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An oldies quiz

Published February 27. 2010 09:00AM

They say when you get older, the memory is the first to go. But that's not true in a lot of cases. Many senior citizens are walking, talking history books. They remember chapters in their lives and in the history they have lived through better than many educators.

Several weeks ago someone sent me a quiz containing trivia from our earlier days. I bragged to readers that I had a perfect score. Just to prove that wasn't a fluke, someone sent me another similar quiz. Again, I scored well. I got them all correct again, which only proves that either I'm living too much in the past or I spent my younger years collecting worthless trivia when I should have been hitting the books more.

See how well you do with this. Good luck. If you're under 50, good luck. You probably won't get more than three or four correct, unless you grew up listening to your parents brag about the "good old days".

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 Muhammad 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 mean

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. Krebbs

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. Scoopy 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

Continued next week, with the correct answers.

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