The Newtown Literary Book Trivia Night


We have a winner! Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Newtown Literary Book Trivia Night, who won a boatload of prizes, including books, gift cards form Astoria coffee, tickets to the Museum of the Moving Image and much more. Team No, You Tell it were the victors, by the thinnest of margins (one point), over Team Coffee and Poetry.

Here are some sample questions from the night. How many could you get right?

Answers below.

Category: Dummies for Dummies

1. Select which title is not a real book in the “For Dummies” series

a. Butchery and Sausage Making for Dummies

b. Ice Cream Making for Dummies

c. Home Brewing for Dummies

d. Vegan Cooking for Dummies

2. Select which title is not a real book in the “For Dummies” series

a. Sculpting for Dummies

b. Coloring for Adults for Dummies

c. Digital Portrait Photography for Dummies

d. Screenwriting for Dummies

Category: Disabilities and Super Abilities in Literature

3. Who is the Firestarter in Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name?

a. Rainbird

b. Andy

c. Charlie

d. Vicky

e. Cap

4. In Sherman Alexie’s story “The Toughest Indian In The World,” what is the profession of the titular character?

a. Soldier

b. Fighter

c. Chief

d. Medicine Man

e. Journalist

5. Which of the following authors did not experience physical blindness?

a. Homer

b. Milton

c. Jose Luis Borges

d. Helen Keller