Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wonders if you can spot an author by his initials? I'm not talking about any general author and general initials... I'm talking about authors who are known by their initials. For example, if I said e. e. ............ You'd immediately say "cummings!" Can you get the rest of these? If you really need a hand, I've listed last names below.

A. A. ..........
C. S. ...........
e. e. cummings
F. ............
H. G. ..........
J. R. R. ............
P. D. ............
W. E. B. ..........


cummings
Du Bois
James
Lewis
Milne
Scott Fitzgerald
Tolkien
Wells


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

Title/Author Mismatch:
Can you match the titles with the authors who should have written them? (And for bonus points, name the real author?)

1. The Birds should have been written by Stephen Hawking, but was actually written by Daphne du Maurier.
2. The Deerslayer should have been written by Pearl S. Buck, but was actually written by James Fenimore Cooper.
3. An Enemy of the People should have been written by Daniel Defoe, but was actually wrtten by Henrik Ibsen.
4. The Jungle should have been written by William Shakespeare, but was actually written by Upton Sinclair.
5. Green Eggs and Ham should have been written by Francis Bacon, but was actually written by Dr. Seuss.
6. Fear of Flying should have been written by Noel Coward, but was actually written by Erica Jong.
7. The Man With the Golden Gun should have been written by Nevil Shute, but was actually written by Ian Fleming.

No comments: