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From: "Peggy" <>
Subject: Re: [CRF] I got an 18......
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 10:47:45 -0400
I got 15
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From: "Patty Jo Allen" <>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 3:01 AM
Subject: [CRF] I got an 18......
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.
> 4) What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of
> a) Blackjack.
> b) Gin.
> c) Craps.
> 5) What method did women use to look as if they were wearing
> 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
> 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
> were handed out in school?
> a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to
> you high.
> b) Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the
> 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
> bubble gum.
> b) They could be put in special books and redeemed for various
> 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,
> 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
> bottle top.
> 4) (a)Ê 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
> shoestring around your neck.
> 10) (c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
> 11) (c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were
> movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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!
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