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Quizzed!

Peter Wood

Peter Wood playfully considers the nature of quizzes and offers NAS's final quiz of the season: comics and college. 

Test Your Knowledge: Yuletide Entomology

Glenn Ricketts

These critters are dormant for the Christmas season, but here’s a quiz to help sharpen your perspective when they come back with springtime.

Test Your Knowledge: Time Will Tell

Rachelle Peterson

This timely quiz prompts you to spend a moment stretching your mind. 

Test Your Knowledge: Words I Learned This Semester

Ashley Thorne

Expand your vocabulary with these linguistic terms. 

Test Your Knowledge: Baby It’s Cold Outside

Peter Wood

What do you know about cold weather in science and in literature? 

Test Your Knowledge: Words about Animals

Ashley Thorne

If animals could talk, would they call themselves by such strange names?

Test Your Knowledge: The Art of Lying

Rachelle Peterson

Fact, fiction, and intentionally fake: figure out what's truthful and what's treacherous. 

Test Your Knowledge: Christmas Pop Culture

Glenn Ricketts

From 34th Street to Charlie Brown to the Grinch, Christmas has had enormous influence on popular culture. 

Test Your Knowledge: Confessions

Michael Toscano

Confess! A quiz about great thinkers and their confessions.

Test Your Knowledge: The Stars Are Brightly Shining

Ashley Thorne

What's out there? Test your stellar knowledge with this astronomy-themed quiz.

Test Your Knowledge: The Deaths of Western Civ

Rachelle Peterson

This grave quiz unearths the ends of Western civ's greats. 

Test Your Knowledge: Gloom and Cheer

Peter Wood

'Tis the season to be jolly, not gloomy.

Test Your Knowledge: Christmas Music

Glenn Ricketts

A quiz on some of the traditions behind traditional Christmas music.

Test Your Knowledge of Kierkegaard: The Gadfly Quiz

Hilarius Bogbinder

This philosopher earned the nickname "the fork" in his youth. How well do you know him?

Test Your Knowledge: Edenic Words

Ashley Thorne

Try your hand at this vocabulary quiz inspired by Genesis 3.

Test Your Knowledge: Music Education

Rachelle Peterson

Do you know your scales and arpeggios?

Test Your Knowledge: Impediments

Peter Wood

How much do you know about impediments that lie unresolved in science and mathematics?

Test Your Knowledge: A Cornucopia of Words

Ashley Thorne

Impress friends and family around the table with these Thanksgiving-related words.

Test Your Knowledge: Doubting Thomas

Michael Toscano

How well do you know the Thomases of Western Civilization?

Test Your Knowledge: Presidential Education

Rachelle Peterson

How much do you know about America's presidents relative to higher education?

Test Your Knowledge: Hobgoblins and Consistency

Peter Wood

As we enter the last month of the semester, it's almost time for final exams. Here's a literature one for you, written by NAS president Peter Wood.