Monday, August 22, 2011

Question 759: No Fear

__X__ was launched by four Harvard students on January 7, 1999. Most of its users were high school and college-going students. It was acquired by Barnes and Noble in 2001 for approx. $3,555,000.

Many teachers accused __X__ of being a cheating tool but __X__ condemns the idea of cheating.

"When your books and teachers don't make sense, we do." is their slogan.

Identify X and explain the title.

Question 758: Worst thing's to Rush!

Following the fatwa,________________ was put under police protection by the British Govt.. Despite a conciliatory statement by Iran in 1998, and ____________ declaration that he would stop living in hiding, the Iranian state news agency reported in 2006 that the fatwa would remain in place permanently since fatwas can only be rescinded by the person who first issued them, and Khomeini had since died.
As of mid-2011, ________ has not been physically harmed, but others connected with the book have suffered violent attacks. ___, its Jap translator, was stabbed to death on 11 July 1991; _____, the Italian translator, was seriously injured in a stabbing the same month; Nygaard, the publisher in Norway, barely survived an attempted assassination in Oslo in October 1993, and Aziz Nesin, the Turkish translator, was the intended target in the events that led to the Sivas massacre on 2 July 1993 in Turkey, which resulted in the deaths of 37 people. Individual purchasers of the book have not been harmed. However, the only nation with a predominantly Muslim population where the novel remains legal is Turkey.