Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

Match each Writer with his or her death.
  1. Filled his/her pockets with rocks and went swimming
  2. Stuck his/her head in a gas oven
  3. Mauled by a pack of wild dogs owned by Archelaus, the King of Macedonia
  4. Stabbed in the head over his right eye in a fight about a bar tab
  5. Trapped in a fire while a patient in an asylum for the mentally ill
  6. Killed by doctors during a "blood letting" attempt to cure malarial fever.
  7. Froze to death at a railway station after giving away his/her entire fortune
  8. Shot with a .22 rifle by an insane dishwasher
  9. Killed self by drinking disinfectant
  10. Suffered an abdominal hemorrhage at his/her mother’s home in St. Petersburg, Florida, while watching "The Galloping Gourmet"
  11. Fell off a barstool during a bout of heavy drinking
  12. Died from complications of peritonitis in his/her colon after ingesting a toothpick along with a hors d’oeuvre at a cocktail party
  13. Cut wrists and wrote a final poem in his/her own blood titled "Goodbye my friend"
  14. While en route to New York aboard the S.S. Orizaba, he/she leapt into the Caribbean Sea; reputedly said "Good-bye everybody"
  15. Run over by laundry truck outside the College de France

Vachel Lindsay | Christopher Marlowe | Leo Tolstoy | Lionel Johnson | Lord Byron
Jack Kerouac | Sherwood Anderson | Sylvia Plath | Zelda Fitzgerald | Sergei Esenin
Hart Crane | Virginia Woolf | Roland Barthes | Maxwell Bodenheim | Euripides

While it was originally reported that she died of congestive heart failure, which bestselling Canadian author in fact, ended her own life by taking an overdose of medication — a fact later confirmed by her granddaughter?

Lucy Maud Montgomery

About whom did William Wordsworth write, “There was no doubt that this poor man was mad…” ?

William Blake

Which American short story writer and poet continually called the name “Reynolds!” the night before his death?

Edgar Allan Poe shouted this name, although no one knows to whom they dying man was calling.

Which author is believed to have died from choking on too much coffee?

Honore De Balzac

Which American author suffered a heart attack as a result of falling off of a horse?

William Faulkner

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