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Literary Trivia

July 25, 2014

I’m off for a vacation! I leave you to divert yourselves with a long list of trivia questions from Literary Trivia by Richard Lederer and Michael Gilleland, which I will post the answers for (in the comments) on August 11.
Match each literary locale with the name of its creator:
1. Barchester
2. Baskerville Hall
3. Belle Reve
4. Bensalem
5. Bleak House
6. Brewster Place
7. Brideshead
8. Cloud Cuckoo Land
9. Darkover
10. Devon School
11. Dune
12. East Egg
13. East Lynne
14. Egdon Heath
15. The Emerald City
16. Erewhon
17. The Forest of Arden
18. Gilead
19. Gopher Prairie
20. La Mancha
21. Land of the Lotus-Eaters
22. Lilliput
23. Looking-Glass House
24. Lowood
25. Manderley
26. Middle Earth
27. Middlemarch
28. Narnia
29. Never-Never-Land
30. Northanger Abbey
31. Oceania
32. Pandemonium
33. Pencey Prep
34. Pooh Corner
35. The Republic
36. Salemn’s Lot
37. Serendip
38. Shangri-La
39. The Slough of Despond
40. Starkville
41. Toad Hall
42. Thrushcross Grange
43. Tilbury Town
44. Utopia
45. Walden Two
46. Waverley Honour
47. Winesburg
48. Xanadu
49. Xanth
50. Yoknapatawpha County

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  1. Karen D permalink
    July 25, 2014 11:09 am

    2 Doyle
    15 Baum
    18 Atwood
    5 Dickens
    11 Herbert
    14 Hardy
    20 Cervantes
    21 Homer
    22 Swift
    23 Carroll
    25 du Maurier
    26 Tolkien
    27 Elliot
    28 Lewis
    29 Barrie
    30 Austen
    31 Orwell
    34 Milne

    I know that I ought to know others, but this is what I’ve got this morning!

  2. July 28, 2014 12:02 pm

    To add to the previous comment:

    1. Trollope
    9. Marion Zimmer Bradley
    12. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    17. Shakespeare
    18. Margaret Atwood
    24. Charlotte Bronte
    35. Plato
    36. Stephen King
    38. James Hilton
    39. John Bunyan
    41. Kenneth Grahame
    42. Emily Bronte
    44. Thomas More
    47. Sherwood Anderson
    48. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    49. Piers Anthony
    50. William Faulkener

    Have a good vacation!

  3. July 28, 2014 1:07 pm

    Hope you have a good vacation! In which I show how little I know…

    1) Trollope
    5) Dickens
    12) Fitzgerald
    15) Baum
    20) Cervantes
    22) Swift
    23) Carroll
    24) Bronte
    25) du Maurier
    26) Tolkien
    27) Elliot
    28) Lewis
    29) Barrie
    30) Austen
    34) Milne
    35) Plato
    41) Grahame
    44) More

  4. July 28, 2014 4:34 pm

    I am pleased with myself for knowing Faulkner for the last one, and with that I retire from the field. :p

  5. July 28, 2014 8:49 pm

    1. trollope
    2. Doyle
    5. Dickens
    7. Waugh
    8. Nietsche
    12. Fitzgerald
    15. Baum
    16. Butler
    17. Shakespeare
    18. Robinson
    20. Cervantes
    21. Homer
    22. Swift
    23. Carroll
    24. Bronter
    25. DuMaurier
    26. Tolkien
    27. Eliot
    28. Lewis
    29. Barrie
    30. Austen
    33, salinger
    34. Milne
    35. Plato
    36. King
    38. Hilton
    39. Bunyan
    41 Williams
    42 Bronte
    44 More
    45 Skinner
    46 Scott
    47 Anderson
    48 Coleridge
    50 Faulkner

  6. August 1, 2014 10:56 am

    1. Barchester – Trollope
    2. Baskerville Hall – Holmes
    5. Bleak House – Dickens
    7. Brideshead – Waugh
    10. Devon School
    11. Dune – Herbert
    12. East Egg – Fitzgerald
    14. Egdon Heath – Hardy
    15. The Emerald City – Baum
    17. The Forest of Arden – Shakespeare
    18. Gilead – Robinson
    20. La Mancha – Cervantes
    21. Land of the Lotus-Eaters – Homer
    22. Lilliput – Swift
    23. Looking-Glass House – Carroll
    25. Manderley – du Mauier
    26. Middle Earth – Tolkien
    27. Middlemarch – Eliot
    28. Narnia – Lewis
    29. Never-Never-Land – Barrie
    30. Northanger Abbey – Austen
    34. Pooh Corner – Milne
    35. The Republic – Plato
    36. Salemn’s Lot – King
    41. Toad Hall – Graham
    44. Utopia – Milton
    47. Winesburg – Anderson
    48. Xanadu – Shelly
    50. Yoknapatawpha County – Faulkner

  7. August 11, 2014 2:20 pm

    1. Antony Trollope
    2. Arthur Conan Doyle
    3. Tennessee Williams
    4. Francis Bacon
    5. Charles Dickens
    6. Gloria Naylor
    7. Evelyn Waugh
    8. Aristophanes
    9. Marion Zimmer Bradley
    10. John Knowles
    11. Frank Herbert
    12. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    13. Mrs. Henry Wood
    14. Thomas Hardy
    15. L. Frank Baum
    16. Samuel Butler
    17.. William Shakespeare
    18. Margaret Atwood
    19. Sinclair Lewis
    20. Miguel de Cervantes
    21. Homer
    22. Jonathan Swift
    23. Lewis Carroll
    24. Charlotte Bronte
    25. Daphne du Maurier
    26. J.R.R. Tolkien
    27. George Eliot
    28. C.S. Lewis
    29. James Barrie
    30. Jane Austen
    31. George Orwell
    32. John Milton
    33. J.D. Salinger
    34. A.A. Milne
    35. Plato
    36. Stephen King
    37. Horace Walpole
    38. James Hilton
    39. John Bunyan
    40. Edith Wharton
    41. Kenneth Grahame
    42. Emily Bronte
    43. Edwin Arlington Robinson
    44. Thomas More
    45. B.F. Skinner
    46. Sir Walter Scott
    47. Sherwood Anderson
    48. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    49. Piers Anthony
    50. William Faulkner

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