Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Follow-up: In Honor of Independence Day

Every good question deserves a good answer, so I am here to answer the trivia questions I posted here yesterday. 

1) What notable achievement of Thomas Jefferson's life did he not mention on his tombstone?
Answer: President of the United States; he is buried at Monticello, his estate in Virginia. (Picture)
2) "The New Colossus," Emma Lazarus' famous poem about immigrants is on what famous statue?
Answer: The Statue of Liberty (Picture and More Info)
3) Illustrator James Montgomery Flagg gave America what patriotic symbol? (Hint: U.S.)
Answer: Uncle Sam (More Info)
4) What crusty WWII general's hobby was writing poetry?
Answer: George S. Patton.  The book also says that George S. Patton was a 1912 Olympic pentathlete.  (More Info)
5) What great American Event was celebrated at the 1926 World's Fair in Philadelphia?
Answer: The signing of the Declaration of Independence; this year was the one hundred-fiftieth anniversary, the sesquicentennial. (and in case you need it, here is the definition for sesquicentennial)

And because my dear friend and former instructor hammered the importance of citing my sources into my head, I want to make sure to mention that all of the questions and answers came from The Big Book of American Trivia.  I found/added the information/links in italics. 

How did you do?  Did you get them all right?

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