Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

Match each literary character below with his star-crossed lover:

Lancelot, Tristan, Pedro Muzquiz, Popocatépetl, Troilus, James Gatz, Maurice Bendrix, George, Tea Cake, Jude Fawley, Narcissus, Philip Pirrip, Robert Lebrun, Maurice Hall

  • Isolde (Any set of even-older-than-King-Arthur tales)

  • Guinevere (Any set of King Arthur tales)

  • Estella Havisham (Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)

  • Daisy Fay (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)

  • Criseyde (Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida)

  • Susanna Bridehead (Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure)

  • Edna Pontellier (Kate Chopin, The Awakening)

  • Alec Scudder (E. M. Forster, Maurice)

  • Sarah Miles (Graham Green, The End of the Affair)

  • Ellen Weatherall (Katherine Ann Porter, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall")

  • Janie Crawford (Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God)

  • Echo

  • Josefita De La Garza (Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate)

  • Iztaccíhuatl (Aztec Myth)

Last Week's Answers

What are the four things that Ernest Hemingway once wrote that a man must do to demonstrate his manhood?

Plant a tree, fight a bull, write a book, and have a son.

Where did mystery writer Agatha Christie acquire her extensive knowledge of poisons?

Christie worked in a hospital dispensary during World War I

What famous writer made the first written reference to tennis in English literature?

In 1380, Geoffery Chaucer wrote of "playen racket to and fro " in Troilus and Criseyde.

Where does the book Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald get its name?

The title comes from Keats' poem “Ode to a Nightingale.”

Which British poet had an “M” for “murderer” branded on his left thumb?

Ben Jonson was branded as part of his punishment for killing an actor in a duel in 1598.

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