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Singing in the Rain
8. This 11th-century novel is a descriptive record of life among the nobility during the Heian [HAY-ahn] period, relating the story of the title Prince and his love of the different women in his life. Reflecting a Buddhist conviction of vanity, it is the oldest full novel in the world. FTP, name this work by Lady Murasaki Shikibu.

ANSWER: The Tale of Genji or Genji Monogatari


9. In a rare show of honesty, this Indian religious movement admitted that children had suffered widespread physical and sexual abuse in its boarding schools during the 1970s. Headed by A.C. Bhaktivedanta [BOKKY-VEDAN-TA] Swami, this once-thriving Hindu sect still claims 90,000 U.S. adherents, though it’s unlikely you’ll see its bald-headed adherents prowling airports with flowers anymore. FTP, name this group, worshippers of the eight incarnations of Vishnu.

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