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lethal tupperwa
01-27-2003, 17:07
Want to take a break and have some fun? Number a paper from 1 to 20.
Write the letter that fits your guess/answer of each of the following
questions. Then grade your scores and see what the meaning of your score
is.

History Exam (Don't peek at the answers 'til you try it)

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 W.W.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 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 your 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

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.

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SCORING

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
springtime!


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thisaway
01-27-2003, 17:30
I got 17 correct...didn't realise 32 qualified as "geezer" age. ;g

Smokin' Joe
01-27-2003, 18:15
18 correct. . . at 36 (sigh);Q

Ender
01-27-2003, 18:44
15 right at age 23...*sigh*





*sigh*, indeed.

lethal tupperwa
01-27-2003, 19:14
It ain't the age its the milage.

Dennis in MA
01-27-2003, 19:41
17 at 34. (HA! Half my age!!!!)

Much of that I remember. Blackjack gum? There was also that clove gum, wasn't there? Woolworths carried all that crap until they went under.

Much of hte others was from hanging around with my now-mid-80's grandparents as a kid. They knew a lot and I musta known that back then.

Canuke
01-27-2003, 22:21
I remember one of my dad's cars having the floorboard light dimmer (early 70's)

mally_b
01-28-2003, 00:49
wait I am not a geezer I just have too much useless crud in my head. I scored 17 and I am only 22. Oh well I suppose I can be a geezer.;f

Ender
01-28-2003, 01:13
dennis, blackjack and clove made a comeback of sorts that i remember from the mid-late 80's...just a little fyi ;0

TangoUniform
01-28-2003, 01:44
Beeman's gum made a comeback during that same time frame.

Oh yeah.. 16 correct at age 30.

I missed the women's painting pantyhose, the studebaker, the inkspots, and although I used to watch the Howdy Doody show, I couldn't remember the indian princess at all and took a wild (incorrect) guess..

trcubed
01-28-2003, 07:34
Originally posted by Canuke
I remember one of my dad's cars having the floorboard light dimmer (early 70's)

(said in a mimicking, taunting, childish voice) "my DAD's cars had floorboard dimmers..."

Sheesh...kids ain't got no respect these days...


MY first THREE cars had floorboard dimmers! :) and I'm only 41...and a half! :cool:

BTW...18/20 (missed #12 and #20)

larry_minn
01-28-2003, 14:34
17 and my truck still has floorboard dimmers. How many remember floorboard starters?
If anyone got #18 wrong.....well I just don't know.

trcubed
01-28-2003, 19:57
I remember floorboard starters. I specifically remember being 9 years old when I was taught to start the dang thing on a hill.

Left heel on the brake, left toe on the clutch, right heel on the accelerator, right toe on the starter, left hand on the choke, right hand on the ignition. Hit the key QUICK before anything moves, dump the clutch, and go like hell!!

No wonder I was the only 8th grader that knew how to dance!

Ahhh yesss...the good ol' days...

emill911
01-28-2003, 22:14
trcubed-
todays equivalent for the teenager is to talk on cell phone, adjust ridiculously loud stereo, eat a burger, have a smoke, and hit on the girl in the passenger seat.(All while trying to look cool!)

TEAK
01-28-2003, 23:05
16 @ 19;P

trcubed
01-29-2003, 07:06
emill911...

Ain't it the truth! My 18yo son fits most of your list...if he comes home with one of Rubb Dubb's whistles, I'll rip off his tailpipe!

blue-tonic
01-29-2003, 08:48
12 at 21. It would have been slightly higher if I went with some first choices. ;Q ;f

TEAK
01-29-2003, 08:54
Originally posted by emill911
trcubed-
todays equivalent for the teenager is to talk on cell phone, adjust ridiculously loud stereo, eat a burger, have a smoke, and hit on the girl in the passenger seat.(All while trying to look cool!) hey, not all of us!

trcubed
01-30-2003, 07:41
Originally posted by TEAK
hey, not all of us!


Can't get a date, huh?!?


Sorry, Teak...couldn't resist...;a

Admiral Thrawn
01-30-2003, 08:06
"trcubed-
todays equivalent for the teenager is to talk on cell phone, adjust ridiculously loud stereo, eat a burger, have a smoke, and hit on the girl in the passenger seat.(All while trying to look cool!) "

Hahaha, that's not me at all... Although I am hardly mainstream. ;)

No. 1 I have one phone, it is fairly large and a dark bluish / grey color, I don't know the number for it, I don't receive calls on it and it is a satellite phone.

No. 2 Well, I have several very good quality Dolby 5.1 speaker setups but unfortunately i'm forced to use my Sennheiser HD265 Linear headphones alot of the time as the family doesn't like the noise...

No.3 Hmm, well I think all the burgers at McDonalds taste like crap (I only eat Chicken McNuggets there) and at Burger King I only eat the Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Of course, I very rarely go to either places. Occasionally I might order a burger at a cafe/small resturaunt-type-place but it is fairly unusual for me. At the moment, I seem to have a taking towards medium-done pepper steak when out to a formal dinner.

No. 4 Smoking? ARGH! How repulsive! I don't drink tea, coffee or alcohol, let alone smoke anything...

No.5 Hey, what's wrong with that! ;Q

hahaha, this post sounds very strange/funny indeed... ;a