Gut Rumbles

May 06, 2004

take this test!

I missed one. That makes me "older than dirt," according to the scoring.

1. In the 1940 s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches
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
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
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
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
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
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
c. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, H oney"
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
handed out in school?
a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you
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
a. To keep you out of mischief by lick ing the backs, which tasted like
bubble gum
b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various
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
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

I'll post the answers before the day is out. (Thanks to shell for the link!)


1b 2b 3c 4a 5b 6a 7c 8a 9a 10c
11c 12b 13c 14c 15a 16a 17b 18c 19a 20a

Posted by: johndeerebilly on May 6, 2004 10:51 AM

I googled and found the quiz. 20 out of 20. I must definitely be an old ...uh...whatever.

Posted by: Ernie G on May 6, 2004 12:28 PM

I managed to get 16 correct. "Not quite dirt yet." Heh.

Posted by: BT on May 6, 2004 12:32 PM

1: B, 2: B, 3: C, 4: A, 5: NFC, 6: A, 7: HIIR, 8: A, 9: WTFIARS, 10: C, 11: C, 12: C, 13: WC, 14: C, 15: NFC, 16: NFC, 17: B, 18: C, 19: A, 20: A

NFC = No Effing Clue
WTFIARS = What The Eff Is A Roller Skate
WC = Who Cares?

Still, not bad for someone born in the late 70's.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on May 6, 2004 04:04 PM

Such juvenile tests are too typical for me. I don't care to label myself.


Posted by: Arne Langsetmo on May 6, 2004 10:13 PM

that was pretty much fun thanks
Tonie jean brooks a sort of southern/northern old female person.located in central Fl Have a good day,
Not much going on on my page have been a slump

Posted by: tonie jean brooks on May 7, 2004 03:55 AM

Hmmmmm interesting !!!

Posted by: dzwonki polifoniczne on May 25, 2004 05:43 PM
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