Part Fourteen •
66. Two of the dangers commonly encountered in Precious Ramotswe’s country are
snakes and crocodiles
earthquakes and volcanoes
flooding and cholera
terrorism and genocide
pickpockets and government corruption
67. How does Babar the elephant try to console himself after his mother is shot by a hunter?
He takes a bubble bath
He rides up and down in an elevator
He eats ice cream sundaes
He enters a backgammon tournament
He tracks down the safari and gores the hunter with his tusks
68. James Clavell’s epic novels take place in
County Cork, Ireland
the Far East
the borough of Queens
69. What natural phenomenon did Raymond Chandler credit with making people turn violent?
a three-day blizzard
a 6.7 earthquake
a solar eclipse
the Santa Ana winds
70. Katherine Mansfield’s work is most often compared to that of
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Answers to Part Thirteen
61. William Faulkner set his fictional county in Mississippi, modeling it closely on the area where he lived. Residents of Lafayette County marveled at the amount of local lore incorporated into his books; Faulkner said the question he inspired most often was “How the hell did he remember all that?”
62. Jack Kerouac.
63. Conan Doyle never wrote that line; it was given to Holmes later, for radio and screen versions of the stories.
64. Kipling began his career as an assistant editor for the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, India. He was renowned for flinging ink all over the office as he wrote.
65. Obelix, the sidekick of Asterix the Gaul, fell in the vat when he was little, making him permanently protected.