What a great year of Library Trivia! Thanks to everyone who played--we had a lot of fun and we hope that you did, too. 25 players answered all twelve correctly and 7 answered 11.
DAY 1: Bill Quigley has a book in Pescosolido Library. (Also acceptable: Jeff Kelley whose thesis is in the stacks.)
DAY 2: William Faulkner supposedly wrote As I Lay Dying in 6 weeks while working the night shift at a Mississippi power plant...he claims that he was drunk most of the time. (Believable.)
DAY 3: Nathanael West’s novel The Day of the Locust features a character named Homer Simpson.
DAY 4: Fitzgerald used the words daiquiri, t-shirt and wicked in his first novel, This Side of Paradise in 1920. (There were a few Great Gatsby answers...sorry!)
Controversial DAY 5: The answer we were looking for was John Green. He worked for the ALA for six years before publishing his first book. Although not exactly correct we will also accept Daniel Kraus and Michael Cart who are YA authors and work for Booklist.
DAY 6: The oldest working library is in Fez, Morocco. The al-Qarawiyyin library was founded in 859 CE--by a woman, Fatima El-Fihriya.
DAY 7: Starbucks took its name from the chief mate in Moby Dick.
DAY 8: From left to right the three people are: Allen Ginsberg, Emily Dickinson, and Gwendolyn Brooks--all poets. (And yes, all American, and all dead.)
DAY 9: Zora Neale Hurston was an author of the Harlem Renaissance who also studied anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University.
DAY 10: Bibliosmia is the act of smelling a book for pleasure, but all answers that involve smelling books will be accepted.
DAY 11: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was written to win a $50 bet that he couldn’t write a book with 50 words or less.
DAY 12: JK Rowling was the first author to make over one billion dollars from her work.
We have prizes at the library for the winners.
(We realize that we are not exactly Price Waterhouse, so if you think that we made a mistake we probably did...come see us.)