What's Your CB Handle?

By: Ian Fortey

What's Your CB Handle?
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About This Quiz

Did you know there are about 3.5 million truckers on the road in America? It's a massive job that takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work. Being away from home for days at a stretch isn't easy, nor is trying to drive non-stop for hours and hours on end. It can be dangerous and lonely out there, with bad food and cold nights. It's no wonder truckers have tried to come up with a few ways to keep themselves entertained and engaged for those long hauls. Enter the CB radio!

CB or Citizen's Band radio is a simple way for people to communicate short distances on a limited frequency range, ideal for truckers or whoever else feels the need to chat it up on the radio either at home or on the road. The whole CB culture really started picking up a head of steam in the 1970s and is still going strong today. One of the best parts of the whole culture is picking a CB name. You need a short, punchy, fun name that represents your sense of freedom on the radio. Your real name is just what you've been saddled with in life. Your CB radio is who you are on the inside! Want to know yours? Take the quiz!

You've been on the road all night and it's time to stop for breakfast. What's your order?
Bacon and eggs
A big plate of eggs, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, and toast
Chicken and waffles
Pancakes!

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If you're on the road for a long time, you need some creature comforts. What do you need with you on the road?
My hat
My dog
My phone
A hot plot

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CB Slang has a nickname for just about every town in America. Which town nickname do you like best?
Cow Town (Fort Worth)
Lost Wages (Las Vegas)
Shakeytown (Los Angeles)
Spud Town (Boise)

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If you're on the radio with a good friend, what do you say to let them know you're in agreement?
10-4
Affirmative
Yep!
Four!

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A buddy on the radio mentions being stuck behind a turkey hearse. What's he talking about?
A trucking hauling turkeys to slaughter
An ambulance
A state police truck
A truck hauling groceries

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You're chatting with a friend. They say "keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down." What do they mean?
Safe trip!
Watch out for cops.
Check your GPS.
I'll meet you soon.

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Someone on the CB tells you that there's a "Care Bear" up ahead. What does that mean?
Cop at a construction site
Ambulance
Roadside stop
Vegetable stand

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If the choice was up to you, what would you be hauling in your rig?
Food
Livestock
Cars
Electronics

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You hop on the CB and immediately pick up on a Radio Rambo. What is it?
Someone who talks tough
A veteran
Someone losing their mind on the radio
A person who keeps quoting movies

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When you're on the road, what's the safest amount of time you stay awake anyway?
14 consecutive hours
12 hours
As long as is humanly possible
I try to work an 8-hour shift.

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After being on the road so long, you're going to want to relax. What's your ideal vacation destination?
Australia
Europe
Disneyworld
A tropical island

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Your friend on the CB tells you there's a Wally World at the next exit. What is it?
WalMart
An amusement park
A water park
Walgreens

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Everyone knows 10-4 means you agree or you understand, but what does it mean when someone says 10-33?
There's an emergency.
What time is it?
Cops are out in force.
There's a detour.

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Not all CB radio users are truckers. Who else is out there using the CB?
Radio enthusiasts
Emergency workers
It's fun for kids.
Just anyone looking to chat

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If you're on the road driving, you're going to see a lot of beautiful countrysides. Which state has the best scenery?
Colorado
Alaska
California
Utah

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You like action movies sometimes, right? Who's the best action star in history?
Chuck Norris
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Rock
Bruce Lee

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For a long haul, you'll probably need some music playing. What music keeps you going?
Country
Rock
Pop
Hip Hop

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What do you think it means in CB slang if you're heading down the road doing a double nickel?
Driving 55 mph
10 miles over the speed limit
Driving 10 hours straight
Crossing five states then heading right back

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What's something you'd never want to haul behind your rig?
Anything explosive
Anything too expensive
Livestock
Food that could go bad

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What's the easiest way to refer to another person on the CB when you don't know their handle?
Driver
Buddy
Hey you
Friend

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What should your CB handle tell people about you as soon as they hear it?
How I think of myself
Not much, really
That I have a sense of humor
Something I like

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When you're listening to other people's CB handles, which ones do you think are best?
The cool sounding ones
The funny ones
The clever ones
The ones that are easiest to remember

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Not every CB handle is going to be a winner. What kind of name do you want to avoid?
One that's childish
One that's too cutesy
One that's offensive
One that's too long

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What do you think the term "bear bait" refers to?
A speeder
A garbage dump
Food you eat on the road
A pedestrian

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What do you think is the hardest part about being a truck driver?
Long hours
Dangerous conditions
Being away from home
Unhealthy lifestyle

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What happens if you run across someone else using the same CB handle as you?
Make them change their name
Add "the original" to your name until the other one goes away
Insist I thought of it first
Not much

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There are about a million ways to refer to a police officer using CB slang. Which one do you like the most?
Smokey
Checkpoint Charlie
Papa Bear
Evel Knievel

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With all the different trucks on the road, they all need their own nickname. Which truck nickname is the best?
Bulldog (Mack Truck)
Meatwagon (ambulance)
Buster Brown (UPS Truck)
Skateboard (flatbed truck)

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What company is making the best trucks on the road today?
Freightliner
Kenworth
Volvo
Peterbilt

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If we're being honest, CB radio is just old school social media, right?
Clearly
What's social media?
There are some similarities.
Not at all

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