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geezer test if I did it before this must be a senior moment I missed# 1

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    Want to take a break and have some fun? Number a paper from 1 to 20.
    Write the letter that fits your guess/answer of each of the following
    questions. Then grade your scores and see what the meaning of your score

    History Exam (Don't peek at the answers 'til you try it)

    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 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 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
    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
    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 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


    1) (b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular
    in Europe, took till the late '60s 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 all male, all black group: The Inkspots.
    20) (a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today.


    17- 20 correct: You are not only older than dirt, but obviously gifted with
    mind bloat. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely a GEEZER !

    12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is definitely muddy.

    0 -11 correct: You are a sad excuse for a geezer or you are younger than

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

    All other homoliteral concatenations within the 8th - 12th, 7th and 2nd -
    6th octal places are compiled from an address, tag, and decrement,
    respectively coded in decimal if at all.
  2. thisaway

    thisaway Moderator

    Jan 11, 2000
    Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
    I got 17 correct...didn't realise 32 qualified as "geezer" age. ;g

  3. Smokin' Joe

    Smokin' Joe 7.8 kTons of US

    Jan 17, 2003
    Submerged and Undetected
    18 correct. . . at 36 (sigh);Q
  4. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

    May 20, 2001
    15 right at age 23...*sigh*

    *sigh*, indeed.
  5. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    It ain't the age its the milage.
  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    17 at 34. (HA! Half my age!!!!)

    Much of that I remember. Blackjack gum? There was also that clove gum, wasn't there? Woolworths carried all that crap until they went under.

    Much of hte others was from hanging around with my now-mid-80's grandparents as a kid. They knew a lot and I musta known that back then.
  7. Canuke

    Canuke Resident Alien

    Oct 21, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    I remember one of my dad's cars having the floorboard light dimmer (early 70's)
  8. wait I am not a geezer I just have too much useless crud in my head. I scored 17 and I am only 22. Oh well I suppose I can be a geezer.;f
  9. Ender

    Ender ComfortablyNumb

    May 20, 2001
    dennis, blackjack and clove made a comeback of sorts that i remember from the mid-late 80's...just a little fyi ;0
  10. TangoUniform


    Jul 6, 2000
    Beeman's gum made a comeback during that same time frame.

    Oh yeah.. 16 correct at age 30.

    I missed the women's painting pantyhose, the studebaker, the inkspots, and although I used to watch the Howdy Doody show, I couldn't remember the indian princess at all and took a wild (incorrect) guess..
  11. trcubed

    trcubed Senior Member

    Jan 23, 2001
    Kuhnigitdale, NC
    (said in a mimicking, taunting, childish voice) "my DAD's cars had floorboard dimmers..." ain't got no respect these days...

    MY first THREE cars had floorboard dimmers! :) and I'm only 41...and a half! :cool:

    BTW...18/20 (missed #12 and #20)
  12. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

    Dec 16, 1999
    17 and my truck still has floorboard dimmers. How many remember floorboard starters?
    If anyone got #18 wrong.....well I just don't know.
  13. trcubed

    trcubed Senior Member

    Jan 23, 2001
    Kuhnigitdale, NC
    I remember floorboard starters. I specifically remember being 9 years old when I was taught to start the dang thing on a hill.

    Left heel on the brake, left toe on the clutch, right heel on the accelerator, right toe on the starter, left hand on the choke, right hand on the ignition. Hit the key QUICK before anything moves, dump the clutch, and go like hell!!

    No wonder I was the only 8th grader that knew how to dance!

    Ahhh yesss...the good ol' days...
  14. emill911


    Nov 3, 2002
    DFW Texas
    todays equivalent for the teenager is to talk on cell phone, adjust ridiculously loud stereo, eat a burger, have a smoke, and hit on the girl in the passenger seat.(All while trying to look cool!)
  15. TEAK

    TEAK 1*

    Nov 8, 2002
  16. trcubed

    trcubed Senior Member

    Jan 23, 2001
    Kuhnigitdale, NC

    Ain't it the truth! My 18yo son fits most of your list...if he comes home with one of Rubb Dubb's whistles, I'll rip off his tailpipe!
  17. blue-tonic

    blue-tonic Thats My Bush!

    Mar 20, 2002
    Saginaw, Texas
    12 at 21. It would have been slightly higher if I went with some first choices. ;Q ;f
  18. TEAK

    TEAK 1*

    Nov 8, 2002
    hey, not all of us!
  19. trcubed

    trcubed Senior Member

    Jan 23, 2001
    Kuhnigitdale, NC

    Can't get a date, huh?!?

    Sorry, Teak...couldn't resist...;a
  20. "trcubed-
    todays equivalent for the teenager is to talk on cell phone, adjust ridiculously loud stereo, eat a burger, have a smoke, and hit on the girl in the passenger seat.(All while trying to look cool!) "

    Hahaha, that's not me at all... Although I am hardly mainstream. ;)

    No. 1 I have one phone, it is fairly large and a dark bluish / grey color, I don't know the number for it, I don't receive calls on it and it is a satellite phone.

    No. 2 Well, I have several very good quality Dolby 5.1 speaker setups but unfortunately i'm forced to use my Sennheiser HD265 Linear headphones alot of the time as the family doesn't like the noise...

    No.3 Hmm, well I think all the burgers at McDonalds taste like crap (I only eat Chicken McNuggets there) and at Burger King I only eat the Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Of course, I very rarely go to either places. Occasionally I might order a burger at a cafe/small resturaunt-type-place but it is fairly unusual for me. At the moment, I seem to have a taking towards medium-done pepper steak when out to a formal dinner.

    No. 4 Smoking? ARGH! How repulsive! I don't drink tea, coffee or alcohol, let alone smoke anything...

    No.5 Hey, what's wrong with that! ;Q

    hahaha, this post sounds very strange/funny indeed... ;a