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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

Atticus Finch is a character in which classic novel?

To Kill a Mockingbird

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Answer: Atticus Finch is a fictional character in Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is a lawyer and resident of the fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, and the father of Jeremy "Jem" Finch and Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Lee based the character on her own father, an Alabama lawyer, who, like Atticus, represented black defendants in a highly publicized criminal trial. In 2003 the American Film Institute voted Atticus Finch, as portrayed in an Academy Award-winning performance by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film adaptation, as the greatest hero of all American cinema.

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16 hours ago, phkrause said:

In terms of surface area, what is the largest state in the United States?

Alaska

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

ALASKA

Answer: Alaska is the largest state in the United States by total area at 663,268 square miles, over twice the size of Texas, the next largest state. Alaska accounts for more than 17% of the land area in the United States. Counting territorial waters, Alaska is larger than the combined area of the next three largest states: Texas, California, and Montana. It is also larger than the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. states. In a deal known as Seward's Folly, The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre.

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Who became youngest first lady when she married a U.S. president at age 21?

Frances Folsom Cleveland

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Which Grand Slam tennis tournament is played on red clay courts?

French Open

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On 6/2/2019 at 1:54 PM, phkrause said:

Who became youngest first lady when she married a U.S. president at age 21?

Frances Folsom Cleveland

 

On 6/2/2019 at 8:16 PM, dgrimm60 said:

FRANCES FOLSOM CLEVELAND

Answer: On this day in 1886, in a ceremony held in the Blue Room of the White House, President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom, the daughter of Cleveland’s late law partner and friend, Oscar Folsom. Fewer than 40 people were present to witness the 49-year-old president exchange vows with Frances, who at 21 years of age became the youngest first lady in U.S. history. Mrs. Cleveland, who replaced Cleveland’s sister Rose Elizabeth as White House hostess, won immediate popularity for her good looks and unaffected charm. In 1908, she was at his side when he died at their home in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Which Grand Slam tennis tournament is played on red clay courts?

French Open

On 6/2/2019 at 8:17 PM, dgrimm60 said:

FRENCH  OPEN

Answer: The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Clay courts are considered "slow" because the balls bounce relatively high and lose much of their initial speed when contacting the surface. Because of the slow-playing surface, the event is widely considered to be one of the most physically demanding tennis tournaments in the world.

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Who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan?

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What is the only metallic element that is liquid at room temperature?

Mercury

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What was the code name for the D-Day invasion?

Operation Overlord

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Which man witnessed the D-Day invasion of Normandy as a war correspondent?

Ernest Hemingway??

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Which of these world famous structures is the oldest?

Parthenon

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To which mammal's brain is a cat's brain most similar?
A. Dog
B. Human
C. Dolphin
D. Mouse

Human?

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9 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan?

Answer: On this day in 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, was shot three times in a hail of gunfire in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the California presidential primary. The shooter, Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, had a smoking .22 revolver wrested from his grip and was promptly arrested. Kennedy, critically wounded, was rushed to the hospital; he died the next day. Sirhan was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence at a prison in San Diego, California.

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9 hours ago, phkrause said:

What is the only metallic element that is liquid at room temperature?

Mercury

Answer: Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. It also has the lowest melting point and boiling point of any other metal. Mercury is used to make thermometers, barometers and many other scientific instruments. However, mercury is a very toxic element and for safety reasons, consumer use of mercury in thermometers has become less common over the years. The symbol Hg that mercury is known by comes from its Greek name, hydrargyrum, which means "liquid silver" — to reflect its shiny surface.

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9 hours ago, phkrause said:

What was the code name for the D-Day invasion?

Operation Overlord

Answer: Operation Overlord was launched 75 years ago today on June 6, 1944. Commonly known as D-Day -- a military term for the first day of a combat operation -- it was the largest amphibious military operation in history. More than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies had established a foothold on the French coastline.

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6 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which man witnessed the D-Day invasion of Normandy as a war correspondent?

Ernest Hemingway??

Answer: No American writer is more associated with writing about war in the early 20th century than Ernest Hemingway. He experienced it firsthand, and used war as a backdrop for many of his most memorable works. Hemingway based many of his stories on his experiences during World War II. As a war correspondent for Collier’s magazine in 1944, Ernest Hemingway took part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on a landing craft, coming in on the seventh wave after most of the action was ended. Hemingway accompanied American troops as they landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy.

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5 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which of these world famous structures is the oldest?

Parthenon

Answer: The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Construction began in 447 BC during the height of the ancient Greek Empire. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. The temple sits high atop a compound of temples known as the Acropolis of Athens. Throughout the centuries, the Parthenon withstood earthquakes, fire, wars, explosions and looting yet remains, although battered, a powerful symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and Western civilization.

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5 hours ago, phkrause said:

To which mammal's brain is a cat's brain most similar?
A. Dog
B. Human
C. Dolphin
D. Mouse

Human?

B. Human

Think you're not cat people? Including identical areas in the brain responsible for emotion, cats' brains are most similar to human brains.



Source: various web sites.

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Who had "the face that launched a thousand ships"?

Helen of Troy

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19 hours ago, phkrause said:

Who had "the face that launched a thousand ships"?

Helen of Troy

 

7 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

HELEN OF TROY

Answer: "The face that launched a thousand ships" is a snippet of 17th-century poetry from Christopher Marlowe that refers to Helen of Troy. In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world. She was married to King Menelaus of Sparta but was abducted by Prince Paris of Troy after the goddess Aphrodite promised her to him in the Judgement of Paris. Her abduction by Paris was said to be the reason for a fleet of a thousand ships to be launched into battle, initiating the Trojan Wars.

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