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  • 1. 

    What college did President Calvin Coolidge graduate from?

    • A.

      Amherst College

    • B.

      Columbia University

    • C.

      Bowdoin College

    • D.

      Dartmouth University

    Correct Answer
    A. Amherst College
    Explanation
    President Calvin Coolidge graduated from Amherst College.

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  • 2. 

    What college did President Warren G. Harding graduate from?

    • A.

      Ohio Central College

    • B.

      Harvard University

    • C.

      Hope University

    • D.

      University Of Findlay

    Correct Answer
    A. Ohio Central College
    Explanation
    President Warren G. Harding graduated from Ohio Central College.

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  • 3. 

    What college did architect Frank Lloyd Wright attend?

    • A.

      University Of Wisconsin

    • B.

      Northern Illinois University

    • C.

      University Of Chicago

    • D.

      Ursinus University

    Correct Answer
    A. University Of Wisconsin
    Explanation
    Frank Lloyd Wright attended the University of Wisconsin. This is evident from his biography and historical records. He enrolled in the university's engineering program in 1886 but left before completing his degree. However, his time at the University of Wisconsin greatly influenced his architectural style and philosophy. Wright often referred to his education at the university as a formative experience that shaped his career as an architect.

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  • 4. 

    What college did actress Katherine Hepburn graduate from?

    • A.

      Vassar College

    • B.

      Bryn Mawr College

    • C.

      Princeton University

    • D.

      Tufts University

    Correct Answer
    B. Bryn Mawr College
    Explanation
    Katherine Hepburn graduated from Bryn Mawr College.

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  • 5. 

    What college did Paul Newman graduate from?

    • A.

      Hiram

    • B.

      Kenyon

    • C.

      Northwestern

    • D.

      Slippery Rock

    Correct Answer
    B. Kenyon
    Explanation
    Paul Newman graduated from Kenyon College.

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  • 6. 

    What college did Howard Cosell graduate from?

    • A.

      New York University

    • B.

      Harvard

    • C.

      Ripon

    • D.

      Columbia

    Correct Answer
    A. New York University
    Explanation
    Howard Cosell graduated from New York University.

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  • 7. 

    What was U.S. General Grant's rank at West Point?

    • A.

      #21

    • B.

      #72

    • C.

      #5

    • D.

      #1

    Correct Answer
    A. #21
    Explanation
    U.S. General Grant's rank at West Point was #21.

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  • 8. 

    Where is President Dwight D. Eisenhower buried?

    • A.

      Hamm, Luxembourg

    • B.

      Arlington, Virginia

    • C.

      Denison, Texas

    • D.

      Abilene, Kansas

    Correct Answer
    D. Abilene, Kansas
    Explanation
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower is buried in Abilene, Kansas. Abilene is the hometown of Eisenhower and it is where the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home are located. As a highly respected and influential figure in American history, it is fitting that Eisenhower chose to be buried in the place that held significant meaning to him and his legacy.

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  • 9. 

    Where is General George Patton, Jr. buried?

    • A.

      Arlington National Cemetery

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Luxembourg

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    C. Luxembourg
    Explanation
    General George Patton, Jr. is buried in Luxembourg. This is significant because Patton played a crucial role in the liberation of Luxembourg during World War II. He led the Third Army, which helped to push back German forces and ultimately free the country from occupation. Patton's burial in Luxembourg serves as a symbol of gratitude and remembrance for his contributions to the country's liberation.

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  • 10. 

    How many U.S. men died from battle related injuries in the Korean War?

    • A.

      19,959

    • B.

      15,488

    • C.

      33,629

    • D.

      54,685

    Correct Answer
    C. 33,629
    Explanation
    During the Korean War, a total of 33,629 U.S. men died from battle-related injuries. This figure represents the number of soldiers who lost their lives directly due to combat during the conflict.

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  • 11. 

    What U.S. sub rescued the most downed airmen in WWII?

    • A.

      Queenfish

    • B.

      Sea Devil

    • C.

      Tigrone

    • D.

      Shark

    Correct Answer
    C. Tigrone
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Tigrone, a U.S. submarine, rescued the most downed airmen. This submarine played a crucial role in search and rescue missions, successfully saving numerous airmen who were shot down during aerial combat. Its efficient operations and capabilities made it the top choice for these rescue missions, earning it the distinction of rescuing the most downed airmen during the war.

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  • 12. 

    What U.S. submarine rescued the most aviators on a single mission in World War II?

    • A.

      Spearfish

    • B.

      Rasher

    • C.

      Crawler

    • D.

      Tigrone

    Correct Answer
    D. Tigrone
    Explanation
    During World War II, the U.S. submarine Tigrone rescued the most aviators on a single mission. This submarine played a crucial role in search and rescue operations, demonstrating its effectiveness and efficiency in saving the lives of aviators in distress.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the first U.S. ace of WWII?

    • A.

      Joseph Foss

    • B.

      Roger Dyer

    • C.

      Douglas Corrigan

    • D.

      Boyd Wagner

    Correct Answer
    D. Boyd Wagner
    Explanation
    Boyd Wagner was the first U.S. ace of WWII because he achieved the first five confirmed aerial victories in the war. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1939 and was assigned to the Philippines when the war broke out. Wagner shot down five Japanese planes in a span of eight days in December 1941, making him the first American pilot to achieve the status of "ace" during World War II. His exceptional skills and bravery in combat earned him the distinction of being the first U.S. ace of WWII.

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  • 14. 

    During World War II, men in the Air Corps who did not fly bore which nickname?

    • A.

      Do Do

    • B.

      Ostrich

    • C.

      Emu

    • D.

      Kiwi

    Correct Answer
    D. Kiwi
    Explanation
    During World War II, men in the Air Corps who did not fly were often referred to as "Kiwi." This nickname originated from the fact that the Kiwi is a flightless bird native to New Zealand. Since these men were not involved in flying missions, they were humorously compared to the flightless bird.

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  • 15. 

    What were Harvard University students most often fined for in 1800?

    • A.

      Not Writing To Parents

    • B.

      Throwing Food

    • C.

      Illegal Horse Parking

    • D.

      Being Late For Prayer

    Correct Answer
    D. Being Late For Prayer
    Explanation
    During the 1800s, Harvard University had strict religious regulations, and students were expected to attend daily prayers. Being late for prayer was considered a violation of these rules, resulting in fines. This indicates that punctuality and adherence to religious practices were highly valued at Harvard during that time period.

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