So, how do you think you did on our first ever trivia quiz?
Time to find out if you’re a bona fide boomer or just a boomer bust; here are the answers:
Question 1: Linda Ronstadt’s first group was The Stone Poneys. Their one and only hit song was Different Drum. And you get extra, extra credit if you know that Mike Nesmith (before he was a Monkee) wrote the song.
Question 2: Patty Hearst became “Tania” after she joined her kidnappers’ urban guerrilla group.
Question 4: Nixon’s Vice President Spiro T. Agnew uttered this famous phrase, but it was actually White House speechwriter William Safire who authored the alliterative epithet.
Question 5: Evonne Goolagong (now Evonne Goolagong Cawley) is the great Aussie tennis player.
Question 6: “Whip inflation now.” It was President Gerald Ford’s lame attempt to start a grassroots movement to get Americans to fight inflation. The buttons quickly became a joke; some wore them upside down which made them read “NIM,” and stood for “Need Immediate Money.”
Question 8: Rose Mary Woods was Nixon’s personal secretary. Remember the photo of her demonstrating how she might have “accidentally” erased the infamous tape?
Question 9: Remember Charlton Heston’s anguished cry at the end of this movie? “Soylent Green is people!”
There you have it! How many did you answer correctly?
And considering we’re all middle-aged boomers here, the better question may be: How many do you swear you used to know, but just can’t seem to remember any more?
Even if you couldn’t answer many of our question, don’t despair. They say challenging leisure-time activities, such as games, keep middle-age minds sharp. So that means you’re smarter now just for taking our first ever trivia test!