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I Cant Believe its Not Literature!: Literature Light

Part 1: "Open Book Pease, Gamma" : Picture Books!

Credit given for any correct 2 answers of:
1) The Character
2) The Illustrator (or author)
3) The Book (or book series)

 Character NameIllustrator (author)Book (Or Book Series)
1.BeaAmy SchwartzBea and Mr. Jones
2.Miss NelsonJames Marshall (Harry Allard)Miss Nelson is Missing..
3.Strega NonaTomie dePaulaStrega Nona...
4.GrandpaJames StevensonCould be worse, That Dreadful Day, etc..
5.PearlWilliam SteigThe Amazing Bone
6.JimmySteven Kellogg (Trinka Hakes Noble)The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash...
7.HaroldCrockett JohnsonHarold and the Purple Crayon...
8.Drummer HoffEd Emberly (Barbara Emberly)Drummer Hoff
9.GeorgeJames MarshallGeorge and Martha...
10.LeoJose Abrugo (Robert Kraus)Leo the Late Bloomer
11.PetuniaRoger DuvoisinPetunia
12.HenryMary CalhounHot Air Henry

Part 2: Literature Lite: Imaginary Books

Who wrote these books that dont really exist?

  1. A Match Made in Space

  2. Practical Handbook of Bee Culture with Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen

  3. Supremely Blest

  4. Some More of Gods Greatest Mistakes

  5. Horn of Joy

  6. Drying Out

  7. David Coperfield

  8. My Life at Home with the Kids

  9. Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pumps and Me

  10. Bare Ruined Choirs

  11. From Outer Space

Part 3: You Mean We Get to Read In School Too? : A Test

Section First: Elementary School

  1. Island of the Blue Dolphins

    1. Who was Ramo? How did he die?

    2. Who was Rontu? How did he die?

  2. Bridge to Terabithia

    1. What did Jesse give Leslie for Christmas? What was its function?

  3. James and the Giant Peach

    1. When the peach is threatened in the ocean, how much damage was done to the peach? Why?

  4. Where the Red Fern Grows

    1. What happened to Rubin? What did he say when it happened?

  5. The Trumpet of the Swan

    1. What unusual thing can Louis do?

    2. Who is Louis in love with?
Section Second: Junior High

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird

    1. What did they find in the tree?

  2. Huckleberry Finn

    1. What is Huck's name when he is pretending to be a girl? In what three ways does the lady find out he is not a girl?

  3. Short Stories (so there was a reason we read all those!):

    1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: What were the secret lives of Walter Mitty in the story?

    2. The Necklace: How much is the necklace worth? How much do they think the necklace is worth?
Section Third: High School

  1. The Great Gatsby

    1. What was Gatsby doing in the pool at the end of the book? What was he riding on?

  2. Lord of the Flies

    1. What was Jack's official title back in England?

    2. What were the twins' names?

  3. The Odyssey

    1. How long did Odysseus swim for land after his ship sank?

    2. Which of the women that Odysseus met during his travels did he sleep with?

      1. Trojan queen Hecuba

      2. Circe

      3. Calypso

      4. Penelope

  4. The Scarlet Letter

    1. With what was the famous letter attached to Hester's dress?

    2. How old is Pearl when she finds out who her father is?

  5. Great Expectations

    1. Who was Miss Havisham's maid?

    2. Which ending is better?

Part 4: The Humor Gazette: Comic-Strip Books

Identify the origin of the following books:

  1. I Saw Elvis in My Ultrasound
    Night of the Living Dad
    We are Experiencing Parental Difficulties. Please Stand By

  2. Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
    Scientific Progress goes "Boink"
    There's Treasure Everywhere

  3. How to Play in Traffic
    How to Play With Your Food
    Cruel Tricks For Dear Friends

  4. Count Your Blessings
    Oops Were Out of Juice
    I Just Dropped Grandma!

  5. Loose Tails
    Tales Too Ticklish to Tell
    The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos

  6. Complete Guide to Guys: A Fairly Short Book
    Babies and Other Hazards of Sex
    Stay Fit and Healthy Until Youre Dead

  7. What Me Pregnant?
    Grandpas Are For Jumping On
    Keep The Home Fries Burning

  8. Night of the Crash Test Dummies
    Wiener Dog Art
    The Chickens Are Restless

  9. By The Pound
    At Large
    Loses His Feet

  10. The First Decade
    Unclear on the Concept

  11. Gags Again
    Shoots His Mouth Off
    Dead or Alive

  12. Pillage Idiot #11
    Plunder Blunder
    My Feet Are Drunk

  13. Raunchy Riddles
    More Raunchy Riddles
    The Only Dirty Joke Book Youll Ever Need

  14. Washed Bridges and Other Disasters
    Action Figure!
    The Reagan Years

  15. It Takes Two to Tickle
    Shes a Momma; Not a Movie Star!
    License to Dream

Part 5: Mystery and Detective Fiction

Give the author of each quote and the character described therein.

  1. "...a tonsured scalp burned to the colour of a ripe hazel-nut..."

  2. "...his small neat person attired in striped trousers, correct black jacket, and natty bow tie, swept up from his patent leather shoes to his egg-shaped head on the immense mustache that adorned his upper lip."

  3. "Doing all this, inspecting these minute burglar-alarms, did not make him feel foolish or self-conscious. He was a secret agent, and still alive thanks to his exact attention to the detail of his profession."

  4. "...the rabbi of Barnard's Crossing Conservative Temple, did not like to prepare sermons, or for that matter to preach them."

  5. " After all, he spent all his days being serious, even portentous, about minor crimes, he couldn't quite keep it up after hours with his own boy; and he was well aware in his own heart, though he never admitted it, that while he was more ready to threaten, it was usually Bunty who performed."

  6. "[His] conditioning--traditional Navajo--caused him to put thought aside."

  7. "True, his accent was affected and his behaviour undignified to a degree, but he had been weighed in the balance over many seasons and pronounced harmless, and when he indulged in any startling eccentricity, the matter was dismissed with a shrug and a tolerant, "Christ, it's only his lordship.""

  8. "[She] always sees everything. Gardening is as good as a smoke screen, and the habit of observing birds through powerful glasses can always be turned to account."

  9. "His quaint blending of Essex flatness with saintly simplicity continuously amused...till the priest arrived (somehow) at Stratford with all his parcels, and came back for his umbrella."

  10. "I was never a very sociable fellow...always rather fond of moping in my rooms and working out my own little methods of thought, so that I never mixed much with the men of my year. Bar fencing and boxing I had few athletic tastes, and then my line of study was quite distinct from that of the other fellows, so that we had no points of contact at all."

  11. "So in the early morn on a flat, calm, overcast day I stocked the ice chest on the little Munequita from my ship's stores on The Busted Flush, locked up the Flush, dropped down into my new playtoy, and as what faint breeze there was seemed to be coming out of the southwest..."

  12. " I...barrister at law, 68 next birthday, Old Bailey Hack..."

Part 6: Dragons and Fairies and Space, Oh My!

Given the world, give the author and book/series it comes from.

  1. Arrakis

  2. Altair

  3. Xanth

  4. Mithgar

  5. The Six Duchies (Buck, Rippon, etc...)

  6. Eosia

  7. Callahorn

  8. Randland

  9. Hain

  10. Osten Ard

  11. Rohanda (Shikasta)

Part 7: Land of the Big Mac: Horror

  1. In the works of Stephen King, what do the following names have in common (beyond the obvious): Ramsey Forrest, Robert Franq, Richard Fry, Robert Freemont, Richard Freemantle, Russell Faraday, Richard Fannin?

  2. What is Dean Koontz's middle name?

  3. According to Clive Barker, why is everybody a Book of Blood?

  4. How is Norman described in Robert Bloch's Psycho?

  5. Given the first line, name which Stephen King novel these are from:

    1. "The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years- if it ever did end- began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain"

    2. "umber whunnn"

    3. "Jack Torrance thought: Officious little prick."

    4. "By the time he graduated college, John Smith had forgotten all about the bad fall he took on the ice that January day in 1953."

    5. "Oh! Oh, Jesus! Gross!"

Part 8: Rogers love letter to Jessica