My Baby Boomer test

November 30, 2015

Baby-Boomer-testFlush with the success of my far superior Alzheimer’s test not too long ago, I simply had to devise a test for Baby Boomers to assess their knowledge of our cultural landmarks.

Or, maybe it’s more apt to say it tests their memory of our generation’s culture, right? Because how many times do we KNOW that something is buried in our brains but we just can’t access it? Yeah, I thought so. Well, we do the best we can with what we have.  Let’s get down to business:

Are you a real Baby Boomer? This test will tell you!  So why not give it a go? And count up the number of correct answers for your score.

Baby-Boomer-testCarol’s Baby Boomer Test

1-What river is the subject of the song, Dirty Water by the Standells?
The River Charles.

2-What kind of car did Abigail Beecher drive in the Churck Berry song?

3-What one-word career advice did Benjamin get in The Graduate?

4-Finish this line: Sha-na-na-na, Sha-na-na-na Hey Hey, _________

5-What was the name of the office complex that was the site of the break-in at the Democratic National Convention offices in June, 1972?

6-What happened at Kent State University in 1970?
College students were killed when the Ohio National Guard fired on unarmed peace protesters

7-And what was the name of the song about it done by Crosby Stills and Nash?  
Ohio (four dead in Ohio…)

8-What happened in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas?
President John F. Kennedy was shot.

9-Who shot Bobby Kennedy?
Sirhan Sirhan. Supposedly.

10-Who sang a song about the killings of Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King and JFK?
Dion DiNucci

11-Peter, Paul & Mary sang about a magic dragon. What was its name?

12-Who was Butch Cassidy’s partner?
The Sundance Kid.

13-What was John Lennon’s first wife’s name?

14-The Beatles sang about a submarine. What color was it?

15-What group did Dion used to sing with?
The Belmonts.

16- Who ran for president against George Bush in 2000? Some say he was the real winner.
Al Gore

15- 16 correct: Expert Baby Boomer! Knowledgeable about all our generation’s important events. And, congratulations! You’ve retained all your marbles.

10-14 correct:  Your memory is a bit lacking. You might have smoked too much weed back then.

Below 10: Imposter! Admit it. You’re a Gen X-er.

23 comments on “My Baby Boomer test
  1. Carolann says:

    Yep! Only missed one of them. I didn’t know #3. Looks like I’m a boomer..although I already knew that 🙂 Fun test Carol!

  2. Haralee says:

    That was fun. I missed a few, damn those transgressions of youth!

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I’m definitely a baby boomer and I knew most of these. This was a nice trip down memory lane.

  4. You made it too easy for me to cheat! But even if I had gotten every answer wrong, the mirror tells me that I am a Boomer which is why I ususally brush my teeth with my eyes closed.

  5. Missed the first 2 then got all the rest. I do worry about losing the marbles, though.

  6. Kimberly says:

    I suck at being a Boomer. Where were the questions about James Taylor?? Oh well . . .
    Kimberly XO

  7. Beth Havey says:

    I missed a few because I didn’t really get into music until mid-highschool. Thanks, it was fun.

  8. Clare Speer says:

    Love it love it! I am a baby boomer…. however my memory has truly gone downhill (one of the midlife symptoms I believe) 🙂 🙂 Loved this quiz! I did better the second half – but didn’t do great! Love these kinds of posts, though!

  9. I too missed #13, although as soon as I saw it I remembered her exactly. Great test and good memories too.

  10. Sheryl says:

    Definitely a baby boomer by virtue of my birth year…but definitely a boomer who missed a few of these clues 🙁 Great test!

  11. Estelle says:

    This test was accurate. I got six right and I am a Gen Xer.

  12. I got three… pretty good for being born in 1991 😉

  13. I got a big ole 12! -Veronica

  14. Carin Harris says:

    Nope but definitely cuspie lol.

  15. Becki S says:

    Definitely not a baby boomer, don’t think I got a single one right. But this will be really fun to ask my parents and in-laws over the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Cori says:

    Definitely not a baby boomer. I don’t know about everyone else, but the answers were showing right underneath the questions.

  17. Kate says:

    I failed this test! Cute post!

  18. RoseG says:

    I missed 5 but I think that’s because some of the questions were for older boomers and I’m at the tail end of the wave.

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