IT’s a Clownish Quiz – guessing closed

Coming up with an IT quiz that lots of people could participate in was just too hard, so I came up with a quiz full of clowns, circuses and carnivals.  Really, the opposite of It, but too bad 🙂

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.

1. The main characters of this book about circus life were played by these two stars on the big screen  Like Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2. Ray Bradbury wrote a classic about carnivals.  What’s the title of this good vs. evil tale? Something Wicked This Way Comes

3. The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy about the Barnum & Bailey tent fire of 1944 was written by what author, a book blogger fave these days?  Stewart O’Nan

4. The World’s Thinnest Man is working in PT Barnum’s American Museum in this 2010 novel.  The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno by Ellen Bryson

5. The Binewskis are one odd family of carnies in this 1989 novel, a National Book Award Nominee.  Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

6. If you’re looking to visit the circus during the day this is not the story for you.  The Night Circus by Ellen Bryson

7. First published in 1984 this Dean Koontz book has a girl who joined a traveling carnival and ended up killing her own child.  Twenty-five years later the carnival is coming back.  The Funhouse

8. The subtitle of this book is, The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived.  Madoc by Ralph Helfer

9. “All ready to put up the tents for my circus

I think I will call it the Circus McGurkus

The Circus McGurkus!The World’s Greatest Show

On the face of the earth, or wherever you go!”

Name that book or author.  If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss

10. And this one sounds the closest to IT.  “You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You’re joining the circus. Ain’t that the best news you ever got?” Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old.”  The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott

Answers to last week’s Mystery Writers Quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

And I want to thank Nise once again for her great Michigan Authors quiz.  She got 100 big ones and you can too if you want to try and stump your fellow bookies.

16 thoughts on “IT’s a Clownish Quiz – guessing closed

  1. Kay says:

    1. Water For Elephants
    6. The Night Circus
    9. Dr. Seuss

    A couple of others are on the tip of my tongue, but I can’t think of the titles. 😦

    Good quiz this week!

  2. Word Lily says:

    1. Water for Elephants
    2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    3. Stewart O’Nan
    4. The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
    5. Geek Love
    6. The Night Circus
    7.
    8. Modoc
    9. Dr. Seuss!
    10. The Pilo Family Circus

  3. softdrink says:

    1. Like Water for Elephants
    2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    3. Pennywise
    4. Pennywise
    5. Geek Love
    6. Pennywise
    7. Pennywise
    8. Penny wise
    9. Dr Seuss??
    10. Pennywise

    😉

  4. Teddyree says:

    1. Water For Elephants
    2. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    3. Stewart O’Nan
    4. The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
    5.
    6. Night Circus
    7. The Funhouse
    8. Modoc
    9. Dr Seuss
    10.

    I’ve never been a fan of the circus or clowns, must have read too many creepy books 😉

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