N is for the Name Game Quiz – guessing closed

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For some authors, two names are just not enough.  Good luck giving me the first and last names of these authors from the past and present.

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.

No need to know all the answers, one guess and you’ll be eligible for a prize.  No Googling:)

The past

1. Harriet Beecher Stowe

2. Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. Laura Ingalls Wilder

4. Zora Neale Hurston

5. Edgar Allan Poe

6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

8. Louisa May Alcott

The present

9. Sarah Addison Allen

10. Mary/Carol Higgins Clark

11. George R.R. Martin

12. Joyce Carol Oates

13. Randy Wayne White

14. Orson Scott Card

15. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

16. Alexander McCall Smith

Answer’s to last week’s H Quiz here and to my Book Problem Quiz here.  Leaderboard here.

27 thoughts on “N is for the Name Game Quiz – guessing closed

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    Another fun quiz! I hope spelling doesn’t count.

    1. Harriet Stowe
    2. Ralph Emerson
    3. Laura Wilder
    4. Zora Hurston
    5.
    6. Elizabeth Browning
    7. Debbie O’Brien
    8. Connie Fowler
    9. Sarah Allen
    10, Mary Clark
    11. J Tolkien
    12. Joyce Oates
    13.
    14. Orson Card
    15.
    16.

  2. Word Lily says:

    1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    4. Zora Neale Huston
    5. Edger Allan Poe
    6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    7. Arthur Conan Doyle
    8. Louisa May Alcott (although Ina May Gaskin would work too, except she’s not past)
    9. Sarah Addison Allen
    10. Mary Higgins Clark
    11. John RR Tolkien
    12. Joyce Carol Oates
    13. John Wayne Gacy
    14. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    15. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    16. Alexander McCall Smith

    What about Lucy Maud Montgomery? Margaret Wise Brown? 😉

    • stacybuckeye says:

      LOL! I had to leave some names for next time. 94.5 points (5 points instead of 6.5 for Tolkien and Fitzgerald since they are in the past). You aren’t the only one to try a serial killer 🙂

    • stacybuckeye says:

      please join in! Just leave your answers in the comment section. You’ll be eligible for a prize 🙂
      The reason you don’t see guesses here yet is that I hide them until Sunday 🙂

  3. Janeal Falor says:

    I think I’ll be worse with these than the book covers, but here it goes with lots of blankness and guessing. (with no googling – sad day)

    The past

    1. Harriet Beecher Stove

    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    3. Laurie Ingalls _____?

    4. _____ Neale _____

    5. _____ Allan _____

    6. _____ Barrett _____

    7. _____ Conan _____

    8. _____ May _____

    The present

    9. Sarah Addison Allen

    10. Mary Higgins Clark
    11. J. R.R. Tolkin

    12. _____ Carol _____

    13. _____ Wayne _____

    14. F Scott Fiztgerald

    15. _____ Ruiz _____

    16. _____ McCall _____

    • stacybuckeye says:

      It’s my goal to make us all less reliant on Google 🙂 39 points! 5 points each (instead of 6.5) for Tolkien and Fitzgerald since they are past not present.
      Thanks for finding me and joining the fun 🙂

  4. Kay says:

    1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    4. Zora Neale Hudson
    5. Edgar Allan Poe
    6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    7. Arthur Conan Doyle
    8. Louisa May Alcott
    9. Sara Addison Allen
    10. Mary Higgins Clark or also Carol Higgins Clark
    11. George R R Martin or J. R. R. Tolkien
    12.
    13.
    14. All I’ve got here is Francis Scott Key – not an author – not the present – LOL
    15.
    16. Alexander McCall Smith

    That’s all I’ve got right now. I suspect I will kick myself about some of the ones that won’t come to me. 🙂

  5. hmsgofita says:

    1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    5. Edgar Allan Poe
    7. Arthur Conan Doyle
    8. Louisa May Alcott
    9. Sarah Addison Allen
    11. George R.R. Martin
    16. Alexander McCall Smith

    Toughies!

  6. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) says:

    !. Harrriet Beecher Stowe
    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    4. Zora Neale Huston
    5. Edgar Allan Poe
    6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    7. Arthur Conan Doyle
    8. Louisa May Alcott
    9. Sarah Addison Allen
    10. Mary Higgins Clark or daughter Carol Higgins Clark
    11. George R.R. Martin
    12. Joyce Carol Oats
    13. The only name I can think of is the serial killer
    14. Orson Scott Carad
    15. Carlos Ruiz Zafron
    16. Alexander McCall Smith

  7. softdrink says:

    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Zora Neale Hurston
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Louisa May Alcott

    Sarah Addison Allen
    Mary Higgins Clark
    J. R,R. Tolkein or George R.R. Martin
    Joyce Carol Oates
    John Wayne Gacy (pretty sure that’s not who you’re looking for)
    F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald (not so present, so prolly not right, either)
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Alexander McCall Smith

  8. Tara says:

    Another fun week 🙂 Here’s my guesses:

    1- Harriet Beecher Stowe
    2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3- Laura Ingalls Wilder
    4- ?
    5- Edgar Allan Poe
    6- ?
    7- Arthur Conan Doyle
    8- Louisa May Alcott
    9- ?
    10-Mary Higgins Clark
    11- George R.R. Martin
    12- ?
    13- ?
    14- Orson Scott Card
    15- ?
    16- Alexander McCall Smith

  9. rhapsodyinbooks says:

    Do we have to spell correctly? LOL

    1. Harriett Beecher Stowe
    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    4. Zora Neale Hurston
    5. Edgar Allan Poe
    6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    7. Arthur Conan Doyle
    8. Louisa May Alcott
    15. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    (clearly I’m better with the past than the present!)

  10. Leslie says:

    Finally, a quiz where I know the answer to more than one question!
    1 Harriet Beecher Stowe
    2 Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3 Laura Ingalls Wilder
    5 Edgar Allan Poe
    6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    7 Arthur Conan Doyle
    8 Louisa May Alcott
    10 Mary Higgins Clark
    11 J. R.R. Tolkien
    12 Joyce Carol Oates
    13 Randy Wayne White
    14 F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’ll have to see if I can do a better job of stumping you this week. You were the only one to get Randy Wayne White correct 🙂 76.5 points. (5 points for both Tolkien and Fitzgerald since they are not here)

      • Leslie says:

        That’s funny that I was the only one. I recently listened to one of his books (Gone) and didn’t like it so the name was still fresh in my mind.

  11. Teddyree says:

    You do the ‘bestest’ quizzes Stacy 🙂

    1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder
    4.
    5. Edgar Allan Poe
    6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    7. Arthur Conan Doyle
    8. Louisa May Alcott
    9. Sarah Adderson Allen
    10. Mary Higgins Clark
    11. J. R.R. Tolkien
    12. Joyce Carol Oates
    13.
    14. F Scott Fitzgerald
    15. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    16.

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