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Literary Trivia

October 25, 2013

from Literary Trivia by Riehard Lederer and Michael Gilleland:
“We’ll pull out the red carpet and award you a blue ribbon and gold star if you can get your gray matter to identify the colorful titles created by the following authors.”
Gold–
1. Ray Bradbury
2. Sir James George Frazer
3. Carson McCullers
4. Edgar Allan Poe
5. Henry James
Silver–
6. Mary Mapes Dodge
Blue–
7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. Toni Morrison

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  1. October 25, 2013 7:11 am

    Gold: I feel I should know (and WILL remember, the second anyone else gets it) the Ray Bradbury.. But the only two I can call to mind are Edgar Allen Poe’s The Gold Bug and Frazier’s The Golden Bough.

    Silver: Hans Brinker, or, The Silver Skates

    Blue: Conan Doyle – is it The Blue Carbuncle? and Toni Morrison is The Bluest Eye.

  2. October 25, 2013 7:18 am

    Gold–
    1. Ray Bradbury — ? Kicking myself on this one. I know I know this, but I can’t think of it.
    2. Sir James George Frazer — The Golden Bough
    3. Carson McCullers — Reflections in a Golden Eye — Funny about this one. I just noticed it on somebody’s shelf and was thinking I’d never heard of it. I think its appearance is a sign that I need to read it.
    4. Edgar Allan Poe — The Gold Bug
    5. Henry James–The Golden Bowl
    Silver–
    6. Mary Mapes Dodge — Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
    Blue–
    7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — The Blue Carbuncle
    8. Toni Morrison — The Bluest Eye

  3. October 25, 2013 8:53 am

    2. Golden Bough
    3. Reflections in a Golden Eye
    4. The Gold-Bug
    6. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
    8. The Bluest Eye

    Not terrible, eh?

  4. October 25, 2013 8:56 am

    Gold–
    1. Ray Bradbury GOLD
    2. Sir James George Frazer no idea
    3. Carson McCullers no idea
    4. Edgar Allan Poe The Gold Bug
    5. Henry James The Golden Bowl
    Silver–
    6. Mary Mapes Dodge Silver Skates
    Blue–
    7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Blue Carbuncle
    8. Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye

  5. October 25, 2013 9:32 am

    4) The Gold Bug, 5) The Golden Bowl, 8) The Bluest Eye

  6. October 25, 2013 10:36 am

    Will you accept “A Study in Scarlet” for Conan Doyle?

    • October 25, 2013 10:41 am

      That’s a longer quiz!
      Red:
      1. Stephen Crane
      2. Tom Clancy
      3. Arthur Conan Doyle
      4. Edgar Allan Poe
      5. John Steinbeck
      6. James Jones

  7. October 25, 2013 10:02 pm

    The Golden Apples of the Sun
    Used to love Bradbury – with some self-consciousness that I was the right age to do so. I wonder if I still would.

  8. October 28, 2013 9:09 am

    1. The Golden Apples of the Sun
    2. The Golden Bough
    3. Reflections in a Golden Eye
    4. The Gold Bug
    5. The Golden Bowl
    6. Hans Brinker: or The Silver Skates
    7. The Blue Carbuncle
    8. The Bluest Eye

    I’ll post the red and white questions on Nov. 1!

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