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    How old are youi -a history exam???


    History Exam...

    Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time at this exam.

    If you are under 40 you can claim a handicap.

    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.

    NUMBER 1-20, 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, send to friends AND HAVE FUN!!!!

    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 t o 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-5 0'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 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 pupilís 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




    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 iron ing. 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..


    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 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


    Missed 13 and 18


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    ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ downhill's Avatar
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    Once again, I'm older than dirt...

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    I got quite a few of them, however this is a test best suited for those sentient in the 50's. Forty year olds may have problems with it.


    Luck is where preparation meets opportunity - Seneca

    "Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" - Isaac Asimov

    It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    not as old as dirt missed 6
    2 had c
    11 had a
    12 had a
    18 had a
    19 had b
    20 had c

    i am just under 30 tho

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    Missed 3 blacklab

    Your very old Friend.


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    -5 Not quite dirt.


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    I got 8, but I'm 17 years away from 40.

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

    I got 12 right

    I am not old, I am a good guesser....
    Kinky is using a feather.
    Perverted is using the whole chicken.

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