The hard-working staff at Ex Post Facto is not immune to the attraction of the NCAA basketball tournament. But brackets are about luck, while trivia is about the collection of useless knowledge. The choice is clear, right?
Speaking of knowledge, the motto of fictional Faber College from the movie “Animal House” is “Knowledge is good.” That must have persuaded 4 percent of last week’s quiz takers to think U.S. News & World Report ranked Faber the seventh-best law school in the country, just behind Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Michigan, Columbia and Penn. Fortunately, 82 percent knew the correct answer, Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, NYU and Penn.
Another hard question was about retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Fifty-one percent of you thought the skill she tested a potential law clerk on during his interview was poker, but it was golf putting, which only 21 percent answered correctly.
The easiest question of the week was about what kind of room was being added to a St. Petersburg, Florida, courthouse: a room for women who need privacy while pumping breast milk. Eighty-nine percent got that one.
Now it’s time to test your knowledge this week—and then you can get back to watching basketball. Good luck!