View Full Version : Are You Older Than Dirt

06-20-02, 05:40 AM
Your spouse nagging you about forgetting things? You remember the Cubs winning the National League pennant in 45 but can't remember your current phone number? This is the quiz for you! Have Fun.....

Semper Fi,


1. Where did headlight dimmer switches used to be located?
a. On the floor shift knob
b. On the floor, left of the clutch
c. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle has holes in it. For what was it used?
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?
a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside 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 adapt to look as if they were wearing stockings when none was available due to rationing during W.W.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 hair cut into a flattop so it stood up
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent 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 string or 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

11. What was the worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex?
a. A cold
b. VD
c. Cooties

12. Ill be down to get you in a ________, Honey?"
a. SUV
b. Taxi
c. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedys pet 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, 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 Sacajewea
c. Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all 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 pupils name on the top, to avoid failure

17. Why did your mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
a. To keep you out of mischief 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, and pass the _________?
a. Meatballs
b. Dames
c. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the group who 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. Zavier Cugat
c. George Gershwin

1. b) On the floor, left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in
Europe, took till the 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) Cooties.
12. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half-past eight!
13. c) Macaroni.
14. c) Hiding under your desk, 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 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 well all be free.
19. a) The all male, all black group, The Inkspots.
20. a) Tony Bennett and he sounds just as good today.

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
0 11 correct: You are a sad excuse of a geezer. Redeem yourself by declaring to everyone that the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

I got in the range of 17-20...

06-20-02, 08:41 PM
I did better on the other one.

06-21-02, 06:06 PM
and boot camp WAS only twenty-six years ago.

06-22-02, 11:45 AM
Do I rate??? I passed everyone of dose!! Am showing my age, 'specially when my 'boot' at 'Paridize Island' was over 30 years back!!!
That's when 'C-Rats' were a daily offering...none of those Meals Refused by Everyone!!


06-22-02, 12:06 PM
I got all 20. Guess that makes me older than dirt. Boot camp was 39 yrs ago

06-22-02, 01:10 PM
When I first saw this quiz, I took and got all answers right. We must be showing our age............HE HE HE HE

I went thru Boot Camp almost 41 yrs ago.......HE HE HE HE

Glad you all are getting a kick out of it.



06-22-02, 03:03 PM
Scored 18 out of 20. Guess that puts me in the top of the senile classification. Now if I can just remember my better half's name I'll be hitting on all eight cylinders!!! :D

06-22-02, 03:15 PM
Nope. :D <ducking>

06-23-02, 01:43 AM
Roger and 'da gang': Just think>>>>
Although we are definitely 'older than dirt'...we actually got paid all dose big bucks for playing in it!!
Even us wingers got to kick some up once in a while in every one else's faces.:rolleyes:


06-23-02, 09:02 AM

07-07-02, 03:39 AM
I got 18 correct, I thought I was still a kid untill I took the test. I thought the Princess Summerfallwinterspring was human. Are you sure she was a puppet??????

04-25-04, 02:44 PM
Bumping Up..........


paul g fleming
04-25-04, 03:16 PM
How about 71

04-25-04, 03:20 PM
Ahh well, which just proves knowing too much trivia is misleading. I am only 32, and I got 18 of them right LOL:evilgrin:

04-25-04, 03:21 PM
Remember When...
I remember wearing shorts in the summer in El Paso, Texas made out of flour sacks.
I wasn't alone, every kid wore them, you could tell which brand you family used...
Remember When...
OLD THAN DIRT and proud of IT...

Semper Fidelis/Semper Fi