Trivia Questions Added By Thom Dunn

Thom Dunn
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questions answered: 83647
correct: 48575 (58.1%)
skipped: 805
best streak: 88
questions added: 2047

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  Sloan Wilson, The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit, 1955.

What is "The Man" 's name ?
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Answered: 578 times
Correct: 386 times (30.2%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 192 times (15.0%)
Skipped: 700 times (54.8%)
  Tom Griffin's prize-winning work about a group of mentally challenged men living in a group home: See if you know the answer
Answered: 813 times
Correct: 441 times (30.4%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 372 times (25.7%)
Skipped: 636 times (43.9%)
  William Manchester, A World Lit Only By Fire

In the early 16th century, ______________ published his Colloquia in which he took aim at "Popish Opinions and Superstitions" . Manchester reports, "He attacked priestly greed, the abuse of excommunication, miracles, fasting, relic-mongering, and lechery in the monasteries. Women were urged to keep a safe distance from 'brawny, swill-bellied monks. . . . Chastity is more endangered in the cloister than out of it.' "
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Answered: 724 times
Correct: 347 times (25.4%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 377 times (27.6%)
Skipped: 641 times (47.0%)
  from an autobiographical memoir:

"Poor Roy's children, as commiseration damply styled us, could not afford illusions, in the family opinion. Our father had put us beyond the pale by dying suddenly of influenza and taking our young mother with him, a defection that was remarked on with horror and grief commingled, as though our mother had been a pretty secretary with whom he had wantonly absconded into the irresponsible paradise of the hereafter."
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Answered: 62 times
Correct: 24 times (19.4%)
Difficulty: very difficult
Incorrect: 38 times (30.6%)
Skipped: 62 times (50.0%)
  Baba Ram Dass, ______________(a classic of consciousness raising/self-improvement) See if you know the answer
Answered: 91 times
Correct: 65 times (45.1%)
Difficulty: medium
Incorrect: 26 times (18.1%)
Skipped: 53 times (36.8%)
  If I wanted to read a novel telling of both "lamp lighters" AND "scalp hunters", I'd find them both in one by ________________. See if you know the answer
Answered: 199 times
Correct: 72 times (20.8%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 127 times (36.7%)
Skipped: 147 times (42.5%)
In a well-known work, this author writes of the products of gene-splicing: "pigoons", "rakunks", "wolvogs" get the idea....of nature run amok, the unintended consequenes of human invention.
The GR gods have insisted on a question mark: ?
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Answered: 89 times
Correct: 47 times (31.5%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 42 times (28.2%)
Skipped: 60 times (40.3%)
  Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen has a persistent memory from her early years, a memory of Peeta throwing her.......
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Answered: 506 times
Correct: 492 times (90.8%)
Difficulty: very easy
Incorrect: 14 times (2.6%)
Skipped: 36 times (6.6%)
  Larry McMurtry's novel, HORSEMAN, PASS BY, published in 1961, was the basis for the Movie, Hud, starring Paul Newman. It takes its title from a poem by ________________________. See if you know the answer
Answered: 423 times
Correct: 175 times (20.8%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 248 times (29.5%)
Skipped: 418 times (49.7%)

"When you speak of this in future years---and you will---be kind."

From which of these plays ?
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Answered: 390 times
Correct: 179 times (24.7%)
Difficulty: difficult
Incorrect: 211 times (29.1%)
Skipped: 334 times (46.1%)

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