1940s Era Nostalgia Quiz
1.  Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
 a.  Cows got cold and wouldn’t produce milk.
 b.  Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled.
 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?
 a.  Studebaker
 b.  Nash Metroc.
 c.  Tucker
3.  How was Butch wax used?
 a.  To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up.
 b.  To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing.
 c.  To prevent rust on the wheels of roller skates.

4.  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.

5.  What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940s?
 a.  Smallpox
 b.  AIDS
 c.  Polio

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 inside.

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 __________________?
 a.  Meatballs
 b.  Dames
c.  Ammunition



1.  c
2.  a
3.  a
4.  c
5.  c.
6.  c
7.  c
8.  a
9.  b
10. c


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