Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which famous sci-fi author’s father choked to death in a restaurant while on a business trip and when his mother was unable to tell him, she hired someone to inform him of his father’s death? 
  2. Which famous author was both born and died on a Halley’s Comet year?
  3. Which author died while on a tour of the White Mountains in1864 and is buried in the Sleepy Hallow Cemetery in Massachussetts?
  4. he epitaph 'Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones,' was written by whom? 

Last Week's Answers 

What was George Eliot's real name? 

Mary Ann Evans used the pseudonym George Eliot. 

Which young adult author is the grandmother of controversial musician Courtney Love? 

Paula Fox, author of Slave Dancer, had a daughter named Linda in 1944 that she put up for adoption. Linda Carroll, the adopted child, is the mother of controversial musician Courtney Love; making Fox Courtney Love's grandmother. 

Where does the “Hey Diddle Diddle” nursery rhyme come from? 

This Nursery Rhyme originated in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The queen is said to have teased her courtiers (not unlike a cat teases mice) and was very fond of dancing to fiddle music. One of her courtiers was called "Moon" and another "Dog," and there was also a gentleman of the court called "Dish" who eloped with Mistress “Spoon.” 

Which U.S. President was a Finalist for the National Book Award? 

John F. Kennedy was a nonfiction finalist in 1957 for Profiles in Courage.

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