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Retro Ad Grab Bag

written by: Gilligan
 
Let's test your general knowledge skills and see exactly how well rounded you are. The questions will be from a wide variety of topics (nothing is off limits; everything from fly fishing to medieval architecture is fair game), but all questions will revolve around vintage advertisements. Sounds confusing? Give it a try, I promise it'll make sense!

Question 1:

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In this retro ad for an early copy machine there is an overt drug reference on one of the signs the women are holding. What drug is referenced on the sign?
Lysergic acid diethylamide
cocaine
MDMA (street name: ecstasy)
methamphetamine


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Question 2:

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Which of the following statements has to be true about this retro ad?
The ad is from a date after December 1941.
The ad is from a date after August 1939.
The ad is from a date between April 1917 and October 1929.
The ad is from before the stock market crash on October 29, 1929.


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Question 3:

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The vintage ad in the image provided demonstrates several activities that are listed by the World Health Organization as potentially lethal. Of the activities pictured, which is (by a fairly wide margin) the most common cause of death?
drowning
traffic accidents
air transportation accidents
sky diving


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Question 4:

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The product in the vintage ad is derived from what source?
a secretion from sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals
both whole fish and the bones and offal from processed fish
a biliary secretion of whale intestines
an extraction from the collagen inside animals' connective tissue


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Question 5:

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This warning to World War II military personnel lists two types of disease. What is the pathogenic cause of these two illnesses?
bacterial
viral
fungal
protozoal


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Question 6:

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What ancient civilization would have use the product in the advertisement as far back as the tenth century?
Mongolian
Mayan
Phoenician
Egyptian


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Question 7:

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Who was the First Lady in the adminstration before the U.S. President featured in the ad entered the White House?
Betty Ford
Lady Bird Johnson
Rosalynn Carter
Pat Nixon


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Question 8:

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Which of the following statements is not true about the product featured in the ad?
it is generally thought to have first been consumed in Ethiopia
it contains a chemical that acts as an insect attractant
It is obtained from a shrub or small tree
Brazil is the largest exporting nation of this product


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Question 9:

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This 1968 ad mentions something called a maternal instinct. "Maternal", of course, refers to things pertaining to or befitting a mother. "Paternal" refers to a father. Which word refers to a son or daughter?
filial
enatal
concordial
sibial


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Question 10:

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Which of the following is a liquid containing water and ethanol purified by distillation from fermented grain or potato?
brandy
congnac
rum
vodka


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