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posted September 24, 2007
CARL LANGLEY – The following is a weekly
quiz compiled by retired newspaper reporter, editor and columnist Carl
Langley. It is aimed at expanding a reader’s word power and general
knowledge. Take the quiz and write down your answers to see how well
1. Washington Roebling, an architect, designer and engineer, was among
the many geniuses who helped in the building of America. What was his
A. The Empire State Building
B. The Washington Monument
C. The Brooklyn Bridge
D. The Hoover Dam
2. This famed writer penned the immortal poem “The Rhyme of the Ancient
Mariner.” Who was he?
A. Robert Louis Stevenson
B. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
C. Washington Irving
D. Robert Conrad
3. “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” is a Revolutionary War poem that
once was recited in all of America‘s elementary school classrooms.
Revere was engaged in what profession?
A. Gun manufacturer
B. Postal clerk
4. What was the maiden name of Ma Barker, the mother of a criminal gang
that operated in the late 1920s and early 1930s?
A. Bernice Jackson
B. Montana Smith
C. Alice Johnson
D. Arizona Clark
5. Paul (Bear) Bryant, the legendary coach of the Alabama football
team, was born in which state?
6. Who wrote our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner?”
A. Francis Ford Coppola
B. Betsy Ross
C. Irving Berlin
D. Francis Scott Key
7. Which of these garden crops is a fruit and not a vegetable?
8. What is a morass?
A. A piece of ground saturated with water
B. A type of cake covered with icing
C. A leather jacket worn by bike riders
D. A species of saltwater fish
9. Which mayor used a radio broadcast to read the Sunday funny papers
to kids during a newspaper strike?
A. Ken Durham
B. Norman Dorn
C. Fiorello LaGuardia
D. Dean Campbell
10. Which American patriot used pamphlets to call for independence for
the American colonies in the 1770s?
A. Thomas Paine
B. Ben Franklin
C. John Pettigrew
D. Hillary Clinton
Scoring: 10 right, go to the head of the class, 9 right, superior, 8
right, excellent, 7 right, passing, 6 right or less, re-enroll in
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