Thursday, January 18, 2007


OK enough of the political is some fluff for Shabbat.

Shabbat shalom

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.

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 and pencil and number
from 1 to 20.
Write the letter of each answer and score at the end.

Then, best of all, before you pass this test on, put your score in the
subject line!

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 shoe s?
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?
A. Smallpox
C. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
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 di d all the really savvy students d o 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
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

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

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

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..


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

Send this to your friends with your score in the subject line!


At 1:26 AM, Blogger Perez said...

I did get zero...Poor me..Oh well...It was fun and got to learn something new-Take care-perez

At 3:25 AM, Blogger Vicky said...

Tim and I went through this together. You know Tim, the one who can't decide if he's a Cowboy, a Sojourner, or an apostle. Actually, he's a little bit of all. But I regress...we were happy to see we are not quite dirt yet. We just couldn't quite agree on whether a good guess was the equivalent of knowledge. LOL

At 4:03 AM, Anonymous Neshie said...

Hoo-Haw - That was some score. I thought I was good with 18.

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous John said...

Oh dear. I don't even think that I made it into double digits.


I'm as young as... as... well, something that's young.

But, we younguns' love you old fogeys, anyway!

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Val said...

I didn't do that well... but felt young not knowing almost half of them! :)
Shabbat Shalom!

At 2:01 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

perez...of coures you are toooooooo young to know any of this stuff...thanks for dropping in

At 2:02 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

vicky!!! i didn't know you and tim were you and tim!!! yahoooooo and thanks so much for becoming part of the family...stay safe my dear friend

At 2:03 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom neshie...18 is was the time with your new baby??? ahhhhh mechayeh no??? stay safe and thanks for dropping hiiiiiiiiii from bubbie channah

At 2:04 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

old fogeys my aunt fanny!!! who it turns out was busy wearing victoria's secret under her girdle lolol...hiiiiiiiiiiii honey

At 2:10 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

ah val you are young...a my friend john says 'we old fogeys' remember that stuff cuz we lived with it...princess summerfallwinterspring...what a great name...shavuah tov

At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Chavah said...

Well, I scored 17, so guess that makes me older than dirt! Ha! but that also someans I possess WISDOM...YEAAAAAAAAAA. There is something redeeming about this aging business. I think you scored 19 because you have such an excellent memory (and you are older than me) oyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!


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