English composition 2
LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT
Answer the following questions using library or online sources. Respond to each question with one or two complete, correct sentences. Document your sources using MLA documentation guidelines. Reference the Works Cited document located in Week 5’s Assignment instructions to complete questions 1-10.
1. Who was president of the United States when the Federal Reserve was created?
ANSWER: When the Federal Reserve was created the president was Woodrow Wilson.
Roger T. Johnson. Historical beginnings.. The federal Reserve. Published by Public and Community Affairs Department Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Revised, February, 2010 < http://www.bos.frb.org/about/pubs/begin.pdf>
2. What amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote, and in what year?
ANSWER: The 19th amendment guarantees all American guarantees all American women the right to vote.
3. What is the origin of the word "boycott"?
ANSWER: Boycott was the estate agent of the Earl of Erne in County Mayo, Ireland. The earl was one of the absentee landowners who as a group held most of the land in Ireland. Boycott was chosen in the fall of 1880 to be the test case for a new policy advocated by Charles Parnell, an Irish politician who wanted land reform.
The American Heritage “Dictionary of the English Language”, Fourth Edition copyright 2000
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company Web. 7 may 2000 http://www.thefreedictionary.com/boycott
4. Who coined the term “pandemonium,” and in what famous literary work?
ANSWER: Pandemonium is a word that was originally coined by John Milton, the great British writer, in the epic poem Paradise Lost (c. 1665). Milton used this term to refer to hell. Literally, pandemonium means the "place of all demons." We now use the term to refer to places that are like hell, or what we imagine hell to...
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