Who Am I?
Born and raised in Amherst, Mass., I didn’t achieve poetic fame until after my death. Who am I?
Hint: This poet is called “the belle of Amherst.”
I sailed from South America to Polynesia in 1947 on a balsa wood raft called the Kon-Tiki. Who am I?
Hint: This explorer from Norway wanted to prove his theory that pre-Columbian intercultural global contact was possible.
In 1889, I founded Chicago’s Hull House, a settlement house for poor immigrant families. Who am I?
Elizabeth Ann Seton
Hint: This social worker won the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize (along with Nicholas Murray Butler).
Born in Scotland in 1813, I was 27 when I travelled to South Africa as a missionary and died there 33 years later. Who am I?
Hint: When the journalist Henry Stanley tracked down this missionary/explorer in Africa, he uttered a 4-word question that became famous.
At the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, I became the first man to win gold in both the 200 m and 400 m. Who am I?
The fastest man wore golden shoes.
I was the first to successfully scale Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Who am I?
Hint: This mountaineer was born in England and emigrated to the U.S. in 1885.
I, along with Davy Crockett and others, am famous for having defended—to the death—the siege of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Who am I?
Wild Bill Hickock
Hint: This frontiersman was famous for his skill at knife-fighting.
At the age of 14, I became the first gymnast to earn a perfect score in Olympic competition. Who am I?
Hint: This small-statured Romanian athlete became a U.S. citizen in 2001.
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