In this week’s episode we ask, “Are you smarter than a 50-60 Year Old?” Dave tests Steve’s memory by firing 15 random questions his way. The topics range from variety shows to musical talents, from catch phrases to television shows, and from leisurely activities to political events. This episode is packed with all kinds of questions that will have you thinking, remembering, and reminiscing the times of the 60s and 70s. How many can you get right? Enjoy the show and remember that the future is made of the past.
1. 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?________________.
2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show.
3. ‘Get your kicks, __________________.’
4. ‘The story you are about to see is true.
The names have been changed to ___________________.’
5. ‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.’
6. 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 ‘_____________.’
7. Nestle’s makes the very best . .. . . _______________.’
8. Satchmo was America’s ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’ Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.
9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.
10. Red Skeleton’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 their______________.
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 ________________.
1. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
2. The Ed Sullivan Show
3. On Route 66
4. To protect the innocent.
5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
6. The Limbo
8. Louis Armstrong
9. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God Bless.’
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned, not flags as some have guessed) bras were burned for Women’s Liberation; Equal Rights not in protest of the Vietnam War
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
Last week’s Flash Past question:
Q: How many states did it take in 1920 to ratify the 19th Amendment?
This week’s Flash Past question:
Q: How many states does the historic Route 66 run through?