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Common Bond: How Are We Connected?

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Common Bond How Are We Connected game quiz
"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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1. 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?
    Edouard Manet
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Gustave Courbet
    Paul Cezanne

2. 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
    Lucretia Rudolph-Garfield
    Ida Saxton McKinley
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

3. 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?
    Bud Abbott
    Lou Costello
    Stan Laurel
    Oliver Hardy

4. 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?
    Florence Griffith-Joyner
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    Evelyn Ashford-Washington
    Heike Daute-Drechsler

5. 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?
    Calvin Coolidge
    Theodore Roosevelt
    William Clinton
    Ronald Reagan

6. 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?
    Mark Antony
    Gaius Julius Caesar
    Gaius Octavius Caesar
    Alexander the Great

7. 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?
    Elvis Stoyko
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

8. 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?
    Matthew Walker
    Hugo Weaving
    Dennis Miller
    Robert Taylor

9. Which Canadian was a major rock n' roll singer in the 1960s and was co-founder of the rock group, Buffalo Springfield?
    Rick Springfield
    Jim Croce
    Neil Young
    Roy Orbison

10. From what common malady did all of these people suffer?

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