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Independent Booksellers Week 2010 Book Quiz. With thanks to Chiswick Book Festival. Chapter 2 Surprised by Joy. The Questions. Question 1. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Question 2. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

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Independent Booksellers Week 2010Book Quiz

With thanks to Chiswick Book Festival


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Chapter 2Surprised by Joy

The Questions


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Question 1

  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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Question 2

  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy


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Question 3

  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  • A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh


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Question 4

  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  • A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

  • Holy Dread by James Lees Milne


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Question 5

  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  • A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

  • Holy Dread by James Lees Milne

  • The Stars’ Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry


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Question 6

  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  • A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh

  • Holy Dread by James Lees Milne

  • The Stars’ Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry

  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


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Question 7

  • A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym


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Question 8

  • A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

  • The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie


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Question 9

  • A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

  • The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (and Stephen King)

  • The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury


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Question 10

  • A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

  • The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (and Stephen King)

  • The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury

  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pulman


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Question 11

  • A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

  • The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (and Stephen King)

  • The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury

  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pulman

  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, The Golden Bowl by Henry James, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


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Question 12

  • A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym

  • The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (and Stephen King)

  • The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury

  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pulman

  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

  • After Many A Summer by Aldous Huxley


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Surprised by Joy

The Answers


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Answer 1

“Already with thee! tender is the night,

And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne

Cluster'd around by all her starry Fays

But here there is no light,

Save what from heaven is with the breezes blow

Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.”

- KEATS: Ode to a Nightingale


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Answer 2

“That is no country for old men. The young

In one another's arms, birds in the trees

- Those dying generations - at their song,

The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,

Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long

Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.”

YEATS: Sailing to Byzantium


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Answer 3

“And I will show you something different from either 

Your shadow at morning striding behind 

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”

T.S. ELIOT: The Waste Land


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Answer 4

“Weave a circle round him thrice,

And close your eyes with holy dread,

For he on honey-dew hath fed,

And drunk the milk of Paradise.”

COLERIDGE: Kubla Khan


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Answer 5

“We are merely the stars tennis-balls, struck and bandied which way please them.”

WEBSTER: The Duchess of Malfi


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Answer 6

“I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind,

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: Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae


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Answer 7

“When God at first made man,

Having a glasse of blessings standing by;

Let us (said he) poure on him all we can:

Let the worlds riches, which dispersed lie,

Contract into a span.”

GEORGE HERBERT: The Pulley


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Answer 8

“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.”

EDWARD FITZGERALD: The Rubayat of Omar Kayyam


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Answer 9

“I will find out where she has gone,

And kiss her lips and take her hands;

And walk among long dappled grass,

And pluck till time and times are done

The silver apples of the moon,

The golden apples of the sun.”

YEATS: The Song of Wandering Aengus


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Answer 10

“…Into this wilde Abyss,

The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave,

Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire,

But all these in their pregnant causes mixt

Confus’dly, and which thus must ever fight,

Unless th’Almighty Maker them ordain

His dark materials to create more Worlds…”

MILTON: Paradise Lost


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Answer 11

“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.”

“Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.”

“The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.”

ECCLESIASTES


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Answer 12

“The woods decay, the woods decay and fall,

The vapors weep their burthen to the ground,

Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath,

And after many a summer dies the swan.”

TENNYSON: Tithonus


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