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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

This week, The Answer Man takes an early look at Christmas. 1. Until the 1910s, Christmas card sales in the United States were dominated by imported cards. What reversed this? 2. The custom of the Christmas tree developed in Germany in the early...

Rocking the Vote

This week, The Answer Man looks at voting in the United States. 1. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in part, "The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice President, one of whom, at ...

Old School

This week, The Answer Man looks at ancient history. 1. King Enmebaragesi is the first known historical king and ruled in about 2500 B.C. Can you name the kingdom over which he ruled? 2. From about 1630 B.C. to about 1523 B.C., Egypt was ruled by...

Batter Up!

This week, The Answer Man looks at this year's World Series. 1. This year, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are facing off in Major League Baseball's World Series. When was the most recent time that each team won the World ...

The Armed Forces

This week, The Answer Man looks at military facts. 1. What 20th-century conflict was dubbed "The Forgotten War" despite 54,246 U.S. deaths? 2. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman to earn this congressional award. 3. What modern vehicle ...

Down With Disease

This week, The Answer Man looks at infectious diseases. 1. German measles is a highly infectious, short-lived disease that affects older children and young adults. What is its more common name? 2. Rubella is not the same as measles (rubeola), ...