Mr. Gula’s General Knowledge Test – 1979
June 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 1979:

1. One often hears the phrase Sino-American Relationships. What does Sino mean?
Answer: Chinese

2. What common food item is often informally referred to as a spud?
Answer: Potato

3. What does the abbreviation Ph. D. stand for?
Answer: Doctor of Philosophy

4. What is Double Jeopardy?
Answer: Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction.

5. For how many years is a U.S. senator elected?
Answer: Senators serve terms of six years each; the terms are staggered so that approximately one-third of the seats are up for election every two years.

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