Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which Victorian novelist’s mother, prompted by financial troubles, moved to Cincinnati and opened a store, then moved back to England and wrote an unfavorable account of Americans?
  2. What is the shortest correspondence in history between a publisher and an author?
  3. To whom did Abraham Lincoln, upon first being introduced, allegedly exclaim, “So you're the little lady who started this great war!”
  4. What do Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Victor Appleton, Carolyn Keene, and Arthur M. Winfield all have in common?
  5. Which Connecticut gentleman was responsible for the creation of the modern spelling bee?

Which award-winning Canadian author collaborated with composers at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on a piece of music for piano, bass, and string quartet titled “You Are Who You Are”?

Yann Martel

Which famous New England poet was actually born and raised in San Francisco?

Robert Frost

What famous satirist suffered from an ailment that also plagues current NBA free agent Steve Francis?

Jonathan Swift

Which young adult author ran away at the age of 14 to join a carnival?

Gary Paulsen

Which young adult author was born in Philadelphia, PA but relocated to Florida with her family at age 5 due to her chronic pneumonia?

Kate DiCamillo

1 comment:

Priscila Andrade said...


Our “The Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition” is doing great, with some really cool blogs eager to get number 1 spot! We’re very glad you have accepted this challenge and joined us.

This post is just to remind you there is still time to get your blog up in the list. The voting goes until May 24th at midnight CET (GMT +1), so get down to business and keep voting!

Wishing you all good luck,

On behalf of bab.la and Lexiophiles team