Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wants to know if you're paying attention, right from the beginning.

Who wrote these famous first lines? In which work?

  1. 1. Call me Ishmael.
    2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
    3. In the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.
    4. As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into a giant insect.
    5. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.

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

Lederer found these "green" titles by these authors:

Marc Connelly - The Green Pastures
Fannie Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Ernest Hemingway - The Green Hills of Africa
W.H. Hudson - Green Mansions
Richard Llewellyn - How Green was My Valley
Robin Moore - The Green Berets
Lucy Maud Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables
Dr. Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham

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