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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:21 AM
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Another.. 'are you old enough to remember?' test
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 11:35 AM by nini
I think my friends sending me these are trying to tell me something :cry:

btw: I missed 4

1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches
located?
a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
c. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For
what was it 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 milk
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. 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. Blackjack
b. Gin
c. Craps

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing
stockings when none were available due to rationing during WW II?
a. Suntan
b. Leg painting
c. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you
couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
a. Studebaker
b. Nash Metro
c. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
a. Strips of dried peanut butter
b. Chocolate licorice bars
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

8. How was Butch wax used?
a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

9. Before inline 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 the foot
c. Long pieces of twine

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
a. Consider all the facts
b. Ask Mom
c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?
a. Smallpox
b. AIDS
c. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
a. SUV
b. Taxi
c. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
a. Old Blue
b. Paint
c. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
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, and 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 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 high
b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
c. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid their failure

17. 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
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. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
a. Meatballs
b. Dames
c. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song
"Cabdriver" a hit?
a. The Ink Spots
b. The Supremes
c. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
b. Xavier Cugat
c. George Gershwin
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ANSWERS BELOW














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. At the 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 sta mp 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 widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.

20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today..

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SCORING

17 - 20 correct: You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted
with mental abilities. Now if you could only find your glasses.
Definitely someone who should share their wisdom!

12 - 16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is getting
keen.

0 - 11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your
experiences.




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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:27 AM
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1. 16!
Guess I am pretty keen. :P :loveya:
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:28 AM
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2. I'd say you're more 'bitchen'.. being a Californian and all
:P

I got 16 too.

:D
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:39 AM
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4. Damn Howdy Doody!
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 11:40 AM by ZombyWoof
And not knowing where the dimmer switch was, guessed Esquires instead of Ink Spots,... and I thought the RC holes were for salt, like at Jack's Diner, lol... :crazy:

But I knew polio (Mom had it when she was 5), the Studebaker, milk, skates, Macaroni, and the rest. :D

:P
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:51 AM
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10. I missed the polio one. I didn't realize it started that early
I didn't know your mom had it! damn...


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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:55 AM
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12. She spent all summer on the sofa
:-( Affected her neck more than anything. I still say it is the source of her current health issues.

She never needed an iron lung, because compared to some kids, she had it milder than they. Still, an awful thing for anyone.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:58 AM
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13. I thought of that being what's ailing her now too
:-(


Geez... what a nightmare that must have been. Worst thing for me was that damned shot that hurt. I had no idea at the time how necessary that shot was.


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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:33 AM
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3. 15!
And that's because the test is geo-centric. i.e. American oriented. We only got CBC back in the '50s.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:42 AM
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5. 19 correct
Old, old, old.
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Josephine Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:47 AM
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6. I guess I'm younger than I thought
I only got a few right.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:47 AM
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7. Correction--Princess Summerfallwinterspring was not a puppet
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 11:48 AM by Lydia Leftcoast
She was played by an actress named Judy Tyler, who had bit parts on a few other programs, but was killed in a car crash at some point during the run of the show. Her character was not recast and disappeared from the show without notice. (Info pieced together from some Google searches designed to prove that I hadn't lost my memory completely.)

The only female puppet was Howdy Doody's sister Heidi Doody.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:48 AM
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8. Guess I'd blame the test-maker
Whose memory is faultier than ours!

I wonder if I can change my score to 17, since I missed that one. :P
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:50 AM
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9. All I remembered was the name
I didn't know the rest of her dying.. that's sad.

thanks.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:52 AM
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11. Wow - I only missed three.
But it's not because I'm old - I've just seen these before. :evilgrin:
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:32 PM
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14. you did better than me - so you must be 'old'
:P


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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:37 PM
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15. Older than dirt...
19/20. I'll be dead soon and all that knowledge will be gone with me...
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:43 PM
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16. I got 18 right! And I was born in 1969!
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