The Civil War and Popular Culture by HallR

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KelsoT
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Quiz Description

A few questions about the American Civil War.

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Questions:

"An American Trilogy" which incorporates the Civil War era songs "Dixie" and "The Battle Hymm of the Republic" was famously recorded by what singer in 1972? (Note: other than by the original writer/arranger Mickey Newbury) (edited at 8:32 pm, October 1, 2016 (CDT))

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Elvis Presley

OK, now the tougher one. What is the other/middle song incorporated in "An American Trilogy"? It was originally a Bahamian lullaby.

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All My Trials

A previous quiz that I wrote, mentioned the film "Love and Other Drugs" which was directed by Edward Zwick. What acclaimed 1989 Civil War set film is also included in Edward Zwick's filmography?

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Glory

What Confederate general, nicknamed "The Old War Horse", is portrayed by Tom Berenger in the 1993 film "Gettysburg"?

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James Longsteet

Speaking of Gettysburg, annually Gettysburg College awards a prize for "Excellence in Civil War Fiction" which is named after what Pulitzer Prize winning late novelist?

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Michael Shaara

The image seen here alludes to what transportation related destruction tactic?

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Sherman's Neckties

White Stripes frontman Jack White had a small acting role in what 2003 Civil War set film?

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Cold Mountain

Here's a tougher follow-up. What ex-wife of Jack White lent her singing voice to a cover version of "Dixie" on the 2013 album "Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War"? (Note: It's not Meg White. This woman is more well known for a field other than music.)

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Karen Elson

Sticking with the album "Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War", a singer/songwriter named Joseph Henry Burnett III recorded the song "The Battle of Antietam" for that album. By what nickname, coveted by George Costanza from "Seinfeld", is this man known by?

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T-Bone

What BBC television series set during the Civil War draft unrest of 1860's New York City, centers around the life of an Irish immigrant police officer?

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Copper

Seen here is British actor Alex Hyde-White who portrays what figure in the 2003 film "Gods and Generals"?

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Ambrose Burnside

Of the songs listed below, which one was NOT first composed during the Civil War period: "Aura Lee". "The Bonnie Blue Flag", "Maryland, My Maryland", "The Vacant Chair", "Here's Your Mule", "Ashoken Farewell", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again", "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!", "Good Bye, Old Glory"

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Ashoken Farewell (Composed by Jay Unger in 1982 & used continuously in Ken Burns' "Civil War")