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From: Lavada Thorpe <>
Subject: Re: [CRF] I got an 18......
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 06:58:35 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <3F179B5D.5DC032F0@sprintmail.com>


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Lavada
- Patty Jo Allen <> wrote:
> I only missed 2 let me know your score
>
> 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 is.
>
> History Exam: (Don't peek at the answers
> until 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 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
> 1940s?
> 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
> for 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, 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, 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.
>
> ANSWERS:
>
> 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
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