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1. In 1845 an inventor had a dream that cannibals were trying to kill him and kept thrusting spears at him. When he awoke he solved the problem of making his invention work. What invention was it?
2. Challenged to write a ghost story, a young woman instead dreamed of a scientist who created a being by using large amounts of electricity. What novel did the dream turn into?
3. Can you dream your way to a better golf score? One professional golfer did in the 1960s and took over ten strokes off his score. Who was it?
4. Dreams are not always about pleasant events. Which U.S. president had a dream in which he saw himself laid out on a funeral bier?
5. America's first female self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker, made her fortune after a man in a dream told her how to overcome a problem she was having. What was the problem?
6. Many people are aware of the power of the mind during sleep; you've heard someone say: "Let me sleep on that". One author not only realized this power but depended on it for ideas. Who is this man who wrote "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"?
7. "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" was the inscription at the entrance to Hell in a 14th century epic poem. But the poem seemed incomplete until the dead poet appeared in a dream to his son and told him where to find the missing cantos. Who was the poet?
8. A man named Walter Craig owned a racehorse. He had a dream that it won a prestigious race but that the jockey was wearing a mysterious black armband. The owner died a few days before the race. Do you know which race it was?
9. In bed with the flu one night, a movie director had a dream about a metallic, skeletal monster with burning red eyes emerging from a fire to do evil. What movie did the director turn this dream into?
10. One night in 1965, a young man went to bed, the same as any other night. When he awoke in the morning a song was going through his head. He worked it out on a piano and asked friends if they were familiar with it. When they all said no, he decided he must have composed it in his sleep. People liked it - enough so that over 2,200 musicians have recorded versions of it. What song is it?
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