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1. Though born a slave, Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree was a leading figure in the abolitionist movement. To what did she change her name in 1843?
2. Who was the Irish poet, playwright, and wit who said these things about truth?
"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it".
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple".
"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you".
3. "Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies".
Who was the rowdy but sensitive rocker, poet, and film-maker who once said this?
4. Who was the steamboat pilot, gold miner, journalist, novelist, and world traveler who said these things about truth?
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes".
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything".
"The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies".
5. Who was the architect of the philosophy of objectivism that wove ideas and concepts into the structure of the novel?
"Truth is the product of the recognition of the facts of reality. Man identifies and integrates the facts of reality by means of concepts. He retains concepts in his mind by means of definitions. He organizes concepts into propositions-and the truth or falsehood of his propositions rests, not only on their relation to the facts he asserts, but also on the truth or falsehood of the definitions of the concepts he uses to assert them, which rests on the truth or falsehood of his designations of essential characteristics".
6. Pictured is a park in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, formally Hot Springs. It is known as "the spa city". Who was the radio personality that was responsible for the name change?
7. It is rare to become a successful politician, but to also win a Nobel Peace Prize and an Academy Award certainly beats the odds. What was the name of Al Gore's documentary that led to the film award?
8. "To Tell the Truth" was one of the most popular quiz shows. It was one of the few to be on the air in six decades. During its run it had several hosts. Of the four listed, who was the first?
9. The master of the heroic couplet had these to say about truth. Who was "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham"?
"'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do".
"Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below".
"Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd;
The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!"
10. The following are quotes from the Bible. What book are they from?
"Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long".
"Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!"
"Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name".
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