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“Why Did You Come to KU?” and Other Questions from the 1895 Senior Quiz

The 1895 KU yearbook – called Annus Mirabilis (Wonderful Year) – includes a fun senior quiz, shown below. It’s unclear whether the answers listed were actually provided by members of the Class of 1895 or whether they were jokes written by the yearbook staff and attributed to their classmates. Especially humorous are the responses to the question “what does Miss Watson [the first and longest-serving professional librarian at KU] say when you whisper in library?”

 

Image of KU yearbook, Annus Mirabilis, senior quiz, page 1, 1895Image of KU yearbook, Annus Mirabilis, senior quiz, page 2, 1895

Image of KU yearbook, Annus Mirabilis, senior quiz, page 3, 1895Image of KU yearbook, Annus Mirabilis, senior quiz, page 4, 1895

A senior quiz in the 1895 KU yearbook, Annus Mirabilis.
University Archives. Call Number: LD 2697 .J3 1895.
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Caitlin Donnelly
Head of Public Services

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