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Old School Quiz – guessing closed

When I first started doing quizzes in 2009 I focused on classics so for this first quiz of the new round of quizzes (please join in!) I thought I’d go back to the Classics.  I’ll be giving you a one sentence review (I’m using the Webster’s Dictionary of American Authors) of past Pulitzer Prize winners and since it’s the first quiz of the round I’ll even give you the choices with the year they won the Pulitzer.  Leave your answers in a comment.

No Googling or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system 🙂  Play every week or just one time, you are always welcome 🙂  It only takes once to be eligible for a prize. 

Titles-The Age of Innocence (1921), All the King’s Men (1947), Beloved (1988), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1928), The Confessions of Nat Turner (1968), The Good Earth (1932), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Old Man and the Sea (1953), To Kill A Mockingbird (1961), The Yearling (1939)

1. It concerns an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago who finally catches a magnificent fish after weeks of not catching anything.  The Old Man and the Sea

2. The work presents a picture of upper-class New York Society in the late 19th century.  The Age of Innocence

3. It takes place in a small Alabama town in the 1930’s and is told from the point of view of six-year-old Jean Louise Finch.  To Kill A Mockingbird

4. The story concerns the rise and fall of Willie Stark, a character modeled on Huey Long, the governor of Louisiana during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.  All the King’s Men

5. A fictional account of the Virginia slave revolt of 1831, the novel is narrated by the leader of the rebellion.   The Confessions of Nat Turner

6. Set in the backwoods of northern Florida, the story concerns the relationship between 12-year-old Jody Baxter and Flag, the fawn he adopts.   The Yearling

7. The plot centers on five travelers in 18th century Peru who are killed when a bridge across a canyon collapses.   The Bridge of San Luis Rey

8. The work examines the destructive legacy of slavery, as it chronicles the life of a black woman named Sethe.   Beloved

9. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers.   The Grapes of Wrath

10. [It] follows the life of Wang Lung, from his beginnings as an impoverished peasant to his eventual position as a prosperous landowner.   The Good Earth

October 7, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

19 Comments »

  1. I love your quizzes even though I’m not very good at them.

    1 – The Old Man and the Sea
    2 – The Age of Innocence
    3 – To Kill a Mockingbird
    4 – All the King’s Men
    5 – The Confessions of Nat Turner
    6 – The Yearling
    7 – The Bridge of San Luis Rey
    8 – Beloved
    9 – The Grapes of Wrath
    10 – The Good Earth

    Comment by BermudaOnion | October 7, 2015 | Reply

    • You’re pretty good this week! Perfect score 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 13, 2015 | Reply

  2. 1. The Old Man and the Sea
    2. The Age of Innocence
    3. To Kill a Mockingbird
    4. All the King’s Men
    5. The Confessions of Nat Turner
    6. The Yearling
    7. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
    8. Beloved
    9. The Grapes of Wrath
    10. The Good Earth

    Comment by Word Lily | October 7, 2015 | Reply

  3. As time allows I will hide the comments I post the answers 🙂 Don’t worry you aren’t the only one guessing!

    Comment by stacybuckeye | October 7, 2015 | Reply

  4. Well, this is depressing. I only know a few this week (classics obviously aren’t my thing….)

    1- The Old Man and the Sea
    3- To Kill a Mockingbird
    4- All the King’s Men
    9- The Grapes of Wrath

    Comment by Tara | October 7, 2015 | Reply

    • Or wait, was I supposed to give the authors? I might have misread the directions, ha!

      Comment by Tara | October 7, 2015 | Reply

      • UGH, sorry I hit send too soon ….

        1- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
        2- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
        4- All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
        9- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

        Comment by Tara | October 7, 2015

      • No authors necessary 🙂

        Comment by stacybuckeye | October 7, 2015

    • 40 points! No classics next week 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 13, 2015 | Reply

  5. Yay, the quizzes are back!! Love them. Thanks for taking the time to do this fun activity for us, Stacy!

    1. The Old Man and The Sea
    2. The Age of Innocence
    3. To Kill A Mockingbird
    4 .All The King’s Men
    5. The Confessions of Nat Turner
    6. The Yearling
    7.The Bridge of San Luis Rey
    8. Beloved
    9. The Grapes Of Wrath
    10. The Good Earth

    Comment by Kay | October 7, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks for always playing 🙂 100 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 13, 2015 | Reply

  6. 1. The Old Man and the Sea
    2. The Age of Innocence
    3. To Kill a Mockingbird
    4. All the King’s Men
    5. The Confessions of Nat Turner
    6. The Yearling
    7. The Bridges of San Luis Rey
    8. Beloved
    9. The Grapes of Wrath
    10. The Good Earth

    Comment by hmsgofita | October 7, 2015 | Reply

    • good to see you 🙂 100 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 13, 2015 | Reply

  7. 1. The Old Man and the Sea
    2. The Age of Innocence
    3. To Kill A Mockingbird
    4. All The Kings Men
    5. The Confessions of Nat Turner
    6. The Yearling
    7. The Bride of San Luis Rey
    8. Beloved
    9. The Grapes of Wrath
    10. The Good Earth

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | October 9, 2015 | Reply

  8. Happy Birthday Stacy!!!

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | October 11, 2015 | Reply

  9. […] Answers to last week’s Old School Quiz here. […]

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