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  • Jim M.
    History Exam... ... 1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches ... ____________________________________________________
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 2003
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      History Exam...


      > 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 de! liveries 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 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 mimeog! raphed t
      > ests were hand! ed out i n 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 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 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!
      >
      > 1! 3. c) Ma caroni.
      >
      > 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..
      >
      >
      >
      > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      > SCORING
      > 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 their wisdom!
      >
      > 12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is getting keen.
      >
      > 0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your
      > experiences.
      >
      > Send this to your friends with your score in the subject line!
      >
      >
      >










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