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?

12 comments:

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.

readersguide 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.