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The Answer Sheet: Week of August 14

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. When were the first amendments made to the Social Security Act? 1939

2. Why did Mohandas Gandhi miss India’s first Independence Day celebration? He was fasting to protest the partition of India and Pakistan

3. What was the first major league baseball team to mandate helmets for their players? The Pirates

4. What was the first U.S. state to grant women the right to vote? Wyoming

5. When was the USS Constitution first launched? Oct. 21, 1797

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The Answer Sheet: Week of August 7

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. How long did it take the House of Representatives to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution? 40 minutes

2. What was FBI official Mark Felt’s codename? Deep Throat

3. Who voted to pass the Quit India Resolution in 1942? The All India Congress Committee

4. What were the first objects to enter the Smithsonian Institution? Scientific materials and books of art

5. How did California attempt to block the fair housing portion of the Civil Rights Act? The state created Proposition 14

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The Answer Sheet: Week of July 31

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. Why did the Iraqi army take the passengers of British Airways Flight 149 as hostages in 1990? To use them as “human shields

2. Why were Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, civil rights workers in Mississippi, arrested on June 21, 1964? For speeding

3. What did The New York Times call “a victory for organized labor” in 1993? President Bill Clinton’s lifting of the ban on federal reemployment of workers who strike against the government

4. Which Supreme Court case ruled that an income tax was unconstitutional? Pollock v. Farm Loan and Trust Co.

5. What was the nickname for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki? Fat Man

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The Answer Sheet: Week of July 24

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. When Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, what mythical city did he think he might have discovered? Tampu-tocco

2. How many Concorde jets were built before the jets were retired? 20

3. How did Wells Fargo detective James B. Hume track down “Black Bart”? Through a handkerchief left at the scene of a holdup

4. The Empire State Building was constructed as a competition between which two men? Walter Chrysler and John Jakob Raskob

5. What was considered the de facto motto of the United States prior to 1955? E pluribus unum

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On This Day: Hiram Bingham Discovers Lost Inca City of Machu Picchu
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The Answer Sheet: Week of July 17

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. What marked the beginning of the Russian Civil War? The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

2. Where did Hitler write “Mein Kampf?” His private cell in Landsberg prison

3. Who said that it “were better that ten suspected witches should escape than one innocent person should be condemned.” Increase Mather

4. How many Apollo missions were launched before the Apollo 11 crew touched down on the moon in 1969? Five

5. After the 12th Street riot in Detroit in 1967, to what did the Detroit mayor compare the damage in his city? Berlin in 1945

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The Answer Sheet: Week of July 10

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. What did Yankee Stadium become known as during Babe Ruth’s time with the Yankees? The House That Ruth Built

2. Who felt that medals of honor were a bad idea during the civil war? Winfield Scott, general-in-chief of the Army

3. Who was targeted during the New York draft riots of 1863? Blacks and those who helped or defended blacks

4. Before the National Socialist German Workers Party was declared the only political party in Germany, what was the remaining political party? Catholic Centre Party

5. What did J. Robert Oppenheimer call the first detonation of an atomic bomb in the U.S.? The “Trinity” Test

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The Answer Sheet: Week of July 3

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. After the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655, the United States agreed to pay compensation to victims’ families on what basis? Ex gratia

2. On July 19, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was sent where? For engrossing

3. Who opened Sun Studio? Sam Phillips

4. Which two men devised UFO classification methods? Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Jacques Vallee

5. Which amendment granted blacks the right to vote? The 15th Amendment

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The Answer Sheet: Week of June 26

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. What treaty was President Kennedy trying to work out when he gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech? A test ban treaty with the Soviet Union

2. Where did Joseph Smith and his followers go after being driven out of Missouri? Nauvoo, Ill.

3. For Germany, what was the most contentious part of the Treaty of Versailles? Article 231

4. What was the first play performed at the Globe Theatre? Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”

5. Who invited President Abraham Lincoln to speak at the opening ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery? Lawyer David Wills

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The Answer Sheet: Week of June 19

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. What battle ended the Scottish Wars of Independence? The Battle of Bannockburn

2. How long did it take a Houston jury to convict Muhammad Ali of draft evasion? 21 minutes

3. Why didn’t U.S. forces fire back at a Japanese submarine that fired on Fort Stevens, Ore.? The enemy ship was believed to be out of range, and the fort’s commander didn’t want to give away the location of U.S. defenses

4. Who is the main source of information on the mutiny of Henry Hudson’s attempt to find the Northwest Passage? Abacuk Prickett

5. Under what name was Anne Frank’s diary originally published? “Het Achterhuis” or “The Secret Annex

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The Answer Sheet: Week of June 12

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Did you take the Quiztory last week? Now it’s time to check your answers:

1. Where were Nelson Mandela and other African National Congress members sentenced to life in prison? Robben Island

2. Who wrote the first published account of Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment? Joseph Priestley

3. A photo of whose dying body became a symbol of the Soweto uprising in South Africa? 13-year-old Hector Pieterson

4. Who honored Vlad Dracula as a national hero in Romania’s Hall of Fame? Former Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu

5. How did Dowager Empress Longyu rise to power? She bore the Xianfeng emperor’s only son

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