Good Old Days Trivia Quiz
by 111 Web Studio
Here's a quiz to test your grasp of the fascinating subject of useless ancient information. Enjoy!
  • 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 your wisdom!
  • 12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but you're getting there.
  • 0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your experiences.

 1) In the 1940's, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
  1. On the floor shift knob
  2. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
  3. Next to the horn
 2) The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
  1. Capture lightning bugs
  2. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
  3. Large salt shaker
 3) Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
  1. Cold cows wouldn't produce enough milk
  2. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
  3. Milk left on a doorstep would freeze, expand and push up the cardboard bottle top
 4) What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
  1. Blackjack
  2. Gin
  3. Craps
 5) What method did women use to make it look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W.II?
  1. Suntan
  2. Leg painting
  3. Wearing slacks
 6) What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
  1. Studebaker
  2. Nash Metro
  3. Tucker
 7) Which was a popular candy back in the day?
  1. Strips of dried peanut butter
  2. Chocolate licorice bars
  3. Coke bottle-shaped wax bottles with colored sugar water inside
 8) How was Butch wax used?
  1. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
  2. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
  3. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust
 9) Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
  1. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
  2. Woven straps that crossed the foot
  3. Long pieces of twine
 10) What was considered the best way for a kid to reach a decision?
  1. Consider all the facts
  2. Ask Mom
  3. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo
 11) What was the most ! dreaded disease in the 1940's-50's?
  1. Smallpox
  2. AIDS
  3. Polio
 12) "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
  1. Pickup
  2. Taxi
  3. Streetcar
 13) What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
  1. Old Blue
  2. Paint
  3. Macaroni
 14) What was Duck-and-Cover?
  1. Part of the game of hide and seek
  2. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
  3. 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 puppet on the Howdy Doody show?
  1. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
  2. Princess Sacajawea
  3. Princess Moonshadow
 16) What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
  1. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
  2. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
  3. Put another pupil's name on the top, to avoid failing
 17) Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
  1. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
  2. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items
  3. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos
 18) Who left his heart in San Francisco?
  1. Tony Bennett
  2. Xavier Cugat
  3. George Gershwin
 19) Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
  1. Meatballs
  2. Mayonnaise
  3. Dames
  4. Ammunition

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