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Notable Yale Alumni

written by: Eve
 
This is a quiz on notable Yalies, who excelled in different spheres of life.

Question 1:


In 1930, this Yale graduate, author of It Can't Happen Here, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Theodore Dreiser
Ernest Hemingway
Willa Cather
Sinclair Lewis

Question 2:


This painter, telegraph pioneer and inventor graduated from Yale in 1810.
David Bushnell
Samuel Morse
Eli Whitney
Grace Hopper

Question 3:


Juan Trippe was an airline entrepreneur and pioneer who graduated from Yale in 1921. Who portrayed him in Martin Scorsese's movie The Aviator?
Jude Law
Willem Dafoe
Leonardo DiCaprio
Alec Baldwin

Question 4:


Which of these US Presidents did not attend Yale University?
George H. W. Bush
John F. Kennedy
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton

Question 5:


Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, earning a B.A. in this subject.
biology
drama
art history
literature

Question 6:


What Yale graduate received Pulitzer Prizes for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and the play Our Town?
Eugene O'Neill
Eudora Welty
Tennessee Williams
Thornton Wilder

Question 7:


Besides being Yale graduates, what else do the following actors have in common: Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Connelly?
They all graduated magna cum laude.
None of these
They are all Academy Award winners.
They all graduated with a degree in literature.

Question 8:


Which of these notable Yale graduates is not correctly matched with the movie they directed?
Elia Kazan - On the Waterfront
George Roy Hill - Gentleman's Agreement
Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Home for the Holidays - Jodie Foster

Question 9:


What Yale graduate is credited with creating the first time bomb and first submarine ever used in combat?
Eli Whitney
Jordan Mechner
David Bushell
Samuel Morse

Question 10:


This actor, who earned an MFA from Yale School of Drama, is famous for his long-running roles on Law & Order and Sex and the City.
Henry Winkler
David Duchovny
Sam Waterston
Chris Noth

 


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