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2. One of the early WW sets had a question on the Quakers. What related term – applied as a mocking description of their rituals of trembling, shouting, dancing, singing, and speaking in tongues – was given to The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, a Protestant religious sect that originated in 18th-century USA?
3. In Greek myth, he was the first of the Protogenoi (the 'first-born' gods, who preceded the Olympians) and the god of the air. His name means 'gaping void' in Greek. What now-common English word?
4. Simple one – watch this video of a man speaking of facial hair. What's his real name, and what's the honorific he is generally known by? [Half points for each part]
5. On the April 6, 1941 edition of his popular radio programme 'The Catholic Hour', what did American Bishop (later Archbishop) Fulton J. Sheen refer to as the "double cross", implying that siding with its proponents would be a "double-crossing" of Christianity?
6. The events of the Robert Rodriguez film 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico' take place in a short timespan leading up to which festival, whose origins can be traced to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl? The movie climaxes appropriately with much mayhem during the festival itself, depicted in the above still from the film.
8. What was created in 2005 by a physics graduate named Bobby Henderson as a satirical protest against the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to permit the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public schools? Arguing that any conceivable entity could fulfill the role of the unspecified "Intelligent Designer", he called for his theory of creation to be allotted equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution.
9. In the mythology of its original tribes, this land was discovered by a great chief called Kupe, who left his cousin Hoturapa to drown during a fishing expedition and kidnapped his wife, Kuramarotini, with whom he fled in her great canoe Matahourua. During their subsequent journeys, they overcame numerous monsters and sea demons, including a great octopus named as Te Wheke-a-Muturangi. When they first came in sight of the land, his wife/hostage cried, "He ao! He ao!" ("A cloud! A cloud!"), taking that as a sign of nearby land. Which place is this?
10. (a) Who is this person, described by a contemporary chronicler as "The hammer of heretics, the light of Spain, the saviour of his country, the honour of his order"? (b) Among other things that he was famous for, he was one of the chief supporters of the Alhambra Decree of 1492, which called for what? [1 point each]
1. Max Mueller
Yes, the country in question is actually Germany, not England.
2. The Shakers, from 'Shaking Quakers'
3. Chaos or Khaos
4. (a) Jaggi Vasudev; (b) Sadguru
5. The swastika
Mention of the Nazis earns half points.
6. The Day of the Dead
The word 'Dead' in the answer gets half points.
7. (a) First mosque in India; (b) First Indian to convert to Islam
This is the Cheraman Perumal Juma Masjid today.
8. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, aka Pastafarianism
9. New Zealand, which in the Maori language is referred to as Aotearoa, meaning 'land of the long white cloud'
10. (a) Tomás de Torquemada, the first Inquisitor General of Spain; (b) The expulsion of all Jews from Spain.