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History Exam...
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>>
>>
>>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 & pencil & number from 1 to 20.
>>
>>****Write the letter of each answer & score at the end.
>>
>>Then before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject line.
>>Send to
>>friends so everyone can HAVE FUN!!!!
>>

>>1. In the 1940s/50s, 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?
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>>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?
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>>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 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 dur ing WW 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 pre vent 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. - Do you remember the rest of it
>>
>>11. What wa s the most dreaded disease in the 1940s and 1950s?
>>
>>a. Smallpox
>>
>>b. AIDS
>>
>>c. Polio
>>
>>12. 'I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey'
>>
>>a. SUV
>>
>>b. Taxi
>>
>>c. Streetcar
>>
>>13. W hat was the name of Caroline Kennedy's 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 Sacajawea
>>
>>c. Princess Moonshadow
>>
>>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 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, & 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 '60's 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-mee ny-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!
>>
>>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.
>>
>>
>>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 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.
>>
>>Send this to your ('old') friends with your score in the subject line
>>
>>
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4 years 41 weeks ago, 3:58 AM

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I am older than dirt!!

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:12 AM

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LLE

Your not older than dirt you just seen a lot in your life time to be able to share your wisdom with the younger generation like me. Your a wise man LLE.

4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:09 AM

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I got 9 out of 20

nice post Nitris

4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:34 AM

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and play with my slinky

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 9:50 AM

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Ivan

We are all out of TAB, how about a nice tall glass of Tang....LOL

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 8:14 AM

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18 out of 20

I choked when it came to Howdy Doody and the ink spots, a little
before my time.....christ! thanks nitris now I really feel old.......LOL

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 9:37 AM

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guessed on three right on two, wrong on the indian princess.... If ya think about it howdy doody was a scary dude... sorta like a fiftys "chuckie"..... not crazy bout chuckie either..

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:08 PM

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Howdy Doody lol

Clarabelle the Clown later was
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Aint that a hoot

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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missed Studebaker, I said Tucker and missed the p/u in a taxi.

4 years 41 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

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sam what did

you guess SUV?.....ha ha ha ha!

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 12:45 PM

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Didn't even have to think about any of them, although I hadn't thought about most of them in decades. I like this quiz. Finally, something us old fucks can do well on. I don't have a clue about the movies or actors nominated for the upcoming Oscars, but I can do the old stuff. Well, at least my memory's still working - that's something.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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Didn't know Macaroni or Tony Bennett, and screwed up on the Taxi and said Streetcar. I still qualify for dirt status, though!

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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i got

6 wrong and i am in my early thirty's so i shouldnt know any of this shit!

4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

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your a goddamned savant that's all,lol,i was 17 for 20,used to drink the colored liquid from the wax bottles and add thread down into the bottle,squeeze the wax around the thread,instant candle!

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:19 PM

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We used

To chew the wax....maybe explains a lot......well at least it wasn't lead....LOL

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:14 PM

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and I'll be 40 this year. Sounds about right.

4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:33 PM

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to rack? Someone ask that a minute ago?
My new Mossy 500 almost falls back

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

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probably dirty around the magazine tube.tear the whole thing down and clean it good.somewhere on here is a real good disassembly/reassembly video.

4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:17 PM

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halo6941. My new Mossy 500 works like a charm
I checked its function before I left the store with it.
Thanks guy

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 1:11 PM

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I got three right.

I don't know anything about all these newfangled doodads like bottles and skates and cars. Damn kids.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

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as in before your time, which you just proved.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 9:43 AM

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in my typing, schuyler. I was attempting to use humor, but it did not translate. My attempt at humor was to make it seem like I am actually older than bottles and skates and whatnot, that the items discussed in this test are actually products of technology that is new to me due to my old age, hence the use of the word "newfangled". Obviously, this attempt at humor was unsuccessful, and for that I shall go flog my self. Note: Nhat was also an attempt at humor. I have no desire or intentions of abusing myself physically.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:04 PM

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Whats the news of today, anyone have major plans for this evening.. It's stay at home and watch tv time (i know were "beyond" exciting) for the wife and i.. Not even sure if thiers anything good on tonight so might have to break out a couple of dvr's we save for rainy days..

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:25 PM

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to stop talking to me, also let me know in her own way that I should stay home from church tomorrow...FINE...I think tomorrow would be a good day to go pistol shopping..I do not own a 1911 style firearm yet...I am thinking an "army .45"..I always wanted one...what do you guys think about the .45...???

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:35 PM

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Guy let me shoot a few rounds at the range. I was prepared for a substantial kick back, but the weight and balance of this one was really very good. In fact, I swear it didn't kick back as much as my 9mm and it was a LOT less than a typical J-frame that is so damned light anyway. The thing is really a bit too large to carry, in my opinion, but it is a sweet piece.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:55 PM

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the .45 is a great weapon,if you want to have a bit of history in your hand as well go with a Colt or auto ordinance,if you want modern .45 go with a Sig or Glock,those are what i have experience with,somebody else will have to step up and say what they like,except the Hipoint lovers,don't need to hear from them,LOL

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:11 PM

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so its the colt for me...I love that part in "saving private ryan" toward the end when the wounded captain is shooting at the german tank with his .45

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:17 PM

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good choice

your gonna like it.Old slab side .45

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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Sorry about the wife thing...Those of us that are married MORE than understand... I could go on about that.. but its really not needed, you get this if your married, (or were) or not..

Anyway... Brother get a 1911... ive had a number (before they got real expensive, and the customs took over) .. I had a collection of WWII 1911's from most of the mfg.. The only Colts ive had have been new, and back in the 80's, I don't think with the prices the way they are that i would look beyond the AO that lucky mentioned are my favorite, and on my "for real" buy list, the Springfield.. They make a really affordable, and authentic copy of the WWII piece.. As schuyler says the recoil is not much of an issue at all, much less than my airweight when firing +P's... bout the same when im firing target rounds.. Thiers something so perfect about the feel of those 39 oz's... It just works..

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

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greg my Colt

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 5:59 PM

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when you go make the deal,try and geta couple more magazines at the same time for it,otherwise they run about 40 bucks each,just a thought,and i like Gregs idea on the Springfield,good gun.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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see ya all later..

and CW.... tell your Colt i love her back.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 6:38 AM

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I got

16 out of 20 never cared for Howdy Doodie and the studebaker was even before my time.
We didn't use butch wax da used a bowl and we never listen to the radio much we were to busy playing out side where it was safe because child predators were takin care of by the cops or family members.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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Well at least we know who's been around a time or too.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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I would also consider the Kimber as well as the Springfield. They're built extraordinarily well, and they have lots of models, from the "standard" to the really nicely done with all kinds of extras.

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4 years 41 weeks ago, 4:33 AM

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18 out od 20 not to bad for this old guy.

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