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1. This 4th century bishop of Milan and 6th century pontiff are both venerated as saints by the Catholic Church, and have been granted the title "Doctor of the Church" in honor of their theological writings. They also each have the distinction of having a school of chant which bears their name.
2. This 13th century Franciscan theologian was known as "Doctor Subtilis" for his subtlety and erudition and was one of the greatest scholars the Church has ever produced. A system of theosophy based on his teachings bears his name. Paradoxically, a derogatory name for one who is stupid and dull-witted also derives from his name.
3. The fiery 15th century Italian religious reformer Girolamo Savonarola and the fiery 16th century German religious reformer Martin Luther are the joint- or perhaps rival- namesakes of a certain type of this piece of furniture.
4. A type of salad green, a species of monkey native to Central and South America, and a hugely popular frothy type of coffee preparation are named for this particularly austere branch of the Franciscan order.
5. Joachim Neander was a 17th century Calvinist Reformed minister who is best known for an event which occurred nearly 200 years after his death. The remains of what is now known as "Homo Neanderthalensis", or Neanderthal man, were discovered in 1856 in a valley near the Dussel river that had been named in his honor. During his lifetime, Neander was best known as a hymnwriter; one of his hymns is still in widespread use today. Which of these is Neander's hymn?
6. The Cimitiere du Pere Lachaise is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris, and its "clientele" comprises a veritable "who's who" of celebrated artists, composers, literati, performers, and intelligentsia. Its namesake is Francois de la Chaise, a seventeenth century Jesuit priest, who has the distinction of having been the confessor to this French sovereign, known as the "Sun King".
7. Dom Pierre Perignon was a 17th century Benedictine monk who has been credited (erroneously) with the invention of champagne, and who is the namesake of the prestige cuvee of what celebrated winery?
8. Gregor Mendel was an Austrian priest of the Augustinian order, whose avocations included science and gardening. Combining these two activities, he made several discoveries regarding heredity which are now known as "Mendel's Laws", and which have formed the basis of classical genetics. What type of plants did Mendel use in his experiments?
9. This American popular author was at one time a Unitarian minister in Massachusetts, but was forced to resign following a pederasty incident. He turned to writing, and became famous for stories in which impoverished young men achieve a reversal of fortune, usually through the agency of a wealthy older man. These became known as "rags-to-riches" stories, and subsequently the author's name came to be applied to any such story- real or fictional- or to the hero of such a story.
10. William Archibald Spooner was an Anglican priest who served as a Dean at New College, Oxford from 1876-1889. Although contemporaries recalled him as an erudite and diligent man, he is most remembered for his occasional slips of the tongue, in which he would transpose the first letters of words, creating sentences that either made no sense or were comically inappropriate, as when he is said to have advised an underachieving student to leave by the "next town drain", instead of the "next down train". Which of these is NOT an example of a "spoonerism"?
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