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Things Fall Apart Author Chinua Achebe
Jewish Holiday Day of Atonement Yom Kippur
Author of Leviathan Thomas Hobbes
Author of The Republic Plato
Author of Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill
Author/Philosopher of The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Author of The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
Author of The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx
Philosopher of Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking William James
Economist:The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith
Physicist: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton
Philosopher: Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant
Philosophy/Author: Walden Henry David Thoreau
Economist: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money John Maynard Keynes
Philosopher: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke
Political Figure/Author: Common Sense Thomas Paine
Anthropologist: Coming of Age in Samoa Margaret Mead
Biologist: On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin
Sociologist: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber
Speech: Cross of Gold Speech William Jennings Bryan
Autobiography of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Sociologist: Suicide Emile Durkheim
Advocate/Environmentalist: Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Essayist: A Modest Proposal Johnathan Swift
Reference work creator: A Dictionary of the English Language Samuel Johnson
Autobiography: Confessions Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author: In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Philosophy: Beyond Good and Evil Freidrich Nietzsche
Mathematician known for The Elements, a 2000 year old textbook on geometry and number theory. Euclid
Mathematician/Scientist from Syracuse known for measuring volume using water displacement and shouting EUREKA Archimedes
German mathematician who names the normal distribution (bell curve) and namesake of two of Maxwell's four equations Carl Friedrich Gauss
French mathematician known for his Little and Last theorem (this was proven by Andrew Wiles) His LAST theorem: no integers n greater than 2 which satisfies the equation a to the n plus b to the n equals c to the n Pierre de Fermat
8th century Swiss mathematician, who named the base of the natural logarithm e. Leonhard Euler
First Norman king of England. Defeated Harold Godwinson in 1066 Battle of Hastings. Commissioned the Doomsday Book and Tower of London William the Conqueror or William I
British monarch that made peace with Saladin during Third Crusade, which allowed Christians access to Jerusalem. Known for his bravery. Richard I (the Lionhearted)
House of Tudor Virgin Queen who defeated the Spanish Armada and delivered the Tilbury Speech Elizabeth I
Longstanding Queen of England (for most of 1800s), only Empress of India. Her husband was Prince Albert Victoria
Creator of Aida (Opera) about an Ethiopian Princess Giuseppe Verdi
Creator of Carmen (Opera) follows the seduction of Don Jose by a Gypsy Woman. Habanera is a common clue. Georges Bizet
Creator of The Barber of Seville (Opera) Figaro helps Count Almaviva win the hand of Rosina Rossini
Creator of The Marriage of Figaro (Opera) many of same characters as Rossini's The Barber of Seville and it is basically the sequel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Creator of William Tell (Opera) about a Swiss hero who shoots an apple off his son’s head Rossini
Creator of Don Giovanni (Opera) about a Spanish seducer/womanizer who is dragged down to hell Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Creator of La bohème (Opera) about poor quarter of Paris. Mimi dies of Tuberculosis Puccini
Creator of Madama Butterfly (Opera) about a Japanese woman named Cio-Cio San. Spoiler alert: she kills herself at end (btw, readers will probably mispronounce her name but it should be pronounced "cho-cho" but they typically say "see-o see-o") Puccini
Creator of Boris Godunov (Opera) about the ill-fated successor Tsar to Ivan the Terrible during the Time of Troubles . He ends up giving the throne to his son. Modest Mussorgsky
The only Argentina author they ever seem to ask Jorge Luis Borges
The only Chilean poet they ever seem to ask Pablo Neruda
Country of Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe Nigeria
Country of JM Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Athol Fugard, and Alan Paton South Africa
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