Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, says It's Literary Headline time again! What's the book, and who's the author?

MADWOMAN LONG IMPRISONED IN ATTIC
SETS HOUSE ON FIRE, THEN LEAPS TO DEATH

GHOSTS OF FORMER SERVANTS
HAUNT GOVERNESS, CHILDREN

RETARDED ITINERANT FARMWORKER
CRUSHES BOSS'S DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
THEN MERCY-KILLED BY BEST FRIEND


Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)
Can you identify the poem and the poet for each of these bits of poetry?

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.
"Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,...
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min'?
Should auld acquaintence be forgot
And days o' auld lang syne?
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water...
"The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
................Ef you
..........................Don't
................................Watch
........................................Out!
"Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley

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