Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Wednesday Quiz I:6 -- Judge a Book By Its Cover


The Wednesday Quiz -- Season I -- Quiz 6

Judge a Book by its Cover

The Wednesday Quiz is a test of knowledge and intuition. Looking up answers or asking your buddy is morally indefensible. Questions about the rules are answered here.

This week's Quiz is a fill-in-the blanks game. For each image,

Name the Author and Title

The number and length of the underlines are not necessarily indicative. Oh, and there are twelve items this week worth, um, 8 1/3 points apiece.

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Submit your answers in the comments!

26 comments:

margaret said...

omg, I'm first!
1. Madame Bovary, poor thing
2. Wizard of Oz?
3. Catch-2-, Joseph Heller
4. Gone with the Wind, Maria? Mitchell
5. The Odyssey, Homer, just winging it here
6. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
7. Lolit-, Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockbir-, Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin
10. The Invisible Man, -llison
11. Lady!, -ingsley Amis
12. Education _ Little Tree, Fifi Pa-

Rebel said...

1 Mysterious Mr M by Gustave Flautbert
2 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
3 Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
4 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5 The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne
6 On the Road by
7 Lola, Vladimir Nabakov
8 To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
9 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
10 Lines across my face by Ralph E Wiggums
11 Lucky Ducky by Kevin Federline
12 The scary white girls of big tree lane by Mark Park

Cartophiliac said...

1. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Ox - L. Frank Baum
3. Catch 22 (a Major Major work of literature) - Joseph Heller
4. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
5. The Mysterious Little Girls in a Garden - Creepy Guy Down the Street
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Uncle Duke
7. Lolita - Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
11. Lucky Jim - Kilgore Trout
12. The Power of the Sun - Bleachedwite Park

La Gringissima said...

1. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
3. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
4. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
5. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
7. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
11. Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brody - ?

d said...

madame bovary - flaubert
the wonderful wizard of oz - baum
catch 22 - heller
gone with the wind - mitchell
the scarlett letter - hawthorne
fear and loathing in lv - thompson
lolita - nabakov
to kill a mockingbird - lee
uncle tom's cabin - stowe
the invisible man - ellison

that's all i got

PB said...

1. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
4. Gone with the Wind, by ? Mitchell
5. No idea
6. Ditto
7. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. The Woman with One Eyebrow and One Eye on Different Sides of Her Face; Ralph Emerson's most famous work.
11. I got nothing here.
12. Nothing here either - hmmm... not the strongest finish. Oh well, fun quiz!

DrSchnell said...

1. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
4. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
5. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
7. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (born in Oklahoma, by the way!)
11. Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
12. The PRime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark.

mrs.5000 said...

someone had fun preparing these images...
1. Madame Bovary, by (I can read!)Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L.Frank Baum
3. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
4. Gone With the Wind...by...Margaret Mitchell, right? but wasn't she a Watergate figure?
5. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
6. must be Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson. Those poor sorry bastard saguaro.
7. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
11. Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark

Ben said...

I'm assuming we don't have to fill in the author when it's clearly printed on the image.

1. Madame Bovary
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller?
4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5. The Scarlet Letter? By someone I should know but don't?
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
7. I'm afraid I have no idea on this one.
8. I'm failing fast... No idea on the title, but I'm going to guess Harper Lee for the author (although I might be thinking of a publishing company...)
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin
10. I got nuthin'
11. Ditto
12. ...and he crashes and burns!

Elaine said...

1. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (but Gus's name is on the cover, you know.)
2. Wizard of Oz (hey, Frank Baum is right there, too.)
3. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
(I have no real clue; actually the guy looks Russian)
4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (I feel like this is cheating)
5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6. Yikes. This is probably something horrifying by Ken Kesey, upon which Easy Rider was based? Or some druggie thing like Falcon and Snowman or something? I have less than no clue. I shouldn't even be guessing. I have read almost everything else on the list, actually. Except the 2 I don't know.
7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
11. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Aviatrix said...

A very visually interesting quiz. At first glance I thought I would have to make up all the answers, but then I looked more closely and realized you've left a few clues. So for the ones I don't know, I either guess Great American Novels that I've heard of or write in random drivel.

1. adame Bovary

2. Wizard of Oz

3. Catch-2/Joseph Heller

4. Margaret/Gone With the Wind/Margaret Mitchell

5. Scarlett Letter/athanial Hawthorne

6. Jack Kerouac/On The Road

7. Lolit/Nabakov

8. On Golden Pond/Stone

9. The author's name is familiar. I'm assuming it's an autobigraphy of a former slave. I want to say "An American Life" I think there would have been some outcry over a recent book with the same title. It's something like "A Slave's Life" or "My Life Story," but I don't think any of those are right.

10. Has Anyone Seen My Eye?/ntwhistle

11. Louis/eith Douglas

12. Days/Youth and Hope/Anthea Park

I'm also looking for the thematic connection. The first isn't an American novel. Are all the rest? Are they all in your collection? Have all been banned?

Elaine said...

@Mrs. 5000
Now that I have read everyone else's answers, I feel smart that we all guessed Catch 22 from that fairly nondescript cover.
Oh, and that was MARTHA Mitchell, not Margaret, who tried to tell on John Mitchell, Atty General and Chief CREEP rat. No relation.

tom.diment said...

I'll blame both American covers and my general ignoriance with my low score on this one...
1.Madame Bovary?
2.Wizard of Oz, Frank L. Baum
3.Catch-22, Joseph Heller (my favourite book)
4.Gone With the Wind, but I don't know the author's first name. I should read this...
5.The Letter A, Agatha Christie (I have no idea)
6.Fear and Loathing, Hunter S Thompson, isn't it?
7.Lotita, Vladimir Nabokov
8. The Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin (did she write anything else?)
12. The Tree of Knowledge?
Hmm...must remember to come back next week...

Jenners said...

Finally, something I know something about.

1. Madame Bovary
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
3. Catch 22
4. Gone with the Wind
5. The Scarlet Letter
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
7. Lolita
8. To Kill A Mockingbird
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin
10. The Invisible Man
11. SHIT?????!!!!!!
12. SHIT?????!!!!!

Argh ... I was doing so good and then got screwed at the end!

Love this quiz!

sister jen said...

1 Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
2 The Wonderful World (I think? Sounds like it should be Wizard, but I think it's World??? I may have just blown this quiz) of Oz, L. Frank Baum
3 Catch-22, Joseph Heller
4 Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
5 The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
6 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
7 Lolita, Vladamir Nabakov (sp?)
8 To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
9 Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
10 The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
11 Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
12 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark

Fool for paper said...

1 Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
2 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
3 Catch 22, Joseph Heller
4 Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
5 The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
6 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter Thompson
7 Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
8 To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
9 Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
10 Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
11 Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis
12 Dang, no idea at all

sister jen said...

Well, $#%@&!! I like my title better.

katenben said...

1. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
3. Catch 22 maybe? by... um... damn! The guy that swears a lot!
4. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5. The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne, I think.
6. Wow. No idea.
7. Oh! These get harder as you go on! Um... Europa by Vladimir Putnik. I have no idea.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
10.I'm Slowly Melting by Ralph E Puddle
11. Lucky the Voyeur by Kate Shirley. Hee hee!
12. The Education of Young Women by David York.

Hoo boy. "E" for effort -- can you believe I actually tried one of your quizzes?

Michael5000 said...

OK, time's up!

1. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
3. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
4. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
5. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
7. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
8. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
9. Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
11. Lucky Jim, Kinglsey Amis
12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark.

Michael5000 said...

Perfect scores to DrSchnell & Mrs.5000. Nice shiny scores to Elaine, d, LaGringa, sister jen, and Fool for Paper.

Welcome, or welcome back, to Quiz action to Fool for Paper, tom.diment, PB, Kate, Jenners, MD, and Rebel.

Michael5000 said...

Ben: You assumed right; I didn't worry about authors when they were already visible.

Aviatrix: The theme, such as it was: before 1970. With a generous dash of "easily poached image."

Jenners: Yes, you were doing well... except that you weren't listing authors. Projected reaction: "SHIT?????!!!!!!"

Kate: I CAN believe it! I wish I could give you a bonus for "The Education of Young Women by David York."

Elaine said...

I am dismayed by the large number of your fans who know the Hunter S. Thompson book. Not to mention you yourself.... hmmmm. I heard a long NPR discussion of this guy; it did not make me want to read his work, so here is my question: is this really a good book? Worthwhile in the way the other books on the list are?
Oh, and @tom.diment: if you have not read GWTW, you should. It's not great literature, but it's a thumping great read.

UnwiseOwl said...

I'll do that, Elaine (whoops, for some reason I'm my google account instead of being me...so much for a secret identity :) ). I'll try and find a copy around today and it can go in my pile of books to read in 2010, which is already looking scary. I suppose I'm always a little bit doubtful about American Literature (being an Aussie), being more of a Dickens man than a Twain one.
I'm willing to be convinced, though...

Elaine said...

Unwise, Careless OWL,
Well, being an Aussie you may need some background to "get" some of GWTW, but nevertheless it is just such a meaty, great junk novel that you should not miss it!

Since I was born in Atlanta, I have a personal perspective ("Fergit? Hell!) but at the same time just from the Great Reader perspective, I do not hesitate to tell people to read this book. Great Yarns are great yarns, period. (Feel the same way about _Watership Down_...and _My Brilliant Career_)

Welcome, by the way. wink!
Elaine

sister jen said...

Re: the popularity of Fear and Loathing: lots of "young people" still read this for its rebel-icon status, but I suspect just as many of us were tipped off by the iconic cover art--?

Boo said...

Loved this!