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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?
a Grammy Award
The Nobel Peace Prize
a Primetime Emmy Award
all of these

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 Dos Passos - Manhattan Transfer
John Updike - Look Homeward, Angel
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch

Question 4:

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

Question 5:

A building on the Harvard campus is named after this 19th century philosopher, author and leader of the Transcendentalist movement.
Richard Wilbur
James Russell Lowell
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.
Carrie Fisher
Keira Knightley
Elisabeth Shue
Natalie Portman

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

This multi-Emmy-winning composer, famous for the musical West Side Story, studied music at Harvard.
Malcolm Arnold
Leonard Bernstein
La Monte Young
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.
Han-na Chang
Yo-Yo Ma
Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman


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