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Mar 29th, 2012 at 00:23 GMT
Loved it. Until my brain decided to mix up Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens for some asinine reason
Mar 31st, 2012 at 21:35 GMT
I liked the quiz, and it was a perfect use of this new format. I think it would be kinder to alphabetize by last name.
Apr 1st, 2012 at 01:39 GMT
I don't understand the point of putting in just one extra that doesn't get used. Not that it was particularly deceptive, I just think if you're going to go that route than put 5 or 6 extras in.
Apr 12th, 2012 at 17:45 GMT
I didn't know that E.B. White had written Stuart Little, or that Stephen King had written The Shawshank Redemption... but those being my last two answers left, I felt pretty confident in my guess that Stephen King had *not* written Stuart Little.
Apr 25th, 2012 at 17:55 GMT
Alphabetical by first name proved a bit tricky.
Game published: Apr 28th, 2012 at 15:03 GMT
Apr 28th, 2012 at 16:17 GMT
Great Idea for a quiz! I really liked it! I only got like 3/4 of it but it was still great! My favorite would have to be Tarzan! Nobody really knows who wrote the original books so I think it was a great choice!
Apr 28th, 2012 at 16:42 GMT
Maybe it's just me, but I would have found it easier if the authors were alphabetized by their last names instead of their first names.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 18:52 GMT
I agree it would have easier if alphabetized by last name, but I thoroughly enjoyed the extra challenge of having to think of the first names/initials. Great Quiz!!
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Apr 28th, 2012 at 19:47 GMT
Toad of Toad Hall is the first of several dramatisations of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel The Wind in the Willows. It was written by A. A. Milne, with incidental music by Harold Fraser-Simson. Has anybody tried A.A. Milne for Mr. Toad?
Apr 28th, 2012 at 20:05 GMT
Alphabetical by first name is flat out silly!
Apr 28th, 2012 at 20:09 GMT
@midnightdj: I think it's the only way, given the game format. It certainly didn't detract from the quiz for me - nice range of characters.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 20:31 GMT
When I saw Alexandre Dumas was on the list, all I could think of was that scene from Shawshank Redemption where Heywood mistakenly calls him Alexandre Dumbass. And wouldn't you know it, Andy Dufresne eventually popped up as a question. It made me laugh.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 20:39 GMT
Very fun quiz.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 21:17 GMT
4 stars and would've been 5 if you had alphabetized by last name, which is just plain common sense.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 21:35 GMT
Five stars, though I too would prefer the last name order. BUT I prefer it as "John Steinbeck" not "Steinbeck, John". So I don't know if you *can* alphabetize by last name and keep them in that format.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 22:44 GMT
Great quiz! It wasn't that hard to look through the list for authors (especially as they were knocked out), so I didn't care too much about the alphabetization. The only one I had a question about (Puss in Boots) came next to last for me, so I didn't have an issue.
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Apr 28th, 2012 at 23:19 GMT
Great quiz! I knew most of the characters, but I didn't know who created them half the time. I like how you included modern literature characters, but.....no Percy Jackson????
Apr 28th, 2012 at 23:51 GMT
The point and click lends itself so well to these match 'em up lists. Another great quiz from LTH!
Apr 29th, 2012 at 01:09 GMT
@AlexRandom's comment: You can never be sure about such things...Ian Fleming gave us both all those James Bond novels and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"!
Apr 29th, 2012 at 03:14 GMT
Sorry about the alphabetization issue everyone but there's not much I can do about that unless you prefer "Steinbeck, John" as @clapifyoulikeme mentioned.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 06:52 GMT
I agree, there should be a way to alphabetize the answers.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 09:06 GMT
The easiest way to alphabetise the answers is to leave out the first name. Most authors are sufficiently well-known by surnames.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 16:15 GMT
It was a great quiz. The alphabetization was easy to get used to. It's kind of anal retentive to obsess on it. There was plenty of time to finish even if LTH had alphabetized by MIDDLE names!
Apr 29th, 2012 at 16:38 GMT
This one was very easy. The hardest part was searching out the author's name due to the odd alphabetization.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 03:45 GMT
@RonB is right on with his comment. Get over the alphaetization folks. It's really not a big deal.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 04:24 GMT
Sporcle literature quizzes always seems to include only books that have been turned into movies.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 20:50 GMT
There's a "Catcher in the Rye" movie?
May 2nd, 2012 at 12:33 GMT
@dougbutcher I think it's pretty obvious that A.A. Milne is supposed to go with Winnie the Pooh :)
May 7th, 2012 at 05:39 GMT
The Hunger Games author made it onto this quiz? Really?
May 7th, 2012 at 05:42 GMT
Sorry, that sounded really snobby. I thought the quiz was really fun! But including Suzanne Collins just seemed weird and random.
May 10th, 2012 at 20:24 GMT
Although not a problem for me here, I alphabetalize surnames/things by putting them in alphabetical order in the Data page and, under Options, leaving the 'Randomize order of answers' and 'Put answers in alphabetical order' boxes empty. I merely randomise the order of questions.
May 15th, 2012 at 16:19 GMT
@Cortez, now why didn't I think of that? It's a little too late now, but they are now sorted alphabetically by surname.
May 30th, 2012 at 20:41 GMT
Wasn't Athos the answer to the last question in Slumdog Millionaire?
Nov 14th, 2012 at 00:11 GMT
At the time of this writing, the answers with slashes (ie. pen names) are not being accepted properly. They come up as wrong even when clicked for the correct clue.
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