Kwizz Gig 1 Solution
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Kwizz Gig 1 Solution

Here is the solution to the quiz which Fizzgig presented in the From the Back Verandah column of Issue 25 (May 2001).

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Here is the solution to Quizz Gig 1, which I set in Issue 25 (May 2001).

1. What was the stage name of John Simon Ritchie?
Sid Vicious (1957-79), punk rock guitarist with the Sex Pistols.

2. 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 (1748-1832).

3. Which political exile lived for a short time with painter Diego Rivera?
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), who fled Stalinist Russia in 1929. He and his family stayed with Rivera in 1937.

4. For what is Muhammed edh-Dibh best known?
"Muhammed 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.

5. Whose dead body was identified by a volume of Keats in his coat pocket?
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). He drowned after his schooner capsized in the Gulf of Spezia, Italy.

6. Whom 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.)

7. Which literary figure once arrived in America proclaiming, "I have come to continue my search for naked women in wet mackintoshes"?
Welsh poet and lush-about-town, Dylan Thomas (1914-53). The U.S. visit in question took place in 1950.

8. Name 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".

9. 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.

10. Whose embalmed head was kept for 29 years by his widow in a red leather bag?
Courtier, navigator, poet and tobacco and potato popularizer Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618), beheaded for various offences against King James I.

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