Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
Popularized a garment for women and girls composed of loose trousers gathered about the ankles and worn under a short skirt. It is no longer worn but the term refers to women’s underpants of similar design.
Scottish-born engineer considered “the greatest single impetus behind the Industrial Revolution. Honored by having a unit of electricity named after him.
Premier of a country. Known as a collaborator with the Nazis. Although his country had a law against capital punishment, a special law was passed and he was executed by a firing squad. His name became synonymous with traitor.
Racing car driver for whom an automobile is named.
Refers to a person or thing judged to be lacking in value, size, authenticity, or seriousness; ineffectual, insignificant, worthless. Often to an educational course which is very easy.
French chemist who devised a technique for reducing most disease causing microorganisms in beer, milk, and other liquids. Developed a treatment for rabies. Honored by having an avenue named after him adjacent to Harvard Medical School and the Boston Latin School.
Vice president of the United States under James Madison. Known for the practice of dividing voting districts to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
An inflatable life jacket, originally issued to R.A.F. flyers in WWII... Possibly took its name because it gave the wearer a somewhat feminine appearance.
A large knife, with a blade from ten to fifteen inches long credited to a hero of the Battle of the Alamo.
Although born into a prominent Anglican family, he became a member of another religious group. After experiencing persecution, he decided to lead a group to America. An American state is named after him.
This spring shrub has bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers. Named for the superintendent of the Royal Gardens at Kensington in London during the reign of George III.
A non-alcoholic drink, originally consisting of ginger ale and grenadine, served so as to resemble a cocktail. Named for a Hollywood childhood actress who later became the US ambassador to Liberia.
Revolutionary War Patriot, silversmith by trade, known for his elegant simplicity.
German engineer who invented a type of internal-combustion engine now used primarily in trucks and heavy equipment. Also used in some automobiles.
Invented the modern toilet bowl consisting of a float, a metal arm, and siphonic arm to empty the reservoir without having to have the water run continuously.
A hair style where the hair is brushed straight up from the forehead and pulled back over a pad. Named after a famous courtesan who became the mistress of King Louis XV of France.
A type of muttonchop whiskers whose name derives from that of a Civil War general.
A deadly type of cocktail named after a Russian foreign minister during the Finnish-Russo War in 1939.
Two British astronomers gave their name to the boundary of two American colonies in 1760. The line was fixed at 39˚ 43’ 26.3˚.
Developed a type of pants, originally for miners, in California. The tough fabric came from Italy although originally it came from Nimes in France.