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1. In 1944, this African-American US Army Lieutenant refused to move to the back of a military transport bus when told to by a driver whom he outranked. He was court martialled, won his case, and thus sped the process of military integration. However, you probably know him better for his integration of major league baseball.
2. This staggeringly beautiful actress raised eyebrows and riled protestors with a nude scene in the 1932 film "Ecstasy" and went on to co-invent the principle of "frequency hopping", an early form of encryption. You probably know her best as the woman who lent a version of her name to Harvey Korman's character in "Blazing Saddles", though.
3. Whose tombstone credits him with being the "author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom" and as "Founder of the University of Virginia", but does not mention that he was the third President of the United States?
4. Which of these names does not belong with the others?
5. The term "heavy metal" was first commonly used to describe this blues/rock band, perhaps best known for the song "Stairway to Heaven".
6. Which of these plays was NOT written by William Shakespeare?
7. This United States President was the first to be photographed at his inauguration, the first to be born outside the original thirteen colonies, and remains the only president to patent an invention (a device for freeing ships stuck on sandbars). You probably know him best, however, for signing the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order that mandated the freeing of all slaves in states then in rebellion.
8. Schizophrenia is essentially the same thing as multiple personality.
9. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded what groundbreaking computer company?
10. This haircut, often described as "rad for Dad, cool for the chicks" consists of hair cut short in front and long in back. It is a perennial favorite of guests on "The Jerry Springer Show".
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