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In which body part is the loop of Henle found in? The kidneys
Who was the prime minister of Britain during WWI and also was in the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference? David Lloyd George
Who wrote the poem, Trees? Joyce Kilmer
What is the famous quote found in Kilmer's poem, Trees? "I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree"
What is the painter, Jackson Pollock's, nickname? Jack the Dripper
What type of art did Pollock practice? What did he paint? Abstract impressionism; Male and Female, Full Fathom Five
How did Jackson Pollock die? Who is his wife? In 1956, in a car accident. He was under the influence of alcohol. Lee Karzner, another painter, was his wife.
Which French writer wrote "The Little Prince?" Saint Exupery
What is the basic plot of "The Little Prince" by Saint Exupery? The protagonist, an airplane pilot, crashes in the Sahara Desert and is left with little resources. He meets an extraterrestrial prince, who tells his story of how he got to Earth. They go together to find a well and prince returns home. THE END!
Which Italian romantic composer wrote "Aida?" Verdi
What other pieces did Verdi write? Falstaff, Otello, Nabucco, Macbeth (based on Shakespeare), and Aida
Who created the three-lined Japanese poem style called the haiku? Masaoka Shiki
Which Danish philosopher created "Either/Or?" Soren Kiekgaard
Who said "People understand me so little that they do not even understand when I complain of being misunderstood?" Soren Kiekgaard
Which part of the body contains the Islands of Langerhads? the Pancreas
Which period of the French Revolution is usually put together with the guillotine? The Reign of Terror
Which American poet wrote "John Brown's Body?" Stephen Benet
Who wrote the Ningen Sengen? Hirohito (Japanese dictator)
What is the official name for the North Star? Polaris
What is Polaris? Polaris is the brightest star in the Ursa Minor consellation (Little Bear)
What are the two most noticeable novels by Victor Hugo? Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Which play by Victor Hugo is about the escapades of France? The King Amuses Himself
Which English physicist did work of refraction and created "Optics?" ISAAC NEWTON (also is creditied for the development of calculus)
What is a nickname of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War? Texas Tarantulas (headed by Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt)
Who is the Dutch painted who created Starry Night and ended up shooting himself? Van Gough
Which two people were the only persons to be awarded the Honorary Citizens of the US during their lifetimes? Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa
What is the type of flu the infected the Spanish people? The Bird Flu
Who created the Appalachian Spring? Copland
Who is the Serbian president who is currently on trial? Milosevic
Which treaty took Russia out of WWI? Brest-Litovsk
Other than 1984 and Animal Farm, what are two other noticeable works by George Orwell? Down and Out in Paris and London; Homage to Catalonia
Who wrote the religious work, Pilgrim's Progress? John Bunyan
Who is the blind artist who sang "Georgia on My Mind?" Ray Charles
What is the name of the notorious riot that occurred in Chicago because of the eight hour workday? The Haymarket Riot
Who are the protagonists in Shakespeare's play, 12th Night? Viola and Sebastian
Which English write wrote "Sketches by Boz?" CHARLES DICKENS
Who is the protagonist in Heirick Ibsen's play "A Doll's House?" Nora Helmer
Who, other than Sacajawea, is found on the one dollar coin? Susan B. Anthony
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