Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, points out that sometime the setting of the book is as or more important than the characters. Can you connect the location with the author? For "extra bragging rights", name one or more stories set in that location.

1. Yoknapatawpha County ..........a)Williams Shakespeare
2. The Forest of Arden.................b)George Orwell
3. Oceania .................................c)Kenneth Grahme
4. Toad Hall.................................d) William Faulkner

Here's the answer to last week's trivia question:

(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Sometimes the "title character" isn't named in the title. What are the actual names for these "title characters?"

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo.

- The hunchback was named Quasimodo.

A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt.
- The Man was Sir Thomas More, who was executed by Henry VIII.

The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper.

- The Pathfinder was named Natty Bumpo - probably my favorite, unlikely literary character's name of all time!

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. (Bonus question - what was the fourth musketeer's name?)

- While none of the three used his "real" name for various reasons, Dumas called the Three Athos, Porthos and Aramis. The "fourth" musketeer was named d'Artagnon.

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