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"For this quiz, I want you to think like an author. I'll provide plot twists, and you choose the appropriate response. Have fun!"
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You are writing a book. Your heroine is creeping in the dark castle when an incorporeal ghost pops up behind her. Silently, the ghost picks up the heroine's rolling pin and whops your heroine over the head. You're pleased with the scene, but your logical editor objects. What doesn't the editor like?
A heroine getting whopped over the head.
The ghost picking up a rolling pin.
A female prowling in a dark castle.
The appearance of a ghost in a novel.
You are writing a book. You want to have it bang up to date, so you set it in the current year and have your heroine listening to the current Top 10 on a radio, and dancing with the kitchen broom. Your logical editor objects. What doesn't the editor like?
The use of the current Top 10.
The heroine listening to pop music.
The heroine using a radio.
A girl dancing with a broom.
You are writing a children's book. Your main character is a little girl who lives with a little old lady and can't wait to grow up and get married so that she can have a home of her own. Your editor rejects this book so fast the manuscript is crushed to pulp. What does the editor object to?
All of these.
The story is non PC.
The story is sexist.
The story is outdated.
You are writing a children's book. It's about a ten year old boy who trains his pet elephant to jump hurdles. One Friday afternoon, the elephant is half way through a hurdle race when it spots a river and decides to go for a swim. The boy is annoyed, but decides to make the best of things. He strips off and goes swimming in his underwear. Your logical editor says this book won't do. To what does she object?
An elephant swimming.
An elephant jumping.
A boy swimming in underwear.
All of these.
You are writing a book, set in Australia. Your main character is a twenty-year-old galah, which is a kind of cockatoo. You describe its beautiful white feathers and yellow crest, and its liking for sunflower seed. The galah has lots of adventures with its owner, but your editor objects and says you have to change something before he'll consider accepting the book. To what does he object?
A galah that is twenty.
A galah eating sunflower seeds.
A galah that is a pet. It's illegal to keep them.
A galah with white feathers and a yellow crest.
You are writing an animal book set in Australia. One of your characters is a wild dingo. She has babies in her pouch, and she barks a lot, which annoys Mr Smith, a local gardener. He throws one of his prize-winning tomatoes at her, and she runs away. Your logical editor giggles hysterically and rejects your story outright. Why?
All these reasons, and more.
Tomatoes don't grow in Australia.
Dingoes don't have pouches.
There are no wild dingoes left in Australia.
You are writing a book. The heroine has a horse, but she's run out of oats to feed it. Instead, she feeds it on some of the chooks' wheat. It does very well, and so she never buys oats again. Your logical editor objects. Why?
Your heroine stole the wheat
Horses won't eat wheat
Wheat can give horses colic
Oats cost less than wheat
You are writing a book. Your main character is called William Shakespeare. He was named after the favourite dramatist, and in the course of the story he goes to visit the original Globe Theatre in Stratford. Your logical editor objects. Why?
The original Globe Theatre isn't standing and wasn't in Stratford anyway
The original Globe Theatre is in London
You can't name a character after a real person
You misspelled the character's name.
You've written a book. You call it "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". Your logical editor objects. Why?
Two books with the same name will cause confusion
The title is too long
That title is copyright and you can't use it
It has the word "witch" in it
You are writing a children's book. It's about a lion in a meadow that eats apples. Your logical editor objects. Why?
Because it's too much like an existing book
Because the word "meadow" is unknown in some countries
Because lions don't eat apples
Because you can't put lions in a book for children
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Compiled Jun 28 12