September 11th, 2010

Literature Trivia

While procrastinating work today I figured I'd do another trivia round. But, I also thought the the rock trivia was getting a little old. So, instead I'll give you the name of a character and you tell me what work of literature he or she was in. While I have put some modern ones in, please remember that I studied literature at a time when professors were still focused on dead white males, so "Alice Walker" and the like are not likely responses.

1. Prince Prospero

2. Humbert Humbert

3. Mina Murray

4. Victor Ward

5. Pete Boundarant

6. Bonnie Blue Butler

7. Nick Carraway

8. Frederic "Tenente" Henry

9. Willy Loman

10. John Gault

11. Leopold Bloom

12. Hester Prynne

13. Justine de Bertole (who also goes by the name "Therese.")

14. Nigger Jim

15. Mr. Darcy

Burn, Baby Burn

I woke up today and realized three things:

1. I am a crazy person.

2. All the cool crazy people these days want to burn books.

3. I've yet to burn a book. What is wrong with me?

This leads me to my latest poll:


Poll #1617530 What Book Should I Burn Today

What Book Should I Burn Today?

Eat, Pray, Love
12(16.7%)
The Pick Up Artist
4(5.6%)
Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus
9(12.5%)
Atlas Shrugged
18(25.0%)
The Catcher In The Rye
3(4.2%)
Any Book By Andrea Dworkin
3(4.2%)
Finnegan's Wake
1(1.4%)
Fahrenheit 451
3(4.2%)
The Scarpetta Factor
1(1.4%)
Twilight
11(15.3%)
Going Rogue
5(6.9%)
Other
2(2.8%)