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“It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago”*…

 

The first of 11 questions designed to test “How well do you really know your country?

Choose any one of 33 countries, then take the quiz.

* Dan C. Quayle (campaigning for the Vice Presidency in 1988)

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As we prune our preconceptions, we might spare a thought for Rube Goldberg; he died on this date in 1970. A cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, he is best remembered as a satirist of the American obsession with technology; his series of “Invention” cartoons used a string of outlandish tools, people, plants, and steps to accomplish simple, everyday tasks in the most complicated possible way. (His work has inspired a number of “Rube Goldberg competitions,” the best-known of which, readers may recall, has been profiled here.)

Goldberg was a founder and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society, and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year.

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Written by LW

December 7, 2015 at 1:01 am

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