Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, notes that even if you've never read Homer's The Iliad, we're all at least familiar with the Trojan Horse. Can you match the name with the character from the Iliad?

Chief warrior for the Greeks
Achille's best friend
"The Face that launched a thousand ships"
Judge of the beauty contest


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

Can you identify the novel and its author by the opening sentence?

Buck did not read the newspapers or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.

The Call of the Wild : Jack London

When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everybody noticed he was not much bigger than a mouse.

Stuart Little
: E. B. White

"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Little Women : Louisa May Alcott

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