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'84, Charing Cross Road'

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84 Charing Cross Road game quiz
"The late Helene Hanff burst on the literary scene with this collection of letters she wrote for two decades to a used book store. Now it's a minor classic."

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1. What was the store?
    Waldenbooks
    Barnes and Noble
    Powell's
    Marks and Co.


2. Where was the store located?
    Dublin, Ireland
    Paris, France
    London, England
    Sydney, Australia


3. Who was Helene's main correspondent?
    Cecily Farr
    Frank Doel
    Winston Churchill
    George Orwell


4. What authors did Helene first receive?
    Donne and Marvell
    Keats and Shelley
    Hazlitt and Stevenson
    Shakespeare and Marlowe


5. True or False: Helene once ordered a Bible.
    Answer: (One Word)


6. What did Helene send over to the booksellers?
    linen
    tea
    coal
    food


7. For what dish did Helene get a receipe?
    Veal Picatta
    Yorkshire Pudding
    Lobster Newburg
    Salisbury Steak


8. Whose diary did Helene order?
    Anne Frank
    Samuel Pepys
    Henry David Thoreau
    Thomas Mann


9. What TV mystery show did Helene write scripts for?
    Ellery Queen
    Richard Diamond
    Sherlock Holmes
    Dragnet


10. What Christmas gift did Helene get from the shop?
    A dreidel
    A tablecloth
    hosiery
    A scarf


11. Who was the English professor who inspired Helene's love of literature?
    Noah Chomsky
    William Strunck,Jr.
    Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
    William Lyon Phelps


12. Who was the author of a fishing treatise that Helene ordered?
    Izaak Walton
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Robert Hughes
    Zane Grey


13. Who was the novelist who ended Helene's bias against fiction?
    Jane Austen
    L.P. Hartley
    Daphne DuMaurier
    Henry Green


14. What author did Helene NOT order?
    John Donne
    Charles Lamb
    Laurence Sterne
    W. Somerset Maugham


15. True or false: Helene once ordered musical scores.
    Answer: (One Word)


16. What happened to Helene in 1956?
    her apartment caught fire
    she was evicted
    she caught the flu
    her dog died


17. What was the main reason Helene couldn't visit the shop?
    dental bills
    fear of flying
    bankruptcy
    emergency surgery


18. Did Helene ever order paperbacks?
    Answer: (One Word (yes or no))


19. What happened in 1968?
    the shop burned down
    she visited England
    her books burned in a fire
    Frank Doel died


20. Did Helene ever visit the shop?
    Answer: (One Word (yes or no))


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Compiled Jun 28 12