Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Small Quiz

I received this in an e-mail that I believe has been very widespread. I have edited it a bit, but hope you’ll take time to take this quiz. You don’t have to write any of this down, but think about the questions and answer as truthfully as you can without researching on the internet:

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name five Heisman trophy winners, no time limit.

3. Name five winners of the Miss America pageant, no time limit.

4. Name five people who have ever won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last five Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the 2000 to 2005 World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, we seldom remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no 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.

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.

6. Name the person who taught you of God.


The lesson: 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 simply are the ones who care the most about us personally. Have you told them how much you appreciate them?


  1. That would be a good test for all the young people to take! They look to the ones on TV to be their heros, but the true heros are living right around them. Good post.

  2. I had this emailed to me too. It's good!

  3. This is very interesting indeed, you know I did not know the group of questions, but certainly can think about the last group and know how many changed my life in my growing up years, thanks this is quite neat.

  4. So good. Friendships are important in my life, and have been since grade school. I read somewhere recently that we become like our top three friends. That certainly tells me to be careful who I pick as my close friends.


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