Official Baby Boomers Qualifying Exam

Question #1:
Name the Beatles - both the first and last name of each, of course. Consider this a warm-up. [If you can't answer this one without thinking, close up the test, and move on to something else. We have nothing further to discuss.] _________________________________________

Question #2:
Finish the line: "Lions and tigers and bears, __ __!" Admittedly, this came along before we boomers were born. But we remember it from both the movies and the boob tube.

Question #3:
"Hey kids, what time is it?" ____ _____ _____ ____.

Question #4:
What do M & M's do? ____ __ ____ _____, ___ __ ____ ____.

Question #5:
What helps build strong bodies 12 ways? ______ _____.

Question #6:
Long before he was "Mohammed Ali," before he was "The Greatest," we knew him as _________ ______.

Question #7:
"You'll wonder where the yellow went, ____ ___ _____ ____ _____ ____ _________."

Question #8:
Those post-baby boomers, or baby boomer wannabees, know Bob Denver as the Skipper's little buddy." But true boomers know that Bob Denver is actually Dobie's Gillis' closest friend, _______ _. _____.

Question #9:
"M-I-C: See ya' real soon; K-E-Y... ___? _______ __ ____ ___. _ _ _ _ _

Question #10:
Definition: A "streaker" is someone who might go running through the lobby of the girls' dormitory, _____.

Question #11:
"Brylcream... _ ______ ___'__ __ __."

Question #12:
Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone ____ __.

Question #13:
From the early days of our music, real rock 'n roll, finish this line: "I wonder, wonder, wonder... wonder who; ___ ____ ___ ____ __ __?"

Question #14:
And while we're remembering rock n' roll, try this one: "War... uh-huh, huh... yea; what is it good for? ___________ ____________."

Question #15:
This is from a kinder and gentler protest song, but the question is just as profound: Where have all the flowers gone? Perhaps you could use a little help here:
Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
_____ _____ ___ ___ ____ ____."

Question #16:
Meanwhile, back home in Metropolis, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and ___ ________ ___.

Question #17:
He came out of the University of Alabama, to become one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. Later, he went on to appear in a TV commercial wearing women's stockings. He is Broadway ___ ___.

Question #18:
I'm Popeye the sailor man;
I'm Popeye the sailor man.
I'm strong to the finish,
____ _ ___ __ _______.
I'm Popeye the sailor man."

Question #19:
Your children probably recall that Peter Pan was most recently played by Robin Williams, but we will always remember when Peter was played by ____ ______.

Question #20:
In the movie, The Graduate, young Benjamin, played by Dustin Hoffman, was counseled about his future, and told to consider one thing: ________.

Question #21:
In another movie from the late sixties, Paul Newman played Luke, a ne'er-do-well who was sent to a prison camp for cutting off the heads of parking meters with a pipe cutter. When he was captured after an unsuccessful escape attempt, the camp commander (played by Strother Martin) used this experience as a lesson for the other prisoners, explaining, "What we have here is _ _______ __ ________."

Question #22:
In 1962, a dejected politician chastised the press after losing a race for governor while announcing his retirement from politics. "Justice I think, you won't have _______ _____ to kick around any more."

Question #23:
"Every morning, at the mine, you could see him arrive;
He stood six foot six, and weighed 245.
Kinda' broad at the shoulder, and narrow at the hip.
And everybody knew you didn't give no lip,
__ ___ ____, ___ ___ ____."

Question #24:
"I found my thrill, __ _________ ____." You may remember Richie Cunningham saying this. But if you are a true boomer, you know it was ____ ______ who made this line famous.

Question #25:
"Good night, Mrs. Calabash, _________ ___ ___." This originated long before even the first of us boomers was born. But in order to be a true baby boomer, you have to have some breadth.

Question #26:
"Good night, David." "____ _____, ____."

... For the answers scroll down a bit further ...


  1. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
  2. Oh, My
  3. It's Howdy Doody Time!
  4. Melt in your mouth, not in your hands
  5. Wonder Bread
  6. Cassius Clay
  7. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent
  8. Maynard G. Krebs
  9. Why? Because we like you! M-O-U-S-E
  10. Naked
  11. a little dab 'll do ya
  12. Over 30.
  13. Who wrote the Book of Love
  14. Absolutely nothing
  15. Young girls picked them, every one.
  16. The American way
  17. Joe Namath
  18. 'Cause I eat me spinach
  19. Mary Martin
  20. Plastics
  21. A failure to communicate
  22. Dick Nixon
  23. to Big John, Big Bad John
  24. On Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
  25. Wherever you are
  26. Good night, Chet