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Offline ACinKC

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In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« on: December 04, 2006, 01:41:03 PM »
The GEEZER Test
See if you are an old geezer or not.

The Exam: (Answers shall be revealed later today.)

1. In the 1940s, '50s, and early '60s, 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
Answer

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
a. To capture lightning bugs
b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
c. Large salt shaker
Answer

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 the milk would freeze.
Answer

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?

a. Blackjack
b. Gin
c. Craps!
Answer

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
Answer

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
Answer

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
Answer

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
Answer

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
Answer

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
Answer

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s?
a. Smallpox
b. AIDS
c. Polio
Answer

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
a. SUV
b. Taxi
c. Streetcar
Answer

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?

a. Old Blue
b. Paint
c. Macaroni
Answer

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
Answer

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
b. Princess Sacajewea
c. Princess Moonshadow
Answer

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
Answer

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
Answer

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
a. Meatballs
b. Dames
c. Ammunition
Answer

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?

a. The Mills Brothers
b. The Supremes
c. The Esquires
Answer

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
b. Zavier Cugat
c. George Gershwin
Answer
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 01:48:20 PM »
Know the answers to all but #6, #12, #15, and #19.

Guess im classified as an old geezer too! :-\

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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 01:55:19 PM »
1. In the 1940s, '50s, and early '60s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?


b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch


2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?

b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing


3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?

c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and the milk would freeze.


4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?

a. Blackjack



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?

b. Leg painting



6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?


c. Tucker  (not sure of this one at all!)  Tim will know I'm sure...


7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
 
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
 


9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?

a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
 



10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?


c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo


11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s?


c. Polio


12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"

b. Taxi  (Darktown Strutter's Ball)



13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?


c.  macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?


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
    PS  - I have Buffalo Bob's (and Howdy Doody's) autographs!   I got it before he died


16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?

b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window


17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?

c. Ammunition


19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?

a. The Mills Brothers
 



20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
 


How did I do?  not sure about the mimeographed tests....we never sniffed them, but they did smear ink on your hands....sometimes people would try to go through the garbage for those old master things that they used to run off the tests......

It was fun!   hugs,  Alan
 
 
 
« Last Edit: December 04, 2006, 02:02:14 PM by AlanBama »
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006, 01:57:20 PM »
I got all of them but 13 & 15

wasn't 16 really smell the paper....I don't think the high part is accurate...but damn they sure smelled good....
« Last Edit: December 04, 2006, 02:00:08 PM by dad1216 »
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 02:03:36 PM »
it could be, Dad......we didn't know what 'getting high' was.
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Offline Longislander

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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006, 02:10:56 PM »
well shoot-I'm a geezer too >:( :'(

The ink smelled deliscious!!
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006, 02:22:49 PM »
Oh hell. I knew all of them. Excuse me while I go polish my walker. ;)
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2006, 04:39:05 PM »
Your Score:
17-20 Correct:
You are not only older than dirt, but obviously gifted with mind bloat. Now if you could only find your glasses.

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 springtime!

The 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. At the beginning of August, swimming pools were closed. Movies and other public gathering places were also 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 Mills Brothers (not The Inkspots, as stated on this exam by other web sites and e-mails).

20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today. (Or bad, depending on your taste.)
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2006, 04:50:18 PM »
I didn't need this test to tell me I'm an ole geezer. I knew it already. I'm not to old to jump Eric's bones.  ;D

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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2006, 05:34:22 PM »
I sniffed mimeographed paper constantly and never got high!  I just liked that smell.

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Offline DanielMark

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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2006, 05:55:19 PM »
1. In the 1940s, '50s, and early '60s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch (My father had one in his Audi Mini.)

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing (I also remember my mother rolling up the dampened clothes to store in the fridge until ironing them. Hey, she was busy with five kids.)

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and the milk would freeze.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
Donít know.

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?
b. Leg painting

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
Donít know

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside (Anyone else remember was lips?)

8. How was Butch wax used?
Donít know

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s?
c. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
Donít know.

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
Donít know

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
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?
Donít know

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 (Bzzzz.)

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
c. Ammunition (Perish the thought.)

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?
Donít know.

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
a. Tony Bennett
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2006, 07:10:24 PM »
Hell, I was born in 69, I knew some of the questions though. So I'm not quite a newbie but not yet an old timer, so what does that make me? Wishes I coulda been born a lil earlier cause I heard Woodstock was the shiznit!
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2006, 07:16:29 PM »
Just because I can answer these questions does not make me either old nor a geezer.  I thought you could only be a geezer if you were past 70 and once you hit 80 or so you become older than dirt.  Actually, here's to all of us growing up to be really, really old geezers.
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2006, 07:23:14 PM »
I'll toast to that Joe. "here's to longevity for everyone"
In regard to the "leg painting" during WW2....i remember it was a line up the back of the leg made with eyebrow pencil to look like a seam. Never heard of leg painting but it sounds hot.
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2006, 07:26:55 PM »
I'll drink to that too!

And when we're 70, it'll be the 90's that are geezer's!
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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2006, 08:03:53 PM »
Geeze, I got them all except for the Indian Princess one. I surprised myself by getting Studebaker correct - that was a semi-educated guesstimate.

I always got the job of licking the Green-stamps and putting them in the book. My mother always said she hoped it would glue my mouth shut and keep me quiet for a while. Just like sniffing mimeographed paper, it never worked. :D My mother told me about the leg-painting trick - I seem to remember something about using tea (or similar?) to stain the leg overall as well, to complete the illusion of a stocking. Used to hear about how her and her sister had to put a new piece of cardboard inside their shoes everynight as well, because of the holes. Got that one every year when my mother and I disagreed over the style of my new school shoes. ::) (you're lucky you're getting new school shoes... when I was your age blah blah blah)

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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2006, 08:07:25 PM »
Hey AcinKC,

A very good quiz I might add. I fall somewhat in-between.


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Re: In honor of Moffie, Aztec and all old timers....
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2006, 10:27:52 AM »
Harumph, he says in typical geezer fashion!  ;)

I missed the Mills Brothers.

But I remember the wax bottles filled with sugar water, or whatever it was. We used to chew the wax and then cover our teeth with it.  I also remember the wax lips. They were fun too!

My aunt had the Studebaker. I wish I still did.

I love Blackjack gum. It was kind of wintergreen flavored.

I had skates that needed a key to tighten to my sneakers.

I remember the air raid sirens going off at 12:15 p.m. on either the first or second Tuesday of every month, at which time we did the duck and tuck exercise at school. It wouldn't do a damn bit of good had an A-bomb fallen, but it gave people a sense of security, I guess.

I always sniffed the mimeographed papers. Never got high, but loved the smell.

My pickup truck still has the dimmer switch on the floorboard. (Yep, its an oldie.)

Quick, pass me my cane and get outta my way. I'm heading to the casino! (LOL)

I'm with Bear, et al, on this one. Here's hoping every one of you enjoys geezerhood!

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