Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

My favorite all time book title is:
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five Times a Wife [Whereof Once To Her Own Brother], Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon In Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv'd Honest, and Died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums.
There are longer book titles, but that is just about my favorite example of a title with a subtitle.

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wonders whether you can match the title with the subtitle, and (for extra credit) then connect the author?

Title......................Subtitle ..............................Author
Ben-Hur .................Life Among the Lowly ..........Anna Sewell
Black Beauty .....The Moor of Venice ....Harriet Beecher Stowe
Frankenstein ..The Autobiography of a Horse ..Henry David Thoreau
Moby Dick .......The Modern Prometheus ...William Shakespeare
Othello .................Life in the Woods.................J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit ........A Tale of the Christ .................Lew Wallace
Uncle Tom's Cabin ..The Whale ......Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Walden ...........There and Back Again ...........Herman Melville

Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Can you match up the Roman god's name with the Greek god's name, and for extra credit, say what the god's "job" was?
Greek .......................Roman ....................Job/Realm
Aphrodite.................Venus.......................Love & Beauty
Ares..........................Mars.........................War
Artemis....................Diana........................Moon & the hunt
Bacchus/Dionysus.. Liber .....................Wine & revelry
Demeter...................Ceres........................Agriculture
Eros..........................Cupid........................Love & Beauty
Hades/Pluto............Dis.............................Underworld
Hephaestus.............Vulcan.......................Fire & the forge
Hera.........................Juno...........................Queen of gods
Hermes....................Mercury...................Messenger of gods
Hestia.......................Vesta.........................Hearth & home
Pallas Athena..........Minerva....................Wisdom
Pan...........................Faunus......................Nature
Phoebus Apollo.......Phoebus Apollo........Sun
Poseidon..................Neptune....................Sea
Zeus.........................Jupiter/Jove............King of gods & men

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