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    I'm a very competitive person and I love trivia. I'll ask a question, whoever answers first can then ask the next trivia question.

    What were the names of the 3 ships sent by the Virginia Company of London that arrived at what is now known as Chesapeake Bay in December 1606?
     
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    Did you have those memorized? :eek:

    Ok, who went by the pseudonyms, Gustavus, and Andre of John Anderson?
     
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    Oh, you got me on that one! Had to look it up.

    Benedict Arnold.

    True or False?

    Was Helen Keller a radical socialist?
     
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    I've read arguments that she was, so I'm guessing your answer is 'yes.' My view is she was part and parcel of the Progressive movement, as was the want of upper class at the time. I hardly consider a suffragette a radical, though I'm sure it was considered so at the time.

    Would she have been for the abolishment of private ownership? Redistribution of income? Don't think so, much like Jane Addams they were for the downtrodden and more intervention, but more along the lines of FDR than Marx.
     
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    I never gave it much thought until I started reading Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewens.

    These are Helen Keller's words:

    "I had once believed that we were all masters of our fate -- that we could mould our lives into any form we pleased...I had overcome deafness and blindness sufficiently to be happy, and I supposed that anyone could come out victorious if he threw himself valiantly into life's struggle. But as I went more and more about the country I learned that I had spoken with assurance on a subject I knew little about. I forgot that I owed my success partly to the advantages of my birth and environment....Now, however, I learned that the power to rise in the world is not within the read of everyone."

    Also check out her bio in Wikipedia: Helen Keller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    you are really enjoying that Lies book, eh?
     
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    trivia is to IQ as manifolds are to voids
     
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    Somewhat, I consider this game studying! :)
     

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