Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which author entered the University of Montpellier to study for a doctorate in medicine, but was expelled because he had previously been an apothecary?
  2. Whose memoirs, penned by Mark Twain, were an instant success and one of the best selling books of the 19th century — famously sold by former Union soldiers in full uniform?
  3. What do Laura Ingalls Wilder, Kenneth Grahame, Richard Adams, The Marquis de Sade, and Raymond Chandler have in common?
  4. Below are the given names of authors who generally publish under his or (her) first initials. What are the last names of these authors?

  • Thomas Stearns
  • Edward Estlin
  • Henry Louis
  • Herbert George
  • Clive Staples
  • John Ronald Reuel
  • Alan Alexander
  • David Herbert
  • Elwy Brooks
  • Edgar Lawrence
  • Edward Morgan
  • Ernst Theodor Amadeus
  • Gilbert Keith
  • Howard Phillips
  • Pelham Grenville
  • Robert Lawrence
  • Susan Eloise
  • Terence Hanbury
  • William Edward Burghardt
  • Wystan Hugh

Which author served as the Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet in Residence at Harvard 1998-2006?

Seamus Heaney

Which author uses all of the following pseudonyms: Deanna Dwyer, K. R. Dwyer, Aaron Wolfe, David Axton, Brian Coffey, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Owen West, Richard Paige, Leonard Chris, and Anthony North?

Dean Koontz

Which author suffered from Pott’s disease — a form of tuberculosis affecting the bone that severely stunted his growth to a mere 4’ 6” tall with a severe hunchback?

Alexander Pope

Who coined the phrases "the great unwashed" and "pursuit of the almighty dollar"?

Edward Bulwer-Lytton of “It was a dark and stormy night” fame also coined these phrases.

Which writer’s common-law wife was the madam of a Jacksonville brothel

called the Hotel de Dream?

Stephen Crane

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