Sunday, April 08, 2012
Trivial Sunday- A Authors
This week's edition of Trivia Sunday looks at authors whose last names start with A. They come first alphabetically and therefore are the best. Just like aardvarks are the best animals. Ever.
Here's the list I came up with:
1. Margaret Atwood
2. Martin Amis
3. Jane Austen
4. Jean M. Auel
5. Hans Christian Andersen
6. Maya Angelou
7. Mitch Albom
8. Sherman Alexie
9. Louisa May Alcott
10. Isaac Asimov
11. Douglas Adams
12. V.C. Andrews
As always, feel free to answer all at home, but please answer only one in the comment section below so that 9 others will have a chance to play along:
1. Name three more authors not listed above whose last names start with A.
2. Match the list above with their photos below (click on the image for an enlarged view):
3. In March of '09, 3 authors above, from Chile, Canada, and the U.S. (Seattle), were part of a four person panel (along with Alice Walker), on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss the meaning of democracy. Who were they?
4. Of the 12 authors above, which 3 had books among the 100 Most Challenged Books (U.S.) for the decade spanning 2000-2009? Bonus points if you can name the books.
5. Put these 3 authors in order of birthdate (earliest first): Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen
6. Movies based on books or stories of 3 of the authors above have won Oscars. Which authors? Bonus points for naming the movies.
7. Which 2 authors above have at one time been members of the rock and roll band Rock Bottom Remainders alongside Stephen King, Dave Barry, Amy Tan and other famous authors?
8. From worst to best, order these books by their Amazon.ca sales rank (paperback editions): V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic), Jean M. Auel (Clan of the Cave Bear), Douglas Adams (A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Mitch Albom (Tuesdays With Morrie)
9. Which author above is the son of another famous author?
10. Which author above died in 1986, though books continue to be published under his or her name today? Bonus points for identifying the ghost writer behind them.