- What was the title of Mac West's 1959 autobiography?
- How many copies did Doubleday run off the presses in its first printing of
Bill Cosby's 1987 book Time Flies?
- Complete this Biblical quotation: "It is easier for a camel to go through the
eye of a needle, than...
- What is unusual about the 50,100-word novel Gatsby, written by Ernest Vincent
Wright in 1937?
- What words did Lewis Carroll combine to come up with the term "chortle" in
Through a Looking-Glass?
- What literary animals "dined on mince, and slices of quince, which they ate
with a runcible spoon"? And just what is a runcible spoon?
- Who wrote, "Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall
- Who was the subject of the 1968 biography Always on Sunday?
- Where did mystery writer Agatha Christie acquire her extensive knowledge of
- What was Truman Capote's last name before he was adopted by his stepfather?
- What book knocked Henry Kissinger's White house Years out of first place on
the best-seller list in November 1979?
- Shakespeare wrote that "brevity is the soul of wit." What did noted wit
Dorothy Parker say it was?
- Puddleburg was the hometown of what cartoon character?
- "The temperature hit ninety degrees the day she arrived" was the opening line
of one of the best-selling novel ever. What was it?
- What is the native country of Agatha Chrisitie's detective Hercule Poirot?
- What was the hometown of Sgt. Snorkel in Beetle Bailey?
- In the Robin Hood stories, what was the real name of Little John?
- Most of us are familiar with the faces of Dr. B. H. McKeeby and Nan Wood, but
who are they and where have we seen them?
- The Last Of The Really Great Whangdoodles and Mandy are children's books
written by what well-known Oscar-winning actress?
- By what pseudonym is writer Frederick Dannay Manfred Bennington Lee better
- Why did 70-year-old Miguel Ramirez sue writer Ernest Hemingway?
Answers to Free Trivia Quiz #3 Books, Authors, Comics, etc.
- Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It.
- 1.5 million.
- "...for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." The words are those
of Jesus, from Matthew 19:24.
- It doesn't contain a single letter "e" -- the most frequently used letter
in the English alphabet. Wright made sure he didn't use it by tying down
the "e" bar on his typewriter.
- Chuckle and snort.
- The Owl and the Pussy-Cat did the dining in the poem of the same name by
Edward Lear. A runcible spoon is a three-pronged fork, that's curved like a
spoon and has a cutting edge.
- Rudyard Kipling, in "The Ballad of East and West."
- Ed Sullivan.
- In a hospital dispensary--where she worked during World War I.
- "Aunt Erma's Cope Book," by Erma Bombeck.
- "The soul of lingerie."
- Woody Woodpecker.
- The Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann.
- Pork Corners, Kansas.
- John Little.
- The farmer and his wife in Grant Wood's classic painting, American Gothic.
- Julie Andrews.
- Ellery Queen.
- The Cuban fisherman claimed Hemingway stole his story, the Pulitzer
Prize-winning 'The Old Man and the Sea. The suit was thrown out.