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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?
The Nobel Peace Prize
all of these
a Grammy Award
a Primetime Emmy 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
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Norman Mailer
John Updike

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


In 1988, this Harvard graduate became the first female Prime Minister of her country.
Kim Campbell (Canada)
Tansu Çiller (Turkey)
Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan)
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
James Russell Lowell
Richard Wilbur

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
Elisabeth Shue
Keira Knightley
Natalie Portman

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.
Public Enemy
Backstreet Boys
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Question 9:


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