Communications 2000

General Knowledge Quiz
Your Name 
Friday, November 19, 1999

I designed this quiz to prompt you to begin thinking about some things with which we will be working this quarter. I do not expect you the have the "right" answers; but do expect that you will think carefully about each question, and write the best answer of which you are capable. Write your answers in the spaces provided. Be certain to proofread your work for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and legibility.

  1. Who created the first U.S. flag? ____________________________________________

  2. True or false: George Washington was the 1st president of the U.S. _____________

  3. Which is larger, Greenland or South America? _______________________________

  4. In what year did the word "dorky" enter the language? ________________

  5. True or false: The planet Earth formed about 4 billion years ago. ______________

  6. True or false: Humans hunted dinosaurs millions of years ago. ________________

  7. On what date was George Washington born? _________________________________

  8. True or false: 1999 is the last year of the 20th century. ________________________