Monday, January 21, 2008


("Angela Davis" by loaded hips)

Here's the final installment of my nine-part series of quizzes about the Baby Boomer era, right after the fold. I'm going out with a bang.

There will be no grading system for these quizzes, I created them just for the fun of it. Play it with your friends. The answers will be immediately available in case you're not so good with delayed gratification (as they claim about us).

Feel free to share, but give me credit, dammit. Copyright 2008 Maggie Jochild.


Each of the 44 images below can be matched with a key word or phrase from the column of text that follows. Some will be easy, some will require expert knowledge. One image, one term, no duplications.

An event that never actually occurred
An illegal act under 50 U.S.C. § 462(b)(3)
Beautymist pantyhose
Bob and John
Bob and Ray
Butch and Sundance
18 minutes
Four dead
Free breakfast program
Free food distribution as ransom
Hamburger Hill
I am not a crook
John Jr. saying goodbye
John III coming back
Phan Thi Kim Phúc
Little Rock
Mertz and Arnaz
Nguyen Ngoc Loan
Premiered on Ed Sullivan 1956
Premiered on Ed Sullivan 1964
Refused Academy Award 1970
Refused Academy Award 1973
Sister George
Tranquility Base

Answers are here.


AskALesbian said...

I took just a really quick scroll through the pictures and only saw a couple that were not familiar to me.

That was a lot of work putting that together. Great job, thanks for posting!

I don't follow a lot of music, so I was particularly proud that I immediately recognized the album cover from "I know you know".


AskALesbian said...

One of your posts mentioned Annie Dillard. I became acquainted with her work because of a friend's father who knew her. (A Princeton Theologian, a prominent Pgh Minister.)

My interest lay in that I had lived in her childhood neighborhood and am a fanatical fan of Frick Park, a setting for many of her memories. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek...I had to go look it up. (Tinker Creek is actually Nine Mile Run.)

Somewhere in my hodge podge collection, I'm certain that there is a used book, autographed by her. If I ever turn it up, I'll come back for your address and send it to you.


Maggie Jochild said...

WOW, Peg. Annie Dillard. I first read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek as a 21 year old in August of 1977 while in a caravan of dykes driving from Texas to the second-ever Michigan Women's Music Festival. My world was about to be split open, transformed, and Annie seems mixed in with all that, the way memory does. I'd LOVE the book.

To go off on a linguistic hare, I learned last week (from Jeopardy) that hodge-podge originally meant a throw-in-all-the-leftovers stew.

Collecting the images for the Iconic puzzle began with thinking about that era as I was drifting off to sleep, considering which "pictures" are ingrained in my mind and have layers of meaning that someone who wasn't alive then would likely never know. As Annie herself said, we all tend to think our generation is the finest, noblest, smartest, most interesting. But -- damn, we lived through some tumult, didn't we? Mixed in with hope and change throughout. I just don't see the latter much these days.

shadocat said...

oooh Sister George and Childe...

Maggie Jochild said...

Shado, I thought about you when I put Sister George in there -- remembered how it played a large role in your life, too.