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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:45 am    Post subject: A book everyone has heard of  Reply with quote

Not really a quiz or even a game but nearly.  The other evening I was at a quiz night (no doubt have said already we came second!) and had to choose a name.  Problems.  We were mostly our book club so wanted something to do with that.  Thought of the Book Thieves and then thought of other books that we had read, like The Lovely Bones.  Finally I said, "Why don't we think of a book that everyone has heard of?"  One came into my head and then someone else said the very same one.

So what book would first come into your head at that point?

I'll let you know what we said tomorrow or the next day.  

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"War and Peace"?  "Oliver Twist"?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bible is the first thing that came into my head, though you might argue it's two books, or more than that.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

War and Peace was the first one that came into my head.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pride and Prejudice would suit many a quiz team.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

county_lady wrote:
Pride and Prejudice would suit many a quiz team.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ulysses was the first thing that popped into my head.

I was at a quiz once where the winning team was a group of retired doctors who called themselves "The Old Fallopians".



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"By the book" would be a good team name for bibliophiles. Or how about just "Bookworms"?



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We only had a couple of minutes to think about it, not having put any effort into this earlier.  Those are quite good ideas.  Anyway the one we both came up with was Great Expectations, which fitted quite nicely.  I might have though Pride and Prejudice would be the first book I would think of it, but it wasn't.  (Our quiz team isn't too proud - our ambition was not to be last.)

Not many literary questions in our quiz.  Where is Tom Brown's Schooldays set?  What Gilbert and Sullivan operetta has Nanky Poo? Which spy author wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?  The one that cost us first prize was putting George instead of Philip into the list of Prince William's first names.  We had envisaged this as a question, but I forgot to look it up.  It was worth a point for his name, a point for hers, and an extra point to get them all in the right order.  So we missed an easy two points there.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caro wrote:
The one that cost us first prize was putting George instead of Philip into the list of Prince William's first names. We had envisaged this as a question, but I forgot to look it up. It was worth a point for his name, a point for hers, and an extra point to get them all in the right order. So we missed an easy two points there.


I dont think Id have got any points at all on that one.

I set a quiz recently for our local music club. You have to have a mixture of questions, of course but my favourite one was If Henry is three and green and James is five and red, whats one and blue?




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