Wednesday, January 25, 2012


(Have a paper and pencil handy to record your answers... 
Your mind isn't as sharp as it once was!)

This is NOT a pushover test. It's a Baby Boomer era test!

There are 20 questions. Average score is 12 .
This one will be difficult for the younger set.. (DUDE!)

Have fun, but no peeking!

If you forward this to your friends/family,
Put your score in the subject line and let them know your score.

Good luck, youngsters,

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was...
A. Sugar Ray Robinson
B. Roy Orbison
C. Gene Autry
D. Rudolph Valentino
E. Fabian
F. Mickey Mantle
G. Cassius Clay

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and....
A. It's you.
B. He is us.
C. It's the Grinch.
D He wasn't home.
E. He's really me and you.
F. We quit.
G. He surrendered.

4. Good night, David...
A. Good night, Chet
B. Sleep well
C. Good night, Irene
D. Good night, Gracie
E. See you later, alligator
F. Until tomorrow
G. Good night, Steve

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...
A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons
C. When you clean your tub
D. If you paint the room blue
E. If you buy a soft water tank
F. When you use Lady Clairol
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, 
Bob Denver was Dobie's friend...
A. Stuart Whitman
B. Randolph Scott.
C. Steve Reeves
D. Maynard G. Krebs
E. Corky B. Dork
F. Dave the Whale
G. Zippy Zoo

7. Liar, liar...
A. You're a liar
B. Your nose is growing
C. Pants on fire
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher
F. On the wire
G. I'm telling Mom

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a 
never ending battle for truth, justice and......
A. Wheaties
B. Lois Lane
C. TV ratings
D. World peace
E. Red tights
F. The American way
G. News headlines

9. Hey kids! What time is it?
A. It's time for Yogi Bear.
B It's time to do your homework.
C. It's Howdy Doody Time.
D. It's time for Romper Room.
E. It's bedtime.
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour.
G. Scooby Doo Time.

10. Lions and tigers and bears....
A. Yikes.
B. Oh, no.
C. Gee whiz.
D. I'm scared.
E. Oh my.
F. Help! Help!
G. Let's run.

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone....
A. Over 40.
B. Wearing a uniform.
C. Carrying a briefcase.
D. Over 30.
E. You don't know.
F. Who says, 'Trust me'.
G. Who eats tofu.

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television 
commercial wearing women's stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...
A. Smear it on.
B. You'll smell great.
C. Tame that cowlick.
D. Grease ball heaven.
E. It's a dream.
F. We're your team.
G. A little dab'll do ya.

14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins.
B. With my man, Bill.
C. Down at the mill.
D. Over the windowsill.
E. With thyme and dill.
F. Too late to enjoy.
G. On Blueberry Hill.

15.. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by...
A. Clark Gable.
B. Mary Martin.
C. Doris Day.
D. Errol Flynn.
E. Sally Field.
F. Jim Carrey.
G. Jay Leno.

16. Name the Beatles...
A.. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who.
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli..
B. Cause I eats me spinach.
C. Cause I lift weights.
D. Cause I'm the hero.
E. And don't you forget it.
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me.
G. To outlast Bruto.

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today.
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera.
B. Smile, you're on Star Search.
C. Smile, you won the lottery.
D. Smile, we're watching you.
E. Smile, the world sees you.
F. Smile, you're a hit.
G. Smile, you're on TV.

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy.
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket.
C. Make you fat.
D. Melt your heart.
E. Make you popular.
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
G. Come in colors.


1. D - Wonder Bread
2. G - Cassius Clay
3. B - He Is us
4. A - Good night, Chet
5. G - When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
6. D - Maynard G. Krebs
7. C - Pants on fire
8. F - The American Way
9. C - It's Howdy Doody Time
10. E - Oh my
11. D - Over 30
12. C - Joe Namath
13. G - A little dab'll do ya
14. G - On Blueberry Hill
15. B - Mary Martin
16. G - John, Paul, George, Ringo
17. D - Who wrote the book of Love
18. B - Cause I eats me spinach
19. A - Smile, you're on Candid Camera
20. F - Melt in your mouth not in your hand

(I got 18) Thanks David !


Randy-g said...

I am way older than I care to admit...WTH does 18 out of 20 say?

Supi said...

Whooohooo! I am not completely older than dirt. I missed one.

USA_Admiral said...

WOW, 19 out of 20. No wonder I can't remember where I put things. I have no more room for remembering anything.

Missed number 11. I was never a Dylan fan.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Randy, I have no idea old dude. That's what I got.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Supi, that will probably give you high score.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, me to, and I missed the Pogo thing too. I never read it.

The War Planner said...


I beat you! I got 19. Missed the Allen Funt question. I think, however, the Bob Dylan quote attribution may be in error. I always thought it was Jerry Rubin. From a link on the internet:

"It has been attributed to Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and The Beatles. It is likely, however, that they all got it from Jack Weinberger, a free speech activist, who was quoted with the phrase in 1964, in the San Francisco Chronicle."

Read more:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Dear Poor War Planner, I feel we need to find you a new hobby. You are coming here far too serious to take on this silly blog. Go sit in the corner for 15 minutes and come back and try again.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

At the age of 47 I only got 17 right. I am not sure what that says about me but I will happily take that score.

sig94 said...

It was a no brainer - got 'em all.

Ron Russell said...

Managed to get about 13 or so! I had forgotten some of those old lines. But then I'm not a baby-boomer. Came along 6 years earlier!

Always On Watch said...

Yeehaw! 20 out of 20 from me.

No lie.

Full disclosure: I was born in 1952. Plus, I have a nearly perfect auditory memory. That helped me get the jingles right, I think.

Scooney Adrift said...

I got 18 out of 20.
Pogo, and the Dylan qoute got me!
Part of the old brain is still working anyway.

edutcher said...

Maxed it, but Brylcreem, Popeye, and Superman (also, technically, Blueberry Hill) precede all us Boomers ('48 for me, '47 for the Mrs) by at least 20 years.

Good one, though. Brought back a couple of smiles.

PS For those, you could substitute, "Born on a mountaintop in...", or "Wagons,...", or "Cheyenne, Cheyenne,..."

Madhat said...

14 out of 20, so I guess I am a little smarter than the average bear :)

Duke C said...

Damm I missed the Candid Camera one too. Guess that was the night I had to do Homework. After Disney over, TV was off limits. 19 out of 20.

Deekaman said...

20. No BS. 20.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Christopher, Hot Damn ... you done real goood!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sig94, you be the champ!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, I guess that's what happens when you out live your memory.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

AOW, you are tied with Sig94 for Champ!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scooney, I'm there with you. I missed two because I destroy a few brain cells every evening.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

edutcher, good idea. I'll have to post another one down the road.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Madhat, not bad for a cub.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Duke C, looking good!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Deekaman, Cool, you're in a three way tie.

Amusing Bunni said...

I flunked it, hee hee.

Opus #6 said...


Adrienne said...

This old broad got all 20 and I'll be humming all those theme songs and adverts the rest of the night.

We never had Wonder bread in the house. It was always whole wheat or Italian. However, when I was in grade school we toured the Wonder factory in St. Paul and each of got a cute miniature loaf of Wonder bread complete with the balloon decorated bag. I love that little loaf...

Proof said...

20 for me too! I must have been from Lake Woebegone where the children are all above average!

Adrienne: my class toured a Wonder bakery when I was a child. The place smelled wonderful and I got the little souvenir loaf of bread, too!

Scott said...

20 pts. for this old fart. WOOORRRK!!! I see too many Maynards out there. I think we need a Dobie Gillis remake.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Bunni, only because you're a young babe.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Opie, another young babe heard from.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, you'll wonder where the Pepsodent went when brush your teeth with Wonder Bread.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Proof, did you and Adrienne eat those loafs yet, or are you letting them age a little longer?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Scotty, thanks I forgot all about WoooRK!

Adrienne said...

Proof - that little loaf was soooooooooooo cute!!

Adrienne said...

Odie - Of course I ate the loaf. I told you we never got the squishy bread in our house. You could ball the stuff up into a little dough ball. Wonderful!

Paulie said...

Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

All 20, and in record time I bet.

Gawd, I'm old.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne ... Soooooo cute huh.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, a loaf of hard tack?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Paulie, old is hell, huh?

Anonymous said...

I am older then dirt.
I got them all right.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Fuzzy's Dad, you really had to dig to find this. Way to go, you are now officially older than dirt.