Weekly Geeks 2009-24: Trivia Time (The solutions)

Here are the answers to the trivia questions.

  1. “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon
  2. “Troilus and Cressida”. Troilus says it to Cressida in Act III., scene II.
  3. His full name is Dr. John Hamish Watson
  4. “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”. It was rejected 27 times before being published by Vanguard Press in 1937.
  5. James Hilton in “Lost Horizon”
  6. Brunellus
  7. A “beautiful auto-da-fé”. See chapter VI in Voltaire’s “Candide”. In the foot notes it says that the auto-da-fé actually took place a few months after the earthquake on June 20, 1756.

    The phrase “auto-da fé” refers to the ritual of public penance of condemned heretics and apostates that took place when the Spanish Inquisition or the Portuguese Inquisition had decided their punishment (that is, after the trial). Auto de fé in medieval Spanish (and in Portuguese) means "act of faith". The phrase is used most frequently in English in its alternative Portuguese form auto-da-fé. In the popular imagination, "auto-da-fé" has come to refer to burning at the stake for heresy.
    (Source: wikipedia)

Who answered correctly?

Mish was not right, but her deduction was very observant since Othello also deals with the topic of infidelity.

Gavin’s three answers were all correct. 

Sari was right with Lost Horizon.

Jason was right with the Dr. Seuss question and with the question about the auto da-fé in Candide. 

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