Way back in the day when I taught college classes, I would sometimes give "pop" quizzes, pop in the sense of unannounced. Students would moan and groan a little, but since the quizzes didn't count that much overall, they dealt with them. As a matter of fact, I sometimes used these quizzes to give myself a little time to get my act together after a long night of "academic preparation." Heh.
The word "pop" can of course also mean popular, as in pop culture. The pop quiz today has that meaning too. For today's quiz post, let me first deal with the hat tip question. Super blogger Andy sometimes does these "guess the movie" posts. Some of you have probably seen them. He usually has an obscure movie with some lame actor in it from the '80s and he gives you a whole bunch of clues designed to lead you on a wild snipe chase. I've been on some of those chases, so I know what I'm talking about.
What I'm saying is, I don't owe Andy anything. My quiz is nothing like Andy's "guess the movie" posts. In the first place, my quiz will give you a sporting chance. And there won't be any of those red herrings he loves so much. Those things stink. A lot.
So, without further adoobeedoo, here's the quiz.
1. I'm starting with an easy one. Guess the car and the movie. It's easy because you've got a picture of the main stud actor right there lookin' at you. Hint the car is from '57. I know it's kinda bashed up but what make and model is it?
2. Again, name the car and the movie. This movie (also from the late '50s) is something of a "cult" movie. The star of the movie was in the news recently. I'm sorry to say she died and there were some unusual circumstances about the body. But you don't have to name her, just the movie and the car. As for the car, be sure and look closely at the rear before you make your ID. The lady in the car (all women in the '50s were ladies) is apparently looking up at something that has startled her. The guy hasn't seen it yet or he'd be bug eyed for sure. If I showed you what the lady was looking at this question would be too easy. A reminder, don't let my word choice here in the last two sentences throw you off.
3. Again, name the movie and the car. This one could be easy because I'm showing you the main actor in the movie (there was also a big name actress in the movie but I ain't showing her). The movie was a big star vehicle in the '50s for both the actor and actress and was based on a famous play. The car should be easy too. If I was the quizzee instead of the quizzer, I'd get this car right away. I used to own one exactly like this, only mine was yellow/gold and cream instead of that crappy blue.
4.Now we move forward a decade. Once again, the car and the movie. And this time also name the "other" car in the movie. This is so easy you'll probably get this as fast as superman runs.
5. Enough of that '60s stuff; we're back in the '50s in spades. Once again, the car and the movie. And if you name the star you get some bonus points. I'm embarrassed that this is so easy.
If you asked what caused me to put such an easy question on this quiz, I'd have to say I was without such a cause. I just did it because I'm a nice guy and I don't want you to bust a brain vein trying to remember it.
6. Again with the '50s. This one is different. But easy. What does the pretty young entertainer have in common with the car. To get full credit, you have to be precise. Hint: Study the autograph. I said the autograph silly. Get your eyes on the autograph.