Friday, April 1, 2011

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: What name did Russell and Lillian Hoban bestow upon their heroic badger?

Classics: What novels' seven commandments include: "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy" and "No animal shall wear clothes"?

Non-Fiction: What personal-finance guru promises to give folks The Courage to Be Rich along The Road to Wealth?

Book Club: What Barbara Kingsolver novel gives Kentuckian Taylor Greer a flat tire just a few blocks away from Tucson, Arizona's Jesus is Lord Used Tires?

Authors: Who churned out thrillers under the name John Lange, to pay his Harvard Medical School tuition?

Book Bag: What Mark Leyner novel concerns a seventh-grader named Mark Leyner who is reviewing a screenplay called The Tetherballs of Bougainville?


Alison said...

Other than Animal Farm (classics) I got nothin'. I am half-convinced that The Tetherballs of Bougainville is an April Fool joke.

Karen said...

Classics: Animal Farm

Also, the Kingsolver novel is The Bean Trees.

I don't know the others.
This game is more fun as a blog tool, in your hands, than it was as an actual game stuffed in my closet. :)

Jeanne said...

Alison, the answer may strike you as kind of like an April Fool, but I did not make it up.

Karen, I'm glad you like playing it this way--I don't know a group of humans who could play the game face to face and have as much fun with it!

Jeanne said...

or a group of animals or aliens, either

FreshHell said...

Frances the badger
Michael Crichton
Animal Farm

not nec in that order

Karen K. said...

Children's -- Frances
Classics -- Animal Farm
NonFiction-- Robert Kiyosaki
Book Club -- The Bean Trees
Authors -- Michael Crichton

Wow, that's the most I've ever gotten in a single week. I own this game but I've only played it once, I was so awful. Might be just the thing for a readathon break though.

Anonymous said...

I knew a few, but not all, but Frances! definitely my hero.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Frances

Classics: Animal Farm

Non-Fiction: Suze Orman

Book Club: Bean Trees

Authors: I don't recognize the pen name, but I suspect Michael Crichton (even though it took me three tries to spell his name)

Book Bag: Isn't this just called The Tetherballs of Bougainville? Is this a trick question?

Avid Reader said...

Classics: Animal Farm

Book Club: Bean Trees

Authors: Crichton

I own this game too and I agree, Jeanne actually makes it fun. I only have one friend who is willing to play it with me.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Frances
Classics: Animal Farm
Non-Fiction: Suze Orman
Book Club: The Bean Trees
Authors: Michael Crichton
Book Bag: The Tetherballs of Bougainville

Good work--and Harriet got them all again, including the kind-of-trick last one!

Care said...

I suck at this game. I wouldn't play this IRL with any of you. Nor with aliens or animals.


Jeanne said...

Care, pretty much EVERYONE sucks at this game. But if we played it IRL there would be pie.