Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, shows that the old saying "Don't Quit your Day Job!" is true even for those who became quite good at writing.

What well known authors worked in these "Day Jobs"?

Newspaper Editor -
Opthalmologist -
Policeman -
Steamboat Pilot -
Tobacco Merchant -
Waiter -

Here are the choices:

Daniel Defoe
Arthur Conan Doyle
Langston Hughes
Rudyard Kipling
George Orwell
Mark Twain

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

Author by Initial:

A. A. ..Milne
C. S. ..Lewis
e. e. ..cummings
F. ..Scott Fitzgerald
H. G. ..Wells
J. R. R. ..Tolkien
P. D. ..James
W. E. B. ..Du Bois

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