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Quiz 1-YET ANOTHER “OLDER THAN DIRT” TRIVIA QUIZ
1. In 1950, the Famous Brinks Robbery netted $2.8 million. Where did it occur?
A. Boston B. New York C. Chicago
2. Who said “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”
A. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower B. Gen. Omar Bradley C. Gen. Douglas MacArthur
3. Catcher in the Rye’s portrayal of Holden Caufield’s 16-year-old-life was a huge success. Who wrote the book?
A. Herman Wouk B. J.D. Salinger C. William Faulkner
4. Which longest running daytime drama moved from radio to TV in 1952?
A. Days of Our Lives B. General Hospital C.Guiding Light
5. In 1952 Richard Nixon made a speech known as the “Checkers“ speech in answer to allegations against him. Who or what was the subject of this speech?
A. Cocker Spaniel Dog B. The game of politics C. A favorite pastime
6. What accomplishment in 1953 made Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay famous? A.Break the sound barrier B. Summit Mt. Everest C. Run a four minute mile
7. What did Francis Watson and James Crick become famous for discovering?
A. The polio vaccine B. The transitor C.The “double helix” of DNA
8. In 1954, the law known as Brown v. Board of Education was passed. What did the law prohibit?
A. School segregation B.School sports C.Affirmative action
9. What was the name of the new company formed when Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson Motor Car Co. merged?
A. Chrysler B.General Motors C.American Motors
10. What fast-food franchise opened to the jingle, “Hold the pickle! Hold the lettuce!“ in 1954?
A. Burger King B. Pizza Hut C. McDonalds
11. Psychologist Joyce Brothers won the “$64,000 Question.” What was her topic? A. Eastern philosophy B. American literature C. Boxing
12.What motto did Congress authorize all US currency and coins to say in 1953?
A. In God We Trust B. United States of America C. Liberty
13. Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a Supreme Court decision outlawing bus segregation. Where did this happen?
A. Memphis, Tennessee B. Macon, Georgia C. Montgomery, Alabama
14. Which of these is NOT true about Ann Landers?
A. Her real name was “Eppie” Lederer B. She began her column at the Los Angeles Times C. Her twin sister wrote “Dear Abby“
Doo Wop Oldies Quiz – Answers Bolded Below
1. When did ‘Little Suzie’ finally wake up?
(a) The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock
(b) The movie’s over, it’s 3 o’clock
(c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock
2. ‘Rock Around The Clock’ was used in what movie?
(a) Rebel Without A Cause
(b) Blackboard Jungle
(c) The Wild Ones
3. What’s missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint? Earth _____
4. ‘I found my thrill ….. where?
(a) Kansas City
(b) Heartbreak Hotel
(c) Blueberry Hill
5. ‘Please turn on your magic beam, ______, bring me a dream:
(a) Mr. Sandman
(b) Earth Angel
(c) Dream Lover
6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
7. He asked, ‘Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?’ Who was he?
(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
(b) Charlie Brown
(c) Buster Brown
8. Bobby Darin’s ‘Mack The Knife,’ the one with the knife, was named:
9. Name the song with ‘A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.’
(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
(c) Tutti Fruitti
10. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ‘Rock ‘N Roll’?
(a) Dick Clark
(b) Wolfman Jack
(c) Alan Freed
11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:
(a) Little Richard
(b) Frankie Lymon
(c) Tony Orlando
12. Paul Anka’s ‘Puppy Love’ is written to what star?
(a) Brenda Lee
(b) Connie Francis
(c) Annette Funicello
13. The Everly Brothers are…
(a) Pete and Dick
(b) Don and Phil
(c) Bob and Bill
14. The Big Bopper’s real name was…
(a) Jiles P. Richardson
(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
(c) Marion Michael Morrison
15. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called…
16. Edd Brynes (the first one) had a hit with ‘Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb’ on what TV show?
(a) 77 Sunset Strip
(b) Hawaiian Eye
(c) Surfside Six
17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
(a) Carol Lynley
(b) Sandra Dee
(c) Natalie Wood
18. They were a one hit wonder with ‘Book Of Love’…
(a) The Penguins
(b) The Monotones
(c) The Moonglows
19. The Everly Brothers sang a song called ‘Till I _____ You.’
20. Chuck Berry sang ‘Oh, ______, why can’t you be true?’
(a) Suzie Q
(b) Peggy Sue
21. ‘Wooly ______’
22. ‘I’m like a one-eyed cat . . .
(a) can’t go into town no more
(b) sleepin’ on a cold hard floor
(c) peepin’ in a seafood store
23. ‘Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do . . . ‘
(a) cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze
(b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues
(c) cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise
24. ‘They often call me Speedo, but my real name is ____’
(a) Mr. Earl
(b) Jackie Pearl
(c) Milton Berle
25. ‘You’re my Fanny and nobody else’s ____’
26. ‘I want you to play with my ____ ‘
(c) ding a ling
27. ‘Be Bop A Lula …’
(a) she’s got the rabies
(b) she’s my baby.
(c) she loves me, maybe
28. ‘Fine Love, Fine Kissing … ‘
(a) right here
(b) fifty cents
(c) just for you
29. ‘He wore black denim trousers and … ‘
(a) a pink carnation
(b) pink leotards
(c) motorcycle boots
30. ‘I got a gal named . . . ‘
(a) Jenny Zamboni
(b) Gerri Mahoney
(c) Boney Maroney
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