Monday, October 3, 2011
Post by Jenny
Moving on from the serious topic of Banned Books Week, let’s have a little literary fun now that October is here. (Answers are at the bottom.)
The following authors were born in October:
NENA CIRE (10/4/1941)
RAFNK TERHBER (10/8/1920)
LIMACHE ONTCRHIC (10/23/1942)
DROOFY VESTOOSKDY (10/30/1821)
Match the October title with its author:
1. The October Horse (Historical Fiction)
2. October Fest (Murder-by-Month Mystery)
3. October Fury (Historical Nonfiction)
4. The October Country (Stories)
5. The Hunt for Red October (Military Fiction)
A. Ray Bradbury
B. Tom Clancy
C. Jess Lourey
D. Peter A. Huchthausen
E. Colleen McCullough
Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill, and Noah Webster were all born on October 16. List them oldest to youngest.
What movie with October in its title was based on the book Rocket Boys, by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.?
What author and etiquette expert was born October 27, 1872?
Born on October 31, 1795, which English Romantic Poet wrote “Ode To Autumn,” and died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-five?
This one’s not October-related but is fun anyway: Merriam-Webster’s Visual Vocab Quiz.
Last but not least, Writer’s Digest reminds us that October is National Book Month. What October reading and writing fun do you have planned?
Anne Rice, Frank Herbert, Michael Crichton, Fyodor Dostoevsky
1-E; 2-C; 3-D; 4-A; 5-B
Webster (b. 1758), Wilde (b. 1854), O’Neill (b. 1888)
Emily Post (1872-1960)
John Keats (1795-1821)