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Meet the Professor
Kelly A. Ryan is an assistant professor of History at IU Southeast and has been at the
University since 2007. Ryan’s research specializes in the history of early America as
well as histories of gender and sexuality in the United States. Her book,
, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Ryan teaches
the survey on early North America as well upper level courses on Colonial and
Revolutionary North America, Early National United States, women’s history, and
history of sexuality in the United States.
pop quiz
In each issue,
IU Southeast
will include a Pop Quiz from one of our professors. The first
reader to e-mail us the correct answers to the quiz will win a prize from the Alumni
This issue’s Pop Quiz comes from Kelly Ryan, Assistant Professor of History.
1. Many myths exist regarding
the English Settlement at
Jamestown. Which of the
following “myths” regarding
Pocahontas is verifiably true?
A. Pocahontas saved John Smith from
being killed by Powhatan, her father.
B. Pocahontas married John Rolfe after
converting to Christianity.
C. Pocahontas had a torrid love affair
with John Smith.
Fall 2011 Pop Quiz answers
1. What is the main purpose of the UN Global Compact?
A. It puts together 10
guiding rules organizations should follow in protecting the environment, human
rights, labor, and efforts against anti-corruption.
2. Which of the following has been identified as one of the most significant
growth areas for the Louisville metro area economy?
C. Logistics and supply chain
3. Which influential thought leader and renowned business “guru” visited IU
Southeast less than two years ago?
D. Eliyahu Goldratt
The winner of this issue’s quiz will receive two tickets to IU Southeast Night at the Bats. To submit your answers, e-mail
and include “Pop Quiz answers” as the subject line.
2. In 1776, Abigail Adams asked
her husband, John Adams, to
“Remember the Ladies” because:
A. She felt men should start doing some
of the housework.
B. She literally believed Adams and
other men would forget their wives as
they engaged in a war with Britain.
C. She wanted Adams to give women
more power in the new “Code of Laws”
the Continental Congress constructed.
3. What was Pontiac’s Rebellion?
A. Ottawa Chief Pontiac’s successful
rebellion against British forts in 1763.
B. The 2008 protest by assembly line
workers at Pontiac against the design of
the Pontiac Aztek.
C. Residents of Pontiac, Mich.
complaining about the state having the
13th worst bridges in the country.