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

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

a. Suntan

b. Leg painting

c. Wearing slacks


6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when
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
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

a. Consider all the facts

b. Ask Mom

c. Eeeny-meeny-miney-mo


11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?

a. Smallpox


c. Polio


2. "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 Sacajawea

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

b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the

c. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid your


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
like bubble gum

b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for
household items

c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on


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

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




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
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
arms in an A- bomb drill.


15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring.
She was another


16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple. Some liked
the smell and some thought they could get  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 Inkspots.


20. a) Tony Bennett




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 sad excuse for a geezer or you are
than springtime!