Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cultural Literacy Review for Students



PART ONE
  1. Who was Whittaker Chambers?
  2. What does the term "gaslighting" mean?
  3. Who were the three general election presidential candidates in 1968?
  4. What was "The Gulag Archipelago?"
  5. Who wrote "Invisible Man?"
  6. What was the decision in Plessy v. Ferguson?
  7. Who was Jonas Salk?
  8. Who wrote "Rhapsody in Blue?"
  9. Who were the first three presidents of the United States?
  10. Who played "The Little Tramp?"

4 Comments:

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Steve Layman said...

You got me on the 1968 presidential election. Forgot about Wallace. S

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Steve,

You have to admit he was a hard guy to forget.

Michael

 
At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Embarrassing. I'm not American, but that doesn't feel like much of an excuse for these.

Never heard of Chambers. Can't name a single candidate from 1968- maybe Nixon was one. Never heard of Plessy v. Ferguson. Never heard of Rhapsody in Blue. Don't know who came after Washington.

Back to the library for me.
- Bobbo

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Bobbo,

The quiz clearly has an American slant.

That said, check out "Rhapsody in Blue" on YouTube.

I think you'll like it.

Michael

 

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