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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 Primetime Emmy Award
all of these
The Nobel Peace Prize
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.
Norman Mailer
John Updike
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Margaret Atwood

Question 3:

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

Question 4:

In 1988, this Harvard graduate became the first female Prime Minister of her country.
Golda Meir (Israel)
Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan)
Tansu Çiller (Turkey)
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.
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.
Natalie Portman
Keira Knightley
Carrie Fisher
Elisabeth Shue

Question 7:

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

Question 8:

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

Question 9:

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

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
Yo-Yo Ma
Han-na Chang
Joshua Redman


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