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Issue 974

All the answers begin with the letter E

1. Name the disorder of the nervous system that is characterized by seizures during which the person has convulsions; that is, his muscles contract in spasms.

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Epilepsy

2. Twenty-one brief writings found in the New Testament are actually letters. What is the more formal word that refers to these writings?

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Epistles

3. Name the Greek god of love.

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Eros

4. What is the general process by which the land areas of the world are worn away?

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Erosion

5. In the Old Testament, who was the son of Isaac and twin brother of Jacob?

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Esau

6. Do you know the fancy word that refers to the doctrine of the last or final events of human destiny?

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Eschatology

7. What group of people, sometimes also known as the Inuit, is famous for living in igloos?

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Eskimos

8. Addis Ababa is the capital city of what African country?

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Ethiopia

9. What branch of linguistic science is devoted to determining the origin of words?

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Etymology

10. What is the largest river of western Asia?

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Euphrates

11. Who was the first woman, according to Judeo-Christian tradition?

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Eve

12. What is the highest mountain in the world?

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Everest

13. What is the ecclesiastical censure whereby a member of a church is temporarily excluded from the communion of the faithful and deprived of certain rights, privileges, and spiritual benefits?

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Excommunication

14. What is the second book of the Bible?

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Exodus

15. What is the process by which fugitives from the justice of one country, seeking asylum in another country, are delivered up by the latter to the former?

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Extradition

16. What do you call a fencing sword with a bowl-shaped guard and a long, narrow blade that has no cutting edge and tapers to a blunt point?

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Epee

17. What is the short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play?

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Epilogue

18. What do you call either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and the length of day and night are approximately equal?

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Equinox

19. What is the speech or written tribute praising the virtues or achievements of a person who has recently died?

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Eulogy

20. What is a female sheep called?

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Ewe