Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which was Shakespeare’s first play?
  2. When was punctuation invented?
  3. Hamlet--with 1,530 lines--is the longest speaking part in all of Shakespeare's plays. What is the second longest?
  4. Johannes Gutenberg is often credited as the inventor of the printing press in 1454, but what culture discovered, used, and discarded this method long before Gutenberg’s invention?
  5. The first history book, the Great Universal History, was published by Rashid-Eddin of Persia. In what year was it published?

Last Week's Answers

Where does the “Old King Cole” nursery rhyme come from?

This rhyme is based on a real king and historical event. King Cole is an actual monarch of Britain who ruled around 200 A.D.

Which book did Dr. Suess write on a dare?

Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.

Ghosts appear in how many of Shakespeare’s plays?

Ghosts appear in 4 Shakespearian plays; Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth.

What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language?

“Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Where does the phrase “often a bridesmaid, never a bride” come from?

The phrase "Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride," actually originates from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash from 1924.

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