It is a distinguishing characteristic of our national culture. It is that shifting body of information that we as a people have found useful, and therefore worth preserving.
I’ve put together a group of questions for you that I think fits the above description. They are not necessarily things that you should know — that’s always a debatable subject — but what, as an adult, you might have packed away in your brain thus far on your journey through life.
The following are arbitrary and briefly phrased questions grouped into three categories, 15 questions in each group. The first I judge to be easier than the second, the second easier than the third. I’d love to hear from anyone getting a perfect (or near perfect) score on this.
1. Song sang in the middle of the 7th inning?
2. How many pieces of silver for Judas?
3. Vulnerable point; Greek hero.
4. What did I cry once too often? Now you won’t believe me.
5. What can’t beggars be?
6. I’m stuck between a rock . . .
7. Legendary lover; Spanish Romeo.
8. Our president’s street address.
9. He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.
10. Name the three little men on a Rice Krispies box.
11. What, in automotive terms, do the letters, RPM, stand for?
12. What’s California’s motto?
13. What exactly was a “date that will live in infamy”? (month, day, year)
14. Who takes the Hippocratic Oath?
15. Physician, ___________ _____________” (Your body is your doctor.)
1. Who led the United Farm Workers and organized a grape boycott in California?
2. The name given to Arthur’s sword.
3. Beware of _______________ bearing gifts.
4. Those who can’t remember the past . . . (finish the quote)
5. What is the “green-eyed monster”?