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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
all of these
a Primetime Emmy Award
The Nobel Peace Prize

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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
Natalie Portman
Keira Knightley
Elisabeth Shue

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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
Yo-Yo Ma
Han-na Chang

 


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