(Available in Tournament 60-Seconds Sets and in
Practice 60-Seconds booklets)
60-Seconds: Famous Last Names
Here's a chance for you to do some real detective work. I've got a list of famous people, all of whom have been given fictitious last names. To get their real names, just change the last name to its synonym.
Chief Justice Salmon P. Hot Pursuit
Comedian Jackie Bricklayer
Mystery writer Raymond Candlemaker
Talk-show host Larry Monarch
Diarist Anne Candid
Poet Robert Ice Crystals
Playwright Arthur Flour Grinder
Painter Benjamin 270 Degrees on the Compass
Economic philosopher Adam Metalworker
Naval commander Jonathan Wagon-builder
60 Seconds: American History
In 1677, William Penn was the first person to write a charter separating what?
Ans. Church and state
In 1785, Congress initiated mail service using what horse-drawn vehicles?
Who was the only sitting Vice President to defeat a sitting President in an election?
Ans. Thomas Jefferson
Who escaped from the shackles of slavery in 1838 to become one of America's leading orators?<
Ans. Frederick Douglass
What 1857 Supreme Court decision said that no black, free or slave, could claim citizenship?<
Ans. Dred Scott decision
In Sept. 1862 Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac and invaded what state?
Before this battle, David Farragut was a Rear Admiral: after, a Vice Admiral.
Ans. Mobile Bay
Which city along the Mississippi River was known as the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy& quot;?
In 1917, what did President Wilson say "must be made safe for democracy"?
Ans. The world
Name the longest war ever fought by the U.S.
Ans. Vietnam War