Bibliocrazy 2000 - Finals

1. This author, recieved his Nobel prize "forty years too late" by many others. His most famous book, looks at the world through the infernal intelligence that somehow comes alive in a three-year old. he child never really grows, but he overpowers everyone with the Trauma experience during the Second World War. On his visit to India, he noted that "Calcutta is a pile of shit that God dropped." Who is he? What is the famous work?

2. This author once stayed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park but during the weekend found the place unsettling and disturbing. He imagined an entire book in his head and wrote it very quickly afterwards. The novel was made into a movie directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvval.

3. "Part of a Jewish legnd, apparently older than Judaism itself. She is said to be a partner of satan and is said to be a renowned stealer of babies, because she couldnot get along with man. Also the queen of daemons and in some legends said to be the most powerful of vampires, atleast the vampire queen." Name her, or tell me where she came from.

4."You might not marry a girl just because she's pretty, but, my goodness, doesn't it help?" said Lorelei Lee in this Jazz Age classic about Gold Diggers. Name the book. (audience .. any guesses for the sequel?)

5. "Why, damme, if there's any justice in the world, if there's a spark of decency and good feeling in your bally bosoms, I should think you would let me in free for suggesting the idea." Who is this famous character who survives by mooching?

6. "Most motorcars are conglomerations (this is a long word for bundles) of steel and wire and rubber and plastic, and electricity and oil and gasoline and water, and the toffee papers you pushed down the crack in the back seat last Sunday. " Name the book.

7. Once upon a time, there were four little Rabbits, and their names were -- Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter.? Tell me the book and the author.

8. ...I heartily wish that I was more worthy to receive it, by understanding more of the deep and important subject of political Economy. Though our studies have been so different, I believe that we both earnestly desire the extension of Knowledge, and that this is in the long run sure to add to the happiness of Mankind....
October 1873. This is part of a document from a letter dated as shown. What is the significance and between whom is the correspondence?

9. Which set of books chronicles the adventures of Roland and the Last of the GunSlingers, as he makes his way across the Mohaine desert, finds the man in the dark robe, searches out the Three and prepares for a final confrontation with the Crimson King?

10. 'To be born again ' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die.' Book and author.

11. If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane all you have to do is ask a policeman at the crossroads. Book and author.

12. "Garamercy, corteys Knyght," sayd the Lady; "Of alle erthly knyghtes blyssyd mott thou be, For now am I worshyppyd. Thou shalle have me fayre bothe day and nyghte And evere whyle I lyve as fayre and bryghte; Therfore be nott grevyd. " Identify the context.

13. So saying, he caught him up, and without wing Of ..... ,bore through the air sublime, Over the wilderness and o'er the plain. --Milton in Paradise Regained Creature symbolising love, whose mother was a filly.

14. All of Gaul is divided into three parts. Whose work begins with these lines.

15. "She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile." " will promise to forget this fellow -- to illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory." "He is the very pineapple of politeness." Identify the character who has spoken these lines, from a play by Richard Sheridan.

16. "Buck did not read the newspapers or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego." Book and author.

17. "She was of a wild roving nature, inherited from her father and mother, who were both ..... by taste and circumstance." -- William Makepeace Thackery. Who wrote this about Becky and thereby gave a new meaning to this term. Identify.

18. I could frequently distinguish the Word .... , which was repeated by each of them several times; and altho' it was impossible for me to conjecture what it meant; yet while the two Horses were busy in Conversation, I endeavoured to practice this Word upon my Tongue; and as soon as they were silent, I boldly pronounced .... in a loud Voice, imitating, at the same time, as near as I could, the Neighing of a Horse; at which they were both visibly surprize --This is a description of whathappened in the land of the Houyhnhnms. Fill in the word which we derive from this context to mean a race of brutes?

19. "Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And ..... holding ....... .
Come, and trip it as you go
On the light fantastic toe
And in thy right hand lead with thee,
The Mountain Nymph, sweet Liberty;"
Complete the blanks to give a phrase that has slipped into common parlance from Milton's La'Allegro.

20. During the plague, A rash signified the onset of the disease, and victims used herbs and spices to freshen the stench surrounding them. Just before death, the lungs ruptured, causing the victim to spew up flecks of dried blood, called ashes by doctors of the time. Which nursery rhyme has immortalised these events?

21. In the middle ages, the feudal system existed. Peasants were expected to pay a third of their income to the king, and third to the nobility who owned their land. This discontent was expressed in which nursery rhyme.

22. Sarah Hale of in the town of Boston, wrote a song about Ms Sawyer and her pet, the day they arrived in Old Redstonei Schoolhouse in Massachusetts. A bronze statue of the pet remains in the town till this day, as do her descendents.

23. She left the web: she left the loom:
She made three paces thro' the room:
She saw the waterflower bloom:
She saw the helmet and the plume:
She looked down to Camelot.
Out flew the web, and floated wide,
............................. ,
"The curse is upon me", she cried
The lady of Shalott

From Alfred Tennysson's The Lady of Shallot.

24. I have forgot much, Cynara! ..............., Flung roses, roses, riotously with the throng, Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind; But I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, all the time, because the dance was long: I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion -- Ernest Dowson 25. 25. And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and ............. ;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

Marc Antony in Julius Caeser. Which book title originates from that?

26. "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord He is trampling out the vintage where ...... stored, He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword His truth is marching on." Which Famous American Novel book title originates from the first verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic?

27. "O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O ........
That has such people in't!"
--Miranda in The Tempest. Which title originates from this?

28. "And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of .......
Signifying nothing."
Complete these lines From Macbeth to give the title of a Book and tell me the author while you are at it.

29. The Special Investigation Team that investigated the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi noted that this was the first time a belt bomb had been used in the assassination of a major political figure and was probably inspired by a novel of this author. Who?

30.The protagonist of this 1954 book names this drink the Vesper Lynd after his colleague; and that is how the drink continues to be referred to in his social circle. Which book?

31.Kalidasa speaks of him as the "far-famed" predecessor of his in the art of dramatic composition, and speaks of his works as "ancient". His works date back to a time when Sanskrit was a spoken language. Who?

32.Born on Jan 3, 1892 at Bloemfontein, South Africa; he was taken to England at the age of 4. He was educated at the University of Oxford (B.A., 1913; M.A., 1919) and served in World War I. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon (1925-45) and of English language and literature (1945-59) at Oxford. His scholarly works include an edition of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" (1925) with E.V. Gordon and "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" (1936). In 1936, however, he began work on the book that was to lead him to fame. Which work?

33.This term was coined by writer Bruce Bethke, who wrote a story with that title in 1982. He derived the term from the words for the science of replacing human functions with computerized ones and the cacophonous music and nihilistic sensibility that developed in the youth culture during the 1970s and '80s. Science-fiction editor Gardner Dozois is generally credited with having popularized the term.

34.In 1926 he began publishing Amazing Stories, one of the first magazines devoted exclusively to what he referred to as "scientifiction." He was also a part-time inventor who was largely responsible for the establishment of science fiction as an independent literary form. Who?

35.International Management Group is a multimillion-dollar, worldwide corporation that is a consultant to fifty Fortune 500 companies, a major producer of television programming and credited as the single most important influence in turning sports into big business. The founder of IMG wrote a book about basic management practices aimed especially at entrepreneurs. Name the author and the book.

36.Besides the fact that they are both SF and F novels, what else is special to The Return of the Shadow, Dune: House Harkonnen.

37.Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" was inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's trials of suspected Communist supporters in the mid-1950's. Which true historical event forms the background to the plot of the play?

38. Born in Chicago in December 1928. [Middle name was Kindred]. Moved to Berkeley, California soon thereafter. Became a published author in 1952. Wrote and sold nearly a hundred short stories and two dozen novels in the 50s and 60s. He experimented with drugs and was married 5 times. He claimed to have a visitation from God in 1974. His final novels all deal with this, especially "Valis", in which the title character is an extraterrestrial God-like machine that chooses to make contact with a schizophrenic drug-addled and mixed-up science fiction writer (that was himself). Who ?

39.He was born in India in August 1899 where he spent much of his early years. In 1913 he moved to England to live with his uncle and in February 1914 he began at Malton Hall School. It was here that he inherited his famous nickname - originally given to his elder brother Charles. He participated actively in the First World War and was promoted to Major on the last day of the War - the same rank as his elder brother who served in the Rifle Brigade and was killed in action earlier that year. Who?

40.His first novel, Amerika, discusses black coffee as a means of maintaining one's job and station in life. It is a conversation, by the way, that takes place at 3:00 in the morning, after the main character, Karl Rossman was beaten literally senseless by his two former traveling companions. Who's the author?

41. "Children deserve to see the work of their favourite author as she wrote it" "we wanted to depict an age of innocence; the 40s were to close to the war; and later in the 50s you hit rock and roll, changing everything, so we settled for 1953." "It was like the search for Scarlett O'Hara", "We explored every avenue and saw thousands of children, several of whom we cast in other roles. We were determined to find the best children for the parts and we are delighted with our choice." Youwould have guessed by now that these comments relate to the finding of a cast. Who is the "favourite author" and what is the "work" being spoken about?

42. The Gray Wolf was the friend of Ivan Tsarevich who helped him capture Princess Elena the Fair, the horse with the Golden mane and the Firebird. On his way home, Ivan's brothers killed him out of jealousy and took off with his booty. How did the great Gray Wolf save him this time?

Visual's. 1. Woundman and the Ninth level of Dante's Inferno. Connect the two. 2. Different Editions of the same novel. Identify. 3. (Pygmalion.) Tell me what is going on here. 4. (Beowulf.) What story is depicted here? 5. 6.

Audio's 1. (Burgess) Audio 1. Identify the book. 2. (Nabokov) Author and Book. 3. (Seth) Identify. 4. (Poe) Identify poet and poem. 5. (Atwood) Audio 2. Identify. 6. (Joyce) tell.

55. His last, unfinished novel "The Last Tycoon", was put together by critic Edmund Wilson from 128 pages of completed manuscript covering a little more than half the story, a synopsis of the rest of the story and selections from the notes left by the author. The book was published in 1941 after the author's death. Name this author, one of the icons of the Jazz Age.

56. Entertainment Weekly had this to say about Sebastian Junger's rendering of a real-life meteorological disaster:
For once, it wasn't Stephen King behind the Most Nightmarish Passage of the Year. The honor goes instead to Junger, for his excruciating description of the sensation of drowning. Worse, this is nonfiction.... Ferociously dramatic, vividly told--and thoroughly tragic.
It was one of the first books to win an Alex Award (given by booklist for the best books written for teenagers). Title?