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Question 1: The Shakers did not practice ________ themselves.
AnimalReproductionSexCell (biology)

Question 2: The simple ________ of their homes, meeting houses, and barns have had a lasting influence on American architecture and design.
Architectural theoryEuropeArchitectureItaly

Question 3: The tune was composed by Elder Joseph Brackett and originated in the Shaker community at ________ in 1848.
Newfield, MaineAlfred, MaineWaterboro, MaineLimerick, Maine

Question 4: Their insistence on the dual sexuality of ________ and their reverence for Mother Ann have made them advocates of sexual equality.

Question 5: Around the time of the ________, the Shakers at Mount Lebanon, NY, greatly increased their production and marketing of Shaker chairs.
TennesseeUnited StatesBleeding KansasAmerican Civil War

Question 6: In the United States there is one remaining active Shaker community, at ________, which as of December 2009 has only three members left.
IndianaSabbathday Lake Shaker VillageFloridaNew Hampshire

Question 7: The most famous Shaker song is "Simple Gifts", which ________ used as a theme for variations in Appalachian Spring.
Aaron CoplandAgnes de MilleIgor StravinskySergei Prokofiev

Question 8: In 1824, the Whitewater Shaker Settlement was established in southwestern ________.
OhioIndianaMichiganNew Jersey

Question 9: Their industry brought about many inventions like Babbitt metal, the rotary harrow, the ________, the clothespin, the Shaker peg, the flat broom, and the wheel-driven washing machine.
Band sawCircular sawBroaching (metalworking)Power tool

Question 10: There is a collection of furniture and utensils at Hancock Shaker Village outside of ________ that is famous for its elegance and practicality.
Pittsfield, MassachusettsDalton, MassachusettsNorth Adams, MassachusettsBecket, Massachusetts

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