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GIT 19. Author of “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and “Sula,” among other novels, ___________ _____________ is the only African-American woman to win the Novel Prize for literature. Maya Angelou Gwendolyn Brooks Toni Morrison Alice Walker 20. How many syllables are contained in a regular line of ANAPESTIC TETRAMETER? ————————————— 21. Born SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA, he lived from c. 563 to c. 483 and founded a great world religion. By what name is he more familiarly known? ————————————— 22. Name the religious society founded by George Fox in the late 17th century which numbered William Penn among its early converts. ————————————— 23. The ORKNEY and HEBRIDES islands lie off the northern and western coasts of what European country? Denmark Finland Ireland Norway Scotland 24. Which of these North African countries has been ruled for more than 25 years by MUAMMAR KHADDAFI? Algeria Libya Morocco Sudan Tunisia

28. Mount _________, located in the Adirondacks, is the highest peak in New York State. 29. “If music be the food of love, play on,” is the opening line of which Shakespearian comedy? “As You Like It” “Much Ado About Nothing” “The Tempest” “Twelfth Night” “The Winter’s Tale” 30. At the conclusion of “Hamlet,” the stage is littered with corpses. Which of these characters is the only one still alive? Claudius Gertrude Hamlet Horatio Laertes 31. Which two states produced the first six U.S. Presidents? ————————————— 32. Which of these female vocalists was a great operatic soprano? Joan Baez Ella Fitzgerald Leontyne Price Kate Smith 33. Which of these large Texas cities lies furthest north? Austin Dallas El Paso Houston San Antonio 34. What type of American music is closely identified with BEALE STREET in Memphis?

25. MITTWOCH is the German word for which day of the week? —————————————

35. CUNEIFORM was a type of ____________ which emerged in the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley prior to 3000 BC. —————————————

26. The Italian plural word COGNOSCENTI may best be translated as _________________. Comedians Experts Journalists Swindlers

36. In 1987 she became the first British Prime Minister in the 20th Century to win a 3rd consecutive term. Name her. —————————————

27. This year’s Academy Award for best male actor went to __________ __________ for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in the film “Milk.” Clint Eastwood Tom Hanks Sean Penn Brad Pitt

37. What name did the Romans give to DEMETER, the Greek Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility? —————————————

38. What still-active Catholic religious order was founded by IGNATIUS LOYOLA in 1534? ————————————— 39. What government regulatory agency is designated by the initials SEC? ————————————— 40. Which of these terms is the opposite of PARSIMONY? Conservatism Generosity Patience Quiescence Rage 41. XENOPHOBIA is a hatred of ____________. 42. On what mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? ————————————— 43. How many stars did the United States flag contain in 1940? ————————————— 44. MELANOMA is a type of __________ cancer. 45. Among this recently-deceased film actor’s most notable roles were “The Hustler,” “Hud” and “Cool Hand Luke.” Name him. ————————————— 46. What mark of punctuation is used to connect two independent clauses? ————————————— 47. A HOMILY is a kind of _________. Carpet Omelet Query Quiz Sermon 48. NUMISMATICS is a science dealing with _________. Coins Folklore Numerology Sleep Tombs 49. What large island is separated from LABRADOR by the STRAIT OF BELLEISLE? —————————————

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