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Quiz for students after watching Dead Poets Society


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  • 1. 

    Dead Poets Society movie is about a:

    • A.

      Science teacher

    • B.

      English teacher

    • C.

      Math teacher

    • D.

      History teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. English teacher
    Explanation
    The correct answer is English teacher. The movie "Dead Poets Society" revolves around an English teacher who inspires his students to embrace poetry, creativity, and individuality. He encourages them to think critically and challenge societal norms, ultimately leaving a lasting impact on their lives. The story highlights the power of literature and the importance of following one's passion, making the English teacher a central figure in the film.

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  • 2. 

    Where was Dead Poets Society set?

    • A.

      Vermont

    • B.

      Wyoming

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    A. Vermont
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vermont. This can be inferred from the context of the question, which asks where the movie "Dead Poets Society" was set. The movie is known for its portrayal of an elite boarding school located in Vermont, where a group of students form a secret club to explore poetry and challenge the traditional education system.

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  • 3. 

    What does "carpe diem" mean and to whom does it apply?

    • A.

      Wish for the day - hope for the future

    • B.

      Seize the day - live extraordinary lives

    • C.

      Work today - time is short

    • D.

      Look to the future - work for your hopes

    Correct Answer
    B. Seize the day - live extraordinary lives
    Explanation
    "Carpe diem" is a Latin phrase that translates to "seize the day" in English. It encourages individuals to make the most out of the present moment and live their lives to the fullest. This phrase applies to anyone who wants to live an extraordinary life, regardless of their background or circumstances. It serves as a reminder to prioritize the present and not waste time, as life is short and unpredictable. By seizing the day, individuals can pursue their dreams, take risks, and make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Dead Poets Society and where did it meet?

    • A.

      A sports club - gym

    • B.

      A history club - old Indian cave

    • C.

      A reading poetry club - old Indian cave

    • D.

      A writing poetry club - old Indian cave

    Correct Answer
    C. A reading poetry club - old Indian cave
    Explanation
    The Dead Poets Society was a reading poetry club that met in an old Indian cave. This club was focused on exploring and appreciating the art of poetry. The members would gather in the cave to share and discuss various poems, allowing them to delve into the beauty and meaning behind the words. The cave provided a peaceful and inspiring setting for these gatherings, allowing the members to connect with nature and the power of literature.

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  • 5. 

    What is the color of the school uniform?

    • A.

      White and blue

    • B.

      Red and blue

    • C.

      Gold and blue

    • D.

      Grey and blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Red and blue
    Explanation
    The school uniform is red and blue.

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  • 6. 

    What play did Neil want to addition (try out) for?

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      The Tempest

    • C.

      A Midsummer's Night Dream

    • D.

      Taming of the Shrew

    Correct Answer
    C. A Midsummer's Night Dream
    Explanation
    Neil wanted to audition for the play "A Midsummer's Night Dream".

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  • 7. 

    What part did Neil get in this play?

    • A.

      Theseus

    • B.

      Titania

    • C.

      Lysander

    • D.

      Puck

    Correct Answer
    D. Puck
    Explanation
    Neil got the part of Puck in the play.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of instrument is the boy playing at the beginning of the movie?

    • A.

      Bagpipes

    • B.

      Guitar

    • C.

      Saxophone

    • D.

      Piano

    Correct Answer
    A. Bagpipes
    Explanation
    The boy is playing the bagpipes at the beginning of the movie.

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  • 9. 

    What are the four pillars of Welton College?

    • A.

      Tradition, honor, discipline and excellence

    • B.

      Discipline, love, respect and hard work

    • C.

      Ingenuity, innovation, integrity and industry

    • D.

      Morality, management, money and brotherhood

    Correct Answer
    A. Tradition, honor, discipline and excellence
    Explanation
    The four pillars of Welton College are tradition, honor, discipline, and excellence. These pillars represent the core values and principles that the college upholds. Tradition refers to the preservation of customs and practices that have been passed down through generations. Honor emphasizes the importance of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior. Discipline promotes self-control, responsibility, and adherence to rules and regulations. Excellence signifies the pursuit of high standards and the continuous improvement of oneself and one's work. These pillars together form the foundation of the college's ethos and guide the behavior and actions of its students and faculty.

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  • 10. 

    What are the boys' version of the four pillars?

    • A.

      Drunkedness, imorality, abuse and whiskey

    • B.

      Travesty, horror, decadence and excrement

    • C.

      Greed, anger, hate and disrespect

    • D.

      Laziness, greed, dishonor and immorality

    Correct Answer
    B. Travesty, horror, decadence and excrement
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the boys' version of the four pillars consists of travesty, horror, decadence, and excrement. This implies that the boys' version is characterized by negative and unpleasant elements, such as mockery, fear, moral decline, and filth.

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  • 11. 

    What does it mean by pillar"

    • A.

      An object to put one's head on while sleeping

    • B.

      That which supports the school

    • C.

      A Greek pole made of cement or stone

    • D.

      Ideas developed by the school

    Correct Answer
    B. That which supports the school
    Explanation
    The term "pillar" in this context refers to something that supports or upholds the school. It is often used metaphorically to represent the foundation or core principles that the school is built upon. Just like a physical pillar provides stability and strength to a structure, the metaphorical pillar supports the school's values, mission, and educational goals.

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  • 12. 

    What activity did Neil's father want Neil to resign from?

    • A.

      Football team

    • B.

      Basketball team

    • C.

      Assistant editor of the school annual

    • D.

      Drama club as one of the main actors

    Correct Answer
    C. Assistant editor of the school annual
    Explanation
    Neil's father wanted him to resign from his position as assistant editor of the school annual.

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  • 13. 

    What birthday present did Todd receive from his parents?

    • A.

      New radio

    • B.

      School uniform

    • C.

      Desk set

    • D.

      Chess set

    Correct Answer
    C. Desk set
    Explanation
    Todd received a desk set as a birthday present from his parents.

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  • 14. 

    What did Mr. Keating want his students to call him?

    • A.

      Mr. English Teacher

    • B.

      Professor Keating

    • C.

      Uncle John

    • D.

      Oh Captain, my Captain

    Correct Answer
    D. Oh Captain, my Captain
    Explanation
    Mr. Keating wanted his students to call him "Oh Captain, my Captain." This phrase is a reference to a poem by Walt Whitman called "O Captain! My Captain!" which is about the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Keating, being an English teacher, likely wanted his students to see him as a leader and mentor figure, just like the captain in the poem. This phrase also represents the sense of admiration and respect that Mr. Keating wanted to inspire in his students.

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  • 15. 

    What does Oh Captain, My Captain refer to?

    • A.

      Boss of an ocean liner

    • B.

      Air Force officer

    • C.

      Poem about Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      English teachers all over the world

    Correct Answer
    C. Poem about Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    "Oh Captain, My Captain" refers to a famous poem written by Walt Whitman as an elegy for Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The poem uses the metaphor of a captain to represent Lincoln and expresses deep admiration, grief, and mourning for his death. It has become a symbol of honor and respect for Lincoln's leadership and the impact he had on the nation.

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  • 16. 

    Why does Mr. Keating have the students rip out the essay from the front of their textbooks?

    • A.

      Poetry should not be scientifically measured

    • B.

      Reading poet is not like scoring songs on American Bandstand

    • C.

      Poetry comes from the soul and measuring it in any way is absurd

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Mr. Keating has the students rip out the essay from the front of their textbooks because all of the given statements are true. Poetry should not be scientifically measured, as it is a form of artistic expression that cannot be quantified. Reading poetry is not like scoring songs on American Bandstand, as it is a personal and subjective experience. Poetry comes from the soul, and attempting to measure or analyze it in any way is absurd. Therefore, all of the above reasons contribute to Mr. Keating's decision.

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  • 17. 

    Why did Mr. Keating have his students climb up on their desks?

    • A.

      To discipline them

    • B.

      For exercise as they were getting lazy

    • C.

      Give them a different perspective

    • D.

      Playing a game

    Correct Answer
    C. Give them a different perspective
    Explanation
    Mr. Keating had his students climb up on their desks to give them a different perspective. By physically elevating themselves, the students were able to see the world from a new angle, which symbolized the importance of looking at things differently and challenging conventional thinking. This activity was meant to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and independent thought among the students. It was not done for discipline, exercise, or as a game.

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  • 18. 

    What does Nuwanda put in the school newspaper?

    • A.

      An article criticizing the administration

    • B.

      An article demanding that girls be enrolled in the school

    • C.

      An advertisement for the Dead Poets Society

    • D.

      A poem about the Dead Poets Society

    Correct Answer
    B. An article demanding that girls be enrolled in the school
    Explanation
    Nuwanda puts an article demanding that girls be enrolled in the school in the school newspaper. This suggests that Nuwanda is advocating for gender equality and believes that girls should have the same opportunities as boys to attend the school.

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  • 19. 

    What is the purpose of education according to Mr. Keating?

    • A.

      Get students ready for university

    • B.

      To think as individuals

    • C.

      Rules and regulations of life

    • D.

      Make students conform to society's rulex

    Correct Answer
    B. To think as individuals
    Explanation
    According to Mr. Keating, the purpose of education is to encourage students to think as individuals. This implies that education should not simply focus on preparing students for university or teaching them the rules and regulations of life, but rather it should empower them to develop their own thoughts, ideas, and perspectives. Mr. Keating believes that education should foster independent thinking and enable students to express their individuality, rather than conforming to society's rules and norms.

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  • 20. 

    What is the purpose of education according to Mr. Nolan?

    • A.

      Get students ready for university

    • B.

      To think as individuals

    • C.

      Rules and regulations of life

    • D.

      Make students conform to society' rules

    Correct Answer
    A. Get students ready for university
    Explanation
    According to Mr. Nolan, the purpose of education is to prepare students for university. This suggests that he believes education should focus on providing the necessary knowledge and skills that students need to succeed in higher education. This answer implies that Mr. Nolan values the academic aspect of education and sees it as a stepping stone towards further learning and personal development at the university level.

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  • 21. 

    Who was the girl that Knox fell in love with?

    • A.

      Katherine Keating

    • B.

      Janis Joplin

    • C.

      Sarah Gooding

    • D.

      Chris Noel

    Correct Answer
    D. Chris Noel
    Explanation
    Chris Noel is the correct answer because Knox fell in love with her.

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  • 22. 

    What is the name of the boyfriend of the girl Knox loves?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Chet

    • C.

      Charles

    • D.

      Dave

    Correct Answer
    B. Chet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chet.

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  • 23. 

    What happens whenever Neil tries to talk to his father?

    • A.

      His mother tells him to be quiet

    • B.

      His father never listens

    • C.

      A big argument occurs

    • D.

      His father agrees with his ideas

    Correct Answer
    B. His father never listens
    Explanation
    Whenever Neil tries to talk to his father, his father never listens. This suggests that there is a lack of communication or understanding between Neil and his father, as his father does not pay attention or give importance to what Neil has to say. This could lead to frustration and a breakdown in their relationship.

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  • 24. 

    What happens to Mr. Keating as a result of Neil's death?

    • A.

      Promoted to head teacher

    • B.

      Fired from his position

    • C.

      Quit for a better job

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. Fired from his position
    Explanation
    As a result of Neil's death, Mr. Keating is fired from his position. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as Neil's death leads to an investigation and the blame is placed on Mr. Keating's unorthodox teaching methods. The school administration, in order to avoid any further controversy, decides to terminate his employment.

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  • 25. 

    How did Neil die in the movie?

    • A.

      In a car accident

    • B.

      Assassinated by his roommate

    • C.

      Committed suicide

    • D.

      AIDS

    Correct Answer
    C. Committed suicide
    Explanation
    In the movie, Neil died by committing suicide. This means that he intentionally took his own life. The reasons behind his decision may vary and could be explored further in the movie.

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