Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which book does Wilson Rawls credit as his reason for becoming a writer?
  2. Which author wrote his first few books in the evenings following long days working at a sweater warehouse?
  3. Which author was hired by the US Department of State to create a film about Hispanic workers in rural America?
  4. Which author’s first pet was a turkey vulture?
  5. Which author was heavily involved in the creation of the 1984 computer game, Below the Root — creating aspects like maps and characters?

The high-speed ferry between Dublin and Great Britain, across the Irish Sea, is named after which 18th-century satirist?

Jonathan Swift.

(Special thanks to Delaware teacher, Rita Truschel, for submitting this question! Send your submissions to annie@prestwickhouse.com.)

Whose last words were, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go?"

Oscar Wilde

Ricardo Eliezer Neftalí Reyes y Basoalto is the given name of which famous poet?

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer Ricardo Eliezer Neftalí Reyes y Basoalto.

Which author’s last name, before being anglicized, was mac Aedh Ó Proinntigh?

Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, come from the mac Aedh Ó Proinntigh family, which was shortened to Prunty or Brunty and eventually Bronte.

Which author was married on April 1, 1993 — a deliberate play on her husband’s belief that only fools get married in the first place?

Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries.

1 comment:

Stephanie Polukis said...

4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning