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Monday, March 23, 2015

Literary March Madness

In a world overrun by sports fanatics (no, I do not fault you if you fall into this category), those of us who prefer the entertainment and magic of the written word must band together in encouraging one another and sharing our thoughts. In short, we deserve the fun of a March Madness event, too. ;)
The Tansy Patch invites you to compete in its own Literary March Madness.

  Vote by typing your choices in the comments section or, if you are a facebook friend, you may message me at The Tansy Patch blogspot with your answers! This contest is open for one week--until March 30; The results will be posted here at The Tansy Patch on March 31. Let the games begin!

Category 1: Opinion Questions

1. Which literary place do you prefer?
     a. Green Town, Illinois 
     b. Maycomb County
     c. Pemberley
     d. Thornfield Hall

2. Which is your favorite literary hero?
     a. Gilbert Blythe
     b. Atticus Finch
     c. Edward Rochester
     d. Professor Bhaer

3. Which is your favorite literary heroine?
     a. Anne Shirley
     b. Emma Woodhouse
     c. Jo March
     d. Ramona Quimby

4. Which is your favorite detective?
     a. Sherlock Holmes
     b. Miss Marple
     c. Nancy Drew
     d. Hercule Poirot

5. If you could meet one author, which would you choose?
     a. Charles Dickens
     b. C. S. Lewis
     c. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     d. William Shakespeare

6. If you could meet one authoress, which would you choose?
    a. Louisa May Alcott
    b. Agatha Christie
    c. Lucy Maud Montgomery
    d. Jane Austen

7.  If you could visit one literary land, which would you choose?
     a. Neverland
     b. Narnia
     c. Wonderland
     d. Middle Earth

Category 2: Famous First Lines
Which novels began with these famous lines?

8. "No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her to be born an heroine."
     a. Sense and Sensibility
     b. Little Women
     c.  A Little Princess
     d. Northanger Abbey

9. "Marley was dead, to begin with."
     a. The Hound of the Baskervilles
     b. A Christmas Carol
     c. And Then There Were None
     d. Murder on the Orient Express

10. "Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderly again."
     a. Jane Eyre
     b. And Then There Were None
     c. Rebecca
     d. The Scarlet Letter

11. "Whether I turn out the be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
     a. Great Expectations
     b. A Tale of Two Cities
     c. Oliver Twist
     d. David Copperfield

12. "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
     a. The Hobbit
     b. The Fellowship of the Ring
     c. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
     d. The Last Battle

13. "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
     a. Wives and Daughters
     b. Pride and Prejudice
     c. Emma
     d. Gone With the Wind

14. "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."
     a. Rebecca
     b. Anne of Green Gables
     c. Jane Eyre
     d. Emma

15. "When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen."
     a. The Story Girl
     b. Ballet Shoes
     c. The Secret Garden
     d. A Little Princess

Thank you for participating in Literary March Madness at The Tansy Patch!

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