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"Drums of Autumn" LOL Quiz 1
"This is my second quiz on "Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon. This quiz features questions inspired by passages in the book that still make me Laugh Out Loud, even having read the book a dozen times before. Please enjoy!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Minister's cat is a 'fraidycat! What word is missing from this quote by Roger Wakefield?
"The Minister's cat is scared stiff of that place. He wouldn't set foot up there if it were knee-deep in ______."
"On the contrary. It's the way she looks tonight that makes me think I should maybe punch you in the nose, on her daddy's behalf."
Joe Abernathy said this to Roger the night after the Celtic festival. Why were Brianna and Roger visiting the Abernathys?
To watch the Apollo 11 moon landing
To bid farewell to Roger, who must return to Oxford
To celebrate Lenny Abernathy's birthday
To celebrate Brianna and Lenny's graduation
"Oh, surely everyone is interested in taxes. ... Or don't you believe that taxes are what we pay for a civilized society? Though having heard Mr. Stanhope's story ... perhaps he would agree that the level of civilization isn't quite equal to the level of taxation?"
At whose dinner party did Claire make this witty remark?
"Beggin' your pardon, Mrs. Fraser dear. ... But I really cannot allow ye to crack his head. It's not very ornamental, sure, but he needs it to hold up his hat."
True or false? Shortly after Stephen Bonnet made this statement, Claire's silver wedding ring was stolen.
"Before I could go into the fascinating question of why Jocasta Cameron should wish to manage the British Navy, today or any other day, we were interrupted by a cry of alarm from the far side of the clearing."
What happened while Jamie was making contracts with the British Navy on his aunt's behalf?
There was an altercation between the plantation overseer and one of the slaves
A pot of boiling pitch exploded
The body of a murdered laundress was discovered in the millhouse
Jamie was savagely attacked by a bear
"I waved pleasantly after [Phillip Wylie], thinking how much I should enjoy sticking a fork into him, when the time came."
Who had asked Claire to create a diversion at Jocasta's dinner party?
As it happened, Claire had no need to resort to her premeditated diversion at the dinner party due to the auspicious arrival of whom?
John Quincy Myers
Yi Tien Cho (Mr. Willoughby)
"Not bad. I extended my arms and jiggled my torso from side to side, testing. Yes, that would do. Though perhaps if I took one more turn around my chest before crossing the ends..."
The prospect of several days on horseback through rough terrain impelled Claire to fashion a brassiere for herself. Which of the following was NOT a reason for the upcoming mountain trek?
To hide Pollyanne from Sergeant Murchison
To sell Pollyanne to the Tuscarora
To search for suitable land for a homestead
To keep Jamie out of Sergeant Murchison's way
"[Pollyanne] ... dipped up a handful of water and funneled it into her mouth. She chewed vigorously for a moment, cheeks puffed out. Then she motioned me aside and, lifting a surprised Jamie's arm, spat forcefully and profusely into his armpit."
Er... why did Pollyanne do this?
As an alternative to modern-day deoderant
To remove a tick
She was being disrespectful
As a courtship ritual
"There was a snapping and crackling in the bushes, not far away. It was loud, and I stiffened. So did Jamie. He slid his hand out ..., reaching for his dirk, then relaxing, as the reassuring scent of _______ reached our nostrils."
What pungent forest denizen correctly fills the blank?
(One Word - Begins with S)
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Compiled Jun 28 12