How is good is your memory for trivia, meaningless moments, fads, or TV shows of yesteryear? Here is a test. If you score high it may mean that you are a very smart aging baby boomer. Or it means you have nothing on your mind but meaningless dribble. In any event test your memory.
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 U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on the ________________________________Show.
7. Some who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning our_____________________.
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 drop-out 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 to _______
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 belts. 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 Potatoes, and the Watusi, we “danced” under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the_____________________________.
22. “N-E-S-T-L-E-S; Nestles makes the very best… _______________________________.”
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. Sachmo 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, and ____________________________________.”
Send answers to:
Juniper Berry Trivia PO Box 790275
Middle Village, NY 11379
Names of persons scoring 100% will be
printed in next issue.