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1. Which Victorian literary character’s immortal words are these? “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”
2. A note written in 1637 in the margin of a book says that there are no positive integers x, y and z such that xn + yn = zn, where n is an integer greater than two. This wasn’t proved until 1995. Who is the author of this note?
3. Giulietta Masina, whose best-known films are La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, was the wife/muse of which titan of cinema?
4. What is the better known “national” name of the confection called lokum, a gel of starch and sugar with nuts usually mixed in?
5. The name of what military formation in which members are arranged diagonally has also come to mean a level of command or rank?
6. The economic grouping acronym BRIC, which referred to Brazil, Russia, India and China, was changed to BRICS this year to include what country?
7. The town of Prypiat in Ukraine, abandoned in 1986, was built in 1970 to house whom?