Back in 1933, the first issue of Time Magazine featured Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House. You shouldn't be expected to know this. But perhaps you'll do better with some of these magazines. Can you figure out who was pictured on the inaugural covers?
I was fascinated by chemistry when I was young, although AP Chemistry woke me up to the fact that studying chemistry involved a significant amount of work. Since I've always been obsessed with lists, rankings, and tables, the Periodic Table was a pretty obvious draw. Can you name the 22 named elements classified as "non-metals," all located on the right-hand side of the Periodic Table?
(Hint: This includes the Halogens and Noble Gases. The highest atomic number in this group is 86.)
According to R.E.M.'s official website, the band has released 15 studio albums. How many can you name in 3 minutes?
For this quiz, we're not counting compilation albums (like Dead Letter Office, Eponymous, and The Best of R.E.M., EPs (Chronic Town), live albums, or that rare bootleg you found at a flea market in 1993. But we will count New Adventures in Hi-Fi. That's your free space.
Sure, you took a civics class back in elementary school, but how much did you really learn about the legislative process? The system has plenty of quirks, and a lot of stuff seems obvious, but isn't. Let's put your legislative knowledge to the test.
You need a cup of milk for a recipe. Will a pint be enough? And is the 100-meter dash shorter or longer than the old 100-yard dash? To know answers like these, you have to be familiar with units of measure. In these 12 questions, you'll fill in each blank to determine whether the unit on the left is greater than (>) or less than (<) the unit on the right. Good luck!
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)