30 Days of Trivia, Fourth Roundup

The 30 Days of Trivia is coming to an end, but there are still a few more questions left to answer. As this is the case, we have decided not to publish the scoreboard this week, but instead wait until later this week when we post the final results.

However, we still have lots of questions to review from the last week. So, without further ado, here are the answers and bonus points from the fourth round:

Answers and Bonus Points

In case you are interested, here is the list of the second batch of questions and the answers we awarded points to:

#42 Why is the name “preposition” no longer accurate for words like “for,” “to,” “up,” etc.? (1 pt)

One point for mentioning that these prepositions are no longer required to be positions before (or “pre”) the word or phrase it modifies. A bonus point was awarded for a good explanation.

#43 He was an Oxford scholar, an English professor, and a member of the Inklings. Born in South Africa, he was highly influenced by religion in his writings. (1 pt)

One point for J. R. R. Tolkien.

#44 Correct the mistake: Who are you sending this to? (1 pt)

We gave right for “Whom are you sending this to” and “To whom are you sending this.” Bonus point for providing both examples.

#45 When a verb is said to be strong, what does that mean? (1 pt)

One point for saying that the verb gets irregular endings in the past tense, usually by changing a vowel sound. A bonus point was awarded for a very funny explanation.

#46 How many books are in the trilogy The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1 pt)

One point for five.

#47 Correct the mistake: The Joneses have brown eye’s. (1 pt)

One point for changing “eye’s” to “eyes.”

#48 “Anthology” is a word derived from the Greek word “anthologie,” which means what?

One point for “a bouquet of flowers” or any variant of that.

#49 “Why is the raven like a writing desk?” Where is that question from, and what was the reply? (2 pts)

Two points for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “I haven’t the slightest idea.” Bonus point for mentioning some of the possible answers Carroll provided.

#50 Correct the mistake: The dog’s are all neutered. (1 pt)

One point for changing “dog’s” to “dogs.”

#51 Where would you put the modifier “only” in the sentence, “Cecilia dances when she is drunk,” if you mean that Cecilia alone dances while others are sober? (1 pt)

No one got this right. “Only” should be placed before “she.”

#52 On what date did Stephenie Meyer have the dream that lead her to write Twilight? (1 pt)

One point for June 2, 2003. Bonus point for correcting the question and replacing “lead” with “led,” and for mentioning that after that dream she drafted what would become chapter 13 of Twilight.

#53 Correct the mistake: I’m going to lay down for a quick nap. (1 pt)

One point for changing “lay” to “lie.”

#54 The sentence, “Ringing in the distance, Mike needed to answer the phone,” is an example of what? (1 pt)

One point for saying it’s an example of a misplaced modifier.

#55 She is the main character of a famous novel first published in 1813. The second of five daughters, she’s intelligent, pretty and witty. She also tends to judge people before getting to know them. She married one of the wealthiest men in the country and lived happily ever after. Name this fictional character and the novel. (2 pts)

Two points for Elizabeth Bennet and Pride and Prejudice.

BQ#3 This American writer is considered to be an inventor of this sub-genre of criminal genre and is best known for his macabre stories. Name the writer, the sub-genre and any story written by him (3 pts)

Three points for naming Edgar Allan Poe, detective fiction, and any of his stories (The Black Cat, The Mask of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, etc.).


For better explanations for answers, check out the trivia site, EBStrivia.tumblr.com, and read the Answer posts. If you would like any of the answers to be explained more fully, please feel free to suggest for us to do so by commenting on this post or contacting the admins.

Bonus Question!

This one should be easy…

BQ#4 Name all three Brontë sisters (3 pts)

Answers should be submitted using the usual methods (click here). Please identify the question number as BQ#4.

The answer will be revealed at the next roundup, so everyone is free to submit an answer until then.

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