1. Who was president of the United States when the Federal Reserve was created?
ANSWER: Woodrow Wilson.
DOCUMENTATION: "Federal Reserve System." Conspiracy Theories in American History. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003. Credo Reference. 13 Aug. 2008. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/abcconspir/federal_reserve_system>.
2. What amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote, and in what year?
ANSWER: The 19th Amendment in 1919.
DOCUMENTATION: "Women’s Rights and Suffrage." Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005. Credo Reference. 12 Jan. 2009. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/abcbramrle/women_s_rights_and_suffrage>.
3. What is the origin of the word "boycott"?
ANSWER: The term comes from County Mayo in Ireland from the year 1880. Local workers refused to take part in the harvest for their landlord and local farmer, one Captain Charles Boycott.
DOCUMENTATION: "A word of its own; Rural Property." Sunday Times [London, England] 29 Apr. 2007: 18. Academic OneFile. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA163028042&v=2.1&u=lirn_main&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w
4. Who coined the term "pandemonium," and in what famous literary work?
ANSWER: John Milton in his poem Paradise Lost.
DOCUMENTATION: "Pandemonium." Word Origins. London: A&C Black, 2006. Credo Reference. 30 May 2008. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/acbwordorig/pandemonium>.
5. Who won the Academy Award for best actor in 1982, and for what film?
ANSWER: Henry Fonda for his role in On Golden Pond.
DOCUMENTATION: Wulf, Steve.’Blast from the past - the Oscars of .1982.’Januray 27, 2007 Entertainment Weekly.com http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009866,00.html
6. What famous twentieth century American author wrote The Old Man and the Sea?
ANSWER: Ernest Hemingway.
DOCUMENTATION: "Sea, the." Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature. London: Continuum, 2005. Credo Reference. 15 Feb. 2006. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/amlit/sea_the>.
7. What is the name of the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy?
ANSWER: The Andromeda Galaxy.
DOCUMENTATION: "Andromeda Galaxy." McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. Credo Reference. 2 Nov. 2010. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/conscitech/andromeda_galaxy>.
8. When did the famous English poet and playwright William Shakespeare live?
ANSWER: 1564 – 1616.
DOCUMENTATION: "Shakespeare, William (1564 - 1616)." The Bloomsbury Dictionary of English Literature. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Credo Reference. 1 Jan. 2002. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/blit/shakespeare_william_1564_1616>.
9. What large library existed in ancient Egypt?
ANSWER: The library in Alexandria.
DOCUMENTATION: "Alexandria." Encyclopedia of African History. London: Routledge, 2004. Credo Reference. 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/routafricanhistory/alexandria>.
10. What city hosted the first ever Winter Olympics, and in what year?
ANSWER: Chamonix in France in 1924.
DOCUMENTATION: "Winter Olympics." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide. Abington: Helicon, 2010. Credo Reference. 4 Jan. 2011. Web. 1 Oct. 2011. <http://ezp.lirn.net/login?qurl=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/heliconhe/winter_olympics>.