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1 The Life Of Samuel Johnson
I've always been an admirer of Samuel Johnson, both as a man and as a writer. If you share my tastes, can you answer the following questions on his life?
10 Q
Dec 22 01
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2 Johnsonia
Possibly the largest (in more than one sense) English 18th century writer, Samuel Johnson's imprint is still visible today. Here are some notable facts and phrases. Enjoy!
15 Q
Mar 04 03
231 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* In which cathedral city was Johnson born on September 18, 1709?
* As a 2-year-old child Johnson was brought to London to be touched by the monarch, in the hope that the touch would cure him of scrofula. Who was the monarch?
* Johnson's college days were cut short by poverty, and he left without taking a degree. Which university did he attend?
* After an unsuccessful spell as a schoolmaster, Johnson left Lichfield for London. He was accompanied by a former pupil, who made a name for himself in the theatre. Who was this companion?
* One of Johnson's first literary works was the satirical poem entitled 'London'. It is based on a satire about Rome by which Roman poet?

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