Literary Trivia, Part Eighteen


Part Eighteen

86. With what region is John Steinbeck most closely associated?
The Mississippi Delta
The Great Lakes
Rural Pennsylvania
The Florida Keys
California’s Salinas Valley

87. Vish Puri’s preferred female operative is known as
Mata Hari
Parking Ticket

88. What did Shakespeare’s will leave to his wife, Anne Hathaway?
His gambling debts
His unfinished manuscripts
The future income from his plays
The second-best bed

89. You would expect to encounter Borrowers in books by
L. Frank Baum
Roald Dahl
Edward Eager
E. Nesbit
Mary Norton

90. Which actress won a National Book Award for her memoirs?
Lauren Bacall
Greta Garbo
Rita Hayworth
Katharine Hepburn
Elizabeth Taylor

Answers appear at the bottom of the following page.

Answers to Part Seventeen

81. Adela Quested and Lucy Honeychurch and are the principal female characters in A Passage to India and A Room with a View, respectively, both written by E.M. Forster.
82. Following his narrow escape, Tom tells Huck Finn he wished he’d had “some of these newfangled things they call lucifer matches.”
83. The supposed anarchists in G.K. Chesterton’s classic tale make themselves as inconspicuous as possible by dressing like everyone else on a London street.
84. The plot of Cyrano de Bergerac revolves around the title character’s uncommonly large nose.
85. While working in a bookstore, I was taught to recognize gothics by their ominous-looking covers featuring women in period gowns fleeing from sinister habitations. The formula still holds true today.

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