PIN OAK PUT TO THE TEST

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?

  1. Franklin Pierce C. Millard Fillmore
  2. 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?

  1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch C. Cheerios
  2. 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)?

  1. The Phantom of the Opera C. Les Misérables
  2. 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?

  1. Bucharest C. Riyadh
  2. 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?

  1. 1598 C. 1602
  2. 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!

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