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Who wrote the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", published in 1960?

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Answer: Harper Lee
Real name Nelle Harper Lee, published "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama and lived out her whole life there. To date, 40 million copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been sold.

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Who is the pre-Civil War author of a short story about a beating heart beneath the floorboards?

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Answer: Edgar Allan Poe - The famous piece is The Tell-Tale Heart.

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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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What holiday was first observed under its current name on November 11th, 1954?

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Answer: Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day was originally meant to honor those who died in World War I, but was changed to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. military.

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New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?

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Answer: Nieuw Amsterdam
Nieuw Amsterdam became New York city on September 7th, 1964.



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