Literary trivia at the Wakefield Farmers Market was a success! We had great weather, a great turnout, and a healthy amount of competition. The market vendors all contributed to the prize, so the lucky (and very clever) winners took home all sorts of local goodies, including cider, fudge, cherry tomatoes, cards, cookies, soap, honey, and a coupon for a freshly-made crepe with local syrup.
If you weren't able to join us at the market, or if you would like to test your friends and family at your own trivia night, here are our questions. Best of luck! Just let us know if you need the answers.
- In what book do we hear the following chant? “Four legs good, two legs bad.”
- What is the pseudonym of the weather predictor in the Farmers’ Almanac? What method does he or she use to predict the weather?
- Who steals Mr. McGregor’s produce?
- In bookmaking how many times would a quarto sheet be folded?
- What is the most-spoken language in the world?
- Who kills Grendel and his mother?
- What well-loved writer of detective fiction was an avid supporter of Spiritualism and believed the dead could contact the living through séances?
- What is the best-selling book of all time?
- What instrument is featured in the most recent Giller-winning novel? Hint: the author was a hit at the Wakefield Writers Festival.
- What is John Hancock known for, other than his stylish signature? (Hint: it’s illegal)
- What is the name for a fourteen-lined poem in rhymed iambic pentameters?
- Which 1851 novel was first published in Britain under the title The Whale?
- Which adjective is missing from the title of this 1897 book by H.G. Wells? The ___________Man.
- Which Italian novel for children has been adapted in over 250 languages?
- Peter Mark Roget, a nineteenth century British physician, is best known for what type of book?
- Each of these words or phrases begins with the letter H. What are they?
a) To start an automobile by short-circuiting the ignition system
b) Socrates' last drink
c) Exaggerated pride or self-confidence
- What is the name of the following grammatical error: He made a table for his aunt with wooden legs.
a) Run-on sentence
b) Dangling modifier
c) Misplaced modifier
- What phrases are represented in the following images?