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Teach at a minor UK university - The book, a parody of England's red-brick universities, made his reputation.In the Kingsley Amis book, Lucky Jim is Jim Dixon. What does he do for a living?

       a. Represent Wonking-Wapping in Parliament
       b. Swindle little old ladies
       c. Teach at a minor UK university
       d. Fiddle the books for a corporation


Y - The language spoken in Malta is a mix of Italian and Arabic.The Maltese alphabet has 29 letters, but is missing which letter that is sometimes used as a vowel in English?

       a. W
       b. U
       c. Y
       d. V


Grover's Corners - It is in New Hampshire.What is the town in Our Town?

       a. Cabot Cove
       b. Lake Wobegon
       c. Grover's Corners
       d. Mayberry


Sun Tzu's Art of War - Sun Tzu is said to have been a general in about 500 BC, but the book was probably written a bit later, during the Warring States Period.Just 13 chapters long, what 2500-year-old Chinese book has been shaping military (and business) strategy ever since?

       a. Buddha's Tipitaka
       b. Confucius's Analects
       c. Sun Tzu's Art of War
       d. Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching


Humor - He came to notice when he recounted his time working for Macy's at Xmas on NPR.Where in a bookstore would you look for "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" by David Sedaris?

       a. Reference
       b. Humor
       c. Food
       d. Pop Culture


Reichstag - During the Cold War, it was in West Berlin but was too close to the Berlin Wall. The communists met in East Berlin's Palace of the Republic, while the West German parliament met in Bonn's Bundeshaus.In the 1990s, Norman Foster added a glass dome to what capitol building, originally completed in 1894?

       a. Reichstag
       b. Diet
       c. Sejm
       d. Knesset


Celestial City - The full title adds the words 'from This World to That Which Is to Come'.By John Bunyan, "Pilgrim's Progress" follows a pilgrim's progress from the City of Destruction to what city?

       a. Celestial City
       b. Emerald City
       c. Cloud City
       d. Gotham City


Brasilia - The city was notorious for its poor urban planning. He created large, empty spaces, plus poorly lit streets, making the entire city pedestrian-unfriendly.Urban planner Lucio Costa designed what world capital to look like an airplane when seen from above?

       a. Brasilia
       b. Islamabad
       c. Washington
       d. Canberra


Virginia Woolf - Her most well known books include To the Lighthouse, Mrs Dalloway (which served as the motif of The Hours) and Orlando (about a dual-sex person who appears throughout history). Don't be afraid. By what name did Adeline Virginia Stephen become better known?

       a. Virginia Woolf
       b. Anne Rice
       c. Agatha Christie
       d. Joyce Carol Oates


Dorothy Parker - The Bloomsbury Group also included art critic Clive Bell and the biographer Lytton Strachey, as well as, sometimes, poet TS Eliot, author Aldous Huxley and philosopher Bertrand Russell.Which of these was not one of the Bloomsbury Group, but did hang out at the Algonquin Round Table?

       a. John Maynard Keynes
       b. Dorothy Parker
       c. Virginia Woolf
       d. EM Forster


A character in the comic strip A "Caspar Milquetoast" is a timid soul. Who was the original Caspar Milquetoast?

       a. The mascot for a Post brand of buttered toast
       b. A vaudeville comedian named Allen Stewart Konigsberg
       c. A character in the comic strip "The Timid Soul"
       d. FDR's second secretary of the treasury


500 miles underground - It was on the concave surface of a hollow earth.Edgar Rice Burroughs not only created Tarzan, but also Pellucidar, where dinosaurs and non-human races co-exist. Where is Pellucidar?

       a. The Antarctic
       b. 500 miles underground
       c. The Dark Side of the Moon
       d. The bottom of the Pacific


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The first writer buried there was Geoffrey Chaucer, but now Dickens, Hardy, Kipling and many more are there, plus Laurence Olivier. Although actually buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who was the first American to get his bust put up at Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey?

       a. Carl Sandburg
       b. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
       c. TS Eliot
       d. Walt Whitman


Mary Higgins Clark - A former Remington-Rand secretary, she often writes suspense stories with telepathy in them.What former Pan Am stewardess and author of a George Washington biography is also known as the Queen of Suspense?

       a. Mary Higgins Clark
       b. PD James
       c. Ruth Rendell
       d. Ngaio Marsh



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