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I got eighteen.

>History Exam (Geezer Test)
>(Don't peek at the answers until you try it. (Put your score in the
>subject line!)
>
>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 flattop 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 1940s?
>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
> 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
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>---------
>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.
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>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!
>
>Send this to your friends with your score in the subject
>line!
>
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