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.

20 thoughts on “Epitaph Quiz – guessing closed

  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.

  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

  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

  4. 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.)

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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

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