Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

Match the dog with its famous author:

  • Linda (St. Bernard)
  • Flush (golden cocker spaniel)
  • Carlo (Newfoundland)
  • Gurth (English Sheepdog)
  • Black, Negrita, Linda, and Neron (dogs)
  • Boatswain (Newfoundland)
  • Lord Byron
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Charles Dickens
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Which famous sci-fi author’s father choked to death in a restaurant while on a business trip and when his mother was unable to tell him, she hired someone to inform him of his father’s death?
William Gibson

Which author coined the term "propeller heads" to describe his family of engineers and hard scientists?

Neal Stephenson

Which author’s mother committed suicide with sleeping pills on Mothers' Day in 1944?

Kurt Vonnegut

Which author was asked to choose between the two favorite professions of his deeply religious mother — rabbi or concert violinist?

Saul Bellow

Which Scottish author served as a Leading Torpedo Operator in the Royal Navy during World War II?

Alistair MacLean

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