Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, challenges your knowledge of literary etymology and wonders if you know...

What is the folly in Joseph Conrad's Almayer's Folly?

What does wuthering mean in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights?

In Robert Browning's "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Pied Beauty", what does pied mean?

In Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Five Orange Pips," what are pips?

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

Shocking Headlines from Literature! Can you identify these books?

VERONA TEENS COMMIT DOUBLE SUICIDE - FAMILIES VOW TO END CLAN VENDETTA
-Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

SKELETON OF WINE TASTER DISCOVERED BEHIND BRICK WALL IN MANSION CELLAR
-A Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

DOCTOR'S WIFE AND LOCAL MINISTER EXPOSED FOR CONCEIVING ILLEGITIMATE DAUGHTER
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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