Which of Shakespeare’s poems is written about a Turtle Dove?
-A Lover’s Complaint
-The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Phoenix and the Turtle
Shakespeare’s poem the Phoenix and the Turtle is a love story between a Phoenix and a turtle dove. Some historians have interpreted this poem to be a love story about Queen Elizabeth I and the Second Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux. At the end of the poem the birds become one and die together in fire, sound like any other two lovebirds that Shakespeare created?
The Phoenix and the Turtle is an allegorical poem about the death of ideal love by William Shakespeare. It is widely considered to be one of his most obscure works and has led to many conflicting interpretations. Wikipedia
Originally published: 1601
Author: William Shakespeare
Question: What is the main ingredient in the soup called gazpacho?
Answer: Gazpacho is a tomato-based, raw vegetable soup traditionally served cold. A classic of Spanish cuisine, it originated in the southern region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and Portugal, particularly during the hot summers, as it is a cool and refreshing soup. Gazpacho has ancient roots. However, when Christopher Columbus brought back tomatoes, and other vegetables from his voyages, the soup evolved to its present state. There is a Spanish saying: You can never get too much of a good thing or too much Gazpacho.
The tomato is the edible, often red, fruit/berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. The plant belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in western South America. Gazpacho
Gazpacho Andalusian gazpacho or Gabacho is a cold soup made of raw blended vegetables. A classic of Spanish cuisine, it originated in the southern region of Andalusia.
Who was the only U.S. president whose grandfather was also president?
-John Quincy Adams
-William Henry Harrison
-George W. Bush
Answer: Benjamin Harrison served as the 23rd president of the United States. He was a grandson of the 9th president, William Henry Harrison, creating the only grandfather-grandson duo to have held the office. Harrison was elected to the presidency in 1888, ousting incumbent Grover Cleveland. Hallmarks of Harrison’s administration included unprecedented economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act. One of the lasting legacies of Harrison’s presidency was the expansion of the country to include the states of Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas.
23rd U.S. President
Benjamin Harrison was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. Wikipedia
Born: August 20, 1833, North Bend, OH
Died: March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, IN
Presidential term: March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
Party: Republican Party
Spouse: Mary Dimmick Harrison (m. 1896–1901), Caroline Harrison (m. 1853–1892)
I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
Great lives never go out; they go on.
We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
Why is a pound cake named “pound cake?”
-People gain a pound by eating it.
-Takes pound of butter, sugar, eggs and flour.
-Cooked cake weighs a pound.
-Served in one pound slices.
Takes pound of butter, sugar, eggs and flour.
A pound cake is a “pound cake” because the original recipe, from the early 1700s, called for one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. This was a time when many people could not read; thus, the recipe was easy to remember. This amount of ingredients made for large cakes, however, so they were usually shared among multiple families. As the years passed, ladies adjusted ingredient portions to make smaller cakes. The name, however, remained. Source: WhatsCookingAmerica.net
What you’ll need to make the cake
1 pound butter (4 sticks)
1 pound confectioners sugar.
1 pound eggs (10 large eggs)
1 pound all-purpose flour, or cake flour (3 3/4 cups)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract.
What was the name of Helen Keller’s teacher and companion?
Answer: Anne Sullivan was a gifted teacher best known for her work with Helen Keller, a blind and deaf child she taught to communicate. Sullivan received her education as a student of the Perkins School for the Blind where upon graduation she became a teacher to Helen Keller. After graduating first in her class, Annie was given the job that would determine the course of her life teacher to Helen Keller. Without any formal training to teach a deaf-blind child, 20-year-old Annie Sullivan arrived at the Keller home on March 3, 1887. It was a day that Helen Keller later referred to as “my soul’s birthday.”
Johanna Mansfield Sullivan Macy, better known as Anne Sullivan, was an American teacher, best known for being the instructor and lifelong companion of Helen Keller, who contracted trachoma, an eye … Wikipedia
Born: April 14, 1866, Feeding Hills, Agawam, Massachusetts, Agawam, MA
Died: October 20, 1936, Forest Hills, New York City, NY
Spouse: John Albert Macy (m. 1905–1932)
Education: Perkins School for the Blind (1880–1886)
Siblings: Mary Sullivan, Ellen Sullivan, James Sullivan
How many delegates to the Continental Congress signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence?
While John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the other delegates to the Continental Congress probably signed the Declaration on August 2. The last to sign was Matthes Thornton of New Hampshire; he signed on Nov. 4, 1776. The youngest to sign was Edward Rutledge, who was only 26 years old at the time. The oldest signer, at 70 years, was Benjamin Franklin. In total, 56 men affixed their signatures to this revered historical document. Source: Reference.com
56 delegates to the Continental Congress signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence
The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
What does the name of the M&M candy stand for?
-Mike and Mary
-Michigan and Maine
-Mars and Murrie
-Milk and Malt
Mars and Murrie
Answer: In 1941, Forrest Mars Sr., of the Mars candy company, struck a deal with Bruce Murrie, son of famed Hershey president William Murrie, to develop a hard shelled candy with chocolate at the center. The name thus stood for “Mars & Murrie” the co-creators of the candy. The partnership allowed the candies to be made with Hershey chocolate, as Hershey had control of the rationed chocolate at the time. The story didn’t end sweetly for Murrie, though. When chocolate rationing ended after the war, Mars bought out Murrie’s interest in the product and went on to become one of Hershey’s biggest competitors.
Mars And Murrie
When the company was founded it was M&M Limited. The two “Ms” represent the names of Forrest E. Mars Sr., the founder of Newark Company, and Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey Chocolate’s president William F. R. Murrie, who had a 20 percent share in the product.
Who brought cattle to the New World, introducing cows to North America in the 1600s?
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto
Christopher Columbus’s second expedition
incorrect You Answered
The Quakers of Pennsylvania
correct Right Answer
The Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony – Answer
When the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth Rock and established their Plymouth colony, none could have predicted the hardships they would face that first year. Many died but enough survived, with a little help from their Native neighbors, for the colony to continue. Things began to look up when additional ships arrived with more colonists in July 1623. Another ship arrived in March 1624, bringing a few more settlers and the New World’s first cattle. Within 200 years, dairies and beef ranches dotted the landscape. Source: NewWorldEncyclopedia.org
Which comedian was known for the phrase “Say Goodnight, Gracie”?
Answer: George Burns was a comedian best known for his long-running radio and television show with his wife Gracie Allen. They worked together as a successful comedy team that entertained vaudeville, film, radio, and television audiences for over forty years. Their show boasted an audience of 40 million listeners by the late 1930s. At the end of the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, George Burns would sign-off with the line “Say Goodnight, Gracie” to which Gracie Allen would follow with, “Goodnight”. The cigar-puffing comedian died at the age of 100 in 1996.
George Burns was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film and television. Wikipedia
Born: January 20, 1896, New York City, NY
Died: March 9, 1996, Beverly Hills, CA
Spouse: Gracie Allen (m. 1926–1964)
Children: Ronnie Burns, Sandra Burns
Where did George Washington accept the surrender of British General Charles, Earl of Cornwallis to end the American Revolutionary War?
After Washington set up a siege of Yorktown, General Lord Charles Cornwallis sent a letter on October 17, 1781, to Washington asking for terms of surrender. General Washington happily informed the Continental Congress of Cornwallis’s surrender on October 19. Cornwallis surrendered over 8,000 British soldiers and seaman to Washington’s combined American and French force at Yorktown, Virginia. Feigning illness, Cornwallis sent his second-in-command, General Charles O’Hara, to make the formal surrender of Cornwallis’s sword to General Washington. Source: LOC.gov; History.com
Yorktown is a census-designated place in York County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of York County, one of the eight original shires formed in colonial Virginia in 1682. Wikipedia
Area: 384 acres
Population: 195 (2010)
Area code: Area code 757
Local time: Tuesday 7:59 AM
Weather: 74°F (23°C), Wind E at 8 mph (13 km/h), 80% Humidity