New Statesman Competition

Thank you to all readers for an excellent response to our Routledge Classics competition (issue 13 August 2001). The answers are below each question:

Which 20th-century thinker was the subject of Iris Murdoch's 1953 book subtitled "romantic rationalist"?

a) Sartre b) Wittgenstein c) Yates

Answer: a

W H R Rivers was featured as the hero of which Booker Prize-winning book?

a) The Blind Assassin b) The Ghost Road c) The God of Small Things

Answer: b

Michel Foucault famously co-opted Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon in order to illustrate his theory of

a) surveillance b) madness c) sexuality

Answer: a

The subject of Sigmund Freud's famous case study on hysteria, "Anna O", was actually named:

a) Martha Bernays b) Sophie Halberstadt c) Bertha Pappenheim

Answer: c

If E=Energy and M=Mass, to what does the C refer in Albert Einstein's famous equation?

a) Relativity b) Light c) Gravity

Answer: b

Our five winners, who each receive a complete set of Routledge Classics, are:

Fatema Ahmed, Edgware, Middlesex

Richard Kaberry, Sale, Cheshire

Mark Vernon, London, SE11

Thom Townsend, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

J S Davies, Wirral, Merseyside

This article first appeared in the 17 September 2001 issue of the New Statesman, The end of the open society?