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1. This word has a few different meanings. It is the name given to the Law of the Old Testament and bears the name of person to whom the Law was given, who is said to have written the books of Genesis and Exodus. This word is also the name of a type of art technique which was especially popular in the Byzantine empire. Lastly, it is the name of a type of virus which affects plants.
2. St. Etheldreda was an English noblewoman who, in 672, retired from her aristocratic life and founded a double monastery (that is a monastery adjoining a convent) on the Island of Ely, of which she remained abbess until her death. After her death, Etheldreda, better known as Audrey, was commemorated by an annual fair on the island of Ely called "St. Audrey's Fair". Unfortunately, this event became rather notorious for the garishness and poor quality of its wares, particularly the beads, laces, ribbons, and scarves. Consequently, poor St. Audrey is now best known for having given us this word, derived from her name, which denotes anything of shoddy quality and/or in poor taste.
3. Etienne de Silhouette gave his name to a type of shadow-portrait which was popular during his career (c. 1760). It is now used to describe any shadowy form (i.e. "He stood silhouetted against the window"). What was Silhouette's profession?
4. Which of these words related to electricity is NOT derived from someone's name?
5. This English sovereign was the eldest son of Queen Victoria; he succeeded to the throne upon her death in 1901. He was, apparently, the last English monarch to have had an era named after him. The period of his brief reign (he died in 1910) was noted for economic prosperity, a relaxing of the strict mores of the Victorian era, and widespread enjoyment of "the good life." On the minus side, its tone towards women was rather patronizing and distinctly patriarchal. Which of these British rulers is he?
6. Which of these flowering plants was NOT named for the botanist or explorer who first discovered them?
7. The slang term "doozy" was probably derived from the name of which of these famous individuals?
8. Which of these famous painters gave his name to the type of plump, voluptuous, fleshy women he specialized in depicting?
9. Which of these musical instruments bears the name of its inventor?
10. Bastiaen Jansen Krol was a "comforter of the sick" for the Dutch Reformed church in 17th century New Amsterdam. "Comforters" were lay persons who were authorized to minister to people in the absence of a minister. Krol was authorized to perform weddings and baptisms as well, since the church was as yet considered too small to warrant the appointment of a minister. Eventually, he was appointed commissary of Fort Orange. Which of the following items is Krol believed to have invented and consequently bears his name?
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