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Who Am I? Answer Key

  • 1.

    Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton’s South (1919) is an account of the heroic expedition.

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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the convention’s famed Declaration

of Sentiments.

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    Ferdinand Magellan. Although he did not live to complete the journey, Magellan’s voyage proved definitively the roundness of the Earth, it revolutionized ideas of the relative proportions of land and water, and it revealed the Americas as a new world, separate from Asia.

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    Queen Liliuokalani. After being overthrown by foreign merchants in 1893, Queen Liliuokalani was also imprisoned at Iolani for eight months in 1895 following efforts to restore her to the throne.

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    Steve Fossett. Fossett also became the first person to fly solo around the world in an airplane without stopping to refuel, landing at Salina, Kansas, on March 3, 2005, after a 67-hour trip.

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    John Speke. James Bruce, the Scottish explorer, identified (1770) Lake Tana as the source of the Blue Nile, and John Speke, the British explorer, is credited with the identification (1861–62) of Lake Victoria and Ripon Falls as the source of the White Nile.

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    Ted Williams. Williams hit a home run in his last at-bat at Boston’s Fenway Park, and finished his career with 521 homers and 2,654 hits.

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    Emily Dickinson. The majority of Emily Dickinson’s poetry was discovered and published after her death by her sister Lavinia.

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    Thor Heyerdahl. During 1969-70, Heyerdahl sailed two papyrus rafts, Ra I and Ra II, across the Atlantic to show that ancient Egyptians could have had contact with South America.

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    Jane Addams. Based on the university settlements begun in England by Samuel Barnett, Hull House served as a community center for the neighborhood poor and later as a center for social reform activities.

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    David Livingstone. Those four words were: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” After his death, Livingstone’s body went on a year-long journey to England and was buried in Westminster Abbey on April 18, 1874.

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    Michael Johnson. Johnson won gold in Sydney in 2000 in the 400 m to become the only man to win the event in two consecutive Olympics.

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    Hudson Stuck. Known locally as Denali “the Great One,” Mount McKinley was first scaled successfully by the American explorer Hudson Stuck in 1913.

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    James Bowie. The heroic resistance roused fighting anger among Texans, who six weeks later defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, crying, “Remember the Alamo!”

15. Nadia Comaneci. Nadia Comaneci earned seven perfect scores and five medals in 1976; her gold medals were for uneven bars, balance beam and all-around.


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