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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another regular “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

Is Lord Peter Wimsey married, and if he is, to whom?

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Solutions to the book beginnings quiz

Thanks to everybody participating in the blogoversary book beginnings quiz. Here are the answers to the five book beginning questions:

1. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

3. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

4. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

5. Devils by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The only entrant who got all the answers right is Elena from Books and Reviews. Congrats, Elena! You did great and won a small bookish something! I will be in touch.

 

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Blogoversary Quizzical Monday: Book beginnings

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”! Today, because it is my blogoversary week, there will be a small bookish prize for the winner who got the most answers right. Bookmarks, book plates and such…:)

I have got five book beginnings (always chapter 1) and want to hear from you the book and the author. To enter, fill out the form below with your answers, please do NOT post them in the comments!

1. While the present century was in its teens, and on one sunshiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton’s academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall, a large family coach, with two fat horses in blazing harness, driven by a fat coachman in a three-cornered hat and wig, at the rate of four miles an hour.

2. Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.

3. My mother did not tell me they were coming.

4. My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the third of five sons.

5. In setting out to describe the recent and very strange events that occurred in our hitherto completely undistinguished little town, I am compelled by my own lack of talent to begin from some time back, that is, with a few biographical details about the talented and highly esteemed Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky.

 

I will post the answers and the winner in a separate post on Sunday. You can enter until then. Readers from all countries are welcome to participate.

And while you are at it, why don’t you check out my giveaway that started yesterday.

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

How long was papyrus in use as writing material?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What are the two cities Charles Dickens tells us a tale about?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What are the three slogans of the Inner Party?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

How old is Bilbo Baggins at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What is the sequel to “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel called?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What is the name of the milk bar where Alex and his droogs hang out?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

From which book is this beginning?

Cigars had burned low, and we were beginning to sample the disillusionment that usually afflicts old school friends who have met again as men and found themselves with less in common than they had believed they had.

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

Who is the mother of the female protagonist in Alexandre Dumas’ “La Reine Margot”?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What are the names of the three musketeers?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What is the maiden name of Mr. Rochester’s first wife?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What book does the bear “State o’ Maine” belong into and who is his owner?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What book is this beginning from?

“I see…” said the vampire thoughtfully, and slowly he walked across the room towards the window.

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

A question about rabbits seems suitable for Easter Monday.

Who wrote the play that the movie “Harvey” with James Stewart is based upon?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What is the title of the book that the movie “Blade Runner” was based on?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

Who are the two men that “The first man in Rome” by Colleen McCullough  is about?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What is the address that Mary Ann Singleton moves into after coming to San Francisco?

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What is the name of the “hero” in Alexander McCall Smith’s “Portuguese Irregular Verbs” series?

Hint: I mentioned the books in one of my recent IMM posts.

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Quizzical Monday

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It’s time for another “Quizzical Monday”!

Question:

What are the names of the five sisters in “A Bloodsmoor Romance” by Joyce Carol Oates?

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