|1940s Era Nostalgia Quiz
1. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern
a. Cows got cold and wouldn’t produce milk.
b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog
c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front
doors and milk would freeze,
expanding and pushing up
the cardboard bottle top.
2. What postwar car turned automotive design on
its ear when you couldn’t tell
whether it was coming or going?
b. Nash Metroc.
3. How was Butch wax used?
a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood
b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing.
c. To prevent rust on the wheels of roller
4. As a kid, what was considered the best way to
reach a decision?
a. Consider all the facts.
b. Ask Mom.
5. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s?
6. 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
7. 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.
8. What did all the really savvy students do when
mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink.
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.
9. 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.
10. Praise the Lord, and pass the __________________?
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