Fun trivia questions and answers - the arts.
- What book was Mark David Chapman carrying with him when he killed
John Lennon on 12/8/80?
- What writer worked as a Pinkerton detective on cases involving
movie comic Fatty Arbuckle and gambler Nick Arnstein?
- What writer was expelled from West Point for showing up for a
public parade wearing only a white belt and gloves?
- What was the working title of Joseph Heller's a best-selling
- What Frenchman wrote about two fantastic space odysseys--one to
the moon and one to the sun--more than 200 years before Jules Verne?
- What kind of tree was Betty Smith referring to in her book "A Tree
Grows in Brooklyn"?
- Men Against the Sea and Pitcairn's Island were two sequels to
what famous novel?
- In what comic strip would you have found an animal called the "Schmoo"?
- What couple live next door to Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead in
- What is the only novel to top the best-seller lists for two
- What classic gothic novel of 1818 was subtitled, The Modern
- Who was the Lone Ranger's great grand-nephew?
- Psychologist William Moulton Marston, inventor of the polygraph, or lie
detector, also created a famous comic book heroine,. Who was she?"
- The Max Fleischer cartoon character, Betty Boop, was based on
which real-life actress?
- "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again," was the first
line of what Daphne du Maurier novel?
- What is the actual title of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"?
- Who did cartoonist Milton Caniff use as his inspiration for the
Dragon Lady, in his "Terry and the Pirates" comic strip?
- In Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, Hiawatha, what was
the name of Hiawatha's wife?
- What famous American writer worked as an entertainer aboard a
Swedish ocean liner cruising the Caribbean before being drafted to
serve in World War II?
- To whom did Helen Keller dedicate her autobiography, The Story of
- What did famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright reply when an
important client called to complain that water on the roof of his
newly completed house was leaking onto a dinner guest?
- What were the first names of L'il Abner Yokum's parents in the
popular Al Capp comic strip?
- How many husbands did the Wife of Bath have, as reported in
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales?
- What were the first names of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde?
- In what unusual way did writer Nathan Weinstein follow publisher
Horace Greeley's advice to "Go west, young man"?
- What was the name of the she-ape that rescued the infant Tarzan
and raised him to be Lord of the Apes?
- In what best-selling book did an author offer acknowledgement to
a friend who later killed him?
Answers to Free Trivia Quiz
- J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.
- Dashiell Hammett.
- Edgar Allan Poe.
- Catch 18.
- Cyrano de Bergerac.
- An ailanthus, known as "the tree of heaven."
- Mutiny On The Bounty.
- Li'l Abner.
- Herb and Tootsie Woodley.
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
- The Green Hornet.
- Wonder Woman.
- Helen Kane, known as the boop-boop-a-doop girl.
- La Gioconda.
- Joan Crawford.
- J. D. Salinger.
- To inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who helped direct her
education and considered himself, first and foremost, a teacher of
- "Tell him to move his chair".
- Mammy was Pansy; Pappy, Lucifer.
- The good doctor was Henry; the evil Mr. Hyde, Edward.
- He changed his last name to West--and became famous as Nathanael
West, author of "Miss Lonelyhearts" and "The Day of the Locust."
- "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet," in which Dr. Herman
Tarnower thanked his friend Jean Harris.