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What writer worked for British Naval Intelligence and used his experiences in his writing?

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Ian Fleming. Ian Fleming's "James Bond" novels have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

What celestial objects were the ancient Egyptian god Horus' eyes?

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Sun And Moon. Horus became known as Harmety, or "Horus of two eyes".

What ghostly spirit chased Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?

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The Headless Horseman. Some scholars believe the Headless Horseman in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was really Brom Bones in disguise.

What author was only popular after his death and married his first cousin?

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Edgar Allan Poe. Aside from his novels and short stories, Edgar Allan Poe was also an influential literary critic.

Which bestselling children's author released his first-ever pop-up book in 2006?

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Maurice Sendak. Maurice Sendak's first pop-up book is called "Mommy?".

The musical "West Side Story" is based on which of Shakespeare's plays?

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Romeo And Juliet. In "Romeo and Juliet" the fight is between families and in "West Side Story" it is between gangs.

What tall tale character was described as "half horse and half alligator"?

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Mike Fink. Mike Fink bet Davy Crockett a dozen wildcats that he could scare Davy's wife.

In "The Hiding Place", who is Mr. Schmid?

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Anyone Working In The Underground. "The Hiding Place" takes place in WWII Holland.

Which author wrote the book "A Prayer for Owen Meany"?

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John Irving. John Irving is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screen writer.

Which of these characters is from "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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Scout Finch. Harper Lee released "To Kill A Mockingbird" in 1960.

Who was the author of the book "White Fang"?

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Jack London. The Outing Magazine first serialized the novel "White Fang" from May to October of 1906.

What was the name of Alice's cat in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"?

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Dinah. Dinah appears at the beginning of Lewis Carroll's "Alice".

Who was the "Pirate" who wrote "A Pirate Looks at Fifty"?

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Jimmy Buffett. The "Pirate" who wrote the autobiography "A Pirate Looks at Fifty" is pop singer Jimmy Buffett.

What was the best selling book written by an African-American in the first six months of 2007?

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A Lesson Before Dying. Edward Gaines' "A Lesson Before Dying" was an Oprah's Book Club pick.

Kilgore Trout appears in the novels of which author?

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Kurt Vonnegut. Kilgore Trout is Kurt Vonnegut's fictional science fiction writer.

Which writer killed his wife while trying to shoot a glass off her head?

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William S. Burroughs. Burroughs was trying to show off his marksmanship to friends, but killed his wife with a single shot.

Who wrote the book "In Cold Blood"?

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Truman Capote. Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" was first published as a four-part serial in "The New Yorker".

Which two characters in "Romeo and Juliet" are kinsmen to the Prince of Verona?

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Mercutio And Paris. Both Mercutio and Paris die as a result of the Capulet/Montague feuding.

Which Dr. Seuss book features "Thing One and Thing Two"?

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Cat In The Hat. Dr. Seuss used "The Cat in the Hat" to promote the cause of elementary literacy in the United States.

Which of Bianca's suitors ends up marrying the Widow in "Taming of the Shrew"?

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Hortensio. "The Taming of the Shrew" is a play by William Shakespeare.

 

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