This quiz shows that it’s not just the Gen Zs, Gen Xers and the Millenials that can have all the fun. This quiz is an opportunity to relive those forms of entertainment, catchphrases and other things that will trigger your memory with our baby boomer quiz.
This will keep you excited, and all mushy. If you are naturally a hyperactive person, this is also a time to relax, go down memory lane and reminisce the good old times. For this, only the Baby Boomers can draw from the well of nostalgia to channel their inner youth and they will ace this quiz.
Now, let’s start quiz, shall we?
Baby Boomer Quiz
Mickey Mouse Club
- What movie company introduced the Mickey Mouse club?
- What were the main characters of the Mickey Mouse Club called?
- Who was the theme Music composer?
Answer: Jimmie Dodd
What were the most common shoes in the 1950s?
Answer: Penny Loafers
What made the Penny Loafers different from other shoes that came before it?
Answer: small heels, open ankles, no laces, decoration
Original Barbie Doll
Who created the original Barbie Doll?
Answer: Ruth Handler
What is the original Barbie Doll’s full name?
Answer: Barbara Millicent Roberts
What doll was produced after the Original Barbie Doll?
Who was the doll named after?
Answer: Handler’s daughter, Barbara
Question: Was Mr Potato Head the first toy to be advertised on TV?
Answer: Mr Potato Head
Question: What was the real Potato Head originally called?
Answer: Funny Face Man
Question: The toy is made from what?
Question: The character was targeted at what kind of audience?
Answer: It was directed at children
What are the physical characteristics of Original Mr. Potato Head
What was the wig of the original potato head made of?
Answer: Horse hair
Question: What was the first “TV Dinner” to hit the supermarket in the 1950s?
Answer: Swanson’s Frozen Dinner
Question: What is the alternative name for “TV Dinner”?
Answer: Frozen Meal
Question: Which company introduced it?
Answer: First Swanson-brand
Question: Who coined the name “TV Dinner”?
Answer: Gerry Thomas
Little Orphan Annie
What was the name of Little Annie’s Dog?
Who created the comic, Little Orphan Annie?
Answer: Harold Gray
In what year was Little Orphan Annie adapted from stage to the screen?
Where does Little Orphan Annie reside?
Answer: New York City
What is the name of the woman that runs the orphanage?
Answer: Miss Agatha Hannigan
What era did this generation live in?
Answer: During the World War II/The Great Depression
What’s another name for the silent generation?
Answer: The Radio Babies or Traditionalists
Who was Chuck Taylor?
Answer: A basketball player and basketball shoe salesman.
His name is attached to what product?
Answer: Chuck Taylor All-stars/ Converse All Star
Ed Sullivan Show
On what day of the week was the Ed Sullivan show?
Answer: Sunday Nights
What time did the Ed Sullivan show air?
Answer: 8 pm
What was the show formerly called?
Answer: Toast of the Town
What was the name of the host of the TV show?
Answer: Edward Vincent Sullivan
What year did the show come to an end?
Who was James?
Answer: An actor
What was James’ most celebrated movie?
Answer: A Rebel without Cause
What was his first TV appearance?
Answer: A Pepsi Cola Commercial
What year was the Super Ball invented?
Who invented the Super Ball?
Answer: Norman Stingley
Cassettes Tapes was developed by which company?
Answer: The Phillips Company
What year were Cassette tapes produced?
What was the original purpose of cassette tapes?
Answer: Dictation/Audio Recording
What was the biggest selling cassette player?
Answer: Sony Walkman
How many programs or sides does an eight-track cassestte tape have?
Answer: Four programs
Among the cabinet members in the US House of Representatives, which generation has the highest representation?
Answer: The Boomers
How many Boomers are in congress?
Answer: 298 of 532 (56% of all the seats)
Which cabinet member is a baby boomer?
Answer: Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader
Howdy Doody Show
What was the show named after?
Answer: A wooden puppet
Who created the show?
Answer: Robert E. Smith
What’s the response to the call, “Say kids! What time is it?”
Answer: It’s Howdy Doody Time!”
Who was a girlfriend to Howdy Doody?
Answer: Polka Dottie
What were the other puppet characters in the Howdy Doody show?
Phineas T. Bluster
Don Jose Bluster
Hector Hamhock Bluster
Princess Summerfall Winterspring
Inspector John J. Fadoozle
Chief Thunderthud and Chief Featherman
J. Cornelius Cobb
Sandra, the witch
Capt. Windy Scuttlebut
What is a Hula hoop?
Answer: It’s a toy hoop that’s twirled around the limbs or neck to make rhythmic movements.
What year was the Hula Hoop popularized?
Who first marketed the Hula Hoop?
Who were the founders of the Wham-o company?
Answer: Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin
- Pop Culture
What was the first consumer generation?
Answer: Baby Boomers
Mention one Black Female baby boomer who has influenced pop culture.
Answer: Oprah Winfrey
The phrase about the one-armed man was from which show?
Answer: The Fugitive
Whose administration witnessed the Watergate scandal?
Answer: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon’s administration
Who was Deep Throat in the scandal of Nixon’s Administration?
Answer: The source allegedly provided leaks to journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Richard Nixon belonged to which party?
Answer: The Republican
What year did Richard Nixon assume office?
Who was the first actor to portray fictional British agent James Bond on film?
Answer: Sir Sean Connery
What was Sean Connery’s original name?
Answer: Thomas Connery
Who was Robert Crumb?
Answer: A cartoonist
Who created this popular Doll, Dam Dolls?
Answer: Thomas Dam
What popular doll came with bright hair, belly button jewels and gnarled faces?
Answer: Troll dolls
Which doll was a talking doll in the Boom era?
Answer: Chatty Cathy
Who created the Super Ball?
Answer: Albert C. Carter
Boomer TV shows:
As a baby boomer can you remember some of those shows you loved rushing home to watch? Here goes!
When did Three’s Company debut?
What inspired the show?
Answer: The British sitcom, Man about the House
What were the names of the three major characters?
Answer: Tripper, Snow and Wood
What inheritance did the yuppie’s long-lost cousin leave behind in the drama film, Baby Boom?
Answer: A fourteen-month-old baby girl
Who voiced the Speedy Alka Seltzer mascot commercial?
Answer: Richard Beala
The name of the Alka-Seltzer boy was changed from ‘Sparky’ to what?
What genre of film is Star Trek?
Answer: Science Fiction
Star Trek first featured on which network?
What is the setting of Star Trek?
Answer: Milky Way galaxy, circa 2266-2269
Who was the captain of Star Trek?
Answer: Captain James
Who was Jimi Hendrix?
Answer: He was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter
What was his’s genre of music?
Answer: A fusion of blues, jazz, rock and soul
How many records did he release in his lifetime?
Answer: Three (Are you Experienced, Axis: Gold as Love, and Electric Lady Land)
What was his major playing quirk?
Answer: He played his guitar upside down
Who invented the rotary dial system?
Answer: Almond Brown Strowger
What year was the rotary telephone introduced?
What is the standard form of the rotary dial?
Answer: A disk three inches in diameter with 10 holes
When did the rotary telephone get popular?
Which number takes the longest to dial on a rotary telephone?
Who created the Club?
Answer: The Late Walt Disney
Mention 5 of the Original Mouseketeers
Answer: Annette Funicello, Johnny Crawford, Tommy Cole, Dickie Dodd and Doreen Tracy
Who was the host and songwriter of the Club?
Answer: Jimmie Dodd
What’s the name of Mickey Mouse Club’s theme song?
Answer: Mickey Mouse March
True Baby Boomers Know what kind of Automobiles Trended in their Day
What automobiles had tail fins in the 1950s and 1960s?
What was the first car with tail fins?
What are the unique features of a typical penny Loafers shoe for the Baby Boomer?
Answer: No laces, open ankles, small heels and decorations
Why were penny loafers called penny loafers?
Answer: Students were fond of putting a coin in the strap’s slot of the shoe
What Disney Cartoon had a character named Penny?
Answer: The Rescuers
A character named Penny wore what in the cartoon, the Rescuers?
Answer: A white polo shirt, blue sleeveless dress, frilly white panties, gray stockings and brown shoes
Mention five popular artists that got the Boomer Generation all groovy
Answer: Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Bob Marley
What Popular Artist in the Boomer Generation sang ‘Let’s Dance’?
Answer: David Bowie
What popular artist created the pop art movement?
Answer: Keith Haring
Which American artist was popular for using bright colors in his paintings?
Answer: Peter Max Keith
Who is Sally Field?
Answer: An actress
She’s best known for which TV and film roles?
Answer: ‘Gidget’, ‘The Flying Nun’, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, ‘Sybil’ and ‘Places in the Heart’
What is Buddy Holly’s real name?
Answer: Charles Hardin Holley
What is the name of the group that Buddy Holly formed?
Answer: Buddy and Bob
Boomer Companies and Brands
Which company Introduced the Banana seat?
Answer: Schwinn Company
Which company created the Beetle
Answer: Volkswagen AG (VOW)
What car company got many boomers their first car?
Answer: Volkswagen AG (VOW)
What was the name of the car?
Answer: The Volkswagen Beetle
Who was the lead engineer of the Volkswagen Beetle?
Answer: Ferdinand Porsche
What skincare product were baby boomers using?
What genre of music did he sing?
Answer: Country Music, Rock and roll, blues, folk and gospel sounds
What was his significant achievement?
Answer: The Johnny Cash Show
Who invented the first correction fluid?
Answer: Bette Nesmith Graham
Which brand produced the correction fluid?
Answer: Liquid Paper
Questions on Shows Only a True Baby Boomer can Relate To
Name three Boomer TV shows
Lost in Space
The Mod Squad
What was the first toy advertised on TV?
Answer: Mr Potato Head
Who manufactured the Original Potato Head?
Answer: George Lerner
Which company introduced the Original Potato Head?
Answer: Hasbro/ Playskool/ PPW Toys
Which movie won Sally Field an Academy award?
Answer: Places in the Heart
Best Selling Authors of the Boom Generation
Who is the best-selling author of One Hundred Years of Solitude?
Answer: Garcia Marquez
Who is the best-selling author of Betrayed by Rita Hayworth?
Answer: Manuel Puig
Old Movies of the Boomers
What are some of the old movies of the Boomers?
‘The Graduate’, ‘East Rider’, ‘The Godfather, ‘All the president’s men,’ ‘Annie Hall’
Who Sang What?
Which singer sang “What’d I say”?
Answer: Ray Charles
Which singer sang “Like a Rolling Stone”?
Answer: Bob Dylan
What is duck’s ass?
Answer: A men’s hairstyles
- Which of the different draft classification status of the ’60s would be qualified to serve in Vietnam
- C. 4-C
Which Generation came after the boomer’s generation?
Answer: The Gen Xers
Which of the following styles of Converse Chuck Taylor would you want to rock?
A. White Low-tops
B. Black high-tops
C. Red high-tops
D. All of the above
If you know what makes a True baby boomer, follow through with this quiz
A True baby boomer is:
- Born between the year 1946- 1964
- Highly influential in popular culture
Which parents pop culture rubbed off on the subsequent generation?
A. The Boomer Parents pop culture rubbed off in areas like fashion, TV show, politics, entertainment and so on
Which amusement park was open in California in the year 1955?
Answer: Disney Land
Which of the following is an original mouseketeer?
A. Johnny Crawford
B. Britany Spears
C. Christinna Aguillera
D. Jennifer Lopez
Answer: Johnny Crawford
What was V Hold knob used for?
A. Labelling Cassette tapes
B. Testing Acidity in Chemistry class
C. Fix the image on the Television
D. Fixing Typos
Which of this is a phrase used by Baby Boomers?
D. None of the above
Answer: Rattle (which means to dance)
Which of the following is not a style from the Boomer Generation?
A. Button-up shirts
B. Penny loafers
C. Poddle skirts
D. Bump shorts
Answer: Bump shorts