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Human Studies Quiz

Mr Clodthorpe has been kind enough to provide us at Oxenfurt University Press an advance copy of his book so that we might use it as part of our Human Studies class. To our regret, Mr Clodthorpe made several errors with his references to human culture. To that end, as part of Human Studies test 1.00.6H, please answer the following questions:

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1) When Milligan refers to a line from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead about “being allowed to sleep and perhaps dream”, what is he misquoting and who is the original author?
Who originally coined the phrase “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” that Milligan misattributes to George Satriani?
What piece of human media is Milligan referring to when he talks about the Ju-on virus created by Takashi Shimizu?
Did The Kinks really sing Give Peace A Try?
What is The Weekly Wipe and what sort of thing might Milligan have seen in it?
Why might the Sphinx be upset at the sight of Oedipus’ retreating back?
Which chap in what blue box is Milligan referring to when noting that time is of the essence?
When Milligan says that G.K. Chesterton wrote a line about “ears, whiskers, and deer”, what book is he referring to and what is the true author?
Who actually wrote “Into each life some rain must fall”?
The statue in the Newbury village square is reminiscent of a statue found on the human homeworld. Where might you find this other statue of a floozie in a jacuzzi?
Which Kafka novel is Milligan referring to when discussing the sadness of finding himself in another body?
The previous Wermacht patriarch buried his wife under a folly to avoid suspicion with regards to her death. Which classic crime novel might have inspired this action?
What human-created war figurine is Milligan describing when discussing the Avatar of Pestilence?
Did any male character in King Lear say anything similar to, “Is this a Slavarington I see before me?”
To whom is Milligan referring when talking about explorers who are “always seeking out new life and new cultivations”?
Which specific set of berserkers might include “chatting about blood and skulls and things” as part of their battle cry?
Did Winston Churchill lead the assault on the Normandy Beaches?
Who coined the phrase Milligan misattributes to Agatha Christie about “eliminating the impossible until what remained was inescapable fact”
Who wrote the song about greased lighting that humans sing on formal occasions?
What paragon of fashion is Milligan emulating with his bow tie and fez?
When Milligan quotes what he refers to as “that old love song by Alfred J Proof Rock”, what poem is he referring to and who wrote it?
When Milligan refers to a program that stars “Richard Michael and Briers Horden”, what is the program’s name and is there a universal truth to it?
Why might Milligan feel the need to flee at the mention of poetry by Browning or Pound?
What sigil do humans use to denote currency?
To what is Milligan referring to when he talks about melodious ponds or the songs made by rivers with regards to “that old treatise on the necessity of good men going to war”?
What song is Milligan referring to when he says, “I howled the first line of that song about crying (or maybe it was laughing) when seeing some chap in a Turkish bath”?
What work is Milligan referring to when he mentions a poem “about being covered in sticking plasters” and who wrote it?
What piece of human media documented the events that immediately followed after our species left the “massive black obelisk” on what would later become the human home world?
When Milligan says, “The quality of mercy droppeth as the gentle rain upon the drains beneath,” what is he misquoting?
What song is Milligan quoting when he says, “All you need is love”?
What piece of fiction features a ship called the SS Madame de Pompadour?
What was the human White House and what was it for?
What is Milligan referring to when he mentions watching “a film about an enormous talking rabbit called Harold”?
When Milligan attributes the “flutes of his labour” to Psalm, what is he misquoting?
The performer Unicorn at the SS Madame de Pompadour is a direct descendant of which human? Their stage name and performance styles are extremely similar.
What should Milligan be referring to when he talks about Schrodinger’s cartographer?
Which Edgar Allen Poe piece does Milligan unwittingly quote?
Which Tennyson piece does Forsythe quote in response?
To what series of novels does Milligan refer when mentioning the books of “George R. R. Tolkien”?
When Milligan says, “All the best laid plans of mice and moles often go pear shaped,” he attributes this misquote to John Steinbeck. Who should he be attributing it to?
Who wrote the famous refrain “so it goes” that Milligan misattributes to Kurt Tucholsky?
What song by which band talked about being born in the back seat of a Greyhound Bus?
Who sang “every little thing gonna be alright?”