Sunday, 21 August 2016

Blaugust 20, 2016: Answers!

Oh deary me, I am running a day behind! I had best catch up! So, in true Lazy Quiz tradition, here are a bunch of quiz answers masquerading as a post.

Bad Book Quiz Answers!
  1. Who wrote Tess of the d'Urbervilles?
    Thomas Hardy
  2. What is the name of the ninth book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan?
    Winter’s Heart
  3. How many books are there in the Twilight Saga?
    Four, five if you include the novella, which you shouldn’t because that means more Twilight,
  4. Which best-selling book started life as Twilight fanfiction?
    Fifty Shades of Grey
  5. Who wrote The Sword of Shannara?
    Terry Brooks
  6. Which David Eddings series is about a tedious hero, a McGuffin, and conflict between gods?
    All of them.
  7. Which Objectivist tract written by a creepy nutjob features the protagonist Richard Rahl?
    The Sword of Truth
  8. Which religious charlatan wrote Battlefield Earth?
    L. Ron Hubbard
  9. What was renowned author Dan Brown’s first novel?
    Digital Fortress
  10. Jim Theis wrote which legendarily bad story?
    The Eye of Argon
Thom for six and John for seven, but that rapscallion Pichy got them all when I lobbed it at him directly.

Bonus Music People Quiz Answers!
  1. Who recorded the quintessential version of the jazz standard ‘Feeling Good’?
    Nina Simone - This is perhaps a little subjective, but if you listen to it you will agree
  2. What is the name of the house band on The Muppet Show?
    Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
  3. Who wrote ‘Jolene’?
    Dolly Parton
  4. Who composed ‘Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis’?
    Ralph Vaughan Williams
  5. Which Beatle married a Bond girl?
    Ringo Starr
  6. The special ‘A Black and White Night’ celebrated which artist?
    Roy Orbison
  7. Who was the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane at the height of their popularity?
    Grace Slick
  8. Which famous opera soprano sung a duet with Freddie Mercury which became an Olympic theme song?
  9. Who wrote the 1967 hit ‘The Look of Love’?
    Burt Bacharach
  10. Cass Elliot was a member of which band?
    The Mamas and the Papas
Thom got a worthy four!

Ok, now to write something for today.

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