Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

Oddly enough, titles often relate directly to the content of a written work. Richard Lederer has written these stumpers in Literary Trivia:

In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, what does the winner of the lottery receive?

In Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, who is Algernon?

In The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, what letter is scarlet, and what does it stand for?

What are the two cities in Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities?

In Frank Norris' The Octopus, what is the octopus?


Here's the answer to last week's trivia question:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Book titles often use colors to set the stage for their stories. What "Red" titles did these authors write?

Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage
Tom Clancy The Hunt for Red October
Arthur Conan Doyle "The Red-Headed League"
Edgar Allan Poe "The Masque of the Red Death"
John Steinbeck The Red Pony
James Jones Thin Red Line

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