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American History: Politicians Exposed



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American History: Politicians Exposed

While Treasury Secretary Benjamin Bristow exposed it and 238 people were indicted, many high-ranking accomplices, including Vice-President Schuyler Colfax, were never prosecuted. For 15 points, name this 1870s tax-evasion scandal centered in a St. Louis distillery.

ANSWER: The Whiskey Ring
American Literature: Characters in Cleveland that are not Howard the Duck

When her brother is arrested for stealing coal, Senator George Brander arranges his release. Her gratitude results in bearing a daughter named Vesta, being forced out of her home by her father, and working as a maid for the Bracebridges of Cleveland. For 15 points, name this title character of a 1911 novel by Theodore Dreiser.

ANSWER: Jennie Gerhardt
Art: Things That Really Shouldn’t Go Together

One of its proponents said that it is “as beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting table of a sewing machine and an umbrella.” For 15 points, identify this art movement, born of Dada and Freud, which attempted to portray the subconscious and was noted for non-pipes and melting clocks.

ANSWER: surrealism




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