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1 Who describes the subject; whom describes the object. Humanities > Linguistics 04/23/12
2 Vincent van Gogh painted The Starry Night. Humanities > Art 07/08/08
3 There are eight parts of speech in the English language. Humanities > Linguistics 06/01/08
4 The word "wherefore" in, "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet means "why". Humanities > Linguistics 09/25/08
5 The PietĂ  and the David were sculpted by Michelangelo before he became thirty years of age. Humanities > Art 03/18/09
6 The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. Humanities > Art 05/15/08
7 The line "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love," comes from Sophocles. Humanities > Philosophy 12/27/08
8 The Latin language is the root of the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian). Humanities > Linguistics 01/28/09
9 The Euthyphro dilemma asks whether what is moral is commanded by God because it is moral, or if what is moral is moral because it is commanded by God. Humanities > Philosophy 08/26/08
10 The "price floor" is a government-imposed or group-imposed limit on how low a price can be charged for a product or a service. Humanities > Economics 12/21/08
11 The "Oath of the Horatii" was painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1784 as oil on canvas in the neoclassic style. Humanities > Art 01/09/09
12 Salvador DalĂ­ painted "La persistencia de la memoria", or "The Persistence of Memory", in 1931. Humanities > Art 12/28/08
13 Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted "Luncheon of the Boating Party" from 1880 to 1881. Humanities > Art 02/11/09
14 Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted "Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette" in 1876. Humanities > Art 02/12/09
15 Pablo Picasso painted "Guernica" in 1937. Humanities > Art 02/12/09

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