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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #4013 is perfect. Excellent, bobbym!

#4015. Name the person whose novel *The Good Earth* was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."

#4016. Name the British mathematician, philosopher, and social reformer (1872-1970), who made original and decisive contributions to logic and mathematics and wrote with distinction in all fields of philosophy. In 1950, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought".

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #4015 and #4016 are correct. Excellent!

#4017. Name the German Olympic swimming champion most famous for being the first woman to win six gold medals at a single Olympic Games, doing so at the 1988 Seoul Olympic games.

#4018. Name the woman's tennis player who was the runner-up in 1988 French Open at Roland Garros losing 0-6, 0-6.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #4017 is correct. Excellent!

#4019. The English statesman and author who led Britain during World War II and is often described as the "savior of his country", he is the Nobel Prize winner (Literature). His full name is Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. In which year was he awarded the Nobel Prize?

#4020. Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961), American Nobel Prize-winning author, was one of the most celebrated and influential literary stylists of the 20th century. In which year was he awarded the Nobel Prize (Literature)?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #4019 and #4020 are 1953 and 1954 respectively.

Good attempt (#4019), bobbym!

#4021. Name the Polish politician, trade-union organizer, philanthropist and human-rights activist; a charismatic leader, he co-founded Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995.

#4022. Name the South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym and ShivamS,

Te Answers #4021 and #4022 are correct. Excellent, bobbym and ShivamS!

#4023. How are large emplacement of igneous intrusive (also called plutonic) rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the Earth's crust known as? (They are almost always made mostly of felsic or intermediate rock-types, such as granite, quartz monzonite, or diorite)

#4024. How is a pluton parallel to the bedding plane or foliation of folded country rock; more specifically, it is a typically lens-shaped pluton that occupies either the crest of an anticline or the trough of a syncline known as? (In rare cases the body may extend as a sill from the crest of an anticline through the trough of an adjacent syncline, such that in cross section it has an S shape. In intensely folded terrain the hinge of folds would be areas of reduced pressure and thus potential sites for magma migration and emplacement)

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #4023 is correct. Neat job!

#4025. In which novel did Ian Fleming introduce James Bond?

#4026. In which region of Gulliver's Travels was everything gigantic?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym and ShivamS,

The Answers #4025 and #4026 are correct. Marvelous, bobbym and ShivamS!

(The correct spelling in the Answer #4026, bobbym : Brobdingnag)

#4027. In which adventure by Tintin does Professor Calculus first appear?

#4028. How in R. L. Stevenson's novel did Dr. Jekyll change to Mr. Hyde?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #4028 is perfect. Marvelous!

#4029. Which engineer-novelist titled his autobiography 'Slide Rule: Autobiography of an Engineer'?

#4030. T S Eliot wrote *Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats*. Who gave Eliot the nickname *Possum*?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

#4031. Where do the explorers of Jules Verne's *Journey to the Center of the Earth* began their journey?

#4032. Which is the world's oldest University Press?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

Excellent, bobbym! The Answer #5031 is correct!

#5033. Name the American physicist (born February 28, 1930)and Nobel Prize laureate, who with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, developed the BCS theory of superconductivity.

#5034. Name the English chemist and natural philosopher (1778-1829) who isolated and named the elements of the alkaline-earth and alkali metals and showed that chlorine and iodine were elements.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5033 and #5034 are correct. Marvelous!

#5035. Name the English electrical engineer and physicist (29 November 1849 – 18 April 1945) who is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode, later called the kenotron in 1904. He is also famous for the left hand rule (for electric motors).

#5036. Name the German optician (6 March 1787 – 7 June 1826) known for the discovery of the dark absorption lines and for making excellent optical glass and achromatic telescope objectives.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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