OFFICIAL BABY BOOMER EXAM:
 
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 the Lone Ranger 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 of us 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 ________________."
 
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 belt.  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 c
alled 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 ________________."
 
See how many you got/
 
ANSWERS
1. "Kookie; Kookie; lend me your comb."  If you said "ears," 
you're in the wrong millennium, pal; you've spent way too much 
time in Latin class.
 
2. The "battle cry" of the hippies in the sixties was "Turn on; 
tune in; drop out." Many people who proclaimed that 30 years ago 
today are Wall Street bond traders and corporate lawyers.
 
3. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet. 
 
4. "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; 
Don't think twice, it's all right."
 
5. The group of protesters arrested at the Democratic convention 
in Chicago in 1968 were known as the Chicago seven.  As Paul 
Harvey says, "They would like me to mention their names."
 
6. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all 
watched them on the Ed Sullivan Show.
 
7. Some of us who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning 
our draft cards.  If you said "bras," you've got the right 
spirit, but nobody ever burned a bra while I was watching.  T
he "bra burning" days came as a byproduct of women's liberation 
movement which had nothing directly to do with the Viet Nam war.
 
8. Dick and Jane's dog was Spot. "See Spot run." Whatever 
happened to them?
 
9. It was the VW Beetle, or more affectionately, the Bug.
 
10. A Broadway musical and movie gave us the gang names the 
Sharks and the Jets.  West Side Story.
 
11. In the early sixties, the drop-out, nonconformists were 
known as beatniks.  Maynard G. Krebs was the classic beatnik, 
except that he had no rhythm, man; a beard, but no beat.
 
12. At the end of "The Life of Riley," Chester would turn to the 
camera and exclaim, "What a revolting development this is."
 
13. "Get your kicks, on Route 66."
 
14. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have 
been changed to protect the innocent."
 
15. The real James Bond, Sean Connery, mixed his martinis a 
special way: shaken, not stirred.
 
16. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight."
 
17.  That "adult" book by Henry Miller was called Tropic of
Cancer. Today, it would hardly rate a PG-13 rating.
 
18. Back in the sixties, members of the math club used a slide 
rule.
 
19. "The day the music died" was a reference and tribute to Buddy
Holly.
 
20. The matching slogan was "Let Hertz put you in the driver's 
seat."
 
21. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the Watusi, we 
"danced" under a stick in a dance called the Limbo.
 
22. "N-E-S-T-L-E-S; Nestles makes the very best.......chooo-c'late.
"In the television commercial, "chocolate" was sung by a puppet  
a dog. (Remember his mouth flopping open and shut?)
 
23. In the late sixties, the "full figure" style gave way to the 
"trim" look, as first exemplified by British model Twiggy.
 
24. Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us.
 His name was Louis Armstrong.
 
25. Joe's regular visitor at the bar was Crazy Googenhiem.
 
26. The Russians put the first satellite into orbit; it was 
called Sputnik.
 
27. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?  A Timex watch.
 
28. The large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist was 
called the hula-hoop.
 
29. The "Age of Aquarius" was brought into the mainstream in the
Broadway musical "Hair."
 
30. Red Skelton's hobo character was Freddie the Free-loader.
Clem Kaddiddlehopper was the "hay seed.") Red ended his television
 show by saying, "Good night, and may God bless."