. 1) In 1736 a major American city nearly burned to the ground. What city was it?
. 2) Who started the first volunteer fire department in America?
. 3) What was a horse-drawn steam pumper called?
. 4) What is the origin of the term "run" as in a fireman making a run to a fire?
. 5) What is the difference between a fireplug and a fire hydrant?
. 6) In 1840s New York City a rough gang of volunteer firemen were henchmen for Tammany Hall politics. What was their name that became famous when it was used for a different gang?
(Excerpt from American Miscellany: Fire)
American Miscellany: Fire
Religion: Quakers, Shakers, and Other Holy Rollers
. 1) In 1774 religious leader Ann Lee emigrated from England to America. She preached the sexual duality of God: masculine manifested by Jesus Christ and feminine manifested by Ann Lee. What sect did she establish in New York State?
. 2) What was the word of God revealed to Joseph Smith that led to his death at the hands of a mob in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844?
. 3) What is the origin of the term "Holy Roller"?
. 4) What newspaper did Mary Baker Eddy found in 1908?
. 5) The followers of what religious leader were known as "Russellites" in his own lifetime?
. 6) Which famous religious publication led to the breakup of a marriage over who would edit it?
(Excerpt from American Miscellany: Religion: Quakers, Shakers, and Other Holy Rollers)
American Miscellany: Religion: Quakers, Shakers, and Other Holy Rollers
. 1) How many brothels were there in Colonial Williamsburg in 1710?
. 2) In 1670 which city was described as being "filled with prostitutes"?
. 3) What writer coined the term "lady of easy virtue"?
. 4) What writer coined the term "easy woman"?
. 5) From what type of shelters did prostitutes of early Philadelphia ply their trade?
. 6) In the 1830s what river had docked along it "floating brothels"?
. 7) What western city was home to prostitutes named the Galloping Cow, Big Nose Kate, Squirrel-Tooth Alice, and Hambone Jane?
(Excerpt from American Miscellany: Sex: Prostitution)
American Miscellany: Sex: Prostitution
. 1) "Keep 'em smokin'" was a wartime slogan associated with what cigarette and why was it used?
. 2) What cigarette ad proclaimed, "Not a cough in a carload"?
. 3) What was the name of the camel on the Camel cigarette pack during World War I?
. 4) Complete this phrase: "There's never a rough puff in a..."
. 5) What did General John J. Pershing say was needed to win the war in 1917?
. 6) 'Pimp sticks' was a slang term for cigarettes in what year?
(Excerpt from American Miscellany: Smoking: Cigarettes)
American Miscellany: Cigarettes