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    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 WW II.
    a. Suntan
    B. Leg painting & makeup
    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 1940s and 1950s?
    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 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 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 "Cabdriv ER" 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 someone who should share your wisdom!

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

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


    My score was 16
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    ummmmm... I don't like this test. Too much like golf in that the lower you score the better off you are.
    I scored 14, maybe I shoulda played dumb..oops . I mean young.
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    • #3
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      Something's wrong, I scored 18 and I'm only 29. I feel another midlife crisis coming on.
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
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        At 75,you know I got a perfect score! The only kind these days.

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        • #5
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          You shouldn't have posted the answers for another week or so. Make us figure it out. By the way how many of you forum members have ever seen a Tucker automobile in person? How about a glass milk bottle with a cream separator that looked somewhat like a wasp belly at the top of the bottle? I remember cars up until the 90s or so with the floor mounted high-low beam headlight switches. I still think that's where it belongs. The holes in the bottle caps (question 2) could be used for many things but to sprinkle clothing would be most correct for that era.
          Last edited by Woussko; 01-21-2008, 09:44 PM.

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          • #6
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            another week or so? you old hounds would have forgot all about it by then.
            Easy now. I was just playing
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
              Something's wrong, I scored 18 and I'm only 29. I feel another midlife crisis coming on.
              I got a 19 and I am only 32. I guess I have to stop making fun of Rick for being an old guy.
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              • #8
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                Older than dirt at 63 I guess... I got all 20.

                However, I'd like to point out that the foot-operated dimmer switch was used right up through the mid seventies. I had a 76' Mercury Monarch that still had it, and like everything else on the POS, it wasn't installed right, the parking brake cable rubbed against it and it wouldn't operate, until I had the cable replaced.

                CWS

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                • #9
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                  Man it's cold here!

                  Scored 16 here! BTW, thanks garager for making all us old flatulent's even feel older.





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                  • #10
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                    Hey I've still got it - Perfect score.

                    Guess my memory is still functioning.

                    My brother and I used to take the frozen cream. mix in some sugar and vanilla and have ice cream for breakfast.
                    Last edited by billmoy; 01-22-2008, 08:18 AM.

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                    • #11
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                      Older than dirt here-BTW my dad had one of those funny looking cars.

                      Mark
                      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      • #12
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                        19: didn't know the horse's name.

                        Milk was delivered on the hoof when I was really young. Cats came a runnin' when it was milking time.
                        Steve
                        www.MorrisGarage.com

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                        • #13
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                          Oh He!!,
                          Perfect score. I'm not just older than dirt, I guess I created it!!! BTW, my 1986 Bronco has the dimmer switch on the floor to the left of the brakes too. Like that Howlin' Ol' Hound said, that's where the darn thing belongs even today. Jim Don

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                          • #14
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                            "ummmmm... I don't like this test."

                            me either, scored an 18. :-(
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                            John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by billmoy View Post
                              Hey I've still got it - Perfect score.

                              Guess my memory is still functioning.

                              My brother and I used to take the frozen cream. mix in some sugar and vanilla and have ice cream for breakfast.
                              We used to do that with snow, when I was a kid. Add the sugar and Vanilla, taste great. I don't know about doing this nowadays, who knows whats in our snow.
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