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School might be out for many, but we’re testing your knowledge with a series of random quizzes.What was Al Capone’s nickname?
Or Bugsy Siegel’s real first name?Did the Titanic have a basketball court?
Find out that and more in our quiz about the doomed ocean liner.Grace Kelly made her film debut in what?
Do you know the first roles of movie stars?What’s the capital of Alaska? North Dakota?
In this quiz, you have to name the capitals of all 50 states.Armadillo or affenpinscher?
How well do you know animals that begin with the letter “A”?Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Test your knowledge of Italian Renaissance art.Which dog inspired a song on the Beatles’s 1968 White Album?
Famous pooches are the subject of this quiz.
“I Still Believe, in Spite of Everything, That People Are Really Good at Heart.”
On July 6, 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in the back office and warehouse of her father’s business. The tale of the 13-year-old and her diary is familiar: for some two years, the Franks and four other Jews lived confined to the “secret annex.” While non-Jewish friends, including Miep Gies, smuggled in food and other supplies, Anne chronicled her daily life. The Gestapo discovered the annex in August 1944, and sent all inhabitants to concentration camps. Only Otto survived, and, in 1947, he published Anne’s diary. Precocious in style and insight, it traces her emotional growth amid adversity.
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