Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Thursday Quiz LII

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always the system of justice:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will be jailed for contempt.
This Week's Category will overrule your objections!

The Novels of John Grisham

He has sold a quarter of a BILLION books! And what have YOU been up to, lately?

IS IT or ISN'T it the title of a Grisham novel?

1. A Time to Kill
2. The Book of the Dead
3. The Client
4. The Cooler
5. The County Courthouse
6. The District Attourney's Wife
7. The Firm
8. The King of Torts
9. The Last Juror
10. The Napoleanic Code
11. The Street Lawyer
12. The Sustained Objection

Post your answers in the comments.


The Calico Cat said...

1 - yes
2 - no
3 - yes
4 - no
5 - no
6 - no
7 - yes
8 - yes
9 - yes
10 - no
11 - yes
12 - no
You missed two of my favorites - The Pelican Brief & The Rainmaker...

The Calico Cat said...

Happy dance for being first - I am on the opposite coast...

Yankee in England said...


Yankee in England said...

Finally all that chavey reading has paid off I think I have a good crack at this one. Number two was a nice try to slip me up. Use a similar author

Cartophiliac said...

I only slogged my way through one of his, mostly guessing again...

1. isn't
2. isn't
3. is
4. isn't
5. isn't
6. isn't
7. is
8. isn't
9. is
10. isn't
11. is
12. isn't

d said...

is he still writing god-awful shit fiction?

1y 2n 3y 4n 5n 6(n-i don't think that even he would spell attorney that way) 7y 8n 9y 10n 11n 12n

Anonymous said...

Jeez. And I could have used a little pandering to my knowledge base this morning. . .

1 no
2 yes
3 yes
4 has he branched out to casinos? uh, yes?
5 I hear he collects them. . . no
6 the spellchekker's wife. no
7 yes!
8 the king of torts, he stole some orts. yes?
9 that's a good title. no
10 spelling, again. Try this matador's mnemonic: nap, ole', on!
11 that's a terrible title. yes
12 no

Nichim said...

1. Is
2. Isn't
3. Is
4. Is
5. Isn't
6. Isn't
7. Is
8. Isn't
9. Isn't
10. Isn't
11. Is
12. Is

Just guessing.

Elizabeth said...

Not my cup of jurisprudence, but I'll give it a guess. I've already done several total-guess answers here, so I'm confident I will not be prosecuted for this one.

1. No.
2. Yes.
3. Yes
4. No.
5. No.
6. Yes.
7. Yes.
8. Yes.
9. No.
10. Yes.
11. No.
12. No.

Gavel down! My final verdict.

DrSchnell said...

Mostly guessing here, relying on vague memories of the front section of Barnes and Noble through the years (sorry, if we had a Powell's Megalopolis of Books here, I'd be there, but we don't). I've only read The Firm, and saw a couple of the movies (Pelican Brief and the Firm) back in the day.

1. Sounds like a James Bond movie, but I think it's also a book of his. so yes.
2. No.
3. yes
4. no
5. no
6. No. and if it was, he wouldn't spell it in the Limey fashion.
7. Yes.
8. Sure, I'll say yes because I like puns.
9. Yes
10. No
11. Yes
12. No

Anonymous said...

This is so timely as I decided to wear my pelican briefs this morning...

1 / is
2 / isn't
3 / is
4 / isn't
5 / isn't
6 / isn't
7 / is
8 / is
9 / is
10 / isn't
11 / is
12 / isn't

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I may be in time this time!

1. Is
2. Isn't
3. Is
4. Isn't
5. Isn't
6. Isn't
7. Is
8. Isn't
9. Is
10. Is
11. Is
12. Isn't

I had to guess on so many. He's a billion seller. I am embarrisked.

Michael5000 said...

Good Evening.

1. A Time to Kill - Yes.
2. The Book of the Dead - No.
3. The Client - Yes.
4. The Cooler - No.
5. The County Courthouse - No.
6. The District Attourney's Wife - No.
7. The Firm - Yes.
8. The King of Torts - Yes.
9. The Last Juror - Yes.
10. The Napoleanic Code - No.
11. The Street Lawyer - Yes.
12. The Sustained Objection - No.

Michael5000 said...

And once again, you had to be perfect this week to go home with a prize. Perfect right out of the gate was The Calico Cat, claiming her third Gold Star and her four Star overall.

Yankee in England takes the TQLII Silver, becoming the 39th person in possession of a Thursday Quiz Star. I believe it is the first TQ Star to be heading to the United Kingdom.

DrSchnell grabs his third Blue; with 16 total Stars, he's back in a tie for second on the all-time leaderboard.

KarmaSartre takes a Green Star today; that gives him 13 total and puts him in a all-time tie for fourth.

Michael5000 said...

@Calico: Always happy to empower a Happy Dance.

@Yank: "chavey"?

@d: Couldn't tell you. I read "A Time to Kill" ten or twelve years ago, and thought it was fine. Haven't followed up, though.

@Eliz: Mmmm.... cup of jurisprudence....

@Karma: As is often the case, the best line of the day...

@boo: Well, a QUARTER billion seller.

Michael5000 said...

Whoops. DrSchnell actually has ~17~ Stars, and has second spot all to himself.

Yankee in England said...

CHAV a british slang similary to red neck, but much more detailed. CHAV supposedly means(this is disputed) Council House And Violent. These would be the economically depressed dressed head to toe in really bad knock of Burberry. Similar to the French De Clase(Wow I am so sure that is no were near the spelling, Hooked on Phonics worked for me).