My Favorite Authors... by Jonathan

Champion(s):

ElendilPickle


Runner(s)-Up:

SaraNorcott
When the going gets tough - slap it


Quiz Description

I will name an Author and Book, and the question will be a general knowledge question from that book.

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3 Ethan 293 79 15
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5 GoldfarbDavidJ 235 62 15
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Questions:

Patrick O'Brian. The Nutmeg of Consolation. In New South Wales, Dr Stephen Maturin, a naturalist of some note, gets envenomated by a most unlikely creature? What animal was that?

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A Male Platypus

PG Wodehouse. The Magic Plus Fours. This character enters Cohen Brothers Second Hand Clothing Emporium, and emerges decked out (he knew not how) in a new golfing costume, including the most garish set of plus fours anyone at the golf club had ever seen. Who is this character?

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Wallace Chesney

Tom Clancy. WIthout Remorse. John Kelly, who later changed his name to John Clark, lives aboard his yacht on Chesapeake Bay. What is the name of this vessel?

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Springer

Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist. In the musical version of this book, "Nobody Mentions My Name", is proclaimed by whom?

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Bill Sykes

Patrick O'Brian. Master and Commander. When we meet our captain, he is just about to receive orders putting him in command of his first vessel, a 14 gun brig named Sophie. While Fictional, Jack Aubrey is based on the historical Royal Navy Officer, Lord Cochrane. What was Cochrane's corresponding brig Christened?

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Speedy

PG Wodehouse. Ring For Jeeves. In this book, Bertie Wooster, while mentioned, does not make an appearance. Instead Jeeves is Butler to Lord Rowcester, an impovershed Aristocrat who is stuck in the crumbling Rowcester Abby, unable to afford its upkeep but also finding it difficult to sell. Lord Rowcester and Jeeves embark on an entrepenurial project together. What business are they in?

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Turf Accountants (Bookies)

JRR Tolkien. THe Fellowship of the Ring. Bilbo Baggins Birthday Bash is celebrating an age that is described using a term that isn't a real word, but makes sense. What is that term?

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Eleventy-First

Stephen King. The Gunslinger. Roland Deschane is the last of a line of distopian knights from a kingdom in a land called Mid-World. What was his home, where his Father, Stephen, was ruler, known as?

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Gilead

Tom Clancy. Patriot Games. At the opening of the story, Jack Ryan breaks up a terrorist attack on the mall near Buckingham Palace. While Jack Ryan is a fictional character, what real life couple were the target of this attack?

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The Prince and Princess of Wales

Bodie Thoene. The Zion Chronicles. This historical fiction series is about the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. In it I learned with some ironical glee that the Israeli Air Force's first planes were what?

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Former Luftwaffe Mescherschmitt ME 109s.