This is the last installment of a yearlong series on the approach of the new millennium written by The News' Lifestyle reporters.
So you think you can just waltz into the new millennium?
You think that living in the 21st century is your birthright?
No, no, nooooo, dear readers. Obviously, you were not warned that there was going to be a test.
That's right. It's time to assess your millennial mettle, to determine whether you're fit to pass go and proceed to 20 oh-oh.
What follows are 40 quotes -- 40 maxims, quips, kiss-offs and bits of advice from voices of the past 1,000 years.
For each quote, three sources are listed as possible answers.
If you get at least 20 questions correct, you're in. You get to be part of the future.
Fewer than that?
Well, Don, tell them what they've won:
A leather-bound copy of Bartlett's, a lifetime supply of Turtle Wax and an eternity stuck in the past.
Since so much is riding on your responses, we'd like to start you out on the right foot, with a favorite saying of that famous fin-de-siecle quiz-master, Regis Philbin:
"Is that your final answer?"
1) "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."
A) Niccolo Machiavelli
B) Adolf Hitler
C) Genghis Khan
2) "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
A) J. Robert Oppenheimer, citing from the sacred Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita after the world's first nuclear explosion.
B) Marilyn Manson, citing from the sacred Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita in the liner notes to his album "Anti-Christ Superstar."
C) Charles Manson, citing from the sacred Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita at his third parole hearing for the killing of actress Sharon Tate and six others.
3) "You can get farther with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone."
A) Wild Bill Cody
B) Al Capone
C) Charlton Heston
4) "Become who you are."
A) Deepak Chopra
B) Frederich Nietzsche
C) Sly and the Family Stone
5) "I know it when I see it."
A) Larry Flynt, on pornography.
B) Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on pornography.
C) Harry Potter, on pornography
6) "Men have become the tools of their tools."
A) Henry David Thoreau
B) Ned Lud
C) Bob Villa
7) "I never miss the chance to have sex or appear on television."
A) Pamela Anderson Lee
B) Bill Clinton
C) Gore Vidal
8) "The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his."
A) Slobodan Milosevic
B) George Patton
C) William Tecumsah Sherman
9) "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
A) Tom Hayden to his co-defendants in the trial of The Chicago Seven
B) Rebecca Nurse to her co-defendants during the Salem witch trials
C) Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence
10) "The world is becoming a global village."
A) Marshall McLuhan
B) Hillary Clinton
C) Bill Gates
11) "If you have time, get down in a basement or subway. Should you unexpectedly be caught out-of-doors, seek shelter alongside a building, or jump in any handy ditch or gutter."
A) National Weather Service advice to people caught in a tornado
B) Federal Civil Defense Agency's guidelines for civilians in case of nuclear attack
C) Auntie Em
12) "This is the cross we must bear for the freedom of our people."
A) Karl Marx
B) Chant of Crusaders driving the moors from Spain
C) Martin Luther King
13) "If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."
A) Elizabeth Cady Stanton
B) Abigail Adams
C) Betty Friedan
14) "You can't go home again."
A) Thomas Wolfe
B) 14th century Pope Clement V after factionalism in Rome forced him to move the papal capital to Avignon
C) Dorothy Gale
15) "I am a jelly doughnut."
A) John F. Kennedy, fumbling with his German during a speech at the Berlin Wall
B) Dom DeLuise, when asked what the phrase "You are what you eat" means to him
C) Dan Quayle, misquoting the Bhagavad Gita
16) "God doesn't play dice with the universe."
A) Carl Sagan
B) Bugsy Siegel
C) Albert Einstein
17) "Are you master of your domain?"
A) 13th century conqueror Osman to the Byzantines shortly before his Turkish tribes defeated them and established the Ottoman Empire
B) Mohammed Ali to George Foreman before the Rumble in the Jungle
C) Jerry Seinfeld
18) "Yes, my voices were of God; my voices have not deceived me."
A) Joan of Arc
B) Son of Sam
C) Shirley MacLaine
19) "And yet ... it moves!"
A) The Wright Brothers after their first failed flight
B) Galileo Galilei after signing a recantation -- forced on him by the Inquisition -- of the Copernican theory that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system
C) A review of Jane Fonda's first workout video
20) "The fault ... is not in our stars, but in ourselves."
A) Astronaut Jim Lovell on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon
B) Cassius to Brutus in William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"
C) Barbra Streisand in "The Way We Were"
21) "Haste makes waste."
A) Benjamin Franklin
B) 16th century English dramatist John Heywood
C) Marie Curie
22) "That isn't writing at all, it's typing."
A) William F. Buckley on e-mail correspondence.
B) Truman Capote on the Beat Generation
C) Charlie Brown to Snoopy, criticizing the beagle's novel that begins, "It was a dark and stormy night ..."
23) "He can run. But he can't hide."
A) Boxer Joe Louis, referring to his opponent Billy Conn in the World Championship Match of 1946.
B) British General William Howe, referring to General George Washington's 1776 evacuation of New York City
C) Robert Ford, a member of the Jesse James gang, before killing James for the reward money
24) "Business? It's quite simple: It's other people's money."
A) Calvin Coolidge in his "Business of America" speech
B) Alexandre Dumas in "The Question of Money"
C) Ivan Boesky in an interview with the Wall Street Journal
25) "It is fun to be in the same decade with you."
A) William Shakespeare to Christopher Marlowe
B) Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Winston Churchill
C) Prince Charles to the Spice Girls
26) "All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl."
A) John Ford
B) Jerry Bruckheimer
C) Jean-Luc Godard
27) "The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, and it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.
A) Oscar Hammerstein, "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'"
B) Monsanto Chief Executive Officer Robert Shapiro on genetically engineered crops
C) Jerry Garcia, describing an LSD trip in Rolling Stone
28) "No sin is so light that it may be overlooked; no sin is so heavy that it may not be repented."
A) President Gerald Ford, granting Richard Nixon a "full, free and absolute" pardon
B) French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre's final words before being guillotined in 1794, ending the Reign of Terror
C) 11th century poet Moses Ibn Ezra
29) "They have slapped into the American mind more human misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade."
A) Journalist Ben Hecht, on movies
B) George Will, on Internet web sites
C) William Bennett, on cable TV channels
30) "There's a sucker born every minute."
A) H.L. Mencken
B) P.T. Barnum
C) Con-man Joseph "Paper Collar Joe" Bessimer
31) "Abandon all hope, you who enter here."
A) Inscription over the entrance to Hell in Dante's "Inferno"
B) Original inscription over the entrance to Alcatraz
C) Inscription over the entrance to Buffalo Common Council Chambers
32) "A hairy quadruped, furnished with a tail and pointed ears, probably arboreal in its habits."
A) Charles Darwin, referring to the ancestry of humankind
B) Dutch scientist Dick Mol, describing the woolly mammoth a team of paleontologists unearthed two months ago
C) Toy inventor Richard Levy, describing the Furby
33) "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy."
A) 16th century British Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes, echoing Hippocrates, on the gunpowder plot to blow up the House of Parliament
B) Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine
C) Dr. Donald Francis on the AIDS cocktail
34) "Four legs good, two legs bad."
A) Maxim at the beginning of George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
B) Lady Godiva
C) Catherine the Great
35) "One should eat to live, not live to eat."
A) Jean Baptiste Moliere
B) Richard Simmons
C) Slogan for the American Dietetic Association's 1953 ad campaign
36) "There is only one thing worse in the world than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
B) Oscar Wilde
C) Hedda Hopper
37) "The great, the jewel and the mother of battles has begun."
A) Saddam Hussein, at the start of the Gulf War
B) Malcolm III of Scotland, before invading England in 1093
C) Adolf Hitler, before the 1963 Berlin Olympics, where his Aryan athletes were upstaged by African-American runner Jesse Owens' four gold medals
38) "A sudden violent jolt of it has been known to stop the victim's watch, snap his suspenders and crack his glass eye right across."
A) Early description of moonshine corn liquor in the Distillers' Code Authority
B) Early description of the electric chair
C) Early description of heroin in Drug Enforcement Agency handbook
39) "The lunatics have taken charge of the asylum."
A) Gov. Nelson Rockefeller during the Attica riots
B) Sigmund Freud on former student Carl Jung and Jung's disciples
C) Metro Pictures President Richard Rowland on the formation of United Artists film production company by D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin
40) "No pain, no gain."
A) 16th century poet Robert Herrick
B) Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Pumping Iron"
C) Marquis de Sade