Mr. Gula’s 1977 General Knowledge Test –
January 2014

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During 18 years teaching at Groton, Bob Gula became known for the General Knowledge Tests that he created and proctored each spring. Test your knowledge with questions from 1977:

1. Write 1977 in Roman numerals.
Answer: MCMLXXVII

2. What does the anagram UNESCO stand for?
Answer: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

3. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” is one of the classic lines in the world of movies. From what movie does this line come?
Answer: From the 1939 film Gone with the Wind starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.

4. How long is a marathon?
Answer: Answer: 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards)

5. St. Jude is traditionally known as the patron saint of _____?
Answer: In the Roman Catholic Church, he is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes.

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