Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wonders if you ever think that titles and authors just got mixed up? For example, the Harry Potter books should really have been written by Cassius Clay. Flowers for Algernon should have been written by Judy Blume (Bloom?)

Can you match the titles with the authors who should have written them? (And for bonus points, name the real author?) Select answers from the list below.

1. The Birds should have been written by...
2. The Deerslayer should have been written by...
3. An Enemy of the People should have been written by...
4. The Jungle should have been written by...
5. Green Eggs and Ham should have been written by...
6. Fear of Flying should have been written by...
7. The Man with the Golden Gun should have been written by...

Select from:
Daniel Defoe
Francis Bacon
Nevil Shute
Noel Coward
Pearl S. Buck
Stephen Hawking
William Shakespeare


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

The Literary Numbers Game: What "Number Title" did each author write?

Ken Kesey (1): One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Charles Dickens (2): A Tale of Two Cities
Alexandre Dumas (3): Three Musketeers
A. A. Milne (6): Now We are Six
Agatha Christie (10): Ten Little Indians (aka, And Then there were None)
Jules Verne (80): Around the World in Eighty Days
Dodie Smith (101): 101 Dalmatians
Arthur C. Clarke (2001): 2001: A Space Odyssey
Mark Twain (1,000,000): £1,000,000 Bank Note

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