Monday, June 21, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which Irish writer and poet lived and traveled with his future wife for almost thirty years before actually marrying her?
  2. Which American short story writer was convicted and imprisoned for embezzlement?
  3. Which Canadian writer was abandoned as a child?
  4. Which writer was once a freight train hopping hobo, arrested for vagrancy in Niagara Falls?
According to Maeve Binchy, if she could be any historical figure who would she choose?
Josephine Bonaparte

These notorious Shakespearean siblings probably take their name from the Old English word for “fate” or “personal destiny.”

The Wyrd or “Weird” sisters from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

The 1956 science fiction film classic, Forbidden Planet is an interplanetary adaptation of which Shakespearean favorite?

The Tempest

Which female writer was the first woman registered to vote in Concord, New Hampshire?

Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1832. A suffragette, Alcott was living in Concord, New Hampshire in 1879, where she registered for and voted in the Concord school election.

What was George Eliot's real name?

Mary Ann Evans used the pseudonym George Eliot.

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