With the permission of author Richard Lederer, I shall occasionally test your literacy knowledge using his deck of trivia cards. The trivia categories are Author, Title, Texts, and The Bible. Are you up to the challenge? I know I have found many of the cards beyond my current knowledge bank.
Trivia Category: Title
Card: Playing the Numbers Game When a number of books he had lent were not returned, Sir Walter Scott quipped, "My friends may not be good in mathematics, but they are excellent book-keepers." Authors are sometimes unmathematical, but the numbers they place in some of their titles are often significant to the stories themselves. Using the name of each author and each embedded number below, provide the title of each work. (Jett's addition: the numbers are part of the title, not the number of titles including numbers by each author).
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1)
Ken Kese (1)
T. H. White (1)
William Shakespeare (2)
Charles Dickens (2)
Richard Henry Dana (2)
Alexandre Dumas (3)
Anton Chekhov (3)
John Dos Passos (3)
T. S. Eliot (4)
Below are the answers, but hidden. You didn't want to be tempted did you? To unhide the answers, click and drag your mouse to the bottom of the page. The answers will "appear" in the highlighted area.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Once and Future King
Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Two Noble Kinsmen (with John Fletcher)