Mike Bellah

A Baby Boomer Quiz

 Since readers keep sending me baby boomer quizzes, I've decided to compose my own version. Let's see how you do. (Portions of the following come courtesy of WSDM 98 Oldies Radio in Terre Haute, Indiana, www.wsdm.com)

Who/what was?

World leader that pounded his shoe on the table at the United Nations

First name of the Beaver's best friend

First and last name of Wally Cleaver's best friend

Running Bear's Indian maiden

First U. S. astronaut to orbit the earth

Played Peter Pan before all those imitators

1963 song recorded by the Kingsmen that no adult would let us sing. (Hint: the first word is "Louie.")

Kept breaking windows around Mayberry

Stage name for character who replaced Gomer Pyle

First and last names of all the Beatles (If you can't answer this one, you'd better give up now.)

Variety show host who brought the Beatles to American TV

Stage name for Perry Mason's opponent who NEVER won a case

Stage name for the Rifleman

Stage name for the Rifleman's son

Real name of actor who played the Rifleman

Miner who stood "six foot six and weighed 245"

Claimed to build strong bodies 12 ways

Graduated 6th grade so he could cipher figures for his uncle

Said "I have a dream."

Said "I can't get no satisfaction."

Said "I will not seek nor will I accept my party's nomination for . . ."

Said "Don't trust anyone over 30."

Fill in the blanks

Raised in the woods so he knew every tree / Kilt him ((7 words)

She wore an itsy bitsy teenie weenie ((3 words)

Hey kids. What time is it? (4 words)

M-I-C . . . See you real soon. K-E-Y . . . (5 words)

I've got smog in my noggin, ever since (4 words)

Reason the Purple People Eater wouldn't harm the songwriter: "I wouldn't eat you cause (3 words)

Before he was Skipper's little buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's best friend (3 words)

Superman, disguised as Clark Kent, mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and (3 words)

Where have all the flowers gone? (5 words)

You'll wonder where the yellow went (7 words)

I'm Popeye the sailor man! I'm Popeye the sailor man! I'm strong to the finish (5 words)

You're all invited back next week to this locality / to get a (5 words)

Good night, Chet (3 words)

Bonus points

Where were you on November 22, 1963 when you first heard that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas?

Whistle the theme to "The Andy Griffith Show."

The answers

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View others' responses to this column before January 2004.

And here's a quiz for you younger baby boomers:
A Baby Boomer Quiz: the '70s version.


Nikita Krushchev


Eddie Haskell

Little White Dove

John Glenn

Mary Martin

Louie Louie

Ernest T. Bass


John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Ed Sullivan

Hamilton Burger

Lucas McCain

Mark McCain

Chuck Connors

Big John

Wonder Bread

Jethro Bodeen

Marin Luther King Jr.

The Rolling Stones

Lyndon B. Johnson

Bob Dylan

Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three

yellow polkadot bikini

It's Howdy Doody Time!

Why? Because we like you.

Ever since you made the scene--from Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb by Edd Byrnes (from the TV show 77Sunset Strip)

I wouldn't eat you cause you're so tough.

Maynard G. Krebs

truth, justice and the American way

gone to young girls everyone

when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

cause I eats my spinach

to get a heapin' helpin' of their hospitality

Good night, David

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