History test

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  1. wilbur-t

    wilbur-tTop Fuel

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    Ok guys, see how you do with this.
    I only missed one.....I have to go take my Geritol now..

    History Exam...
    If you don't score very well blame it on being too young!! It is a win-win situation.


    This is a History Exam for those who don't mind seeing how much they really remember about what went on in their life. Get paper and pencil and number from 1 to 20. Write the letter of each answer and score at the end. Then, best of all, before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject line!

    1. In the 1940's, 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 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 d o 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




    ANSWERS


    1 b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late '60's 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 widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.
    20 a)
    Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today..


    SCORING


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

    12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but you're getting there.

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

    vonbondsSupercharged

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    Wow, I only knew two of them. At 34 I have no wisdom to pass on to anyone unless you want to talk about getting loaded at college and playing video games instead of studying!
     
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    Bragging Rights

    WT......There you go again reminding me how old I am. I got them all right and I'm not sure if that's a good thing. Von talked about not being old enough to know the answers....well he might be luckier than he thinks. I've found that the older you get the more things you learn and when your brain fills up, your body puts all the extra information into your body. That's why old, heavy people are quite smart.

    Did I ever tell you that my high school diploma was written in hieroglyphics. That's my story ........ and I'm sticking to it.

    P.S. It brought back some wonderful memories. Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    PianoMan:

    I always liked Clove gum and I remember the wax Coke bottles with the colored/flavored syrup inside. I also remember the candy dots on the paper strips, do you?

    I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio in the heart of the city and our milkman always left the milk in a metal box with a lid. It was lined with (oh my God) asbestos sheets to insulate it. He drove an old Divco milk truck and always had ice cubes in the back with holes in them you could put your little finger through. I faintly remember the horse drawn milk wagon but I clearly remember the Divco milk truck. I used to watch Romper Room with Ms. Barbara on the RCA black and white TV with a big 12" screen.

    Times have changed, I'm not sure for the better.:confused:
     
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    Well... I can remember voting for King Tut.... so I must be older than dirt:D

    Do you remeber the civil defense symbols on the Radio dial of your 60's car? In case of nuclear attack you were to tune to one of these and get the latest info on how you were going to fry. I have these on my Wonderbar in the 66 Caddy and had a young man ask me what those were for. When I told him he thought I was full of it and I think he believed I was yankin' his chain :D

    We get to talkin' about a lot of this stuff at work and the kids can't even comprehend how things were... If you were lucky you had three TV stations to watch. No cable TV... no internet.. Really... no or very few FM radio stations. When I was a kid you had to wait until Saturday night to hear a little Rock n Roll on one of the AM stations between 8 and 10 PM.

    But you can go back even farther than that. I bought several old magazines from the early 1900's that had some very cool old car ads in them (Stuff like REO..ect), but there were far more piano ads than car ads. And ads for sheet music. This baffled me for awhile until it dawned on me those people had no TV, Radio, or anything else. You had to entertain yourself... so you played piano. Many of my very old relatives when I was a kid had pianos.... yikes....

    BTW... that's a great test Wilbur...
     
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    Ah! the good old days.

    Just think of it, our kids will look back on today as the good old days. Wonder what they'll look back on in as much as we are so primitive.:confused:
     
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    Yes, that is the big question,....what WILL our children look back on when they are in their 50's and 60's?
     
  8. wilbur-t

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    "Thats right, Jimmy. When I was your age, motorcycles had rubber tires that rolled on the ground."

    "Don't be silly, Grandpa. NO one would want to poke around like that...
    "HEY, WATCH OUT FOR THAT ASTEROID, YOU CRAZY OLD COOT!"
    "Maybe you better let me drive, you're only doing mach three. Look at that line behind us."

    "Well Jimmy, this Triumph Rocket X11 is a little different than what I used to ride. Why this one time I came out of a hairpin turn at 60 and there was a truck in my lane...





     
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    :) Got 17 of them...but since I'm 51 I had better remember a couple of things from the old days....
     
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    Good one Wilbur....:roll:
     
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