1000 Years of School?

How far have we come in the last 1000 years? Take our quiz and see how much you know.

Quiz

How far have we come in the last 1000 years? Take our quiz and see how much you know.

1. In what year did the first coed college open in the US ? (Pat yourself on the back if you also know the name!)

  • 1636
  • 1833
  • 1881

2. How did Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith make classrooms more colorful?

  • They published the first picture book.
  • They made crayons.
  • They printed world maps.

3. Roman numerals, though still popular on fancy clocks, were given a run for their money when Arabic numerals (the ol' 1, 2, 3) were introduced in Europe. When was this?

  • 1202
  • 1337
  • 1637

4. Once, people were taught to type in schools. Now that just about everyone's sending email, typing skills seem to have gone out the window. How many years passed between the invention of the typewriter and the first email program?

  • 143
  • 307
  • 78

5. Everybody knows Gutenberg invented movable type. Or did he?

What country's craftsmen are credited with its design?

  • Peru
  • Egypt
  • China

Your Results:

1. In what year did the first coed college open in the US ? (Pat yourself on the back if you also know the name!)
1833

2. How did Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith make classrooms more colorful?
They made crayons.

3. Roman numerals, though still popular on fancy clocks, were given a run for their money when Arabic numerals (the ol' 1, 2, 3) were introduced in Europe. When was this?
1202

4. Once, people were taught to type in schools. Now that just about everyone's sending email, typing skills seem to have gone out the window. How many years passed between the invention of the typewriter and the first email program?
143

5. Everybody knows Gutenberg invented movable type. Or did he?

What country's craftsmen are credited with its design?
China

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