Lit Quiz #710, and a Prize

A typewriter from Churchill's War Rooms.

Let’s have some literotundi fun, shall we.  What say you?  I’ll take the book or the writer.  Either one!  See how easy I am?  (answers to be posted Tuesday)

The first person to get all 13 correct wins a free book.

1.   A man goes looking for the Haze house at 342 Lawn Street.

2.   Where you’ll find Pickles Gap and The Dry Bean.

3.   The narrator’s natural philosphy, and particularly chemistry, are nearly his sole occupations.

4.   Between chapters 1 and 2, there are 11 unaccounted for years.

5.   “So it goes.”

6.   Peyton Loftis’s coffin comes to town on the train.

7.    Big woods and Half-Pints.

8.   “They call it the widow-maker, pal,” and “Why do you always have to be right.”

9.    The monomaniacal captain.

10.   The Tree of Heaven that likes poor people.

11.   Milkman’s journey.

12.   Goats’ milk and chunks of bread and golden, toasted cheese are most of their mountain meals.

13.   Story in which Ernest eats a lot of oysters.

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9 thoughts on “Lit Quiz #710, and a Prize

  1. macdougalstreetbaby

    I think it would be easier for me to shoot a bulls eye through a crowd of samurai than answer these questions. Blah on me.

  2. Anonymous

    1. Lolita
    2. Lonesome Dove
    3. Frankenstein
    4. ???
    5. Slaughterhouse Five
    6. William Styron
    7. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    8. Kierst
    9. Moby Dick
    10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    11. Song of Solomon
    12. Heidi
    13. Hemingway

    So what is number 4?

      1. Teri Post author

        Not the Time Traveler’s Wife.

        #4 is the stumper. Hint: it’s a female American author, published in the early 20th century.

  3. erikamarks

    Oh, the shame I’m feeling just now…

    I adore tests like this, Teri. Even though I’m 80% stumped (for now), I’m not giving up…

  4. Teri Post author

    No winners, sad to say. Here are the answers:

    1. A man goes looking for the Haze house at 342 Lawn Street. LOLITA, Nabakov

    2. Where you’ll find Pickles Gap and The Dry Bean. LONESOME DOVE, McMurtry

    3. The narrator’s natural philosphy, and particularly chemistry, are nearly his sole occupations. FRANKENSTEIN, Shelley

    4. Between chapters 1 and 2, there are 11 unaccounted for years. O PIONEERS!, Cather

    5. “So it goes.” SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, Vonnegut

    6. Peyton Loftis’s coffin comes to town on the train. LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS, Styron

    7. Big woods and Half-Pints. LITTLE HOUSE books, Ingalls-Wilder

    8. “They call it the widow-maker, pal,” and “Why do you always have to be right.” THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Didion

    9. The monomaniacal captain. MOBY-DICK, Melville

    10. The Tree of Heaven that likes poor people. A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, Smith

    11. Milkman’s journey. SONG OF SOLOMON, Morrison

    12. Goats’ milk and chunks of bread and golden, toasted cheese are most of their mountain meals. HEIDI, Spyri

    13. Story in which Ernest eats a lot of oysters. A MOVEABLE FEAST, Hemingway

  5. Jennifer

    I loved this, but hated myself. How awful to have only gotten 3 right although I have read 11 of these books!! What does that say about my memory? (Oh, and one I got right, I have not read!?)

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