Friday, January 8, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers
Today, a new edition of the game that lets you see how much book trivia you've got in your head!

Children's: What third-grader is called "Superfoot" and "Egghead" by Danny, the boy she calls "Yard Ape?"
Classics: What Bombay-born author glorified the British military in his Plain Tales from the Hills, Soldiers Three and Barrack-Room Ballads?
Non-fiction: What does G.O.A.T., the title of a 75-pound, $3,545 photo tribute to Muhammad Ali, stand for?
Book Club: What classic character did Gregory Maguire's Wicked reimagine as a misunderstood green-skinned girl named Elphaba?
Authors: What author's bronze likeness graces an Annapolis monument to victims of the slave trade?
Book bag: What David Baldacci debut thriller concerns the murder of a billionaire's young wife, as she fights off the drunken advances of the U.S. president?

Put your guesses in the comments!


Harriet said...

Children's: Ramona Quimby! AJ's reading this in school right now.

Classics: Rudyard Kipling

Non-fiction: Greatest of All Time? That one's just a guess, but it sounds like Ali to me.

Book Club: The Wicked Witch of the West

Authors: Harriet Beecher Stowe? Another guess here.

Book bag: No idea. My reading history is deficient in thrillers.

Karen said...

Ramona Quimby
Wicked Witch of the West
Pfft--no idea

Alison said...

Children's: Ramona
Classics: I should have known this, but only did because of the previous comments
Non-fiction: Greatest of All Time
Book Club: The Wicked Witch from Baum's Wizard of Oz
Authors: I'm guessing Stowe, too
Book bag: Murder at 1600? Actually I only recall that there was a movie by that name, but it sounds right.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Ramona
Classics: Kipling
Non-Fiction: Greatest of All Time
Book Club: The wicked witch of the west
Authors: Alex Haley
Book Bag: Absolute Power

The few of you who tried this one all did pretty well! Although I've read the occasional Baldacci, I'd never heard of this title.

Okay, so next time I'll try to pick an easier card.

Care said...

no idea.