Old Farts’ Quiz

01. 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?____________

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all
watched them on The __________________ Show.

03. “Get your kicks, ___________________.”

04. “The story you are about to see if true. The names have been

05. “In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.”

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we “danced”
under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the “_____________.”

07. “N_E_S_T_L_E_S”, Nestle’s makes the very best _______________.”

08. Satchmo was America’s “Ambassador of Goodwill.” Our parents shared
this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________

10. Red Skelton’s hobo character was named __________________ and Red
always ended his television show by saying, “Good Night, and

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk
in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, “the day the music
died.” This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The
Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s was a large plastic
ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ________________

Answers after the jump . . .

01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04. To protect the innocent.

05. The Lion sleeps tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08. Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader, and “Good Night, and may God Bless.”

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

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4 Responses to Old Farts’ Quiz

  1. John Paul says:

    I got 100% on the first pass…does that make me an old fart at the age of 33….?

  2. Haymoose says:

    Me too, at 38.

  3. HeyJules says:

    I think I missed one (what Red Skelton said before he signed off…I must have always fallen asleep!)

    I’m almost 48 and I lost to the two 30 year old young-uns? Are you kidding me?

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