"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
Sunday Special - American Lit

Sunday Special - American Lit
(which, incidentally, I flunked...)

1. Against which violent background is Hemmingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls set ?
2. Name the playwright who wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, The Sandbox, and adapted Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's for the stage?
3. In which Arthur Miller play do you meet Willy Loman ?
4. Which title is a work by Herman Melville and an opera by Benjamin Britton ?
5. Where are most of Pearl S. Buck's novels set ?
6. Who wrote the 1950 short story, I, Robot ?
7. Who died at age 44 with his novel, The Last Tycoon unfinished ?
8. Who wrote the Leatherstocking tales on frontier life with their hero, Natty Bumpo ?
9. Which Hemingway novel is based on his own experiences as an ambulance driver in World War One ?
10. What character appears in all nine Raymond Chandler novels ?
11. Who wrote The Maltese Falcon ?
12. What was the Surname of the sisters in Little Women ?
13. Whose novels are about social and economic conditions especially of farmers in his native California ?
14. What country is the setting for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea ?
15. What is Frank L. Baum's most famous story ?
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
1. The Spanish Civil War
2. Edward Albee
3. Death of A Salesman
4. Billy Budd
5. China
6. Isaac Asimov
7. F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. James Fennimore Cooper
9. A Farewell to Arms
10. Phillip Marlow
11. Dashiel Hammett
12. March
13. John Steinbeck
14. Cuba
15. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

__________________

__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,381
Oh my, down the tubes today. Zippo.
__________________

__________________
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
Loprraine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
Don't feel too bad; this'n was KILLER !
__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:53 AM   #4
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Missed 2, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 11 but got the rest! 9/15. Still only 60% but on this one I'm counting it as a major triumph.

On another note, when we were in Cuba we saw the hotel that Hemingway staying in while writing Old Man and the Sea. I'm going to try to attach the picture below, wish me luck! Its the open window on the second floor on the corner that he stayed in. (They make great mojitos there too!)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cuba 09 070.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	80.0 KB
ID:	7100  
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #5
Master Chef
 
getoutamykitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasco County, Florida
Posts: 5,658
Zip, zero, notta, nil !
__________________
Finally things have started clicking for me, my knees, my elbows, my back, etc...
getoutamykitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 01:55 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
Quote:
Originally Posted by getoutamykitchen View Post
Zip, zero, notta, nil !

pSSST; iT'S "Nada" ........sorry - couldn't help myself !
__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
getoutamykitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasco County, Florida
Posts: 5,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by luckytrim View Post
pSSST; iT'S "Nada" ........sorry - couldn't help myself !
Are ewe sire 'bout that? Lit me git my dikshunairy out a chek da speling on dat.
__________________
Finally things have started clicking for me, my knees, my elbows, my back, etc...
getoutamykitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
I read a lot and thought I knew quite a bit, but only knew about 5 of these. Oooops. Must be getting rusty in my old age!
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:01 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NW NJ
Posts: 1,884
Missed 2, 4, and 12, but then I was an English major and high school English teacher in a past life.
__________________
"To be broke is not a disgrace, it is only a catastrophe." -- Nero Wolfe/Rex Stout
bullseye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:52 AM   #10
Master Chef
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 7,347
Bullseye gets the Mortarboard of the day !
__________________

__________________
Walk with the person who's searching for truth........ run from the person who says they've found it !
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.