TRIVIA TEST

By Fifi Rodriguez
1. GEOGRAPHY: What is an older name for the country of Ethiopia?
2. BUSINESS: Who founded a company called De Beers Consolidated Mines?
3. HISTORY: For what crimes was Socrates executed?
4. LITERATURE: What did Madame Bovary’s husband do for a living?
5. ANATOMY: Where are the conjunctiva located in the human body?
6. GOVERNMENT: Which of the original 13 colonies did not attend the Constitutional Convention of 1787?
7. SCIENCE: What common alloy is made up entirely of copper and zinc?
8. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: To which U.S. president is the following quote often attributed: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt”?
9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who coined the term “muckrakers” for crusading journalists and other writers?
10. POETRY: How old was the Romantic poet John Keats when he died?

Answers
1. Abyssinia
2. Cecil Rhodes
3. Corrupting the youth and impiety
4. Doctor
5. Eyes
6. Rhode Island
7. Brass
8. Abraham Lincoln
9. Theodore Roosevelt
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