Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. What was George Eliot's real name? 
  2. Which young adult author is the grandmother of controversial musician Courtney Love? 
  3. Where does the “Hey Diddle Diddle” nursery rhyme come from? 
  4. Which U.S. President was a Finalist for the National Book Award? 

Last Week's Answers 

Which author was married on April 1, 1993 — a deliberate play on her husband’s belief that only fools get married in the first place? 

Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries. 

What is the title of Shakespeare’s lost play? 

The play Cardenio that has been credited to the Bard and which was performed in his life, has been completely lost to time. Today we have no written record of its story whatsoever. 

What English literary classic was inspired by the adventures of Scottish pirate Andrew Selkirk? 

Robinson Crusoe. Daniel Defoe wrote the tale after hearing the story of Selkirk's four and a half years on uninhabited Juan Fernandez Island off the coast of Chile. 

Which word was accidentally omitted from a 1631 publication of the Bible, therefore encouraging readers to commit adultery?

In 1631, a printer accidentally omitted the word "Not" from the seventh commandment, encouraging readers to commit adultery.

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