Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. How old was Mary Shelly when she wrote Frankenstein?
  2. What percentage of Americans believe that Sherlock Holmes was a real person?
  3. Which poet had an unpublished book of his works buried with his wife but decided 7 years later to open the grave and publish the poems?
  4. Which Shakespeare play tells the story of a shipwreck off the coast of Bohemia — a region that has never had a coastline?
  5. Which author rarely took a bath and suffered from boils most of his life?
Last Week's Answers
Which author said, “The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art”?

G.B. Shaw

Which famous American author ran for mayor of New York City in 1969 using the campaign slogan “No More BS”?

Norman Mailer

Having obtained a medical degree in 1884, which Russian writer considered himself a doctor, rather than an author, saying, "Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress."


Upon his death, which author bequeathed his birthday (November 13) to a young girl he knew because she often complained that her December 25th birthday left her with little reason to celebrate at any other time of the year?

Robert Louis Stevenson

Which Russian author learned to ride a bicycle at age 67?

Leo Tolstoy

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