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Epitaph Quiz – guessing closed

I hope that you’ll try your hand at my (mostly) bookish quizzes every week, but it’s okay if you just want to play when the quiz interests you.  If you play you are eligible for a prize at the end of the round (sometime in June).  For all of the details, click here.  Submit your answers in the comment section – I will stop by and hide them throughout the week but try not to copy off anyone else :)   You have til Sunday to guess.

Identify these famous writers by the inscription on their tomb.

Your choices-Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, JRR Tolkien, Jack London, F Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Emily Dickinson

1. “I told you so, you damned fools.”  HG Wells

2. “Beren”   JRR Tolkien

3. “The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.”   Kurt Vonnegut

oops! I forgot #4!  and it was the one everyone would have known :)

5. “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”   Robert Frost

6. “Called Back”   Emily Dickinson

7. “The Stone the Builders Rejected”   Jack London

8. “Steel True, Blade Straight”   Sir Arthur Conana Doyle

9. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”   F Scott Fitzgerald

10. “And alien tears will fill for him, Pity’s long, unbroken urn. For his mourners will be outcast men, And outcasts always mourn.”   Oscar Wilde

Answers to last week’s Heart Week Quiz here.  Rules and Leaderboard here.

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February 19, 2013 - Posted by | Quizzes | ,

20 Comments »

  1. Wow, I know none of these so they’re all guesses.

    1 – Edgar Allen Poe
    2 – JRR Tolkien
    3 – Robert Frost
    4 – Is this a free space? :)
    5 – F Scott Fitzgerald
    7 – HG Wells
    8 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    9 – Emily Dickinson
    10 – Oscar Wilde

    By the way, the picture of Gage in your sidebar never fails to make me smile.

    Comment by bermudaonion(Kathy) | February 19, 2013 | Reply

    • Are you trying to earn extra points by sucking up to a proud mom? It works! 1 point for you :) That plus the other 30 + the free space is a pretty good 41 points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013 | Reply

  2. Whew! This one is mega-hard. I have absolutely no idea about any of these. Total guessing. Probably a zero! LOL

    Oh, and there doesn’t seem to be a #4.

    1. HG Wells
    2. JRR Tolkien
    3. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    4. ??? F Scott Fitzgerald
    5. Emily Dickinson
    6. Robert Frost
    7. Oscar Wilde
    8. Edgar Allen Poe
    9. Jack London
    10. Kurt Vonnegut

    Comment by Kay | February 19, 2013 | Reply

    • You managed a couple and you get #4 for free so 30 respectable points for you.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013 | Reply

  3. 1. HG Wells
    2. JRR Tolkien
    3. Edgar Allan Poe
    4. (um, you have no epitaph #4 …) Kurt Vonnegut
    5. Robert Frost
    6. Emily Dickinson
    7. Jack London
    8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    9. F Scott Fitzgerald
    10. Oscar Wilde

    Comment by Word Lily | February 19, 2013 | Reply

    • 8 correct plus the freebie #4 (thanks for pointing that out!) gives you an awesome 90 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013 | Reply

  4. What a clever quiz!!!

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | February 19, 2013 | Reply

  5. Nope, this isn’t the week for me to do better on these quizzes! I do love them though and appreciate your hard work!

    (I hope you were able to spend some special time with your family.)

    Comment by Wrighty | February 19, 2013 | Reply

    • The time was too short but it was so good to be home and be together.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013 | Reply

  6. I’ve been thinking of you and your family! I just couldn’t get back to my computer for last week’s quiz, but am glad to be back for this week’s.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | February 19, 2013 | Reply

    • 1. Wells
      2. Tolkien
      3. Vonnegut
      4. ?Poe
      5. Frost
      6. Dickinson
      7. London
      8. Doyle
      9. Fitzgerald
      10. Wilde

      Not sure if my answers will count as I picked the brain of a smarty pants friend I honestly knew five of them for sure. ;)

      Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | February 23, 2013 | Reply

      • Well, anything but looking it up on the internet is acceptable to me :) 100 points for you and smarty pants.

        Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013

  7. Giving it a shot!

    1. HG Wells
    2. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. JRR Tolkien
    5. Oscar Wilde
    6. Robert Frost
    7. Emily Dickinson
    8. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    9. Jack London
    10. Kurt Vonnegut

    I probably got every one wrong. :)

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | February 20, 2013 | Reply

    • 30 points is a good score this week!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013 | Reply

  8. Sorry I missed last weeks quiz, this one looks super hard

    1. HG Wells and that’s all I got lol

    Comment by Teddyree | February 21, 2013 | Reply

  9. I have NO idea! I think Wilde is the one who had a lover’s quarrel with the world? Maybe? :) Tough one!

    Comment by Marie (@bostonbibliophl) | February 22, 2013 | Reply

  10. I don’t know any of them. But I’ll take a few guesses…
    Beren is probably Tolkien
    Called Back sounds like something Vonnegut would want on his tombstone
    I had a lover’s quarrel with the world… maybe Dickinson

    Now my head hurts. lol

    Comment by Leslie | February 23, 2013 | Reply

    • Well, your headache was good for 20 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | February 26, 2013 | Reply


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