History Exam  

TTigerAtty 63M
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1/24/2006 7:55 am

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History Exam

History Exam...

Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time taking 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. Write the letter of each answer and then score yourself by checking the answers which are given as the first comment to this post.

Please include your score with any comment you might make! Good luck! [blog 1hotwahine], I'm expecting you to get all 20 answers correct!

The exam ...

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 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 do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?

a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to g! et 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 Mills Brothers
b. The Supremes
c. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?

a. Tony Bennett
b. Xavier Cugat
c. George Gershwin
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TTigerAtty 63M

1/24/2006 7:59 am

ANSWERS

1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late '60s to c! atch 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..
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SCORING

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 experiences.


TTigerAtty 63M

1/24/2006 8:06 am

My score? I'm embarrassed to say 19 out of 20. I forgot the name of Caroline Kennedy's pony!

So, I'm "older than dirt"! And yes, I do need reading glasses! And yes, I occasionally lose them!

1Hot, how did you do?


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
1/24/2006 12:44 pm

1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?

b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?

b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?

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

c. Craps! <<tried but marketing angle was too challening

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?

b. Leg painting

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?

b. Nash Metro

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?

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

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?

c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

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

c. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"

b. Taxi


13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?

c. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?


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

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 g! et you high (I still miss that smell)

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?

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

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?

c. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?

a. The Ink Spots (am iffy on this - am thinking "none of the above" )

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?

a. Tony Bennett

Too easy. And in case anyone wonders, I was not even born for half of these. My mind is just a trivia attic.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
1/24/2006 12:46 pm

actually, both the Nash AND the Studebaker looked like that.

And I honestly think that the Mills Bros did Cab Driver. But I could be wrong.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


RailBaron2 55M

1/24/2006 3:19 pm

Well TTiger, I'm 43
& I think I got 8 right,after seeing 1hotwahine's answers
# 3 I remember milk deliveries from Formost.
# 9 I had a pair of skates with clamps & a key.
# 10- Enie Meany Miney Moe.
# 11 Polio
# 14- C. Also known as - Stick Your Head Between Your legs & kiss Your Ass GOODBYE Drill.
# 17- I remember the blue chip stamps & books
# 18 Pass the ammunition.
# 20 Tony Bennett.
The others were ones i was not familiar with.


micahbiguns 52M

1/24/2006 4:21 pm

Dammit I must be older that you TTiger If 1hotwahine got all her answers right then so did I (ya forget to list the answers in your comment) Check out this post for a good laugh Anal sex anyone


TTigerAtty 63M

1/24/2006 5:07 pm

[blog 1hotwahine] - You are correct! The Mills Brothers did make "Cab Driver" famous. I threw that error in there on purpose just to see if you'd catch it! Since you did, that establishes you as the History Exam Valedictorian! It may also indicate that you are older than the things that are older than dirt! See "Scoring" definitions. I know I'm gonna get it now!


TTigerAtty 63M

1/25/2006 5:39 am

[blog sexyfitwoman] - The way I score it, you got 6 correct answers. Per the scoring chart above...0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your experiences. Have you over-stated your age, sfw? You're 29, right?


TTigerAtty 63M

1/25/2006 5:44 am

micahbiguns - The answers are listed in my first comment. [blog 1hotwahine] correctly pointed out that the answer to question #19 is actually The Mills Brothers (and not The Inkspots). If you are older than me, you are really older than dirt. You are older than prehistoric dirt! I'll check out your post!


Theflinkychick 107F

1/26/2006 3:41 am

I got 5, 6 and 12 wrong... I don't see the answers anywhere though!

Not all who wander are lost.


TTigerAtty 63M

1/26/2006 7:02 am

Theflinkychick - The answers are in the first comment. A score of 17 indicates you (like so many of us) are older than dirt! You, however, are not quite as old as [blog 1hotwahine] and I.


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