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What is the name for the Greek goddess of victory?

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Answer: Nike
The Greek Goddess Nike was depicted as having wings, hence her other name "Winged Goddess".


Joseph Smith was the founder of what religion?

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Answer: Mormonism
Mormonism is a religion that was founded in 1830. The people that belong to this religion are called Latter-day Saints, or Mormons.


Which founding father is known for his large signature on the United States Declaration of Independence?

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Answer: John Hancock
He became very popular in Massachusetts when British officials seized his sloop (sail boat) Liberty in 1768 and charged him with smuggling (although the charges were eventually dropped).


Historically, parts from which animal were used to stiffen corsets?

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Answer: Whale - The baleen, the parts of their mouths used to filter food, were cut into tough, flexible strips.

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