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We All Gotta Go Sometime. Death. The Finale.
Death Becomes Them
"Rage against it. Mock it. Accept it. Long for it. However you feel about it, it happens. You pay your taxes and die. The following quiz involves how various literary figures felt about death - being here one minute and gone the next."
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Who is responsible for this quote: "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated"?
In one of Emily Dickinson's poems, which ends with the narrator dying, she mentions hearing a certain animal noise. Which animal noise was it?
her cat mewing
a crow cawing
a fly buzzing
a sheep bleating
Humorist Kin Hubbard said: "My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who's _______________." Can you complete this quote?
lost three husbands
accustomed to going to town with a machete and an eyepatch
a paranoid schizophrenic
very VERY into cats.
According to poet Nancy Byrd Turner, death is not to be feared. What did she compare death to?
the crowing of a rooster
a stage set to the beyond
an old door
a dance card wanting to be filled
On the contrary, there are others who ain't gonna take it lying down (No pun intended). Who was the poet who said "Do not go gentle into that good night/ ...Rage, rage against the dying of the light"?
Edgar Allan Poe
"And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful ___________________."
Can you complete the last line of this poem by Edgar Allan Poe? What is the name of Poe's (dead) beloved? (It's also the title of the poem.)
Woman who yearns to be free
"Old and young, we are all on our last cruise." Which famous novelist said this?
James Fenimore Cooper
Robert Louis Stevenson
"While I thought I was learning how to live, I was learning how to die." Which famous Renaissance painter made that statement?
French author La Bruyere said "If some persons died, and others did not die, death would indeed be ______________________." Can you complete this quote?
a wonderful thing
a piece of cake
horrible for those it left behind
a terrible affliction
A quick-witted man once said, "I have never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices that I have read with pleasure." Who made this comment?
H. L. Mencken
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