Quiz of the Weekend: The Wilson Era

1. An advertisement for which of the following filled three quarters of a page in The Crimson on October 28, 1919?

A. Wrigley's spearmint gum

B. Murad, The Turkish Cigarette

C. Goldman Sachs

D. Grandfather clocks from the Harvard Coop

2. In early February of 1920, the price of one issue of The Crimson increased. What was the price change?

A. From 4 cents to 6 cents.

B. From 5 cents to 10 cents.

C. From 10 cents to 25 cents.

D. From 30 cents to 50 cents.

3. Which of the following did not occur at Harvard in 1919?

A. The total number of students at the graduate schools reached record numbers.

B. The college stopped serving meat to students for a period of three months.

C. Belgium's King Albert and Queen Elizabeth visited the University.

D. Harvard defeated Yale in football with a score of 10-3.

4. The January 7, 1920 issue of the Crimson published, in its inside pages, an illustrated advertisement for:

A. Milk

B. Ice skates

C. Cigars

D. Pencils

5. In December 1919 Widener opened an exhibition of:

A. The complete works of Louisa May Alcott

B. Several dozen maps of New England from the Revolutionary War era

C. The letters of Robert E. Lee to his son, William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, class of 1857.

D. The most complete collection of war medals in the country

6. Which of these was not a lead story in 1919?

A. Several Harvard students were brought before the administration for loudly demonstrating during the visit of the vice-president.

B. King George of England praised the University for its work.

C. All students were told to attend a mass meeting at which they would practice Harvard cheers and songs.

D. Seven members of the University were chosen as Rhodes Scholars for the coming year.

7. Which of the following headlines did not appear in The Crimson in 1919?

A. "O'Connell on Mythical Team"

B. "War Department Plans to Introduce Polo in Colleges"

C. "Republicans Rethink American War Effort"

D. "Eleven in Intensive Practice at Armory"

Answers: 1.B 2.B 3.B 4.A 5.D 6.A 7.C