Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which famous literary character was based on an Augustinian monk named Alonso Quizado?
  2. How many punctuation marks exist in English?
  3. While most fans pronounce his last name rhyming with the word “juice,” how did Dr. Seuss pronounce his own name?
  4. Which author, made famous by his rags to riches tales, died completely broke despite his books’ wild success?
  5. Who is the only person ever to decline a Pulitzer Prize for fiction?

Last Week's Answers

  • Tristan and Isolde (Any set of even-older-than-King-Arthur tales)
  • Lancelot and Guinevere (Any set of King Arthur tales)
  • Philip Pirrip and Estella Havisham (Charles Dickens, Great Expectations)
  • James Gatz and Daisy Fay (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)
  • Troilus and Criseyde (Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida)
  • Jude Fawley and Susanna Bridehead (Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure)
  • Robert Lebrun and Edna Pontellier (Kate Chopin, The Awakening)
  • Maurice Hall and Alec Scudder (E. M. Forster, Maurice)
  • Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles (Graham Green, The End of the Affair)
  • George and Ellen Weatherall (Katherine Ann Porter, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall)
  • Tea Cake and Janie Crawford (Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God)
  • Narcissus and Echo
  • Pedro Muzquiz and Josefita De La Garza (Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate)
  • Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl (Aztec Myth)

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