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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.

April 16, 2013 - Posted by | Quizzes |

27 Comments »

  1. 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.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • 63.5 points. You got 5 instead of 6.5 for Connie May Fowler, a real author but in the present. I did laugh at Conan O’Brien though 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 21, 2013 | Reply

  2. 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? 😉

    Comment by Word Lily | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • 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 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 21, 2013 | Reply

  3. I know every single one from the past, and maybe two from the present!

    Hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge! Here’s mine from today: A Girl and her Diary

    Comment by stephscottil | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • 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 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 16, 2013 | Reply

  4. 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 _____

    Comment by Janeal Falor | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • 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 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 21, 2013 | Reply

  5. 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. 🙂

    Comment by Kay | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • I wish I could give you extra points for the ones you gave 2 answers for! 77 points (I took off 1 point for Hudson)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 21, 2013 | Reply

  6. 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!

    Comment by hmsgofita | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • All those are correct for 58.5 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 21, 2013 | Reply

  7. Yikes! I could only get a few of them and i considered myself a reader! Stopping by from the challenge 🙂

    Comment by Another Clean Slate | April 16, 2013 | Reply

  8. !. 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

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | April 16, 2013 | Reply

  9. 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

    Comment by softdrink | April 16, 2013 | Reply

    • It’s niceto see you back 🙂 5 points for Fitzgerald, non for the serial killer and you end up with 96 points! Good week.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 22, 2013 | Reply

  10. 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

    Comment by Tara | April 16, 2013 | Reply

  11. 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!)

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | April 17, 2013 | Reply

    • I see no spelling mistakes 🙂 I have a bunch more from the past so I’m sure you’ll see a quiz like this one again. 58.5 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 22, 2013 | Reply

  12. 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

    Comment by Leslie | April 18, 2013 | Reply

    • 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)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 22, 2013 | Reply

      • 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.

        Comment by Leslie | May 3, 2013

  13. 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.

    Comment by Teddyree | April 18, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you Sheree 🙂 81.5 points (5 points for Tolkien and Fitz sincethey are not present)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 22, 2013 | Reply

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