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"There are many people whose names are familiar to us, but we know little about the lives of these people. This quiz will probably be difficult, but will hopefully also be informative."
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Noah Webster is intimately associated with the idea of a dictionary. When did Webster live?
American Civil War Period
American Revolutionary Period
World War I Period
World War II Period
The mention of the word "thesaurus" immediately makes one think of (Peter Mark) Roget. What was unusual about Roget's work?
He created it despite opposition from many prominent people
He started it at a very young age
He started it at a very old age
He created it without any formal education of any kind
John Bartlett's name is closely associated with familiar quotations.
What did Bartlett do for a living?
Worked in a bookstore
Robert Ripley gave us "Ripley's Believe It or Not". Which of the following is true about Ripley's life?
He traveled extensively
He had a background as an artist and cartoonist
All of these
He had an interest in professional sports
Henry Robert gave us "Robert's Rules of Order". Who was Robert?
Clausewitz (or Von Clausewitz) is most closely associated with what area?
Kate Turabian is associated with what area of expertise?
In what area is Judith Martin famous?
Stamp & Coin collecting
We all know a bit about Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell--how about George Eastman--the key figure in the development of Eastman Kodak. Which statement is true of him?
Horatio Alger type success story
Everyone has heard of the "King James Bible". Of whom was he a contemporary?
William the Conqueror
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