Ron Swedlund Trivia Quiz 1

Here's a brand new trivia quiz that was submitted by classmate Ron Swedlund, who spotted it online.  We'll attribute the 20 questions and answers to Ron, and give him credit for keeping us all "nostalgic" until the end!  We hope the questions drive you crazy, keep you busy, and allow you to forget your aches and pains for a few minutes.

This may be harder than you think.  The answers might be on the tip of your tongue; but perhaps you just can't quite remember the correct answer.  Don't look below for the answers until you have tried out the questions and jotted down your best recollection.  Have fun!  (HINT:  Each blank requires either a whole sentence or a separate word!)


(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 first perform on The ___________   _________________  Show.


(3)     "Get your kicks _____ ____________  ______."


(4)     "The story you are about to see is true.  The names have been changed to __________  _____  _______________."


(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 call the '___________________'.


(7)     Nestle's makes the very best ____________________.


(8)     Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.'  Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us.  His full name was _____________  _________________.


(9)     What was it that "takes a licking and keeps on ticking?"  ___________________.


(10)   Red Skelton'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 two names did it go by?  ___________ & _______________.


(13)     In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about "the day the music died."  This song was a tribute to _______________  _____________________.


(14)     We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit, during our senior year in 1958.  The Russians did it.  That satellite 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 ____________  ____________.


(16)     We would ofter hear on radio and TV the letters "LS/MFT."  These letters stood for the phrase "___________  ___________  ___________  __________  __________.


(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 60s that was "a grave yard smash."  It's name was the ______________  _________.


(20)     Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as its Logo/Representative.  What was the boy's name?  ________________




(1)     The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

(2)     The Ed Sullivan Show

(3)     On Route 66

(4)     Protect The Innocent

(5)     The Lion Sleeps Tonight

(6)     'limbo'

(7)     Chocolate

(8)     Louis Armstrong

(9)     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 & 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


So how'd you do?  Email your friends from the Class of '58 and compare scores!