- What play opens with "Now is the winter of our discontent"?
- What was the title of the biography of Thomas Crapper, the
British sanitary engineer who invented the modern flush toilet in
- What is the origin of the expression "Cowabunga!"--the war cry of
the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
A :It was the greeting exchanged by Buffalo Bob Smith and Chief
Thunderthud on the "Howdy Doody"
- How many times did Ernest Hemingway revise the last page of A
Farewell To Arms?
- What is the name of the elementary school attended by Lucy, Linus
and Charlie Brown in Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip?
- How many syllables are there in a Japanese haiku poem?
- In Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark, what did the
elusive, troublesome snark turn into to fool hunters?
- What unflattering observation did poet Dylan Thomas make about
writer T.S. Eliot's name?
- In the original L. Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,
what color were Dorothy's slippers?
- What was art-world guru Andy Warhol's name at birth?
- What phrase did French impressionist artist Paul Cezanne teach
his pet parrot to say over and over again?
- What was the maiden name of Blondie Bumstead, the comic-strip
wife of hapless Dagwood Bumstead?
- Whose autobiography is entitled The Wheel of Fortune?
- What famous comic strip character was inspired by the 1936 Henry
Fonda film Trail of the Lonesome Pine?
- What was the original name of the orphan created in 1924 by
cartoonist Harold Gray in the comic strip we know as Little Orphan
- What Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist worked as a hod carrier,
wheeling 100-pound barrows of concrete along scaffolding, during
construction of New York's Madison Square Garden in the 1920s?
- In what play does the title character have a son named Swiss
- How many grandchildren did artist Grandma Moses have?
- In the early James Bond books, Agent 007 packed a Walther PPK.
What weapon replaced it in his later appearances?
- In what state was playwright Tennessee Williams born?
- Who said "Nothing is so much to be feared as fear?
- What was the name of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's pet golden
cocker spaniel ?
- What famous novel provided the basic story line for Francis Ford
Coppola's 1979 Vietnam war film epic, Apocalypse Now?
Answers to Free Trivia Quiz #5
- Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of King Richard III."
- Flushed with Pride; The Story of Thomas Crapper.
- It was the greeting exchanged by Buffalo Bob Smith and Chief Thunderthud on the "Howdy Doody" TV show in the 1950s.
- 39 times.
- 17, arranged in 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
- A boojum.
- Backward--but for one misplaced letter--it would spell toilets.
- Andrew Warhola.
- "Cezanne is a great painter!"
- The answer is not Vanna White, who was only eight years old when
the book was published in 1965. Its author was French singer Edith
- Al Capp's Li'l Abner.
- John Steinbeck.
- Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht.
- A German-made, 9-millimeter, Heckler and Koch semi-automatic
- In Mississippi, as Thomas Lanier Williams. He took the name
Tennessee after his father's home state.
- Henry David Thoreau, in his 14-volume Journal, published
posthumously in 1906.
- The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, published in 1902 and set