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Test your knowledge (and don't cheat)

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at 11:06 AM

This is a test.

There are 10 standard questions about who said what followed by five fill-in-the-blank and five multiple choice questions.

No cheating allowed, and don't look at the answer key until you've answered all of the questions.

1. Who said, "This is the city..."

2. Who said, "I love it when a plan comes together."

3. Who said, "Mom always liked you best."

4. Who said, "Now cut that out!"

5. Who said, "Say goodnight Gracie."

6. Who said, "We've got a really big show tonight."

7. Who said, "Good night and good luck."

8. Who said, "How sweet it is."

9. Who said, "And that's the way it is."

10. Who said, "I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too."

11. "You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with _."

12. "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star, _."

13. "_, a little dab'll do ya."

14. "The best part of wakin' up, is _ in your cup."

15. "I'd walk a mile for a _."

16. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pony? a. Old Blue. b. Paint. c. Macaroni

17. What post-war car turned automotive design on its ear because you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going? a. Studebaker. b. Nash Metro. c. Tucker

18. Who left his heart in San Francisco? a. Tony Bennett. b. Xavier Cugat. c. George Gershwin

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit? a. The Ink Spots. b. The Supremes. c. The Esquires.

20. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody Show? a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring. b. Princess Sacajawea. c. Princess Moonshadow.

Bonus Question for Extra Credit: Greene County, Indiana was named in honor of _.

Answer Key:

1. Sgt. Joe Friday on Dragnet. 2. Hannibal on The A-Team. 3. Tommy Smothers. 4. Jack Benny. 5. George Burns. 6. Ed Sullivan. 7. Edward R. Murrow. 8. Jackie Gleason. 9. Walter Cronkite. 10. The Wicked Witch of the West. 11. Pepsodent. 12. The big bright Texaco star. 13. Brylcreem. 14. Folgers. 15. Camel. 16. c. Macaroni. 17. a. Studebaker in 1946. 18. a. Tony Bennett. 19. a. The Ink Spots. 20. a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring - she was a puppet. Bonus Question. General Nathanael Greene. And yes, that's how Wikipedia says this Nathanael is spelled.


Each question is worth five points. If test is taken at the coffee shop, whoever gets the highest score should buy breakfast for everyone else sitting at the table.

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Mr. Green Jeans?

-- Posted by indianarose on Sun, Feb 22, 2009, at 12:44 PM

Great quiz! Fun too. especially for folks over 45.

I have one more.

What was the mans name who accompanied Captain Kangaroo so many mornings....

-- Posted by oldoak on Sat, Feb 21, 2009, at 12:22 AM

Question #19 has been thrown out. A test-taker called and claimed it was the Mills Brothers that first recorded the song "Cabdriver" and it looks like they're correct. Everyone gets five free points.

-- Posted by indianarose on Thu, Feb 12, 2009, at 12:56 PM

wo town guy,

Where do you go to college? I know you don't go to VU - My prof. would kill me if I used Wikipedia.

-- Posted by Chaney on Thu, Feb 12, 2009, at 11:00 AM

As a college student, I can use wikipedia as a source. As long as I cite my source. No matter the source, you should always fact check.

-- Posted by C&D on Thu, Feb 12, 2009, at 6:53 AM

wait a sec...WORTHWHILE...did you have time to complain??

-- Posted by Maverick81 on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 7:17 PM

greeneco....pleeeease find something WORTHWILE to complain about!

-- Posted by Maverick81 on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 7:14 PM

Thank you, legaleagle.

Here's another one: Who will win the prize for cranky person of the day in Greene County?

The answer: either greeneco or chaney but I think greeneco has the lead.

-- Posted by indianarose on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 5:12 PM

Anna, that was fun! Thanks for the "coffee break"

I needed that!

-- Posted by legaleagle on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 5:01 PM

So true...

-- Posted by Chaney on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 1:03 PM

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Anna Rochelle is editor of the Greene County Daily World and can be reached on Facebook or by sending an email to indianarose@fastmail.us.