metro
7. Which was a popular candy when you were a
a. Strips of dried peanut butter
b. Chocolate-licorice bars
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar
8. How was "Butch wax" used?
To stiffen hair cut into a flattop so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and
c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust
Before in-line skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
b. Woven straps that crossed
c. Long pieces of string or twine
10. As a kid,
what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
Consider all the facts
b. Ask Mom
11. What was the worst thing you could catch from the 'opposite' sex?
a. A cold
12. Song line: "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey?"
What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
a. Old Blue
14. What was a Duck-and-Cover
a. Part of the game of hide and seek
b. What you did when your mom called you in to do chores
c. Hiding under
your desk, covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill
15. What was the name of the Indian
Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
b. Princess Sacajewea
c. Princess Moonshadow
16. What did
all really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you "high"
b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
Wrote another pupils name on the top, to avoid failure
17. Why did your mom shop in stores that gave Green
Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you out of mischief licking the backs,
which tasted like bubble gum
b. They could be put in special books and redeemed
for various household items
c. They were given to the kids to be used
as stick on tattoos
18. Song line: "Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?"
What was the name of the group who made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?
a. The Ink
b. The Supremes
20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
b. Zavier Cugat
1. - b) On the floor,
to the left of the clutch. (Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the '60s to catch on)
2. - b) To
sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?
3. - c) Cold
weather caused milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle tops.
4. - a) Blackjack
5. - b) Special
makeup was applied followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil. (no kidding!)
6. - a) 1946
c) Wax Coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.
8. - a) Wax
for your flat top (butch) haircut.
9. - a) With
clamps, tightened by a skate key you wore on a shoestring around your neck.
10. - c) "Eeny-meeny-miney-mo"
11. - c) Cooties.
12. - b) Taxi.
(Better be ready by half-past eight!)
13. - c) Macaroni.
14. - c) Hiding under
your desk in an A-bomb drill, covering your head with your arms.
15. - a) Princess
Summerfallwinterspring; (She was another puppet)
16. - a) Immediately
sniffed the purple ink to get "high."
17. - b) Put into
a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items at the local S&S 'Green Stamp' store.
18. - c) Ammunition,
("and we'll all be free!").
19. - a) The Inkspots.
20. - a) Tony Bennett
(and he sounds just as good today!)
17 - 20 correct: You are
not only older than dirt, but obviously gifted with mind-bloat. (Now, if you could only
find your glasses...)
12 - 16 correct: Not quite
dirt yet, but your mind is definitely muddy.
0 - 11 correct: You are a really sad excuse for an old
timer. Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.....and all is well.