The Last Lecture Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did Randy Pausche die of?

    • A.

      Car accident

    • B.

      Horse back riding injury

    • C.

      Liver tumors

    Correct Answer
    C. Liver tumors
    Explanation
    Randy Pausche died of liver tumors. This means that he had tumors in his liver which ultimately led to his death.

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  • 2. 

    What is Randy Pausche's wife's name?

    • A.

      Jai

    • B.

      Alexis

    • C.

      Jane

    Correct Answer
    A. Jai
    Explanation
    Randy Pausche's wife's name is Jai.

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  • 3. 

    What does Pausche teach?

    • A.

      Chemistry

    • B.

      Computer science

    • C.

      English

    Correct Answer
    B. Computer science
    Explanation
    Pausche teaches computer science.

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  • 4. 

    What school did Paucshe teach at?

    • A.

      Ramapo College

    • B.

      Rutgers

    • C.

      Carnegie Mellon

    Correct Answer
    C. Carnegie Mellon
    Explanation
    Pausche taught at Carnegie Mellon.

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  • 5. 

    What are his children's names?

    • A.

      Logan, Chloe, and Dylan

    • B.

      Chelsea, Mary Anne, and Steven

    • C.

      Mark, Logan and Mackenzie

    Correct Answer
    A. Logan, Chloe, and Dylan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Logan, Chloe, and Dylan. This answer provides the names of the person's children.

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  • 6. 

    What were some of Randy's childhood dreams?

    • A.

      Being a weather forcaster

    • B.

      Being in zero gravity and a Disney Imagineer

    • C.

      Riding on an elephant

    Correct Answer
    B. Being in zero gravity and a Disney Imagineer
    Explanation
    Randy had two childhood dreams, one of which was to experience zero gravity. This suggests that he had an interest in space and the idea of floating in space without the force of gravity. Additionally, Randy also dreamed of becoming a Disney Imagineer. This implies that he had a passion for creativity and designing immersive experiences, possibly within the context of Disney theme parks.

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  • 7. 

    As a child what did Pausche paint in his room?

    • A.

      An elevator door

    • B.

      A dinosour

    • C.

      A tiger

    Correct Answer
    A. An elevator door
    Explanation
    As a child, Pausche painted an elevator door in his room.

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  • 8. 

    What sport did Randy Pausche love?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Volleyball

    • C.

      Football

    Correct Answer
    C. Football
    Explanation
    Randy Pausche loved football.

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  • 9. 

    After delivering his lecture, Pausche says to his students

    • A.

      This talk is for my students

    • B.

      This lecture is for my kids

    • C.

      This talk was for my wife

    Correct Answer
    B. This lecture is for my kids
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "this lecture is for my kids" because Pausche refers to his students as "kids," which implies that he sees them as his own children or as individuals he cares deeply about. This suggests that the lecture was specifically designed to impart important life lessons and guidance to his students, emphasizing the personal connection he has with them.

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  • 10. 

    What did Pausche want to be as a child?

    • A.

      Captain Kirk

    • B.

      Superman

    • C.

      Spiderman

    Correct Answer
    A. Captain Kirk
    Explanation
    Pausche wanted to be Captain Kirk as a child.

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  • 11. 

    Did Paucshe have terminal cancer?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer "True" suggests that Paucshe did have terminal cancer. This means that Paucshe was diagnosed with a type of cancer that was in its advanced stage and had limited treatment options available. Terminal cancer typically refers to a stage where the disease is incurable and the patient's life expectancy is limited.

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  • 12. 

    Pausche focused on dying rather than living

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pausche did not focus on dying rather than living. In his famous "Last Lecture," he emphasized the importance of living life to the fullest and achieving childhood dreams. He encouraged others to have a positive outlook, embrace challenges, and make the most of the time they have. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    Did Randy have a quadratis formula drawn on his bedroom wall?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The question asks whether Randy had a quadratic formula drawn on his bedroom wall. The answer "True" implies that Randy did have a quadratic formula drawn on his bedroom wall.

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  • 14. 

    Jai at first wanted Randy to give his lecture

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Jai did not want Randy to give his lecture initially.

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  • 15. 

    According to the "brick walls show us how badly we want something?"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "brick walls show us how badly we want something" implies that when faced with obstacles or challenges (represented by brick walls), our determination and desire to achieve something are tested. True means that brick walls indeed demonstrate our level of commitment and determination, as they push us to overcome difficulties and prove our dedication to achieving our goals.

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  • 16. 

    Is this a true story

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it states that the story is indeed true. This implies that the events and characters in the story actually happened or exist in reality.

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  • 17. 

    Was Jeffrey Zaslow Pausche's illustrator

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Jeffrey Zaslow was not Pausche's illustrator. Jeffrey Zaslow was the co-author of the book "The Last Lecture" along with Randy Pausch. However, the illustrator of the book was not mentioned in the question, so it cannot be determined whether Zaslow was the illustrator or not. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 18. 

    Is this book about finding your dreams

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is True because the question asks if the book is about finding your dreams. Since the answer is "True," it implies that the book indeed focuses on the theme of finding one's dreams.

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  • 19. 

    Is Pausche alive today

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 20. 

    Did Randy look at his medical records behind his doctor's back

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because the question asks whether Randy looked at his medical records behind his doctor's back. If Randy looked at his medical records without the doctor's knowledge or permission, then the statement is true.

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  • 21. 

    "If you wait long enough people will ______________ and impress you."

    Correct Answer
    surprise
    Explanation
    Waiting for a certain period of time allows people to plan and execute unexpected actions or events, which can lead to surprising outcomes. By being patient and giving people enough time, their actions and abilities may exceed our expectations and impress us.

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  • 22. 

    "A ____________ apology is worse than no apolgy."

    Correct Answer
    bad
    Explanation
    An insincere or half-hearted apology is worse than not apologizing at all because it shows a lack of genuine remorse or acknowledgment of wrongdoing. It can be seen as manipulative or dismissive of the hurt caused, further damaging the relationship or trust between the parties involved. A bad apology fails to address the issue at hand and can leave the recipient feeling invalidated or unheard.

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  • 23. 

    "The $_______________ salt and pepper shaker

    Correct Answer
    100,000
  • 24. 

    "I have an ________________ problem."

    Correct Answer
    engineering
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "engineering" because the sentence states that the person has a problem related to engineering. This implies that the person is facing a difficulty or challenge in the field of engineering.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the columnists for the Wall Street Journal?

  • 26. 

    Wht does Pausche want for his children?

  • 27. 

    Why does the crowd applaud Pausche and Jai?

  • 28. 

    When does Pausche start  teaching?

  • 29. 

    How does Randy impact us?

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