Just for Fun – Are You Smarter Than A 60 Year Old?

Submitted by AMAC Member Howard Sharpell – Enjoy!

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 is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.’

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. 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 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 __ ______________.

16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It’s _____ ______ _____!

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The _____ Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60’s that was “a grave yard smash” it’s name was the ______ ______!

20. Alka Seltzer used a “boy with a tablet on his head” as it’s Logo/Representative. What was the boys Name? ________



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 God Bless.’

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

17. Howdy Doody Time

18. Shadow

19. Monster Mash

20. Speedy


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8 years ago

that was a good run down memory lane, I only missed # 16 because I never smoked, and I am only a very young 65.

8 years ago

Regarding #11, bras were not burned in protest of the Vietnam War. That was draft cards. Women burned their bras in the early years of the “Women’s Lib” movement as a protest against women being treated differently from men. And we young men, of course, were quite happy to see the young women to go bra-less. ;-)

Carol L
8 years ago

Not yet 60, I only missed #16 Lucky Strikes … perhaps cuz I’ve never smoked! Thx for stroll down Memory Lane!

John Alexander
8 years ago

I’m 70 years old and got them all right. Thank God I lived long enough and I can still remember, they were the good old days.

Dave Shaver
8 years ago

I got them all, except for Freddie. How could I have forgotten Freddie the Freeloader?

Of course, I have told my kids about my childhood and they just can’t believe Duck and Cover.

It’s amazing that we thought we would be protected from an atomic bomb just by ducking and covering.

Dianne Fleming
8 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed going down memory lane.. I am also a member of AMAC. I missed 1 1/2 questions. Thanks for some ole time fun..

8 years ago

Missed #18 &# 20. 69 years young. It was fun

8 years ago

Question 13 was not JUST Buddy Holly. It was also The Big Bopper and Richie Valen. There was a line in the song that mentions “the father son and holy ghost, THEY caught the last train to the coast” .
many people think this was about JFK, RFK and MLK. Couldnt be further from the truth. “The Coast” was a show biz reference and neither of those great political figures would be on their way there.

Dru Handlon
8 years ago

I’m 32. I got all but one right. God, I’m old.

8 years ago

I missed the Freddie the Freeloader part of the Red Skelton question. I said bras instead of draft cards on the Vietnam War Question so I don’t know if that is wrong or not. Got the rest of them right and I am only 44, so I must use too much of my time researching past pop culture phenomenons.

8 years ago
Reply to  James

All I could think of was one of Red’s other characters, Clyde Kadiddlehopper.

8 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve, it was Klem Kadiddlehopper not Clyde. In fairness, I missed that question too…..can’t believe I didn’t remember Freddie!

8 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Steve, I think it was Clem Kadiddlehopper.

8 years ago

How could I miss Buddy Holly? Missed the Freddie too.

Nan Hay
8 years ago

I got ALL of them and I’m 56…;)

8 years ago

Missed 1/2 of #10 Freedie the Freeloader, just didn’t come to me.
Missed 1/2 of #16 Means Fine Tobacco
Missed #20 Speedy lol lol lol Brain just wasn’t working.
I just turned 68,

8 years ago

54 and Missed the LS/MFT.

Phil Cuff
8 years ago
Reply to  gary

Alternatively, it meant “Loose Straps Mean Floppy Tits”. There was one other I’ve forgotten. BTW, age 65. Scored 100%.

dan coakley
8 years ago

I’m still trying to figure out how to type my answers on the line following each question.
A little bit of humor.

Gene Fleeger
8 years ago

59 and got them all except for the Red Skelton question

8 years ago

LS/MFT also meant Leave Some Meat For Truman, rations during the War.

William Jenkins
8 years ago

Got them all in under a minute. I’m 66 in 20 days……………..

Dave McLelland
8 years ago

I’m 66, missed 2 halves (Freddy the Freeloader and Bug). Inexcusable on either. On “Day the Music Died” comment, yes Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were on the plane, too, but it was mostly about Buddy. The line was “I can’t remember if I cried, when I heard about his widowed bride,” Buddy was fairly newly married. I’ve also heard the song included Bob Dylan (the Jester) and Elvis (the King).

Gene Fleeger
8 years ago
Reply to  Dave McLelland

Janis Joplin was the lady that sang the blues

don swancy
8 years ago
Reply to  Gene Fleeger

No Gene. Janis was not the Lady who Sang the Blues. That was Billie Holiday.

Mike Hight
8 years ago

Missed Buddy Holly one….I am 67, it was pretty easy….lol

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