did headlight dimmer switches used to be located?
a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor, left of the clutch
c. Next to the
2. The bottle
top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle has holes in it. For what was it used?
a. Capture lightning
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
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside 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?
5. What method
did women adapt to look as if they were wearing stockings when none was available due to rationing during W.W.II?
c. Wearing slacks
6. What postwar
car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn’t tell whether it was coming or going?
7. Which was a
popular candy when you were a kid?
a. Strips of dried
b. Chocolate-licorice bars
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
8. How was Butch
a. To stiffen
hair cut into a flattop 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 string or twine
10. As a kid,
what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
a. Consider all
b. Ask Mom
11. What was the
worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex?
a. A cold
be down to get you in a ________, Honey?"
13. What was the
name of Caroline Kennedy’s pet pony?
a. Old Blue
14. What was a
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, 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
c. Princess Moonshadow
16. What did all
really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the
c. Wrote another pupils name on the top, to avoid failure
17. Why did your
mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you
out of mischief 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
the Lord, and pass the _________?”
19. What was the
name of the group who made the song The Gypsy a hit?
a. The Ink Spots
c. The Esquires
20. Who left his
heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
c. George Gershwin
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