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Question 1: The unique gavel of the ________ has an hourglass shape and no handle.
111th United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States CongressHart Senate Office Building

Question 2: The gavel was also an operative tool used by medieval ________ for finishing stones, and when they gathered in the lodge for meetings the master and wardens would rap their gavels as a symbol of order.
Co-FreemasonryAnti-MasonrySocietas RosicrucianaFreemasonry

Question 3: In contrast to the Senate, the gavel of the ________ is plain and wooden.
State governments of the United StatesUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States SenateUnited States Congress

Question 4: It is customarily struck to indicate the opening (call to order) and closing (adjournment) of proceedings, giving rise to the phrase gavel-to-gavel to describe the entirety of a meeting or session, and to indicate that an item has been sold in an ________.
Auction theoryAuctionOnline auction business modelEconomics

Question 5: In 1954, it broke when Vice President ________ used it during a heated debate on nuclear energy.
George H. W. BushRonald ReaganRichard NixonGerald Ford

Question 6: It is also commonly used in ________ courts by judges.
AlaskaCanadaPhilippinesUnited States

Question 7: This gavel replaced an ________ gavel which had been in use since at least 1789 and had deteriorated over the years.
IvoryHippopotamusElephantKenya







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