is the solution to Quizz Gig 1, which I set in
Issue 25 (May 2001).
What was the stage name of John Simon Ritchie?
Vicious (1957-79), punk rock guitarist with the Sex Pistols.
Whose funeral took place in a medical school and consisted
of a eulogy followed by the dissection of the corpse?
Philosopher and father of Utilitarianism, Jeremy Bentham
Which political exile lived for a short time with painter Diego Rivera?
Trotsky (1879-1940), who fled Stalinist Russia in 1929. He and his family
stayed with Rivera in 1937.
what is Muhammed edh-Dibh best known?
the Wolf" was the nickname of Ahmad el-Hamed, the Bedouin shepherd boy who
in February 1947 clambered into a cave in the Judaean desert, 25 km ESE of
Jerusalem, and chanced upon two jars containing seven ancient Hebrew and
Aramaic manuscripts. These were the first discovered of what we now call
the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Whose dead body was identified by a volume of Keats in his coat pocket?
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). He drowned after his schooner capsized
in the Gulf of Spezia, Italy.
did Gandhi call "the highest moral authority" on account of his religious
tracts promoting peace through non-resistance?
Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). (One example is The Kingdom
of God is Within You, 1894.)
Which literary figure once arrived in America proclaiming, "I have come to
continue my search for naked women in wet mackintoshes"?
poet and lush-about-town, Dylan Thomas (1914-53). The U.S. visit in
question took place in 1950.
the lawyer and unsuccessful U.S. Presidential candidate who was described
by H.L. Mencken in these words: "He was born with a roaring voice, and it
had the trick of inflaming half-wits."
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925). Shortly before his death he locked
horns with Clarence Darrow in the Scopes "monkey trial".
Regarding his work it was asked, "Where are their feet?" Who was he?
Motion picture producer/director D.W. Griffith (1875-1948). Audiences
heckled when he used close-ups.
Whose embalmed head was kept for 29 years by his widow in a red leather
Courtier, navigator, poet and tobacco and potato popularizer Sir Walter
Raleigh (1554-1618), beheaded for various offences against King James I.