By Sami Leder
Pin Oak students are notorious for their keen sense of knowledge and stupendous intellect, so the Pin Oak Press decided to put them to the test with a series of trivia questions.
There are five trivia categories, each with one question from each that students must answer. The categories are History/Politics, Science/Animals, Music/Art, Geography/Culture, and English/Literature. Here are the questions, correct answers, and student answer percentages.
Question #1: History and Politics: Who was the thirteenth president of the United States?
- Franklin Pierce C. Millard Fillmore
- Chester Arthur D. Michael Dukakis
A: 30%. B: 10%. C: 60%. D: 0%.
Like most students answered, the correct answer was C, Millard Fillmore.
Question #2: Science and Animals: Which cereal has more genes than people?
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch C. Cheerios
- Raisin Bran D. Cornflakes
A: 20%. B: 40%. C: 20%. D: 20%. Contrary to most students’ answers, the correct answer was D, Cornflakes.
Question #3: Music and Art: What is the longest-running musical on Broadway (time since opening)?
- The Phantom of the Opera C. Les Misérables
- Cats D. A Chorus Line
A: 50%. B: 20%. C: 20%. D: 10%
Again, like most students responded, the correct option was A, The Phantom of the Opera.
Question #4: Geography and Culture: What is the capital of the Kazakhstan?
- Bucharest C. Riyadh
- Astana D. Jakarta
A: 20%. B: 40%. C: 40%. D: 10%.
The correct answer was B, Astana.
Question #5: English and Literature: When was William Shakespeare’s Macbeth written?
- 1598 C. 1602
- 1611 D. 1606
A: 0%. B: 20%. C: 40%. D: 30%.
Surprisingly, the correct year was D, 1606.
Pin Oak was put the test and didn’t perform that poorly!