Writers Lost in 2011 Quiz – guessing closed

Tuesday Quizzes are back!  Are you as excited as I am?  My first quiz of the year is always writers that died the year before.  Writers being loosely defined in some cases 🙂  10 points for each correct answer.

You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling! 

This round starts today and will last til the end of March.  The person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.

Have fun and Good Luck!

1. Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum are the feline stars of The Cat Who Series created by this author.  Lilian Jackson Braun (6-20-1913/6-4-2011)

2. This English author wrote the beloved Redwall series.  Brian Jacques (6-15-1911/2-5-2011)

3. She won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as being inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.  Her most recognizable series was set on the planet of Pern.  Anne McCaffrey (4-1-1926/11-21-2011)

4. This journalist, author and famous atheist was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair.  His autobiography, Hitch-22, was published in 2010.  Christopher Hitchens (4-13-1949/12-15-2011)

5. This American expatriate YA author is best known for his book Ridley Walker.  Russell Hoban (2-4-1925/12-15-2011)

6. Famed comic book writer who co-created Captain America.  Joe Simon (10-11-1913/12-14-2011)

7. This Irish-born British author wrote 7 books including Damage, the basis of the 1992 Jeremy Irons film of the same name.  Josephine Hart (3-1-1942/6-2-2011)

8. A British author best known for writing The Sheep-Big, the book the movie Babe was based on.  Dick-King Smith (3-27-1922/1-4-2011)

9. This beloved cartoonist wrote the long-running comic, Family Circus.  Bil Keane (10-25-1922/11-8-2011)

10. The screen legend wrote a few books about weight loss and jewelry and a children’s book titled Nibbles & Me about her time as a child star.  Elizabeth Taylor (2-27-1932/3-23-2-11)

34 thoughts on “Writers Lost in 2011 Quiz – guessing closed

  1. Kay says:

    Yea! I’m ready!

    1. Lillian Jackson Braun
    2. Brian Jacques
    3. Anne McCaffrey
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7. something with a J Hart, I think
    8.
    9. Bil Keane
    10. Liz Taylor

    Whew! Tough indeed. I had no idea about several of them and that #7 will come to me just after I send this I’m sure. LOL

  2. Jennifer says:

    Got me good this time Stacey! I blame the fact that my toddler woke me up at 4am and my 10 yr old didn`t go to bed till 2am LOL!

    1 Lilian Jackson Braun
    2 Brian Jacques
    3 Anne McCaffrey
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9 Bill Keane
    10 Elizabeth Taylor

  3. Staci says:

    1. Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum are the feline stars of The Cat Who Series created by this author.
    Lillian Braun

    2. This English author wrote the beloved Redwall series.
    Brian jacques (many of my boy readers were very upset about this one.)

    3. She won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as being inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Her most recognizable series was set on the planet of Pern.
    Anne McCaffrey

    4. This journalist, author and famous atheist was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. His autobiography, Hitch-22, was published in 2010.

    5. This American expatriate YA author is best known for his book Ridley Walker.

    6. Famed comic book writer who co-created Captain America.

    7. This Irish-born British author wrote 7 books including Damage, the basis of the 1992 Jeremy Irons film of the same name.

    8. A British author best known for writing The Sheep-Big, the book the movie Babe was based on.
    King-Smith

    9. This beloved cartoonist wrote the long-running comic, Family Circus.

    10. The screen legend wrote a few books about weight loss and jewelry and a children’s book titled Nibbles & Me about her time as a child star.

  4. Caspette says:

    1. I cant remember her name but I am sad she has passed. I do actually rather like that series!

    The rest I have no idea but its sad you were able to get 10.

  5. Care says:

    1. Lillian Braun
    2.
    3. I should know this one because I *think* she might be from Kansas. Could be wrong, too. No name is coming to mind sadly.
    4. christopher Hitchens
    9. bill Keane
    10. Liz Taylor?

  6. Amy says:

    I am going to enter but will also embarass myself! I don’t know the answers to most of these questions and my memory also has a knack for deserting me at times like these!
    1. Lillian Jackson Braun
    2. Brian Jacques
    3. Anne McCaffrey
    4. Christopher Hitchens
    5.
    6.
    7. Josephine Hart
    8. Dick King Smith
    9. Bil Keane
    10.

    It’s almost noon and although one of these is on the tip of my tongue, the answer isn’t coming! ack!

    Aimala127@gmail.com

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