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    maybe this should go in the "Jokes and Games" forum, but i thought it might get a better response here. i'll post the answers and scoring later.

    i got 18 out of 20!! i missed one just because i couldn't remember the answer.

    i'm old!!

    How many of you can get these Q & A's right?


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

    a. On the floor shift knob
    b. On the floorboard, 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 saltshaker

    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 cap.

    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
    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 flattop 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 Sacajewea
    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 your 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, that tasted like bubblegum
    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 Ink Spots
    b. The Supremes
    c. The Esquires

    20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?

    a. Tony Bennett
    b. Zavier Cugat
    c. George Gershwin
    I'll post, You argue.

  • #2
    Here are my answers, some of which are guesses. As to the ones I didn't answer, I don't have a clue.

    3. Deliveries being left outside
    4. Blackjack
    5. Leg Painting
    9. Woven straps
    10. Eeny-meeney
    11. Polio
    12. Taxi
    13. Macaroni
    17. Stamp books redeemed for prizes
    18. Ammunition
    20. Tony Bennett

    I'm not sure if my short list is because I am absent-minded or because, having grown up as an only child on a farm, I was out of touch with what was going on around me. I have a feeling that I am much older than you are and should remember more of these.

    I can, however, remember living in a farmhouse with no indoor plumbing, the installation of electricity in the house and shortly after that the arrival of our first radio, and Pearl Harbor.


    • #3
      Many of these are guesses.
      1 b
      2 c
      3 c
      4 a
      5 b
      6 a
      7 c
      8 c
      9 a
      10 c
      11 c
      12 c
      13 a
      14 c
      15 a
      16 a
      17 b
      18 a
      19 c
      20 a
      Drug Recognition Expert


      • #4
        I know almost all of those, and didn't show my face until '67. Guess I was just born too late.
        Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

        I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq


        • #5
          Moved to Jokes forum


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