Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Get Your Students Involved with Classroom Trivia!


Starting this week, I will be posting some fun trivia for your classroom, so go ahead and get your students and colleagues involved! Post your answers in the comments section and see how many you can answer correctly (without using Google!). I'll be posting the correct answers along with new questions every Tuesday.


  1. Which was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter?
  2. Where did the name "Oz" come from in L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz?
  3. Which famous Greek poet was supposedly killed when a bird flying overhead dropped a tortoise and struck him?
  4. Which celebrated British author and poet was fired from his job as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner in 1889?
  5. Which character from the works of French poet and dramatist, Edmond Rostand, is based on a real person?
**Missed out on past weeks' trivia? View them all here!

6 comments:

Stephanie Polukis said...
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Jason(at)PrestwickHouse said...

1. Which was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter?

"The Sticky Key" 1901

2. Where did the name "Oz" come from in L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz?

Binge Drinking? That is a guess.

3. Which famous Greek poet was supposedly killed when a bird flying overhead dropped a tortoise and struck him?

I used to know that.

4. Which celebrated British author and poet was fired from his job as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner in 1889?

No guess.

5. Which character from the works of French poet and dramatist, Edmond Rostand, is based on a real person?

No guess.


Did I win?

Annie Rizzuto said...

Considering no one else has left votes yet, possibly.

Be brave people! Leave some guesses!

Tami Thompson said...

I only know one answer:
OZ came from a file cabinet drawer that was labeled "O-Z"

Stephanie Polukis said...

5. Cyrano de Bergerac?