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    Default History Exam - If your under 40 forget it

    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 & pencil & number from 1 to 20.
    >>
    >>****Write the letter of each answer & score at the end.
    >>
    >>Then before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject line.
    >>Send to
    >>friends so everyone can HAVE FUN!!!!
    >>

    >>1. In the 1940s/50s, 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 dur ing WW 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 pre vent 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. - Do you remember the rest of it
    >>
    >>11. What wa s 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. W hat 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, & 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-mee ny-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.
    >>
    >>
    >>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: Not quite dirt yet, but you're getting there.
    >>
    >>0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your
    >>experiences.
    >>
    >>Send this to your ('old') friends with your score in the subject line
    >>
    >>
    >>=

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    Missed two, 1946 Studebaker and The Inkspots.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Aced it!!
    Damn. Now I feel old.
    Mike
    I'm not forgetfull.
    I've just learned so much that my brain's full.

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    6&19 wrong,I was born in 53.
    SOON-We already lost the war. You are the resistance.

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    I'm 38 but I thought I'd give it a shot. Got three wrong.

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    Missed the studebaker one. 46 in march.
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    Born in 1965

    Missed 6
    Imagine whirled peas

    Peace, Love, And Superior Firepower






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    i got 16 right

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    Missed #13. But then, I never was much of a Kennedy fan of any kind.

    Damn, am I that old?
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    I got 5 wrong, but i'm only 27... does that make me an honorary old fart ?

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