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Michigan Author Quiz – guessing closed

I always welcome you all to come up with a guest quiz and Nise has taken me up on the offer.  When she sent it to me (without answers) I felt just like all you must you feel every week and this may lead to a kindler, gentler quizmaster 🙂  Good luck everyone and Thank you, NISE!

FIRST TIMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!

You have until noon Sunday to submit your answers as a comment.  Comment will be hidden until I post the answers.  No Googling! The person with the most points this round 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.

In 1837, Michigan and Ohio signed a truce after a brief skirmish over the hotly contested property of the Toledo Strip. Ohio might have gotten the fair city of Toledo, but in exchange Michigan got the riches of the Upper Peninsula. Stacy has quizzed us on Ohio authors so I thought I would follow her example and quiz you on Michigan Authors. See if you can identify them with these clues. Each of them has a connection to Michigan, many still do!  (Use the photo for some help)
1.     This children’s writer has twice won the Caldecott Medal. Robin Williams starred in the movie made from one of his winning books.  He was born in Grand Rapids and attended the University of Michigan. Chris Van Allsburg
2.     This Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award-winning children’s author was born and raised in Flint, Michigan which has been used as a prominent setting in several stories including The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963  Christopher Paul Curtis
3.     This best-selling author born in  Port Huron Michigan has had her books made into movies. Her third novel met with critical success as few writers, let alone black women, were able to shift from their own sensitive feminine side to a construction working male lover like she did with Franklin and Zora.  Terry McMillan
4.     He was born in Flint and is a documentary filmmaker, nonfiction writer, Oscar-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, and vocal critic of the right.  Michael Moore
5.     This Kalamazoo author won a National Book Award for fiction for her novel that follows a handful of characters through a year of horse races in the West Virginia back country.  Jaimy Gordon
6.     In this 8th novel featuring Alex McKnight, , the 2006 Michigan Author Award winner, leads us on a suspenseful adventure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  He was born and raised in Detroit.  Steve Hamilton
7.     This author had a successful career in the NHL as a player and then coached a Stanley Cup winning team.  He was born in Grand Rapids and raised in my hometown of Grand Haven, where he lives today.  Dan Bylsma
8.     Grand Haven plays a role in this tale of family, changes and love by this Grand Rapids author. Her latest book covers the subject of hoarding.  Kristina Riggle
9.     This author Retired from teaching and began her writing career in 2007.  She writes romance for the heart and fiction for the soul. I have a personal connection to her novel, Tender Vow.  She was born and raised in West Michigan.  Sharlene MacLaren
10.  This Chelsea resident wrote about a college student who gets into a car accident while driving with his girlfriend Nicole, who is tragically killed.  Her third novel about a woman’s survivor’s guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart was made into a movie starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood in 07.  Laura Kasischke
For a bonus of 10 pts name the author, TV show, movie and book
11.  He grew up in Birmingham, MI. He began his career as a stand-up comedian.  His first book topped the New York times bestseller list propelling him into an unprecedented ‘Trifecta’—he had the #1 rated television show, the #1 box office smash hit movie, and the #1 bestselling book all in the same week in 1994.  Tim Allen, Home Improvement – The Santa Clause-Don’t Stand TO Close To A Naked Man

October 2, 2012 - Posted by | Quizzes | ,

27 Comments »

  1. Without googling I don’t think I can answer any of these. That makes me feel very unknowledgeable for a bookie. Of course I may be reading different genres. 🙂 Thanks for sharing a fun quiz.

    Comment by MarthaE | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. I’m appalled that Michigan is where my hometown (Midland) is and I only know maybe a couple, possibly only one. Well, here goes…

    1.
    2.
    3.
    4. Michael Moore
    5.
    6.
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    8.
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    10.
    11. Tim Allen

    Yup, that’s about it. Sad, very sad. New to do item. Brush up on Michigan authors! Thanks for the quiz!

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  3. Wow, wow, wow. There are several of these that might be in my head somewhere, but I’m having a really hard time finding them. 🙂

    OK, I recognize the cover the top left book, but I can’t think of the title or the author. Sad. I can see the POLAR EXPRESS, but…sigh. I can see the Alex McNight book is MISERY BAY (I think), but I haven’t read that mystery series. I can see Michael Moore.

    The bonus question individual should be on the tip of my tongue, but it’s not. Nise, I think you have totally stumped me. Could I get a bonus point for knowing that Staci (Life in the Thumb) is from Michigan? LOL

    Comment by Kay | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  4. Boy, I feel dumb. I think #1 is Chris Van Allsburg and #4 is Michael Moore

    Comment by bermudaonion(Kathy) | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  5. 2. Christopher Paul Curtis
    4, Michael Moore
    6. Steve Hamilton
    9. Sharlene MacLaren
    10. Tim Allen, Home Improvement

    Comment by The Many Thoughts of a Reader | October 2, 2012 | Reply

    • 47 points for the fellow Michiganer 🙂 Is that the right word?

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 8, 2012 | Reply

  6. I’m not feeling to smart right now! I can’t answer any of these!

    Comment by Carol M | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  7. 1. VanAllsburg, Chris (had no idea he was from Michigan)
    2.Christopher Paul Curtis
    3. That’s sad seeing how I live so close to Port Huron and have no idea who this is!
    4. Michael Moore
    8. Kristina Riggle
    11. Tim the Tool Man! Allen

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  8. I got nuthin’.

    Comment by softdrink | October 2, 2012 | Reply

    • If you can come up with an IT quiz for next week you get 100 points 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 8, 2012 | Reply

  9. I have a newfound respect and appreciation for Stacy in creating her quizzes! It is hard work! Good luck to all.

    Comment by Nise' | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  10. Argh my brain hurts Nise 😉

    2. I recognise the cover and I know the author is a guy but just can’t remember his name … Chris??? something
    6. Steve Hamilton

    11. Tim Allen, Home Improvement, The Santa Clause, Don’t Stand Too Close To A Naked Man

    Comment by Teddyree | October 3, 2012 | Reply

  11. 2. Christopher Paul Curtis

    and I’m out.

    Comment by Word Lily | October 6, 2012 | Reply

  12. 1. Van allsburg
    3. Terry McMillan
    4. Michael Moore
    9. Kristina Riggle
    Bonus- Tim Allen – Home Improvement, Santa Clause?, Knock Me on the Head with a Hammer 😉

    Comment by stacybuckeye | October 8, 2012 | Reply

    • 48 points 🙂 I knew Riggle was on there somewhere, LOL.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 8, 2012 | Reply

  13. Thank you all for giving my quiz a try! I honestly thought it was easier than it turned out to be.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | October 11, 2012 | Reply

    • LOL! That’s how I feel most weeks 😉 I thought it was lots of fun. Thanks!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 12, 2012 | Reply

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