Posted on May 5, 2016
By Debra Kirby
There are only so many variations a fitness instructor can use to keep things fresh in an indoor cycling class (aka spinning class). This editorial manager by day, spinning instructor by very early morning, has found the perfect way to keep her students interested and alert — the daily quiz! Fortunately for me, through the wealth of information available in the Gale databases our team produces, I am never at a loss for material! Here are a few questions and answers I’ve used to keep my students on their toes in recent 6:00 am classes:
Q: What organization was the precursor to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)?
A: The Office of Strategic Services (OSS), established in 1942 (U.S. History In Context)
Q: What country is the native home to lemurs?
A: Madagascar, an island off the southeast coast of Africa (Science In Context)
Q: Who standardized level measurement in cooking?
A: Fannie Farmer (Biography In Context)
Q: What famous poet was known as the Belle of Amherst and what actress portrayed her in the play of the same title?
A: Emily Dickinson & Julie Harris (Artemis Literary Sources)