Weekly Geek Trivia Week


From this week’s Weekly Geek challenge:
Though I’m really not very good at it, I love trivia. Put books and trivia together and you’ve got a perfect match. So I thought it would be a fun Weekly Geek activity for us to come up with some book trivia questions to ask each other.

So take a moment, don’t stress about it all, and write down five to ten questions that pop into your mind. You could center all your questions around a particular theme or genre, maybe something in which you specialize. Or ask questions about one certain book. Or teach us about your favorite author through your questions.

You could do really easy ones that you know we’ll all get or really hard ones that will challenge even the best of us.

I have put up five first lines from books written by award or honor winning authors. I picked well known books but have first lines that are not obvious (okay, one is obvious, I included it because it is a great first line).
Post your answers in the comment section, I will let you know if you are right. Have fun!

The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance agent promised to fly from Mercy to the other side of Lake Superior at three o’clock.

Shadow had done three years in prison.

I was born in the city of Bombay…once upon a time.


Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

14 thoughts on “Weekly Geek Trivia Week”

  1. Rikki,Spot on! We are off to a good start. I promise all these books are well known. I figure with the size of our group someone is bound to know these lines.

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  2. I knew all but the first one! (But other people in the comments have already revealed those.) I think going with all Rushdie would have been awesome. 😀

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  3. Eva, it would have been fun to do Rushdie, maybe next time we have a challenge like this. Okay so it seems all but the first were answered.1 is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.Thanks everyone who stopped by!

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