Throughout history, people have pushed back against the status quo and fought for change. The collection of the National Portrait Gallery is filled with individuals who have led movements that changed laws, government, and communities, often putting their own freedom at risk. Do you know the name of the document that Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted at the Seneca Falls Convention? Or what alias Abbie Hoffman used when he went into hiding?
Join us for this month’s Pop Quiz on September 12 at 6:30 p.m., where we’ll learn about these daring individuals and their significant accomplishments.
Here is a sneak peek at the ten-point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz trivia:
James Otis Jr. was an early patriot who is often associated with the phrase “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” John Adams named him as one of the most influential figures in patriotic thought before the time of the American Revolution. Otis protested against the likes of the British “writs of assistance” and the Stamp Act. Otis was also an eccentric figure who is said to have predicted how he would die.
What was Otis’s cause of death?
A. Struck by lightning
B. Gunshot wound
D. Old age
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard.
The Courtyard Café will be open, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.