Midday blog: Quiz time
A few years ago, our guest Janet Davis read these quizzes on Midday Connection. Let’s see how you do…
1) Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2) Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3) Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4) Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5) Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or actress.
6) Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
Was that hard?
None of us remember the headliners of yesterday. They are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Now, here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1) List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2) Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3) Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4) Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5) Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Was the second quiz easier?
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care.
(Charles Shulz did not actually author these quizzes, but it has come to be commonly called “The Charles Shulz Quiz”)