Monday, October 3, 2011

October Fun


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.)






Author Scramble
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?

Answers:
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)

October Sky

Emily Post (1872-1960)

John Keats (1795-1821)

2 comments:

Dean K Miller said...

Thanks for providing the answers. I won't admit to how few I actually knew!

I'm working on a short story with a paranormal slant for a contest due 10/31. Am still reading King's "just after sunset", which is a good fit for the month.

Loving the change of seasons and colors...

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good quiz, Jenny. I actually knew a couple of answers.

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