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Notable Harvard Alumni

written by: Eve
 
Harvard has produced many famous alumni, as well as some infamous ones. How much do you know about them?

Question 1:


Harvard graduate Al Gore, who served as the 45th Vice President of the US, is a recipient of which of the following awards?
all of these
The Nobel Peace Prize
a Primetime Emmy Award
a Grammy Award

Question 2:


This author, who graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 1954, received the Pulitzer Prize for two of his "Rabbit" novels.
Margaret Atwood
Norman Mailer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
John Updike

Question 3:


Which Harvard graduate is not correctly matched with the literary work he created?
John Updike - Look Homeward, Angel
William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch
John Dos Passos - Manhattan Transfer
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead

Question 4:


In 1988, this Harvard graduate became the first female Prime Minister of her country.
Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan)
Tansu Çiller (Turkey)
Golda Meir (Israel)
Kim Campbell (Canada)

Question 5:


A building on the Harvard campus is named after this 19th century philosopher, author and leader of the Transcendentalist movement.
James Russell Lowell
Richard Wilbur
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question 6:


This Israeli American actress, who graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in psychology, became popular when she was cast in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Elisabeth Shue
Carrie Fisher
Natalie Portman
Keira Knightley

Question 7:


This Harvard graduate, also known as the Unabomber, carried out a campaign of mail bombings.
Viktor Kozeny
Henry Phillips
Dr John White Webster
Ted Kaczynski

Question 8:


Grammy Award-winning guitarist and Harvard graduate Tom Morello is a founding member of this band.
Public Enemy
Backstreet Boys
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rage Against the Machine

Question 9:


This multi-Emmy-winning composer, famous for the musical West Side Story, studied music at Harvard.
Malcolm Arnold
La Monte Young
Leonard Bernstein
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Question 10:


This virtuoso cellist, who received his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1976, performed for President John F. Kennedy when he was seven.
Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman
Han-na Chang
Yo-Yo Ma

 


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