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Brothers
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Biblical Belligerence
He murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy and was condemned to be a fugitive. Name this eldest son of Adam and Eve.
 
Feudal Fealty
Robin Hood and his merry men maintained their loyalty to the absent King Richard rather than swear obedience to his brother, Prince ...
A. John
B. Henry
C. James
D. Charles
E. Edward
 
Period Songs
These were popular songs during what period in American history?
Time on My Hands
Shanty in Old Shanty Town
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
 
Opening Lines
What is the name of the brother of Cassim in the story in which Cassim unsuccessfully cries "open wheat - open barley"?
 
Relationships
Consider the statement "Brothers and sisters have I none, but this man's father is my father's son." What relation does "this man" have to the speaker?
A. son
B. uncle
C. cousin
D. nephew
E. grandfather
 
Brainy Brothers
Of what two brothers has it been said that one wrote novels like a psychologist and the other wrote psychology like a novelist?
 
Sibling Deities
Poseidon was the sea god and the brother of ...
A. Zeus
B. Atlas
C. Apollo
D. Helios
E. Chiron
 
Dramatic Families
Edwin Thomas Booth was one of America's most accomplished actors during the 19th century. His brother, also an actor, is better known for what off-stage act?

Literary Techniques
What literary technique is illustrated in this book title?
My Brother Is an Only Child
 
Symmetry
Which relationship is, in a mathematical sense, symmetrical?
A. Alfonzo is taller than Alice.
B. Alfonzo is married to Alice.
C. Alfonzo is older than Alice.
D. Alfonzo is the brother of Alice.
E. Alfonzo is a descendent of Alice.
 
Favoritism
When Ellis Ivy was elected governor, he appointed his brother as attorney general, his uncle as superintendent of public instruction, his daughter as comptroller, and his wife as hospital safety czar. What is the name for this granting of political patronage to relatives?
 
Shakespearean Murders
Hamlet's father was murdered by ...
A. Polonius' son
B. Horatio's uncle
C. Ophelia's brother
D. Hamlet's father's brother
E. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
 
Naval Officers
One of two brothers defeated the British in a naval battle on Lake Erie. The other brother compelled Japan to open trade relations with the U.S. What was their family name?
 
Family Problems
Jake has five sisters and each of his sisters has a brother. What is the minimum number of children in Jake's family?
 
Patron Saints
Identify the elder brother of Peter who became the patron saint of both Russia and Scotland.
A. Simon
B. James
C. Thomas
D. Andrew
E. Timothy
 
Creepy Quotes
Who wrote these lines?
But it was all right, everything was all right,
the struggle was finished. He had won the
victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
 
Shared Names
The brother of Mary and Martha who was restored to life in the New Testament has the same name as the author of which poem?
A. The People, Yes
B. The New Colossus
C. The Chambered Nautilus
D. The Night before Christmas
E. The Courtship of Miles Standish
 
Composers
What is the last name of the brothers who wrote these songs?
Summertime
'S Wonderful
I Got Rhythm
Embraceable You
 
Time Flies
How many years elapsed between the Wright brothers' first flight and Neil Armstrong's walk on the Moon?
A. 44
B. 55
C. 66
D. 77
E. 88
 
European Leaders
In 1805, what French leader placed his older brother Joseph on the throne of Naples and his younger brother Louis on the throne of Holland?
 
Gunfights
In 1881, at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday shot it out with the ...
A. Wild Bunch
B. James Gang
C. Dalton Gang
D. Brady Bunch
E. Clanton Gang
 
Collectors
What is the last name of the German brothers who spent a great deal of their lives assembling a collection of European fairy tales?
 
Aviation History
The first manned balloon ascension was an accomplishment of the brothers ...
A. Smith
B. Gracchi
C. Zeppelin
D. Karamazov
E. Montgolfier
 
Political Paths
In 1953, he became the first of three brothers to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Who was he?
 
Popular Culture
Name the heroic brothers and plumbers who attempt to rescue Princess Daisy after she is kidnapped by the evil King Koopa.
A. Luke and Bo
B. Brett and Bart
C. Mario and Luigi
D. Hoss and Little Joe
E. Wally and the Beaver
 
Mythical Ladies
The king forbade the burial of one of her brothers thought to be a traitor. But she defied the king and went ahead with the funeral rites. Subsequently, she was herself condemned to death. Name this figure of Greek tragedy.
 
It's Murder Out There
The killing of a brother is ...
A. filicide
B. siblicide
C. parricide
D. fratricide
E. infanticide
 
Legends
According to legend, what two brothers were thrown into the Tiber River which carried them to Palatine where they founded a great city?
 
Novel Families
Who created four brothers named Dmitri, Smerdyakov, Ivan, and Alyosha?
A. Leo Tolstoy
B. Anton Chekhov
C. Boris Pasternak
D. Feodor Dostoyevsky
E. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
 
Under the Big Top
What is the last name of the brothers who bought the Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1907?


 
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Answers to Brothers
1. Cain
2. A
3. the Great Depression (1930s)
4. Ali Baba
5. A
6. Henry and William James
7. A
8. Lincoln's assassination
9. paradox
10. B
11. nepotism
12. D
13. (Matthew and Oliver) Perry
14. six
15. D
16. George Orwell
17. B
18. (George and Ira) Gershwin
19. C
20. Napoleon Bonaparte
21. E
22. (Jakob and Wilhelm) Grimm
23. E
24. John Kennedy
25. C
26. Antigone
27. D
28. Romulus, Remus
29. D
30. Ringling
 
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