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State of Ohio Quiz – Guessing Closed

To further my obsession with the #1 ranked Buckeyes this quiz is all about Ohio fiction authors.  See how well you know the authors of my state.  This is the last week of Round 1 (looks like there are 3 people in the running for the top spot) so make your guesses even if you haven’t participated yet and you’ll be eligible to win a prize.  I’ll have Gage randomly select a second winner on Sunday :)  You have until noon on Friday to submit your answers.  Each question worth 10 points.

A few rules…No cheating.  No looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system…Your first answers will be the only ones accepted…Have fun!  This round for every participant I have (currently at $32I will put in a $ for a B&N gift card or a Babies R Us gift card for the winner. Even if you play only once you are eligible to win the second prize (something special I pick out) and you will be adding money to the kitty for the winner.  

Last week’s quiz and point tally here.  The results of last week’s quiz here.  Current Leaderboard here.

1. This Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning African-American author was born right here in northeast Ohio.  One of her most famous novels was set in Ohio after the Civil War.  Toni Morrison

2. This Ohio-born author also received her MFA in Fiction from OSU.  Many of her light women’s fiction novels are set in small towns in Ohio, her latest has a red cover with a plush red chair and is set in southern Ohio.  Jennifer Crusie

3. This bestselling women’s fiction author spent 12 years in Cleveland and her Ministry is Murder series is set in Ohio.  Emilie Richards

4. This Ohio born author was most famous for his novel set in Winesburg.  Sherwood Anderson

5. Quite a few times I’ve written about this Cleveland transplant, who writes a great mystery series set in Cleveland, even reviewing one of his books earlier this year.  Feel free to browse on my blog to find his name.  Les Roberts

6. This OSU alumni and former English professor is now a successful author who writes historicals (Elizabeth I series), suspense (Maple Creek Amish series) and romances.   Karen Harper

7. The author of the Kent Family Chronicles and the North and South trilogy earned his MA in American Literature from Ohio State.  John Jakes

8. The author of the Goosebumps series earned his degree from Ohio State in 1965.  RL Stine

9. This author was born in Cleveland Heights and still lives there today.  Her book, Some Things That Stay, won awards for debut fiction and she has gone on to write three more.  Sarah Willis

10. This stand-up comedian, turned actor is well known for his manic personality and his all black wardrobe.  He also wrote a book about his battle with alcoholism.  He’s a 1969 OSU grad.  Richard Lewis

BONUS- This Cleveland born/OSU grad actress is also the daughter of a well known Cleveland Plain Dealer writer.  She currently stars on the funny sitcom The Middle.  Patricia Heaton

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March 22, 2011 - Posted by | Quizzes

28 Comments »

  1. 1 Toni Morrison (Beloved)
    2 Jennifer Crusie (Maybe This Time)
    3 Emilie Richards
    4 ?
    5 Les Roberts
    6 Karen Harper
    7 John Jakes
    8 R.L. Stine
    9 Sarah Willis
    10 Richard Lewis
    Bonus – Patricia Heaton

    Comment by Nise' | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • 90 points plus the bonus 10. Will it be enough for a third victory?

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. Ach! I know almost nothing about Ohio!!!

    8. R.L. Stine
    10. Drew Carey????

    Comment by StephanieD | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Well, you got 10 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hmmm…let’s see if I know any of these at all. I am quite miffed that my Texas Longhorns lost their game – it’s a shame – their season kind of went out with a pfft! Good luck to your guys, Stacy!

    1. Toni Morrison ?
    2. Jennifer Crusie ?
    3. Emilie Richards
    4.
    5. Les Roberts
    6.
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L. Stine
    9.
    10.

    No Bonus guess – however, Lesa Holstine of Lesa’s Book Critiques is from Ohio! LOL

    Comment by Kay | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • 60 points! My Buckeyes didn’t fare much better than your Longhorns :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  4. 1. Toni Morrison
    3. Emilie Richards
    5. Les Roberts
    6. Karen Harper
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L. Stine

    These were tough!

    Comment by Heather | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • 60 points is good :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  5. 1. Toni Morrison
    5. Les Roberts
    And while I really doubt this is right, I’m going with Andrew Dice Clay for #10.

    Not a good week for me!

    Comment by softdrink | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • 20 points it is :) It was a tough week.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  6. 1. Toni Morrison
    2. Jennifer Crusie
    3. Emilie Richards
    4.Sherwood Anderson
    5. Les Roberts
    6. Karen Harper
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L Stine
    9. Sarah Willis
    10.

    Bonus – Patricia Heaton

    Comment by Misha | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • 90 + 10 = 100 hard earned points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  7. #5 = Les Roberts (thanks for letting me search!)
    #10 = Richard Lewis (I’m guessing?)

    That’s it. That’s all I’ve got. Not the best way to wrap up the quiz round. But it’s been fun! Thanks as always for your hard work.

    Comment by Bumbles | March 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Good guess! 20 points.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  8. 2. Jennifer Crusie
    3. Emilie Richards
    5. Les Roberts
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L. Stine
    9. Sarah Willis

    Comment by pinkflipflops | March 23, 2011 | Reply

    • 60 points for the pregnant lady :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  9. 1. Alice Walker
    7. John Jakes
    8. RL Stine

    Comment by Staci | March 24, 2011 | Reply

    • 20 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  10. 3. Emilie Richards
    5. Les Roberts
    6. Karen Harper
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L. Stine
    9. Richard Lewis

    Comment by Carol M | March 24, 2011 | Reply

    • 60 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  11. 1. Toni Morrison
    2.
    3. Emilie Richards
    4.
    5. Les Roberts
    6. Karen Harper
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L. Stine
    9. Sarah Willis
    10. Richard Lewis
    Bonus: Patricia Heaton

    This one was rough!

    Comment by Word Lily | March 24, 2011 | Reply

    • 80 + 10. Can you hold on to your lead?

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  12. Ok, I am really, really sorry but it seems I know crap about Ohio Authors

    1 Toni Morrison
    2
    3
    4
    5 Les Roberts
    6
    7 John Jakes – loved his books!
    8 R.L. Stine
    9
    10 Richard Lewis
    Bonus: Patricia Heaton

    Comment by Jennifer Rayment | March 24, 2011 | Reply

    • 60 points it is. That’s a pretty good score for a non Ohioan :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  13. 1. Toni Morrison
    2. Jennifer Crusie (I remember the cover!)
    3. Emilie Richards
    4. Sherwood Anderson
    5. Les Roberts (Followed your hint. I hope i got it right :)
    6. Karen Harper
    7. John Jakes
    8. R.L. Stine (I love Goosebumps series:)
    9. Sarah Willis
    10. Richard Lewis

    bonus : Patricia Heaton

    Comment by Mariska | March 24, 2011 | Reply

    • 110 points! Best score this week :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  14. I’m afraid I only know two.
    #3 – Emilie Richardson
    #6 – Karen Harper

    Comment by Margot | March 25, 2011 | Reply

    • Good for 20 points and to add another $1 to the winner’s prize :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 28, 2011 | Reply


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