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Quiz of the Millennium

A Who wrote

1 The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care (1946)

2 Das Kapital (1867-1895)

3 The Rights of Man (1791)

4 Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)

5 Colloquia (1519)

6 On War (1833)

7 Principles of Biology (1864-67)

8 Civil Disobedience (1849)

9 The Outline of History (1920)

10 J'accuse (1899)

11 The Meaning of Conservatism (1980)

12 The Wealth of Nations (1776)

13 A Defence of Usury (1787)

14 The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936)

15 A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)

16 On Liberty (1859)

17 What Is To be Done? (1902)

18 On World Government (1310-13)

19 Discourse on Method (1637)

20 A Theory of Justice (1971)

B Premier league

Who was the first:

1 President of Botswana?

2 President of the USA?

3 King of Italy?

4 Prime Minister of Israel?

5 President of Malawi?

6 Poet Laureate?

7 Chairman of the 1922 Committee?

8 Editor of The Independent?

9 Director General of the BBC?

10 President of Indonesia?

C Last stop

Who was the last:

1 King of Italy?

2 Emperor of China?

3 Emperor of Austria-Hungary?

4 King of Libya?

5 Governor of Hong Kong?

6 Tsar of Russia?

7 Viceroy of India?

8 Emperor of India?

9 King of Albania?

10 Shah of Iran?

D Oils and water

1 Who painted Bas Burtin, Honfleur in 1886?

2 Who painted a Couple of Foxhounds in 1792?

3 Who brought a lavender tinge to the sunrise at Le Havre in 1872?

4 Who showed a meditative Reverend Robert Walker skating in 1784?

5 Who painted The Man and the Puppet in 1880?

6 Who recorded the bigger splash caused by an invisible man in 1967?

7 Which playwright depicted a lonely poisonous mushroom in 1892?

8 Who showed a waterlogged horse-and-wagon at midday in 1821?

9 Who showed Hendrickje bathing in 1655?

10 Who survived the cascade at Table Rock in 1837?

E Crotchets

1 Who said of whom "the good thing about them is that you can look at them with the sound turned down"?

2 Who put "Filthy Mozart!" into whose mouth?

3 Who credited whom with "the not inconsiderable feat of making an ugly record of `Summertime'"?

4 Who said that he would only go to hear Brahms's Requiem a second time "when the weather is balmy, and I can be accommodated with a comfortable armchair, an interesting book, and all the evening newspapers", later modifying this view to that "colossally stupid Requiem, which has made so many of us wish ourselves dead"?

5 Who asked, "Is Wagner a human being at all? Is he not rather a disease?"?

6 Who claimed to "love Wagner; but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window, and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws"?

7 Which Wagnerian said of which Essex girls, "I wish I had a band like that"?

8 Who said that his music was "best understood by children and animals"?

9 Who asserted "the guitar's all very well, but you'll never make a living with it"?

10 Who sang about whose singing voice being "like sand and glue"?

F A sense of direction

1 Vilnius. Where is it?

2 Leningrad. Whose symphony?

3 What did Salisbury become in 1980?

4 Where are Maggie's Nipples?

5 Antartica. Whose symphony?

6 Where was Unit 731?

7 Whence and whither the many who braved the Chilkoot Pass in 1896?

8 Spike Milligan has no connection with Goon Dip. Whose shade does?

9 Oxford. Whose symphony?

10 Who and where is Gene Autry?

G The glass of fashion

1 Which item of clothing, popularised by Beau Brummell in 1794, has caused drawerfuls of consternation ever since?

2 What item of clothing would have been known as millers, if Elizabeth had not let matters slip into the hands of a friend during the 1840s?

3 Which item of clothing, popular in the early 1970s, inspired Rod Stewart's muse?

4 What does the negligee reveal ... to Latin scholars?

5 Who came in from the rain fairly dry for the first time in 1823?

6 Some, however, remained content with which item popularised by Jonas Hanway in 1778?

7 What explosive navel exploit was perpetrated by Micheline Bernardi on 5 July 1946?

8 Which 1843 invention would Irving Berlin don some nine decades later?

9 Why was he but one of many millions - or more - who continue to have good reason to praise the Wisconsin town of Kenosha several times a day?

10 To which eponymous designer did Stanley Kubrick and Bob Fosse owe a part of their fame?

H Appliance of science

1 Which desktop item does justice demand should be known as a babbage?

2 Which invention, evidently not yet supplanted by the above, is 200 years older than Christ and only reached us, via Samarkand and Byzantium, 1,000 years after his death?

3 For what did Wilkins, Crick and Watson win a Nobel Prize in 1962?

4 To which meat do we owe frozen peas?

5 What entity was postulated by Oliver Heaviside?

6 Link Leonardo da Vinci, The Ride of the Valkyries and Vietnam.

7 What is a joule?

8 Why is it remarkable that Elisabeth Siddall's hair had apparently grown in 1862?

9 For what is Anton van Leewenhoek best remembered?

10 What is a legume?

I Shakespeare and music

1 Which novelist's cousin and which poets made over Love's Labours Lost into an opera?

2 Who made an overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream; and who an opera?

3 Which two composers made operas from Othello?

4 Which Mozart librettist made what opera from The Comedy of Errors with which composer; which Broadway composers, in writing what, kept one line from the play - what is that line?

5 Who wrote an overture to Hamlet; who wrote a symphonic poem on it; who wrote music for it both on stage and on film; who wrote for it just at the movies (in the Forties); and who made scenes from it as Tristia?

J War stories

1 Which siege and battle in 1954 marked the end of French rule in Vietnam?

2 What is the name of the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, fought in Leicestershire on 22 August 1485?

3 Who fought in the great battle of Kosovo in 1389?

4 What is a spion kop?

5 Which First World War battle in Nov-ember 1917 saw the use of tanks en masse for the first time?

6 When was the Battle of Hastings?

7 When was the Battle of Marica?

8 Who commanded the British forces at the First Battle of El Alamein (July 1942)

9 Who commanded the British forces at the Second Battle of El Alamein (October-November 1942)

10 The Menin Gate is a memorial to the fallen in which battles?

Famous last words

Who, many of them great stylists, expired thus:

1 "If this is dying, then I don't think much of it."

2 "Mother."

3 "Bugger Bognor" or, a contrary, not incompatible sentiment, "How's the Empire?"

4 "Valerie."

5 "I am a fool."

6 "God bless you, my dear."

7 Before being sent to the electric chair: "Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel."

8 "I am going to the inevitable."

9 "No."

10 "I'm cold."

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