Baby Boomers: Can We Guess Your First Car?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

When were you born?

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In what sort of setting do you grow up?

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Did you go to college?

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What was your first job?

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When did you get married?

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How soon did you have children?

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What did you study in college?

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Did you go to graduate school?

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Where were you when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot?

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Were you drafted?

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Were you a hippie?

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Which musical act from the 1960s was your favorite?

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Where were you when JFK was shot?

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Where were you during the moon landing?

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Where were you when RFK was shot?

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Did you see the Nixon resignation coming?

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Did you ever smoke?

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Did you vote for Reagan?

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Did you vote for George H. Bush?

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Did you push to fix the nation's social safety net back when the country wasn't worried about its existential crisis?

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Did you think the Vietnam War was a good idea at the time?

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Did either of your parents take part in the war effort back in World War II?

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How far did you move from home once you were on your own?

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Were you into the 1960s drug scene?

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Did your political views radically change from the 1960s to where they are now?

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What part of the country did you grow up in?

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What kind of car do you drive today?

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Did you ever have a motorcycle or the like?

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How wealthy are you today?

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Did your parents live to see your success?

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About This Quiz

Your first car is like your first kiss. Even if it was terrible, below even your worst expectations, you're going to remember pretty much every detail about it. You'll remember if the car had good gas mileage, how good it was to drive, what its funny little idiosyncrasies were, or if it simply couldn't pick up your favorite radio station no matter what you did. You'll remember every ding and dent you put in it, and all the adventures you had with it. You'll recall whether you let other people drive it and exactly how much you regretted it. You'll remember how it came into your possession: whether it was a beloved and much-appreciated gift, whether it was something you bought for yourself after months of sweating bullets to earning money, or whether it was a hand-me-down from a sibling or cousin.

Sure, your first car probably saw better days, but it gave you the freedom that nothing could match. Tell us about yourself, and we'll see if we can guess precisely what trusty ride represented that important time in your life!

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