No Getting Around “Green”

02 Jul 2009 No Getting Around “Green”

I have often described green as a fast moving, irreversible trend that will only grow in strength with each new generation.

In fact, the word and name green – or greene, if you prefer the silent “e” – has been around for some time, one could even say for generations. To solve this little quiz, you may need help from an older or younger generation because the questions and answers range from pop culture of the 40’s to now. So, if you find yourself with some time to spare this holiday weekend and are willing to focus on colors other than red, white and blue, please enjoy.

Warning: Answers appear at bottom of the post, so don’t peek under the Big Green Question Mark.

The Green Culture Quiz

  1. Mean guy from Pennsylvania – __________ Greene
  2. West coast punkers of the 90’s – Green ______
  3. Mellow sounding unity advocate in 1972 – _____ Green
  4. Crime fighter and Kato’s buddy – Green _______
  5. TV westerns were a bonanza for him – ________ Greene
  6. Mid 60’s TV series featuring transplanted NYC couple – Green ___________
  7. Premier funny man of the 70’s – _________ Greene
  8. Baseball hall of famer _______ Greenberg
  9. 40’s and 50’s actor – ___________ Greenstreet
  10. Went home with Oscar in 1941 – _______ Green _____ ______ _______
  11. Justice League member and superhero – Green ___________
  12. They were eco before eco was cool – Green___________
  13. 70’s movie NOT a favorite of AARP – __________ Green
  14. Hitters nemesis in Boston – the Green ________________
  15. Acclaimed 1999 Tom Hanks movie – The Green __________
  16. Favorite breakfast food of Theodor Seuss Geisel – Green ______ ___ ______
  17. 1968 John Wayne film The Green ____________
  18. NFL rival of the Chicago Bears, the Green ______ __________
  19. Captain Kangaroo sidekick, Mr. Green ________
  20. Former Fed Chairman and economic guru ______ Green______
  21. Popular “chick flick” _________ Green __________

Answers appear below the Big Green Question Mark



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Answers

  1. Coke drinking mean guy from Pennsylvania – Mean Joe Greene
  2. West coast punkers of the 90’s – Green Day
  3. Mellow sounding love and unity advocate in 1972 – Al Green
  4. Crime fighter and Kato’s buddy (not OJ) – Green Hornet
  5. TV westerns were a bonanza for him – Lorne Greene
  6. Mid 60’s TV series featuring transplanted NYC couple – Green Acres
  7. Premier funny man of the 70’s – Sheckie Greene
  8. Baseball hall of famer – Hank Greenberg
  9. 40’s and 50’s actor – Sidney Greenstreet
  10. Went home with Oscar in 1941 – How Green Was My Valley
  11. Justice League member and superhero – Green Lantern
  12. These 70’s activists were eco before eco was cool – GreenPeace
  13. 70’s movie NOT recommended by AARP – Soylent Green
  14. Hitters nemesis in Boston – the Green Monster
  15. Acclaimed 1999 Tom Hanks movie – The Green Mile
  16. Favorite breakfast food of Theodor Seuss Geisel – Green Eggs and Ham
  17. 1968 John Wayne film The Green Berets
  18. NFL rival of the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers
  19. Captain Kangaroo sidekick, Mr. Green Jeans
  20. Former Fed Chairman and economic guru Alan Greenspan
  21. Popular “chick flick” Fried Green Tomatoes

Have an enjoyable and safe holiday!