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Randy Pausch
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Randy's wife suggest he do instead of a lecture?
(a) Make a video.
(b) Do a lecture at home.
(c) Write a book.
(d) Spend more time with the family.

2. What year did Randy's father die?
(a) 2005
(b) 2008.
(c) 2007.
(d) 2006.

3. What did Randy's uncle do to the back seat of the convertible?
(a) Poured soda on it.
(b) Threw up.
(c) Drew pictures on it.
(d) Ripped the cushion.

4. What kind of car did Randy drive?
(a) Van.
(b) Truck.
(c) Coupe.
(d) Convertible.

5. Randy said his mother was what kind of teacher?
(a) Strict.
(b) Brilliant.
(c) Warm.
(d) Tough.

6. What did Randy turn to as a child to learn things?
(a) The computer.
(b) An encyclopedia.
(c) His teachers.
(d) His parents.

7. Who joined Randy for some fun before his lecture?
(a) Jake.
(b) Steve.
(c) Sandy.
(d) Robert.

8. Who saw Randy driving in his car one day?
(a) A colleague.
(b) A neighbor.
(c) A friend.
(d) A student.

9. Why did Randy write this book?
(a) To make money for his family.
(b) To record his lecture.
(c) To cope with his grief.
(d) To share with his children.

10. What kind of relationship did Randy have with his wife at the beginning?
(a) Hot and heavy.
(b) Long distance.
(c) Professional.
(d) Friendship.

11. What did Randy have to sort through while preparing his lecture?
(a) Videos.
(b) Images.
(c) Songs.
(d) All of these.

12. What did Randy do to the back seat of his convertible?
(a) Poured soda on it.
(b) Polished it.
(c) Ripped the cushion.
(d) Drew pictures on it.

13. In what war did Randy's father serve?
(a) WW II.
(b) Korea.
(c) WW I.
(d) Viet Nam.

14. Where did Randy have tumors?
(a) His liver.
(b) His prostate.
(c) His colon.
(d) His lungs.

15. How long did Randy have to live when the tumors were found?
(a) Years.
(b) Weeks.
(c) Months.
(d) Days.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom did Randy and his wife talk to about the lecture?

2. Randy had no patience for ___________.

3. What was Randy doing when he met his wife?

4. Where did Randy go to get his grade school dream?

5. What was Carnegie Mellon?

(see the answer keys)

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