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Now: Time to subscribe

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History test for seniors

The recent release of the new Lone Ranger movie made me remember a history test for seniors that I have had tucked away in my many newspaper clippings. 

OK, some fun and wonderful memories for you older folks. The answers are printed at the bottom of this column, but don’t cheat, that’ll spoil the fun.

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 ___.

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. N E S T L E S, Nestle’s makes the very best _____.

8. Sachmo 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 Skelton’s hobo character was ___, and he always ended his television show by saying, “Good night, ___.”

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. (I’ve owned one forever too). 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 50s and 60s was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist; it was called the ___.



But don’t peek until you’ve answered them all.

1. A silver bullet

2. Ed Sullivan

3. On Route 66

4. To protect the innocent

5. The lion sleeps tonight

6. The limbo

7. Chocolate

8. Louis Armstrong

9. The Timex watch

10. Freddy the Freeloader…… Good night and may

11. God bless.

12. Draft cards 

13. Beetle and Bug

14. Buddy Holly

15. Sputnik 

16. Hula-hoop