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Common Bond: How Are We Connected?
"All the people in this quiz are connected by something. Although they are separated by time and location they all have something in common. Do you know what it is?"
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He was believed by some to have been insane or at least to have had a mental illness. He once cut off part of his ear. But, he was recognized as a brilliant painter. His artwork has sold for millions of dollars. His depression is seen as the major reason he shot himself and died two days later. Who was this celebrated artist?
Vincent Van Gogh
This woman was the First Lady of the United States from 1897-1901, until the assassination of her husband. Known to have a fragile and nervous temperament, what was the name of this frail First Lady?
Mary Todd Lincoln
Ida Saxton McKinley
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
Although a severe alcoholic, which comedian/actor known for his "Who's on First?" routine, was considered by many to have been the best "straight man" in the business of comedy duos?
At the time of her death in 1998, at the age of 38, which American track and field champion still held world record times for both the 100 metres and 200 metres events?
Many people mistakenly believe John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to serve as United States President in the 20th century. Which of the following statesmen was the youngest to hold the position of U.S. President in that century?
You will have to go way back in time to find this man. He was one of the greatest generals the world has known. He was famously believed to have said 'iacta alea est' as he crossed the Rubicon river, marching with a great legion at his back towards his home land. For a short time he was the most powerful person in the world. That is until a coup successfully murdered him in cold blood. Who was he?
Gaius Julius Caesar
Gaius Octavius Caesar
Alexander the Great
The author of "The Brothers Karamazov" and "Crime and Punishment" was one of Russia's greatest. What is the name of this writer who was exiled to Siberia in 1849?
This actor played Elrond in the "Lord of the Rings" (2001), and Agent Smith in "The Matrix" (1999). What is the name of this Nigerian-born actor who has done much of his work in English-Australian films and on stage?
Which Canadian was a major rock n' roll singer in the 1960s and was co-founder of the rock group, Buffalo Springfield?
From what common malady did all of these people suffer?
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Compiled Jan 06 14