On March 26, 1973, the actor Marlon Brando declined the Academy Award for Best Actor for his career-reviving performance in The Godfather. The Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather attended the ceremony in Brando’s place, stating that the actor “very regretfully” could not accept the award, as he was protesting Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film. Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of the Toyota Motor Corporation, which in 2008 surpassed America’s General Motors as the world’s largest automaker, died at the age of 57 in Japan on this day 1952. The University of Oregon defeated The Ohio State University 46–33 on this day in 1939 to win the first-ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Final Four, as the tournament became known, has grown exponentially in size and popularity since 1939. Take our quiz and see if you’re the godfather of vocabulary, the captain of quality, and the overall champion.
|All 10||Better than 99.999%|
|4-6||Did not make the Elite Eight|
|2-3||Watch your back – the vocab police are after you|
|0-1||You took the gun and left the cannoli|
Intro text: history.com
Definitions: Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary