Are you smarter than an English major? Find out!

On Friday, April 20, English Supplemental Instruction (SI) mentors and facilitators hosted their first trivia event on the Gainesville campus, where UNG students formed teams for a fun final exam study session. The event was held in the Nesbitt building in room 3110, where five teams competed in a format based on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader,” with the English SI team, “The Salty Iguanas,” representing the fifth graders.

Are you smarter than an English SI person? Then you should have gone to this event! (Photo by Karen McWhorter)

The English SI Leadership Committee also used the event to collect items for the UNG food pantry. Participants were asked to bring at least one item for the food pantry to participate.

The trivia questions focused on English, covering topics from related courses including British Literature II, Composition 1102, Grammar 2050, along with World Literature I and II. The team with the most points after completing two rounds of 30 questions would be the winners. Ultimately, the “Salty Iguanas” were the victors, with “The 4eigners” coming in second place.

Are you ready for your English final exams? Try the questions below.

1)   A statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved?

2)   These two types of phrases can occur in any sentence pattern?

3)   Shakespeare was closely associated with these two theatres in London?

4)   A quality that evokes pity or sadness?

5)   Finish this quote by Rimbaud: “The idea is to reach the unknown by the derangement of

all the ____________________.”

6)   This author is considered the mother of the science fiction? (Bonus points for the novel)

Scroll down for answers.









1)   Thesis or Hypothesis is also acceptable

2)   Prepositional Phrase and Verb Phrase

3)   The Globe Theatre and The Rose Theatre

4)   Pathos

5)   Senses

6)   Mary Shelley, Bonus: Frankenstein

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