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Friday, January 04, 2008

Trivia Day

For all you “Jeopardy” fans, January 4 is a date to remember. According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, it has been designated Trivia Day.

In keeping with our mission, here are a few questions to test your knowledge of well-known literary characters.

1. What was Nancy Drew’s father’s profession?
a. heart surgeon; b. district attorney; c. typewriter salesman; d. mining engineer.

2. What was the name of the Hardy Boys’ father?
a. George; b. Dick; c. Rocco; d. Fenton

3. Where did Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson live?
a. 225C Baker Street; b. 221 A Baker Street; c. 10 Downing Street; 221B Baker Street

4. Who in German literature sold his soul to the devil?
a. Faust; b. Beowulf; c. Fat Albert; d. Gustaf Bromberg, Jr.

5. What was the artificial language used in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four?
a. Newspeak; b. Gonzo Journalism; c. sitcom; d. nightly news.

For the full set of questions and answers, see this Characters and Themes Quiz.

Don’t Miss . . .Tuesday, January 8, 7 p.m.
Family Spirit Author Jill Decker discusses her new novel and her writing life at the Patrick Henry Library. To sign up, call 703-938-0405.

Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Civil War Lecture. E.B. Vandiver III on "The James River Defenses" at the Centreville Regional Library. To sign up, call 703-830-2223.

Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Hail to the Redskins. Journalist Michael Richman discusses his book The Redskins Encyclopedia at the Martha Washington Library. Books available for sale and signing. To sign up, call 703-768-6700.

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