Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which was the first gospel to be written?
  2. Which author started the first African American newspaper in Dayton, OH, aided by the Wright brothers (who provided the printing press)?
  3. Which author was the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University — earning his Ph.D. in History?
  4. Which author wrote his first novel at age 17 while babysitting his youngest brother?

After completing high school, which author spent over a dozen years on the assembly line of Flint’s historic Fisher Body Plant hanging car doors?

Christopher Paul Curtis

What 17th century female author had a personal library of books that numbered over 800 titles?

Anne Bradstreet

Which Victorian poet, the oldest of 12 children, was nicknamed “Ba” by her family?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Which author cites T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land as the source of a major awakening in regards to his own writing?

Ralph Ellison

Which American author claimed to have been born in 1919 in order to appear younger than her husband?

Shirley Jackson, author of “The Lottery”, was born in 1916, but claimed she was born three years later to appear younger than her husband.

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