Quiz: Only a True Baby Boomer Can Ace This Baby Boomer Quiz

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Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941.
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Who's this legendary musician?

  • Jethro Tull
  • Bob Dylan
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Taylor won best actress at the Oscars twice, for "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
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Name this iconic actress!

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Marilyn Monroe
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I thought "The Poseidon Adventure" was going to be a cool movie about the Greek God of the Sea so boy was I disappointed when it turned out to be about boring ol' humans.
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Name this disaster film!

  • "The Towering Inferno"
  • "The Poseidon Adventure"
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The modern toy hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr.
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Name this baby boomer toy!

  • Hula Hoop
  • Frisbee
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The VW Beetle is called the "Bug" in the U.S., but in other countries it was nicknamed the Turtle, the Bubble, the Flea and the Frog.
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What kind of car is this?

  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Pontiac GTO
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The popular "Bonanza" lasted for 14 seasons and 431 episodes.
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Name this television Western!

  • "The Outer Limits"
  • "Bonanza"
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"Gilligan's Island" ended in 1967 after three seasons, but was revived several times over the years with TV movies that continued the story.
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What classic TV sitcom is this?

  • "Bewitched"
  • "Gilligan's Island"
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If you fantasize about watching a man eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in an hour but you haven't seen "Cool Hand Luke," what are you doing?
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Name this prison drama!

  • "Cool Hand Luke"
  • "The Longest Yard"
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Electric Football is still available today, and now includes a digital scoreboard and an accompanying smartphone app.
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What do you call this toy?

  • Foosball
  • Electric Football
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Quick Draw McGraw's sidekick, Baba Looey, inspired the nickname of "Howard Stern Show" producer Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'Abate.
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Name this famous cartoon show!

  • "The Flintstones"
  • "The Quick Draw McGraw Show"
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Jimi Hendrix found fame with his first album in 1967. He died just three years later when he drowned in his own barf.
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Which guitar god is this?

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Eric Clapton
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Reynolds first earned attention playing blacksmith Quint Asper on the TV series "Gunsmoke" from 1962 to 1965.
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Name this popular actor!

  • Paul Newman
  • Burt Reynolds
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Cartoonist Charles Addams created the Addams Family as a series of popular New Yorker cartoons starting in 1938.
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Name this spooky TV sitcom!

  • "The Addams Family"
  • "The Munsters"
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Rosemary's baby is the Antichrist. Oops. Uh, spoiler alert.
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What classic horror movie is this?

  • "Rosemary's Baby"
  • "Night of the Living Dead"
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Chevrolet produced three generations of Chevelles from 1964 to 1977, and then the brand was sent to Car Heaven, R.I.P. in peace, Chevelle.
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Name this baby boomer car!

  • Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
  • Chevrolet Chevelle
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Although Tang is closely associated with the United States space program, astronaut Buzz Aldrin admitted in 2013 that "Tang sucks."
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What's this orange-flavored drink called?

  • Tang
  • Hawaiian Punch
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Lead singer Mary Weiss quit music in 1968 and had careers in architecture and interior design. In 2007, at age 59, she released a solo album.
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Name this '60s girl group!

  • The Shangri-Las
  • The Supremes
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Ekberg was born in Sweden but worked mostly in Italy, becoming a permanent Italian resident in 1964.
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Who's this legendary actress?

  • Anita Ekberg
  • Debbie Reynolds
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"American Bandstand" originally aired only in Philadelphia and was called "Bandstand."
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Name this music and dance TV show!

  • "American Bandstand"
  • "Soul Train"
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I was watching this movie in college and my roommate asked what I was watching and I said "The French Connection" and he said, "Ugh, I hate foreign films."
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Name this '70s action movie!

  • "The Godfather"
  • "The French Connection"
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It's possible that Jonathan Richman was singing about this car, but I prefer to think Jonathan Richman isn't a sellout like that.
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Name this classic muscle car!

  • Aston Martin DB5
  • Plymouth Road Runner
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Mattel marketed the Chatty Cathy doll for six years, and it was the second most popular doll of the 1960s after Barbie.
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Name this talking doll!

  • Chatty Cathy
  • Betsy Wetsy
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Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley on Sept. 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas.
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Who's this rock 'n' roll legend?

  • Elvis Presley
  • Buddy Holly
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Gainsbourg was partners with Jane Birkin romantically and artistically from 1968 to 1980.
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Who's this legendary singer?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Serge Gainsbourg
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"The Honeymooners" originally was a recurring comedy sketch on the variety series "Cavalcade of Stars" and "The Jackie Gleason Show."
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Which classic TV sitcom is this?

  • "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
  • "The Honeymooners"
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This movie is a sympathetic telling of the true story of a married man who robs a bank so he can pay for his trans lover's gender confirmation surgery, this movie was woke before woke was woke.
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Name this crime drama movie!

  • "The Apple Dumpling Gang"
  • "Dog Day Afternoon"
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Play-Doh smells amazing. When was the last time you smelled some Play-Doh? Smell some and flash back to your childhood. Sniff sniff!
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What do you call this baby boomer toy?

  • Play-Doh Fun Factory
  • Easy-Bake Oven
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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots are still sold today but they're smaller than the original toys because everything is cheaper and crappier now.
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Name this classic toy!

  • Punch Drunks
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
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The Kinks' first big hit, "You Really Got Me," invented punk rock. Don't @ me.
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Which British Invasion rock group is this?

  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Kinks
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One of the most popular and celebrated models of all time, Jean Shrimpton was an icon of '60s "Swinging London."
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Name this famous English model!

  • Jean Shrimpton
  • Twiggy
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Contrary to popular belief, actor Brad Pitt is not, in fact, a younger clone of actor Robert Redford.
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Who's this actor and sex symbol?

  • Robert Redford
  • Ernest Borgnine
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Lite-Brite: the perfect toy for kids too stupid to handle painting by number.
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What creative toy is this?

  • Etch A Sketch
  • Lite-Brite
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The Tempest came with a 4-cylinder engine and offered a 2-speed rear-mounted transaxle automatic tranmission. Whatever that means.
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Name this GM automobile!

  • Buick Skylark
  • Pontiac Tempest
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Ford eventually replaced the Pinto with the Escort. My buddy Chris drove a Ford Escort in high school and it always reeked from the ditch weed he smoked.
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Name this '70s subcompact car!

  • Ford Pinto
  • AMC Gremlin
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The original "Mickey Mouse Club" ran from 1955 to 1959, but has been resurrected many times and still airs today.
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Of what cult are these children members?

  • The Mickey Mouse Club
  • The Peanut Gallery
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Peter Sellers made the character of Inspector Clouseau famous. Steve Martin played the role in 2006 and 2009, to lesser effect.
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Name this '60s comedy movie!

  • "The Odd Couple"
  • "A Shot in the Dark"
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Bardot has been married four times, to Roger Vadim, Jacques Charrier, Gunter Sachs and current husband Bernard d'Ormale.
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Name this actress and sex symbol!

  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Raquel Welch
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Atari was later replaced by Nintendo as the most popular home video game console so if you want people to know exactly how old you are then talk about the Atari you had as a kid.
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What company made this video game console?

  • Atari
  • Nintendo
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Sonny Bono later became a United States Senator and even later died when he skied into a tree.
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Name this pop music duo!

  • Sonny and Cher
  • Jan and Dean
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Iconic as the "hippie van," the Type 2 is officially known as the Transporter, the Kombi or the Microbus.
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Name this iconic vehicle!

  • Volkswagen Type 2
  • Volkswagen Jetta
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With its 20 seasons and 635 episodes, "Gunsmoke" is still the longest-running, primetime, live-action, American TV series of all time.
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Name this long-running TV drama series!

  • "Perry Mason"
  • "Gunsmoke"
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I remember visiting my Nan-Nan when she was in the hospital and I said, "You're going to meet Jesus soon, Nan-Nan," and my Nan-Nan said, "Heaven can wait!" and we laughed and laughed. She died 20 minutes later. R.I.P. in peace, Nan-Nan.
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Name this hit fantasy-comedy movie!

  • "The Gods Must Be Crazy"
  • "Heaven Can Wait"
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With a total of nine seasons, "The Beverly Hillbilllies" was the top-rated show in America for two years.
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Name this goofy TV sitcom!

  • "The Beverly Hillbillies"
  • "My Mother the Car"
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I thought "All the President's Men" was going to be a cool movie about United States President's many gay lovers so boy was I disappointed when it turned out to be about something called Watergate? Whatever that is.
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Name this political thriller movie!

  • "Kramer vs. Kramer"
  • "All the President's Men"
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Joplin first gained attention in 1967 as lead singer of Big Brother & the Holding Company. She died just four years later of a heroin overdose.
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Name this iconic singer!

  • Janis Joplin
  • Nina Simone
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Buffalo Bob Smith created Howdy Doody when he was a radio announcer. The character originally was just a voice Smith performed.
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What's this famous puppet's name?

  • Howdy Doody
  • Mr. Magoo
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One of the great entertainers of all time, Tom Jones is still touring and delighting audiences all over the world at age 79.
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Name this iconic Las Vegas performer!

  • Tom Jones
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
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Eastwood was twice nominated for best actor and best director Academy Awards for the same film: "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby."
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Who's this legendary actor?

  • Mel Brooks
  • Clint Eastwood
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Mays was nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid," but stories regarding the origin of the nickname differ.
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Who's this baseball legend?

  • Ted Williams
  • Willie Mays
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Everyone remembers this movie for Harry Nilsson's version of "Everybody's Talkin'," but my favorite part is the jingle about orange juice.
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Name this Academy Award-winning movie!

  • "Patton"
  • "Midnight Cowboy"
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