Mr. Gula’s 1973 General Knowledge Test – October 2013


During 18 years teaching at Groton, Bob Gula became known for the General Knowledge Tests that he created and proctored each spring. Students didn’t have to take the test, but took it anyhow because it was fun and challenging. Test your knowledge with questions from 1973:

1. If you have all your natural teeth, how many do you have?
Answer: 32

2. What is the oldest city in the U.S.?
Answer: The oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States is considered Saint Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565. It is most commonly referred to be Jamestown.

3. Name any three of the Seven Deadly/Cardinal Sins.
Answers: Pride, Envy, Lust, Anger, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony

4. A good news reporter asks six key questions. What is the first word of each question?
Who is it about?
What happened?
When did it take place?
Where did it take place?
Why did it happen
How did it happen?

5. What is the difference between supper and dinner?
Answer: Supper is a light evening meal, served in early evening. Dinner is the main meal of the day, served either in the evening or at midday.

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