Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. What is the most shoplifted book in the world?
  2. Which Scottish poet owned a pet ewe called Poor Mallie who had two poems dedicated to her?
  3. Which author refused to write on anything besides yellow legal paper?
  4. Although many ancient books survive to this day, modern books do not have this sort of longevity. What is the average life expectancy of modern books?
  5. How much was John Milton paid for his classic work, “Paradise Lost”?

Last Week's Answers

Which scientific author who caused quite a stir with the church had originally intended to become a priest?

Charles Darwin

Which author had had a pet scorpion which he used to keep on his desk for inspiration?

Henrik Ibsen

Which country has the largest number of libraries and books in the world?


Which poet had a pony named Fanny that pulled his wife along in a wheelchair?

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Which British author was expelled from school for being caught smoking?

Jackie Collins

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