n Coincidence? The female name Madison, ranked No. 3 in popularity for 2005 births according to the Social Security Administration, wasn’t among the top 1,000 girls’ names in 1984. Madison was No. 625 in ’85, and has been in the top 10 since ’97. It was the name of Daryl Hannah’s character in the 1984 film “Splash.”

The devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906 struck on April 18. At that moment, what was the largest city in the Western United States, that is, west of the Mississippi River?

A) San Francisco

B) Los Angeles

C) Denver

D) Houston

Monday’s answer: According to Mark Twain, “Virtue has never been as respectable as money.”


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