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Notable Yale Alumni
This is a quiz on notable Yalies, who excelled in different spheres of life.
In 1930, this Yale graduate, author of It Can't Happen Here, became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
This painter, telegraph pioneer and inventor graduated from Yale in 1810.
Juan Trippe was an airline entrepreneur and pioneer who graduated from Yale in 1921. Who portrayed him in Martin Scorsese's movie The Aviator?
Which of these US Presidents did not attend Yale University?
John F. Kennedy
George W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, earning a B.A. in this subject.
What Yale graduate received Pulitzer Prizes for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and the play Our Town?
Besides being Yale graduates, what else do the following actors have in common: Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Connelly?
None of these
They all graduated with a degree in literature.
They all graduated magna cum laude.
They are all Academy Award winners.
Which of these notable Yale graduates is not correctly matched with the movie they directed?
Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Home for the Holidays - Jodie Foster
Elia Kazan - On the Waterfront
George Roy Hill - Gentleman's Agreement
What Yale graduate is credited with creating the first time bomb and first submarine ever used in combat?
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.
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