Jeopardy For Seniors
Mrs. C and I are big fans of the TV show Jeopardy (RIP Alex). We have often noted how some of these really smart contestants can not answer some simple questions…well simple if you were born before 1980. On the flip side, questions that relate to events within the last 20 years leave us hemming and hawing.
Recently College chum Marty sent me a quiz of Jeopardy questions for seniors. I suspect those from a younger generation would not do well on this quiz. I almost aced it, missing only the first half of question number 10 and I only missed by naming a similar character…I think I should get partial credit.
Anyway, for my fellow seasoned citizens give this quiz a try. We are smarter than you think, they just don’t ask the right questions on “Jeopardy.”
Jeopardy For Seniors
Let's see how good your memory is.
Don't look at the answers yet, wait until the end.
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? A ______ ______.
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? ______ or ___.
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? Only 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 boy's name was ______.
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
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
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco
17. Howdy Doody Time
19. Monster Mash
How did you all do?