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Familiar notes…

So it’s quite amazing to see juniors walking around, carrying a stack of familiar notes that I posted almost a year ago.

Sorry guys, no exams goodies for year 3 because I am too lazy to prepare them. Anyway, the courses this year aren’t exactly very academic as well.

Anyway, here’s an important quiz you need to score well in before you sit for your communication history exam tomorrow!

After so much preparation for the coming exam, how much do you really know about the history of communication?

1) How many finger(s) did Norbert Wiener trail on the walls on his Wiener-wegs?

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
e) 5

2) What is the middle name of Robert K. Merton?

a) King
b) Kenneth
c) Keith
d) Kennedy
e) Kuhn

3) What does Carl Hovland hate?

a) Rice
b) Chicken
c) Crab
d) Fish
e) Lewin

4) What did Mr and Mrs Lazarsfeld and Mr and Mrs Merton have for their first meal together?

a) Champagne and caviar
b) Sake and sashimi
c) Red wine and pasta
d) White wine and steak
e) Coffee and salad

5) How many languages did Leo Wiener speak?

a) 10
b) 20
c) 30
d) 40
e) 50

6) Who was closest to becoming a star in Hollywood?

a) Carl Hovland
b) Kurt Lewin
c) Paul Lazarsfeld
d) Robert Merton
e) Norbert Wiener

7) Who committed suicide?

a) Carl G. Jung
b) Walter Benjamin
c) Karl Marx
d) Sigmund Freud
e) C. Wright Mills

8) How many wife/wives did Paul F. Lazarsfeld has?

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
e) 5

9) Who walked into Claude Shannon’s lecture at Princeton to ask for directions to the gents?

a) Clark Hull
b) Paul Lazarsfeld
c) Norbert Wiener
d) Albert Einstein
e) None of the above

10) Who founded experimental psychology?

a) William Wundt
b) Wilhelm James
c) Wilhelm Stumpf
d) Only (a) and (b)
e) None of the above

Answers: a, a, d, a, d, c, b, c, d, e

Produced and compiled by Lin Junjie, With inputs from Chong Zi Liang, Liew Shi Xiong, Lim Chee Harn and Low Ting Yi.