Sunday, December 19, 2004

"The city had withdrawn into itself" A Christmas Quiz

There's a literary Christmas Quiz in the Guardian. Here's a link to it: God bless us, every one -- Literary Scrooge or a Tiny Tim? Try our seasonal quiz to find out - top scorers will find a special bonus prize under the tree ...

To whet appetite, here's a handful of sample questions:


It was Christmas Day and Danny the Car Wiper hit the street junksick and broke after seventy-two hours in the precinct jail.
• Allen Ginsberg
• Jack Kerouac
• William S Burroughs
• Herbert Huncke


The city had withdrawn into itself
And left at last the country to the country...
• Robert Frost
• Robert Lowell
• Sylvia Plath
• Anne Sexton


In which Shakespeare play will you find these lines:
"At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows."
• As You Like It
• Romeo and Juliet
• Love's Labour's Lost
• A Midsummer Night's Dream

In Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the small-hearted one's longsuffering dog?
• Bob
• Max
• Ralph
• Fido

Acknowledgement: Blogdex

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