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How Book Nerd Are You?

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  1. Which of the following titles was originally “Tomorrow is Just Another Day”?

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    War and Peace
    War and Peace
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    The Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby
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    Hamlet
    Hamlet
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    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
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    Gone with the Wind

    The idea of the book being titled Tomorrow is Another Day was trumped by the lines of a poem called Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson: “I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng, Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind"

    Gone with the Wind
  2. Which author had a father who was a vegetarian and animal rights activist?

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    William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
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    Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
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    Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
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    Herman Melville
    Herman Melville
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    Louisa May Alcott

    Amos Bronson Alcott was a vegetarian and vegan before it was either fashionable or understood. He was a founding member of Fruitlands, a transcendental vegan community.

    Louisa May Alcott
  3. What famous novel was a moderate flop, and was later revived thanks 150,000 copies being sent to Americans serving in WWII?

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    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird
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    Jane Eyre
    Jane Eyre
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    The Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby
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    Catch-22
    Catch-22
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    The Great Gatsby

    Council on Books in Wartime was a small organization of book-minded Americans who wanted to supply American GIs with quality literature that upheld American values. In the trenches the appetite for stories created a great success out of a critical flop.

    The Great Gatsby
  4. What book had a character based on Truman Capote?

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    1984
    1984
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    Lolita
    Lolita
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    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird
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    The Catcher in the Rye
    The Catcher in the Rye
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    The book contains the character, Dill, who is a neighbor of Scout. Harper Lee was a neighbor and childhood friend of Truman Capote and based their relationship and his character on her childhood experiences.

    To Kill a Mockingbird
  5. Starbucks is named for a character in what novel?

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    1984
    1984
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    Catcher in the Rye
    Catcher in the Rye
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    Moby Dick
    Moby Dick
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    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Grapes of Wrath
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    Moby Dick

    Starbucks was founded in 1971, by an English teacher, a history teacher and a writer. Working together to find a great name for their coffee venture, they first chose Pequod, the name of the whaling ship in Moby Dick. However, someone thought to find a more appetizing name from the same text and Starbucks, inspired by the name of Pequod’s first mate, was chosen.

    Moby Dick
  6. For what book is this the opening line: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”

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    To the Lighthouse
    To the Lighthouse
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    Gulliver's Travels
    Gulliver's Travels
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    1984
    1984
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    Catch-22
    Catch-22
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    1984

    This haunting first line describes a changed world where an hour is added to the day, and all the clocks strike at the same time, normalizing conformity.

    1984
  7. What author was also a butterfly expert?

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    Charlotte Bronte
    Charlotte Bronte
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    William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
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    John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
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    Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
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    Vladimir Nabokov

    He might be best-known as a novelist, but he was also a lepidopterist, or butterfly expert, catching his first specimen at the age of nine and discovering and naming several new species throughout his lifetime.

    Vladimir Nabokov
  8. Snopes.com is named after an unpleasant family in what author’s popular novel trilogy?

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    William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
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    Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
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    Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
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    Herman Melville
    Herman Melville
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    William Faulkner

    In 1995 the salacious website took its name from a salacious family featured in several of Faulkner's books.

    William Faulkner
  9. What novel obsessed John Lennon’s Murderer?

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    Catcher in the Rye
    Catcher in the Rye
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    1984
    1984
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    Grapes of Wrath
    Grapes of Wrath
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    Lolita
    Lolita
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    Catcher in the Rye

    Before murdering the iconic musician, Mark David Chapman bought a copy of Catcher in the Rye, inscribing it: "This is my statement", and signing it "Holden Caulfield." After the murder he was found calmly reading the novel and later stated: "I’m sure the big part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil."

    Catcher in the Rye
  10. Who was the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature?

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    Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells
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    Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
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    Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
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    Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison
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    Toni Morrison

    Morrison had already won the Pulitzer for her novel Beloved in 1988, and went on to teach at Princeton University. Her contributions to literature, and especially the novel Beloved contributed to her winning the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and becoming the first African-American woman to be so honored.

    Toni Morrison
  11. What Pulitzer Prize Winning novel created so much controversy that the FBI was monitoring the author?

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    Lolita
    Lolita
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    Beloved
    Beloved
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    Grapes of Wrath
    Grapes of Wrath
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    Grapes of Wrath

    Called a "pack of lies" and "communist propaganda" the book was banned and burned and the FBI took great interest in John Steinbeck. The pressure was so great that he briefly remained fully armed when he left the house.

    Grapes of Wrath
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