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Trivia Quiz - Cigarette Commercials of the 50s and 60s


Before the Federal Trade Commission banned them in 1970, cigarette commercials gave us some of the catchiest and most interesting advertisements and commercial slogans on television. Test your knowledge or your recollection of some of those commercials wi

Quiz Number: 2401
Date Submitted: April 14, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage, Business
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 60.8 percent
Times Taken: 709 times
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Cigarette Commercials of the 50s and 60s
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1. What cigarette "tastes good like a cigarette should"?
  A.   Camel
  B.   Marlboro
  C.   Viceroy
  D.   Winston

2. One of the earliest cigarette commercials featured a dancing pack of what brand of cigarettes?
  A.   Old Gold
  B.   Lucky Strike
  C.   Chesterfield
  D.   Camel

3. The commercials for this cigarette depicted "the disadvantages" of smoking them due to their longer length, such as a man getting the end of his cigarette cut off by an elevator door. What was the brand?
  A.   Salem
  B.   Raleigh
  C.   Benson and Hedges
  D.   More

4. What brand of cigarette was a sponsor of Jack Benny's radio show and followed him into television?
  A.   Lucky Strike
  B.   Fatima
  C.   Old Gold
  D.   Herbert Tareyton

5. The advertising slogan for this cigarette was "light up a _________, you've got a good thing going." What was the brand?
  A.   Winston
  B.   Oasis
  C.   Kent
  D.   Kool

6. What cigarette targeted women in its advertising with the slogan "you've come a long way baby"?
  A.   Parliament
  B.   Virginia Slims
  C.   Benson & Hedges
  D.   Marlboro

7. When you saw someone on a commercial telling you that "us Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch", what would you see that person with?
  A.   An iron lung
  B.   A black eye
  C.   An artificial heart
  D.   An arm in a sling

8. What brand of cigarette used the theme song from the film "The Magnificent Seven" in its commercials?
  A.   Salem
  B.   Newport
  C.   Marlboro
  D.   Winston

9. What cigarette brand used the somewhat suggestive jingle in its commercials "taste me taste me, c'mon and taste me"?
  A.   Lucky Strike
  B.   Camel
  C.   Doral
  D.   Montclair

10. What cigarette's commercials claimed that "traveling the smoke through fine tobaccos" made it taste better?
  A.   Kent
  B.   Tareyton
  C.   Chesterfield
  D.   Pall Mall


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