SENIOR'S ANNUAL TRIVIA QUIZ
Prove That Your Memory's
1. During WW II, what was a Victory Garden?
a. The top floor of Madison Square Garden
b. House plants you could win with S&H Green Stamps
c. A home garden to raise food for family and friends
2. What would 'A little dab 'll do ya' do?
a. A dab of Brylcreem would keep your hair in place like car grease
b. A little dab of Ovaltine in milk would turn you into Capt. Midnight
c. Rumor was that a dab of Spanish fly would do it, but no one ever knew for
3. Sears used to be called _________,
_________ and Co.?'
a. Girdles, Corsets and Co.
b. Cheap, Cheaper andCo.
c. Montgomery Ward and Co.
d. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
4. What was duck and cover?
a. Hunting fowl during the Great Depression
b. A drill for school children, for use in case of atomic attack
c. A ducktail haircut toupee
5. The oldest man in the US died recently at
113. To what did he attribute his long life?
a. Giving up cigars at age 97
b. Never marrying
c. Brussels sprouts and chocolate
6. What was the 'party line' with which many
of us grew up?
a. 'Your place or mine?'
b. Telephone lines shared by several homes, or parties
c. 'A chicken in every pot.'
7. What postwar auto was said to not know
whether it was coming or going?
a. '48 Tucker
b. '53 Henry J.
c. '51 Studebaker
wasn't delivered to homes in the USi
n the 1940s?
9. What color were flash bulbs for use with
10. What was the average life expectancy in
the US 100 years ago?
11. You know you've grown old when...?
a. Your house plants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them
b. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question
c. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer 'pretty good stuff'
d. All of the above
12. When you put your right foot out, and
shake it all about, what are you doing?
a. Throwing out your back
b. Going for a Section 8
c. The Hokey-Pokey
1.c) Victory gardening enabled
more food supplies to be shipped to our troops around the world.
2.a) 'Brylcreem, a little dab'll
do ya! Brylcreem, you look so debonair! The gals will all pursue ya. They'll
love to get their fingers in your hair...'
3.d) Sears, Roebuck and Co. was
named in 1893. It is said that Roebuck, a watchmaker, disappeared when he
objected to customers using catalogs for toilet paper.
4.b) A drill for school children.
Today's equivalent isTomRidge's plastic and duct tape.
5.a) John McMorran quit cigars at
97, and got 16 years more of life.
6.b) Telephones were great
neighborhood entertainment in the days when each home on the party line had a
unique ring and the phones of every subscriber on the line rang at the same
time. It was great sport to listen in to the conversations of everyone on the
7.c) The '51 Studebaker had so
much glass in the rear, folks were concerned that other drivers wouldn't know
front from back.
9.b) Blue flashbulbs were used
with color film, daylight balanced.
10.c) In 1903 the average life
expectancy was 47. Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone, and the average wage
was 22 cents an hour. Remember?
11.d) All of the above.
12.c) You're dancing the
Hokey-Pokey. In 1953, bandleader Ray Anthony bought the rights and recordedThe
Hokey Pokeyon the B-side of another novelty record,The
10 - 12 correct:You are not only
older than dirt, but smart as a buggy whip. Now if you could only remember
7 - 9 correct:Not quite dirt yet,
but your mind is definitely dusty.
0 - 6 correct:You are a sad excuse
for an old coot.