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  1. What is the name of Dr. Seuss's egg-hatching elephant?
  2. Who was Clark Kent's high school sweetheart?
  3. What novel contains the longest sentence in literature?
  4. What famous book begins: Chug, chug, chug.  Puff, puff, puff?
  5. What was the first published Sherlock Holmes story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
  6. To whom did Herman Melville dedicate his novel, Moby Dick?
  7. What was the name of the girlfriend of Felix the Cat?
  8. Under what assumed name did Oscar Wilde live out the last three years of his life, in "France?
  9. What was Scarlett O'Hara's real first name?
  10. Who was the first writer to incorporate himself?
  11. How many years did Robinson Crusoe spend shipwrecked on his island?
  12. The title of what artist's painting was used to name the Blue Rider (Blaue Reiter) school of German expressionist painters?
  13. George G. Moppet was the father of what comic strip character?
  14. What one word was intentionally left out of the movie version of Mario Puzo's novel, "The Godfather". even though this word was the working title of the book?
  15. Ernest Hemingway once wrote that a man must do four things in his life to demonstrate his manhood. What were they?
  16. In the comic strips, what was the name of Mandrake the Magician's giant partner?
  17. Where did Samuel Clemens get the idea for his pseudonym, Mark Twain?
  18. What was the name of the pig leader in George Orwell's Animal Farm?
  19. Tess Trueheart is the wife of what comic strip character?
  20. In the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, what was the name of Daddy Warbucks's Giant bodyguard who wore a turban?
  21. What comic strip character was named after heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries?
  22. The Terror of the Monster was an early title for a best-selling novel which inspired one of the highest-grossing movies of the mid-70's. Under what name did it eventually terrify the reading and film going public?
  23. Who wrote the story upon which Alfred Hitchcock based his 1963 suspense film The Birds?
  24. What famous American writer was granted a patent for a best-selling book that contained no words?
  25. Where will you find a 24-foot long, 3,500-pound aluminum lipstick tube mounted on a caterpillar tractor tread?
  26. What famous American poet was a West Point cadet for two weeks, but was forced to leave after failing arithmetic and grammar?
  27. The Emerald City was the working title of which classic novel?

Answers to Free Trivia Quiz

  1. Horton.
  2. Lana Lang.
  3. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, with 823 words.
  4. The Little Engine that Could.
  5. A Study In Scarlet, in 1887.
  6. Nathanial Hawthorne.
  7. Phyllis.
  8. Sebastian Melmoth.
  9. Katie.
  10. Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan, who became a corporation in 1923.
  11. 24.
  12. Russian Wassily Kandinsky.
  13. Little Lulu.
  14. "Mafia".
  15. Plant a tree, fight a bull, write a book, and have a son.
  16. Lothar.
  17. It was the river call used by boatmen on the Mississippi to signify two fathoms of water.
  18. Napoleon.
  19. Dick Tracy.
  20. Punjab.
  21. Jeff, of Mutt and Jeff.
  22. Jaws.
  23. Daphne du Maurier, best known for Rebecca.
  24. Mark Twain. It was a Self-Pasting Scrapbook containing blank pages coated with a gum veneer.
  25. On the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut-- it's a sculpture donated by pop artist Claes Oldenburg.
  26. Carl Sandburg, in 1899,
  27. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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