Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Trivia Quiz #5 - The Arts, Books, Novels, Authors, Cartoons, Comic Strips and More!

Fun Trivia questions and answers - books, comics, comic strips, novels, artists, and even inventors
  1. What play opens with "Now is the winter of our discontent"?
  2. What was the title of the biography of Thomas Crapper, the
    British sanitary engineer who invented the modern flush toilet in
  3. 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"
  4. How many times did Ernest Hemingway revise the last page of A
    Farewell To Arms?
  5. What is the name of the elementary school attended by Lucy, Linus
    and Charlie Brown in Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip?
  6. How many syllables are there in a Japanese haiku poem?
  7. In Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark, what did the
    elusive, troublesome snark turn into to fool hunters?
  8. What unflattering observation did poet Dylan Thomas make about
    writer T.S. Eliot's name?
  9. In the original L. Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,
    what color were Dorothy's slippers?
  10. What was art-world guru Andy Warhol's name at birth?
  11. What phrase did French impressionist artist Paul Cezanne teach
    his pet parrot to say over and over again?
  12. What was the maiden name of Blondie Bumstead, the comic-strip
    wife of hapless Dagwood Bumstead?
  13. Whose autobiography is entitled The Wheel of Fortune?
  14. What famous comic strip character was inspired by the 1936 Henry
    Fonda film Trail of the Lonesome Pine?
  15. What was the original name of the orphan created in 1924 by
    cartoonist Harold Gray in the comic strip we know as Little Orphan
  16. 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?
  17. In what play does the title character have a son named Swiss
  18. How many grandchildren did artist Grandma Moses have?
  19. In the early James Bond books, Agent 007 packed a Walther PPK.
    What weapon replaced it in his later appearances?
  20. In what state was playwright Tennessee Williams born?
  21. Who said "Nothing is so much to be feared as fear?
  22. What was the name of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's pet golden
    cocker spaniel ?
  23. 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 

  1. Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of King Richard III."
  2. Flushed with Pride; The Story of  Thomas Crapper.
  3. It was the greeting exchanged by Buffalo Bob Smith and Chief Thunderthud on the "Howdy Doody" TV show in the 1950s.
  4. 39 times.
  5. Birchwood.
  6. 17, arranged in 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
  7. A boojum.
  8. Backward--but for one misplaced letter--it would spell toilets.
  9. Sliver.
  10. Andrew Warhola.
  11. "Cezanne is a great painter!"
  12. Boopadoop.
  13. 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
  14. Al Capp's Li'l Abner.
  15. Otto. 
  16. John Steinbeck.
  17. Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht.
  18. 11
  19. A German-made, 9-millimeter, Heckler and Koch semi-automatic
  20. In Mississippi, as Thomas Lanier Williams.  He took the name
    Tennessee after his father's home state.
  21. Henry David Thoreau, in his 14-volume Journal, published
    posthumously in 1906.
  22. Flush.
  23. The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, published in 1902 and set
    in Africa.