Only Baby Boomers Will Be Able To Pass This History Quiz

Only Baby Boomers Will Be Able To Pass This History Quiz

Baby Boomers experienced the advancement in technology before it went into hyperdrive. They knew how to have a good time. They had their Pogo sticks, Super Balls, and Barrel of Monkeys to keep them entertained. As the Baby Boomers grew up, they welcomed in the concept of TV dinners on their very own dinner trays in front of the television. They were there to see the introduction of transistor radios and film cameras. The clothing styles were interesting to say the least and went from conservative to funky, with bell bottoms being all the rage. Sonny and Cher were the hit makers of the day, and let us not forget about Elvis. This quiz throws it back to that time to see just how much of a Baby Boomer you are, even if you were not born at that time. 

Baby Boomers were the group of the population that was born between 1946 and 1964. They were born post World War II, and grew up with the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War all around them. They were there to see the first man walk on the moon in 1969 and grew up having their milk delivered, and the main focus being on life at home. Baby Boomers listened to musical masters like Ray Charles, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Have fun looking back at Baby Boomer youth! 

What’s the name of this iconic game?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Green Stamps","correct":false},{"answer":"Pogo stick","correct":true},{"answer":"Easy-Bake Oven","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter ribbon","correct":false}],"answerText":" Kids love to bounce around no matter what generation they are in. The pogo stick came around at just the right time and was insanely popular in the 70s.  ","answerImage":""}

 What’s the name of this Baby Boomer object?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Saddle shoes","correct":false},{"answer":"Stiletto","correct":false},{"answer":"Mary Jane shoes","correct":false},{"answer":"Kitten heel pumps","correct":true}],"answerText":" Back in the 50s, kitten heel pumps were all the rage. The shoe is as popular today as it was in the 50s thanks to former First Lady Michelle Obama finding them stylish and comfortable. ","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this iconic game?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Trolls","correct":false},{"answer":"Hungry Hungry Hippo","correct":false},{"answer":"Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots","correct":true},{"answer":"Die-cast soldiers","correct":false}],"answerText":" The very first version of this game came out in 1964, much to the delight of kids everywhere. The Marx Toy Company did itself proud with this one.  ","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Ink blot test","correct":false},{"answer":"TV dinner tray","correct":false},{"answer":"Love beads","correct":true},{"answer":"Mood ring","correct":false}],"answerText":" Love beads were worn by everyone, not just hippies! They could be necklaces or bracelets as long as they were colorful. ","answerImage":""}

What’s this item called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Super Ball","correct":true},{"answer":"Typewriter eraser","correct":false},{"answer":"Etch-A-Sketch","correct":false},{"answer":"TV dial","correct":false}],"answerText":" Super Ball was introduced to the world in 1964. The super bouncy ball was made out of Zectron and was so popular that White House staff got it as a gift.  ","answerImage":""}

What was the name of this old-school item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Radio Flyer","correct":false},{"answer":"Banana seat bicycle","correct":true},{"answer":"Gyroscope","correct":false},{"answer":"Pinwheel","correct":false}],"answerText":" The saddle was shaped like a banana and dates back all the way to 1885. It became popular in the 1950s with kids everywhere asking mom and dad for a bike like this for the holidays.  ","answerImage":""}

 What’s the name of this item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Fotomat lens","correct":false},{"answer":"Ashtray","correct":false},{"answer":"Front tail fin","correct":false},{"answer":"No-draft window","correct":true}],"answerText":" The no-draft window is also known as butterfly windows. These were common in cars that did not have air conditioning in them yet. They gave one the ability to keep the windows rolled up while making sure there was ventilation. ","answerImage":""}

 What’s the name of this Baby Boomer favorite?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Smoking jacket","correct":false},{"answer":"Coatdress","correct":true},{"answer":"Corded TV remote","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter eraser","correct":false}],"answerText":" The coatdress was the signature style of the 60s that was made even more popular by Princess Diana’s love of it in the1980s. ","answerImage":""}

 Can you name this item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Glass milk bottle","correct":false},{"answer":"Shag carpet","correct":true},{"answer":"Mimeograph machine","correct":false},{"answer":"Liquid paper","correct":false}],"answerText":"Shag carpeting was all the rage in the 60s and 70s. These plush floor covering was linked with the hippie movement but everyone seemed to love it no matter their style.","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this nostalgic item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"TV dinner","correct":true},{"answer":"Icebox","correct":false},{"answer":"Silly Putty","correct":false},{"answer":"Easy-Bake Oven","correct":false}],"answerText":" TV dinners were introduced to us in 1953 thanks to Swanson & Sons. This is when we all started eating dinner in front of the television and have not stopped since.  ","answerImage":""}

Real Baby Boomers know this one.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Wall phone","correct":false},{"answer":"Linoleum","correct":true},{"answer":"View-Master","correct":false},{"answer":"Church key","correct":false}],"answerText":" Linoleum was the father of durable and good-looking flooring before the introduction of PVC came into our lives.  ","answerImage":""}

 What’s the name of this Baby Boomer item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Barrel of Monkeys","correct":false},{"answer":"Glass milk bottles","correct":false},{"answer":"Rickie Tickie Stickies","correct":false},{"answer":"Green Stamps","correct":true}],"answerText":" S&H Green Stamps were super popular with Baby Boomers. People got these trading stamps while at the checkout counter at department stores and grocery stores.  ","answerImage":""}

What’s this favorite called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Liquid paper","correct":false},{"answer":"Chatty Cathy","correct":false},{"answer":"Icebox","correct":false},{"answer":"Bouffant hairdo","correct":true}],"answerText":" Jackie Kennedy made this hairdo the most popular one of the time. The style icon did her hair this way no matter how hard life was. ","answerImage":""}

 What’s this nostalgic object called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Record cabinet","correct":false},{"answer":"45 RPM record adapter","correct":false},{"answer":"Chatty Cathy ","correct":false},{"answer":"Glass milk bottles","correct":true}],"answerText":" Milk used to be delivered to your doorstep in glass bottles by the milkman. Fresh milk was a real thing for Baby Boomers, we wonder what that was like.  ","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this cool item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Pogo stick","correct":false},{"answer":"Mood ring","correct":true},{"answer":"Pet Rock","correct":false},{"answer":"


","correct":false}],"answerText":" Mood rings were invented in 1970 and were a hit. The fad died down for a bit but if you needed to know how you felt, the ring told you everything you needed to know!  ","answerImage":""}

What’s this items name?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Church key","correct":false},{"answer":"45 RPM record adapter","correct":true},{"answer":"No-draft window","correct":false},{"answer":"Mary Jane shoes","correct":false}],"answerText":" 45s were also known as singles and were 7-inch vinyl records. The 45s were designed to be played on a jukebox. ","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this nostalgic item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Rotary dial telephone","correct":false},{"answer":"Icebox","correct":false},{"answer":"Mr. Potato Head","correct":true},{"answer":"Fotomat booth","correct":false}],"answerText":" Mr. Potato Head was introduced in 1952 and was made by Hasbro toys. This was the first toy to be advertised on television, and is still popular among kids thanks to the Toy Story film franchise. ","answerImage":""}

Do you remember what this device is named?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Typewriter","correct":true},{"answer":"Liquid paper","correct":false},{"answer":"Pet Rock","correct":false},{"answer":"Easy-Bake Oven","correct":false}],"answerText":" Typewriters were invented long before the Baby Boomers, but they were used from their invention in the late 1800s all the way through the 1980s until the personal computer made its appearance.  ","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this old-school item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Church key","correct":false},{"answer":"Wall phone","correct":false},{"answer":"View-Master","correct":true},{"answer":"Transistor radio","correct":false}],"answerText":"Released in 1939, the View-Master was a gadget that took a little longer to gain popularity. The in 1950s and 60s saw the View-Master hit an all-time high. ","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this classic game?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Barrel of Monkeys","correct":true},{"answer":"Carbon paper","correct":false},{"answer":"Super Ball","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter eraser","correct":false}],"answerText":"The marketing behind Barrel of Monkeys started in 1965 and did a good job as kids everywhere played with the little critters for hours and hours.","answerImage":""}

What’s the name of this item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Tang","correct":true},{"answer":"Catty Cathy","correct":false},{"answer":"Record cabinet","correct":false},{"answer":"

No-draft window
","correct":false}],"answerText":" Tang was a super strong fruit-flavored powdered drink mix that initially hit the market in 1959. Astronaut John Glenn used to drink this beverage when he was on the Mercury mission in 1962.  ","answerImage":""}

What would you call this object?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Payphone","correct":true},{"answer":"Coatdress","correct":false},{"answer":"Mary Jane Shoes","correct":false},{"answer":"

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
","correct":false}],"answerText":" We may have cell phones now, but payphones used to be all the rage when you needed to call someone’s home when you were outside.  ","answerImage":""}

 What’s the name of this one?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Love beads","correct":false},{"answer":"Pet Rock","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter eraser","correct":true},{"answer":"Linoleum flooring","correct":false}],"answerText":" Unlike a computer, typewriters did not have a backspace button. Eventually, there was a typewriter eraser that would be able to cover the mistake and be thick enough to have another letter pressed on top. ","answerImage":""}

What would you call this vintage piece?

{"answers":[{"answer":"View-Master","correct":false},{"answer":"Skate Key","correct":false},{"answer":"Wall-mounted bottle opener","correct":true},{"answer":"Polaroid camera","correct":false}],"answerText":" A wall-mounted bottle opener was crucial for parties, kitchens, and dorm rooms. ","answerImage":""}

 What would you call this blast from the past?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mr. Potato Head","correct":false},{"answer":"Bell bottoms","correct":true},{"answer":"Rotary dial telephone","correct":false},{"answer":"Kitten heel pumps","correct":false}],"answerText":" Sony and Cher made bell bottoms fashionable and coveted by teens in the 1960s and 70s.  ","answerImage":""}

Remember what this item is called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Mimeograph machine","correct":false},{"answer":"Green Stamps","correct":false},{"answer":"View-Master","correct":false},{"answer":"Transistor radio","correct":true}],"answerText":" These radios were today’s smartphone in how sophisticated they looked. Teens always wanted to have their music on the go with them, that has yet to change.  ","answerImage":""}

Name this item!

{"answers":[{"answer":"Dog toys","correct":false},{"answer":"Chalkware","correct":true},{"answer":"Barbie’s Christmas set","correct":false},{"answer":"

Precious Moments figurines
","correct":false}],"answerText":" These chalkware figures are worth a fortune today but back in the 1940s to 1960s these little ones were in homes everywhere.  ","answerImage":""}

Name this practical item.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Church key","correct":true},{"answer":"Silly Putty","correct":false},{"answer":"Wall-mounted bottle opener","correct":false},{"answer":"Shag carpet","correct":false}],"answerText":" Church keys, despite the name, have nothing to do with church. They were used to punch a hole in cans.  ","answerImage":""}

Name this iconic style statement.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Corded TV remote","correct":false},{"answer":"Barrel of Monkeys","correct":false},{"answer":"Love beads","correct":false},{"answer":"Gogo boots","correct":true}],"answerText":" Did the go go boots or the go go dancer come first? We may never know but a true Baby Boomer does.  ","answerImage":""}

Name this old-school tech item.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Rotary dial telephone","correct":false},{"answer":"Skate key","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter ribbon","correct":true},{"answer":"Easy-Bake Oven","correct":false}],"answerText":" Typewriter ribbon, also named the ink ribbon, is no longer a necessity but was once a highly used item. ","answerImage":""}

Which object is this one?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Troll dolls","correct":true},{"answer":"Pogo stick","correct":false},{"answer":"Chalkware","correct":false},{"answer":"Fotomat booth ","correct":false}],"answerText":" Troll dolls entered the scene in 1959. These dolls were cute and scary at the same time but have been beloved ever since.  ","answerImage":""}

Can you name this old-school item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cootie","correct":false},{"answer":"Glass milk bottles","correct":false},{"answer":"Banana seat bicycle","correct":false},{"answer":"Mimeograph machine","correct":true}],"answerText":" Way before the photocopier and scanner were a part of life, the mimeograph duplicated things for office needs. ","answerImage":""}

Name this object.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Die-cast soldiers","correct":false},{"answer":"Payphone","correct":false},{"answer":"Polaroid camera","correct":true},{"answer":"Coatdress","correct":false}],"answerText":" Polaroid cameras are making a comeback now but they were originally introduced in 1948.  ","answerImage":""}

Do you recall what this one’s called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Tang","correct":false},{"answer":"Corded TV remote","correct":true},{"answer":"Kitten heel pumps","correct":false},{"answer":"Bouffant hairdo","correct":false}],"answerText":" If you ever needed to change the channel back in the day, you would need to use this corded remote to do so. Today, everything is cordless but it was not always the case.  ","answerImage":""}

Pick the right name for this item.

{"answers":[{"answer":"TV dinners","correct":false},{"answer":"Chalkware","correct":false},{"answer":"Liquid Paper","correct":true},{"answer":"Troll dolls","correct":false}],"answerText":" Liquid paper, which is essentially correction paper, was welcomed into the typing fold in the 1950s. This was another option to the typewriter eraser. ","answerImage":""}

Name this Baby Boomer object.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Chatty Cathy","correct":true},{"answer":"Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter ribbon","correct":false},{"answer":"45 RPM record adapter","correct":false}],"answerText":" Chatty Cathy was released by Mattel in 1960 and was immediately welcomed by consumers. She said 11 phrases every time you pulled the string at her back.  ","answerImage":""}

Baby Boomers loved this! What is it?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Bell bottoms","correct":false},{"answer":"Mood ring","correct":false},{"answer":"Wall-mounted bottle opener","correct":false},{"answer":"Pet Rock","correct":true}],"answerText":" Seems counterintuitive since rocks are not alive, but this toy, which came out in 1975, was actually a hit for a short while.  ","answerImage":""}

Name this, Baby Boomer!

{"answers":[{"answer":"Carbon paper","correct":true},{"answer":"Super Ball","correct":false},{"answer":"Typewriter","correct":false},{"answer":"Rickie Tickie Stickies","correct":false}],"answerText":" Carbon paper did the job of carbonless paper to make duplicates. ","answerImage":""}

Woah! Remember what this old-school item is called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Polaroid camera","correct":false},{"answer":"TV dinners","correct":false},{"answer":"Tang","correct":false},{"answer":"Rotary dial telephone","correct":true}],"answerText":" Again, before the cell phone generation where we do not even have home phones anymore, was the rotary dial telephone.  ","answerImage":""}

Which Baby Boomer item is in this photo?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Green Stamps","correct":false},{"answer":"Transistor radio","correct":false},{"answer":"Easy-Bake Oven","correct":true},{"answer":"Wall-mounted bottle opener","correct":false}],"answerText":" Released by Kenner, the Easy-Bake Oven was a hit when it came out in 1963 and since! The heat source of this oven was two 100 watt bulbs.  ","answerImage":""}

What are these objects called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Coatdress","correct":false},{"answer":"Troll dolls","correct":false},{"answer":"Pet Rock","correct":false},{"answer":"Die-cast soldiers","correct":true}],"answerText":" The die-cast soldiers used to be made from metal, today they are all about the plastic. ","answerImage":""}

Do you recall when this vintage piece is called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Super Ball","correct":false},{"answer":"Record Cabinet","correct":true},{"answer":"Bell bottoms","correct":false},{"answer":"Bouffant hairdo","correct":false}],"answerText":" Record cabinets were a status symbol in homes during the 60s through 80s where records were the musical tool of choice. ","answerImage":""}

Name this fun item!

{"answers":[{"answer":"Liquid Paper","correct":false},{"answer":"Skate key","correct":false},{"answer":"Chalkware","correct":false},{"answer":"Silly Putty","correct":true}],"answerText":" Silly Putty has been around since the 1950s. The fun game even made its way to the Apollo 8 mission to keep the team occupied.  ","answerImage":""}

Do you remember what this game is called?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Cootie","correct":true},{"answer":"Linoleum flooring","correct":false},{"answer":"Pet Rock","correct":false},{"answer":"Kitten heel pumps","correct":false}],"answerText":" The Game of Cootie gave us the ability to make our own adorable bug! The game was introduced in 1949.  ","answerImage":""}

Name this sweet item.

{"answers":[{"answer":"Silly Putty","correct":false},{"answer":"Carbon paper","correct":false},{"answer":"Love beads","correct":false},{"answer":"Mary Jane shoes ","correct":true}],"answerText":" Much like kitten heel pumps, Mary Jane shoes were the hit shoes for little girls. They were in style in the 1960s and were sweet and casual. ","answerImage":""}

What is the name of this item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Icebox","correct":true},{"answer":"Frozen Freezer","correct":false},{"answer":"Chatty Cathy","correct":false},{"answer":"Cold Wardrobe","correct":false}],"answerText":" The icebox is what we call today’s refrigerators. ","answerImage":""}

Do you remember the name of this old-school tech gadget?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Barrel of Monkeys","correct":false},{"answer":"Corded TV remote","correct":false},{"answer":"Wall phone","correct":true},{"answer":"

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
","correct":false}],"answerText":" Before cell phones and ipads came into our lives, the wall phone was in every home and the main form of communication. ","answerImage":""}

What would you call this item?

{"answers":[{"answer":"Church key","correct":false},{"answer":"Shag carpet","correct":false},{"answer":"Rickie Tickie Stickies","correct":false},{"answer":"Fotomat booth","correct":true}],"answerText":" Fotomat booths were placed throughout shopping centers parking lots and were the most convenient way to have your camera film developed. Drop off your film and pick up the photos the next day.  ","answerImage":""}