You have to be a Baby Boomer to ace this quiz

Sorry, Millennials, you can't win all of the internet.

Bad news, Millennials, you might be in over your head here. Gen-Xers, perhaps some of your parents' pop culture rubbed off. But we think it's going to take a true Baby Boomer to ace this quiz. 

But if you can get 14 or more correct, you're still an expert on 20th-century Americana. Good luck!
  1. Where would you find a "banana seat"?
  2. Why were penny loafers called "penny loafers"?
  3. Which number takes the LONGEST to dial on a rotary telephone?
  4. Where would you press to take a photo on a Polaroid?
  5. Where is the engine on this Volkswagen Beetle?
  6. How would you fix this television picture?
  7. What was this device used for?
  8. What did the 1950s slang "duck's ass" refer to?
  9. What popular artist created the artwork seen on this stamp?
  10. What was unique about the original Mr. Potato Head?
  11. How many programs or "sides" are there on an 8-track cassette tape?
  12. Who was Dr. Spock?
  13. What was the name of the clown on 'The Howdy Doody Show'?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  14. What was unique about the eyes on the original Barbie doll?
    Image: AP Photo
  15. When the G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man doll launched in 1964, how many different G.I. characters were first available?
    Image: AP Photo
  16. There are four men in the 1960s. Each one has a different draft classification status. Which one could have gone to serve in Vietnam?
  17. What is the name of this Alka-Seltzer mascot?
    Image: Alka-Seltzer
  18. Which of the following styles of Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars would you have been able to buy in 1959?
    Image: AP Photo/Grant Halverson
  19. Which of the following people was NOT an original Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  20. Finally, what company introduced the Hula Hoop, the Frisbee and the Super Ball?
    Image: AP Photo

You have to be a Baby Boomer to ace this quiz

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RottyAngel 12 months ago
13. I'm a late boomer but some of these were a bit too early for me.
BrittanyDale 13 months ago
I was born 1991... but adored the classic stuff my parents grew up with, so that's how i aced it!!!
idkwut2use 13 months ago
13. Born 1987 but still should’ve done a little better. Wonder why you’d put coins in a shoe...
And I need another White-Out tape. That thing was great. My last one dried out not too long ago.
cripplious 13 months ago
Gen-X 16/20 missed Barbie, GI Joe, Converse, & the stamp.
BrianMoore 13 months ago
13 out of 20. Then again, I'm not a boomer.
dethLSMO89 18 months ago
I m a baby boomer and I only got 13 out of 20.
JuneMiller 29 months ago
I remember needing a potato to play with Mr. Potato Head. However, no one else in my I age group could remember such a thing. I was starting to think I had dreamed it all.
TonyKuchta 29 months ago

You got 20 out of 20
That was boss! You're either a Boomer or a lover of the classics. Hope you had a gas.
GinsterC 29 months ago
I got 10 out of 12 and I'm not even a Baby Boomer!
JuneMiller GinsterC 29 months ago
There were 20 questions. How did you score 10 out of 12?
cripplious JuneMiller 13 months ago
Guessing Public school taught counting?
FrancisAnthony 29 months ago
13/20, almost baby boomer worthy. I'm 47, so not too bad imho.
LJS566 30 months ago
#7 - Correction tape: THAT is not a "boomer" product, that is a millennial product. Correction Fluid (comes in a bottle in liquid form with a tiny "paintbrush") would be a "boomer" product. But, even at that, liquid form of correction fluid is still available.

#2: Penny Loafers. They got that reference because it was trendy to put a penny in the slot of the strap. Lincoln side up, of course! The brighter the better, like a brand new one!
Mike LJS566 23 months ago
Correct about penny loafer comment. However, if you wanted to show off or appear uppity, you would put a shiny dime in it - Roosevelt side up and properly centered,

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cripplious LJS566 13 months ago
Correction Tape was used in typewriters before white-out.
MrsP58 30 months ago
I got 19/20. Clicked too quick on DR/MR Spock.

#2: Don't know why they were penny loafers. As a kid I always had dimes in mine for the pay phone. Before my time, I'm sure kid used nickles.

#7: And I'm sorry but they still sell correction tape (as well as highlighter tape) in cartridges similar to and even just like this one.
WILD 30 months ago
You got 14 out of 20
That was boss! You're either a Boomer or a lover of the classics. Hope you had a gas. The ones I missed were either before I was born don't like (ugly shoes) or the military of which I hate and I was only born in 1964 (Christmas Day. So, literally with 7 days left in the year to be eligible to be called a Baby Boomer). I only know about Viet Nam in retrospect. And oh, yeah I (unfortunately) I am not an American. I live north of the U.S. I hate this country so much that I don't even want to say/write the name.
ndebrabant 30 months ago

You got 20 out of 20
That was boss! You're either a Boomer or a lover of the classics. Hope you had a gas.
Amalthea 30 months ago
18/20. I missed the Sneaker one (it was 1959; I'm still a Boomer, but a late-Boomer: 1964) and the GI-Joe one.
EllisClevenger 33 months ago
You got 19 out of 20
That was boss! You're either a Boomer or a lover of the classics. Hope you had a gas.
Dan 33 months ago
15/20 I'm a true baby boomer, but I didn't play with dolls (Barbie or GI-Joe), we wore leather shoes (like Beaver) not gym shoes (thoes were for GYM class), I thought Clarabelle was the cow (I still do, but I'm too young to remember that show - I was a product of Captain Kangaroo), and I only sort of remember the tv screen rolling up due to vertical problems - forgot about that one, and it certainly wasn't in color, and it certainly wasn't the Brady Bunch in the 50s.
richardkel 34 months ago
18/20. I don't remember what a duck a$$ is, but I do know a duck tail when I see one. Guess I shouldn't have missed that one. ^-^
x60hz11 richardkel 13 months ago
I think it was much more commonly known as a DA.
Lucyneenah19701 34 months ago
9 out of 20. I'm not a baby boomer. I was born in 1970. But I love quizzes.
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