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  • 1. In 2003, the OED added "X" which the dictionary defines as "a person who possesses no magical powers ... a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regarded as inferior in some way." Which Harry Potter word is now in the Oxford English Dictionary?
  • 2. Muggle
  • 3. The following taboo phrases were used by which writer?"I fart at thee", "shit on your head, "dirty bastard"A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best.
  • 4. Ben Johnson
  • 5. "X" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to Alices Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alices adventures within the back-to-front world of a looking glass.
  • 6. Twas brillig, and the slithy tovesDid gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe."Beware the Jabberwock, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!Beware the Jubjub bird, and shunThe frumious Bandersnatch!"He took his vorpal sword in hand:Long time the manxome foe he sought—So rested he by the Tumtum tree,And stood awhile in thought.
  • 7. Jabberwocky
  • 8. Amergo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had tried to dishonor her...are the lines of which book?
  • 9. Godfather
  • 10. X was a French writer who pioneered the science fiction genre. X is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for the day but later became commonplace. X is the second most translated author in the world (following Agatha Christie),and his works appear in more translations per year than those of any other writer. X is one writer sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
  • 11. Jules Verne