Literary Trivia, Part Fourteen

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
18th-century France
Mexico City
the Far East
the borough of Queens

69. What natural phenomenon did Raymond Chandler credit with making people turn violent?
El Niño
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
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Anton Chekhov
Ivan Turgenev
Alexander Pushkin
Nikolai Gogol

Answers appear at the bottom of the following page.

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.

The Sound and the Fury, William FaulknerOn the Road, Jack KerouacBasil Rathbone & Nigel BruceKim, Rudyard KiplingObelix & Asterix

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