Very fun to remember. See how you do...
1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?a. On the floor shift knobb. On the floor board, to the left of the clutchc . Next to the horn2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what wasit used?a. Capture lightning bugsb. To sprinkle clothes before ironingc. Large salt shaker3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milkb. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sledc. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?a. Blackjackb. Ginc. Craps!5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when one weren't available due to rationing during W.W.II?a. Suntanb. Leg paintingc. Wearing slacks6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?a. Studebakerb. Nash Metroc. Tucker7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?a. Strips of dried peanut butterb. Chocolate licorice barsc. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside8. How was Butch wax used?a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood upb. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffingc. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?a. With clamps, tightened by a skate keyb. Woven straps that crossed the footc. Long pieces of twine10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?a. Consider all the factsb. Ask Momc. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?a. Smallpoxb. AIDSc. Polio12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"a. SUVb. Taxic. Streetcar13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?a. Old Blueb. Paintc. Macaroni14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?a. Part of the game of hide and seekb. What you did when your Mom called you in to do choresc. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in anA-bomb drill15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?a. Princess Summerfallwinterspringb. Princess Sacajeweac. Princess Moonshadow16. What did all the 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 highb. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the windowc. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid your failure17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted likebubble gum.b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household itemsc. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?a. Meatballsb. Damesc. Ammunition19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?a. The Ink Spotsb. The Supremesc. The Esquires20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?a. Tony Bennettb. Xavier Cugatc. George Gershwin
1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late '60s to catch on.
2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?
3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top.
4. a) Blackjack Gum.
5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil.
6. a) 1946 Studebaker.
7. 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, which you wore on a shoestring around your neck.
10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to prevent spread of the disease.
12. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half-past eight!
13. c) Macaroni.
14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.
15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.
16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.
17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items at the Green Stamp store.
18. c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.
19. a) The all male, all black group: 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. Definitely a GEEZER !
12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is definitely muddy.
0 -11 correct: You are a sad excuse for a geezer or you are younger than