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Friday, October 02, 2009

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Emily and Emma. Answers here.

1. Which Emily wrote the 1847 novel "Wuthering Heights"?
2. Which British actress called Emma was married to Kenneth Branagh from 1989 to 1995?
3. Which Emily was an American writer who found lasting fame with "Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home" (1922) which sold more than a million copies?
4. Which Emma was the heroine of Gustave Flaubert's famous novel of provincial frustration and bourgeois ennui? She sought to realize her dreams of romantic love through extramarital affairs.
5. Which 19th-century American poet called Emily was born in Massachusetts, lived a secluded life and was known as "the nun of Amherst"?
6. Which English Lady named Emma was the mistress of Lord Nelson?
7. What was the surname of the heroine of Jane Austen's novel Emma: was it Whitehouse, Woodhouse or Woodford?
8. In American politics, what was "Emily's list", launched in 1985?
9. Which English soprano named Emma, born in 1949, has become a specialist in early music with her pure, vibrato-free voice?
10. The British suffragette Emily Davison died in 1913. What caused her death?

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