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Q1. Heading up the Missouri River from St. Louis there are only two cities with more than 200,000 people.  Name them.

Q2. What is the name of the largest moon in our Solar System?

Harvard University is named for 30 year old clergyman John Harvard, who died in 1638 of tuberculosis.  He willed his library of 400 books and about 800 British pounds to the then unnamed college in Cambridge.  Only one book is believed to still exist from the original 400.  It is The Christian Warfare Against the Devil World and Flesh.

About a third of Michigan lies north of the Straits of Mackinac and is called the Upper Peninsula or U.P.  Residents of the U.P are called "Yoopers", a word created by saying "U.P.'ers"

On October 8, 1871 two tragic fires occurred on the same day.  The Great Chicago Fire killed about 300 people and is still remembered today, while the Peshtigo, Wisconsin Fire killed about 1,500 people and received almost no media attention.

New York City's Central Park was modeled after London's Hyde Park and Paris' Bois do Boulogne.  Around 1600 of New York's immigrants and freed slaves were evicted in order to carry out the plans.

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A1. Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City, Kansas is close with about 150,000)

A2. Jupiter's Ganymede is largest, followed by:  Titan (Saturn), Callisto (Jupiter), Io (Jupiter) and Luna (Earth's moon)

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