Health Information Management

Trivia

APCs Insider, March 12, 2010

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Which one of the following movies won an Academy Award for best picture?
  1. Braveheart
  2. Cleopatra
  3. Saving Private Ryan
  4. The Wizard of Oz
 
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Last week’s question
Which New York island was originally called Gibbet Island?
  1. Ellis Island
  2. Rikers Island
  3. Roosevelt Island
  4. Staten Island
 
The correct answer is A. In the 1600s, Ellis Island was known as Gull Island by the Mohegan tribe. In 1628, Dutch settlers renamed it Oyster Island after discovering its rich oyster beds. Following the hanging of Anderson the Pirate in 1765, the island was again renamed, this time known as Gibbet Island after the instrument used to hang him. Finally on January 20, 1785, Samuel Ellis purchased the property and gave it his name, which remains the name of the island today.
 
Staten Island is one of New York City’s five boroughs. Roosevelt Island is a narrow island in the East River that lies between two other boroughs, Manhattan and Queens. Rikers Island is New York City’s main jail complex and the name of the island where it’s located; it lies in the East River between Queens and the Bronx.
 



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