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Can You Decipher Beat Slang Of The 1950s?

You might know the common slang of the 1950's, but how familiar are you with beat slang? Take these 12 questions and see if you can decipher the slang of the beatnik generation!
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If you were a beatnik trying to "beat the gravel," what were you doing?
Running away
Walking quickly
Peeling out in a car

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If someone was "eyeballing a doll" what were they doing?
Casing a toy store
Checking out a girl
Looking to steal

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If you were engaging in some "back seat bingo" what were you doing?
Necking
Watching a drive-in movie
Playing bingo

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If you're having "a gas" what kind of time are you having?
A great time
A bad time
A mediocre time

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If you were referring to "big daddy" who were you referring to?
Your date's father
The president
The government in general

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If a beatnik called you a "square" they likely thought you to be very...
Intelligent
Uncool
Fashionable

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When a beatnik was referring to someone as a "cat" they were talking to a...
Beatnik
Doctor
Woman

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If a song was really "cookin'" the beatnik generation thought it was...
Abominable
Amazing
Subpar

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If you're "digging" something, you're obviously...
Liking it
Evading it
Hurting it

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If a person is "wigging out" they are likely very....
Excited
Angry
Cheerful

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If a person is "going ape" they are going...
Crazy
To buy bananas
Grocery shopping

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If you're getting your kicks you are getting...
A thrill
A lashing
A kiss

C+, Beat Slang Beaten

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Okay, it’s clear that the language and style of the beats clearly didn’t resonate with you. Don’t worry though, this group didn’t stand with a lot of people. While you might not know the slang of the beats well, you sure did give it your all. That’s what matters in the long run.

B+, Beat Slang Best

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It’s clear that have a bit of a soft spot for the beat poets and the movement of the 50s! Not only do you know their slang better than most, but you demonstrated a true knowledge of the culture overall. Well done!

A+, Beat Slang Beyond

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Well color us impressed! Not only would the beats think that you are one hip cat with a true penchant for their lingo, but you know this slang better than just about every American outside of the culture itself. Well done!
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1
If you were a beatnik trying to "beat the gravel," what were you doing?
Running away
Walking quickly
Peeling out in a car
2
If someone was "eyeballing a doll" what were they doing?
Casing a toy store
Checking out a girl
Looking to steal
3
If you were engaging in some "back seat bingo" what were you doing?
Necking
Watching a drive-in movie
Playing bingo
4
If you're having "a gas" what kind of time are you having?
A great time
A bad time
A mediocre time
5
If you were referring to "big daddy" who were you referring to?
Your date's father
The president
The government in general
6
If a beatnik called you a "square" they likely thought you to be very...
Intelligent
Uncool
Fashionable
7
When a beatnik was referring to someone as a "cat" they were talking to a...
Beatnik
Doctor
Woman
8
If a song was really "cookin'" the beatnik generation thought it was...
Abominable
Amazing
Subpar
9
If you're "digging" something, you're obviously...
Liking it
Evading it
Hurting it
10
If a person is "wigging out" they are likely very....
Excited
Angry
Cheerful
11
If a person is "going ape" they are going...
Crazy
To buy bananas
Grocery shopping
12
If you're getting your kicks you are getting...
A thrill
A lashing
A kiss

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