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#22901 - Fri Apr 07 2000 11:19 PM Baby Boomer Quiz
Sandra Offline
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For those who admit to being there!

1. "Kookie; Kookie. Lend me your ________."

2. The "battle cry" of the hippies in the sixties was "Turn on; tune in; ________."

3. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably,someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." What did he leave behind?

4. Folk songs were played side by side with rock and roll. One of the most memorable folk songs included these lyrics: "When the rooster crows at the break of dawn, look out your window and I'll be gone. You're the reason I'm traveling on, ________."

5. A group of protesters arrested at the Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968 achieved cult status, and were known as the ________________.

6. When the Beatles first came to the US in early 1964, we all watched them on the ________ Show.

7. Some who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning their ________.

8. We all learned to read using the same books. We read about the thrilling lives and adventures of Dick and Jane. What was the name of Dick and Jane's dog?

9. The cute, little car with the engine in the back and the trunk (what there was of it) in the front, was called the VW. What other name(s) did it go by?

10. A Broadway musical and movie gave us the gang names the _______ and the________.

11. In the seventies, we called the dropout nonconformists "hippies." But in the early sixties, they were known as ________.

12. William Bendix played Chester A. Riley, who always seemed to get the short end of the stick in the television program, "The Life of Riley." At the end of each show, poor Chester would turn to the camera and exclaim, "What
a ________."

13. "Get your kicks, ________."

14. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed ________."

15. The real James Bond, Sean Connery, mixed his martinis a special way:

16. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________."

17. That "adult" book by Henry Miller - the one that contained all the "dirty" dialogue was called ________.

18. Today, the math geniuses in school might walk around with a calculator strapped to their belt. But back in the sixties, members of the math club used a ________.

19. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about "the day the music died." This was a reference and tribute to ________.

20. A well known television commercial featured a driver who was miraculously lifted through thin air and into the front seat of a convertible. The matching slogan was "Let Hertz ________."

21. After the twist, the mashed potato, and the watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called ________.

22. "N-E-S-T-L-E-S; Nestles makes the very best ________."

22b. For two extra points, what was the dog's name? ________

23. In the late sixties, the "full figure" style of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe gave way to the "trim" look, as first exemplified by British model________.

24. Satchmo was America's "ambassador of goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ________.

25. On Jackie Gleason's variety show in the sixties, one of the most popular segments was "Joe, the Bartender." Joe's regular visitor at the bar was that slightly off center, but lovable, character, _________. (The character's name, not the actor's.)

26. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it;
it was called ________.

27. What "takes a licking and keeps on ticking"? _______

28. One of the big fads of the late fifties and sixties was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist; it was called the ________.

29. The "Age of Aquarius" was brought into the mainstream in the Broadway musical ________.

30. This is a two-parter: Red Skelton's hobo character (not the hayseed; the hobo) was ________. Red ended his television show by saying, "Good night, ________."

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#22902 - Fri Apr 07 2000 12:20 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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some of these guesses look wrong ..
6. Ed Sullivan Show
9. Beetle
11. flower people
13. on Route 66
14. to protect the innocent
15. shaken not stirred
16. the lion sings tonight
18. slide rule
21. limbo bar
26. sputnik
28. hoola hoop
29. hair

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#22903 - Fri Apr 07 2000 12:27 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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#9 is also the "Bug"

And, #11 are the Beatniks
Others are:

3. Silver Bullet
7. Draft cards
8. Spot
10.Sharks and Jets (West Side Story)
19.Big Bopper, Valens, Holly
23.Twiggy
24.Louis Armstrong

I'm not a Baby Boomer (I'm after that generation), but how'd I do?!

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#22904 - Fri Apr 07 2000 12:27 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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1: Comb.
2: Drop out.
12: revolting development this is!
17: The Tropic of Cancer
20: put you in the driver's seat
27: a Timex watch.
30: ? , and God bless.

[This message has been edited by michaeln (edited 04-07-2000).]

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#22905 - Fri Apr 07 2000 12:39 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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2. drop out
3. A silver bullet
5. Chicago Seven
7. draft card
8. Spot
10. Sharks & Jets
16. the lion SLEEPS tonight
19. The plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big bopper, in February 1959, I think.
22. Chocolate
23. Twiggy
24. Louis Armstrong
25. Crazy Guggenheim. I loved this bit!
27. A timex watch. Just ask John Cameron Swayze!
30. ...and may God bless.

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#22906 - Fri Apr 07 2000 01:44 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
Sandra Offline
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Ya'll did great....
Just #4 and 22b to go.

Linda1, you aced 9 & 11, bug and beatnik is on the money. 19 was a tribute to Buddy Holly, but all should have been included.

16 is sleeps not sings...WTG tim.
gtho, 28 is HULA hoop, but spelling does not count here!
michaeln, yes to all....

Now get back to work on the other two. #4 was a Dylan song....

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#22907 - Fri Apr 07 2000 04:30 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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#4. "Dont think twice, it'e alright..."(love this song!!!!)

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#22908 - Fri Apr 07 2000 04:32 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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#22b. Farfel

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#22909 - Fri Apr 07 2000 05:25 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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30a stills looks unanswered, so i will grab it =)
funny how much of this I know, even tho I was born in '70. heh
anyhow
30. This is a two-parter: Red Skelton's hobo character (not the hayseed; the hobo) was ________.
sounds like Klem Kadiddlehopper? (sp?)

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#22910 - Fri Apr 07 2000 08:02 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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22. HOT chocolate
(What dog?)

[This message has been edited by gustav (edited 04-07-2000).]


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#22911 - Sat Apr 08 2000 09:26 AM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
Sandra Offline
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Right, auschic.
gustav, Farfel was a hand puppet operated by Danny O'Day.
Thanks for catching 30a, mome rath, but that is the wrong answer. Clem Kaddiddlehopper was the "hay seed", not the hobo.
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#22912 - Sat Apr 08 2000 10:40 AM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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I thought maybe I was wrong, but I liked saying Clem Kadiddlehopper anyways.=)

the "hobo" was Freddy the Freeloader

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#22913 - Sat Apr 08 2000 10:45 AM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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On my way out , I noticed an error
2. The "battle cry" of the hippies in the sixties was "Turn on; tune in; ________."

Leary's adage was actually Tune in, turn on, and drop out.
(Note the order)

todays adage I suppose should be tune in, turn on, and shell out!

=)


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#22914 - Sat Apr 08 2000 02:10 PM Re: Baby Boomer Quiz
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LOL mome rath....especially the shell out part! and you are right about Freddie.
This quiz is officailly closed!
Thanks to all for playing
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