Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
This week was the last confrontation between my seniors and juniors in a contest billed as "Ultimate Americana." Call it cultural literacy or trivia — it's a collection of questions and associations to stretch young minds, challenge their intellect and occasionally test their sense of humor.
I offer a sampling to you my readers. I've done, or perhaps overdone this in this space with other quizzes (occupational hazard), but the following 50 items were part of "The Final Conflict" here at school, and the all important bragging rights that went to the winner. This year the juniors buried the seniors.