How did you do with title clues?

In my last post, I gave you a dozen clues containing the name of a bestselling novel from between 1900 and 1969. You were to answer with the name of another bestselling novel of that period.

Here are the clues and the answers I came up with. Your choices may be different as long as they make sense.


1. The Prince of Foxes is their den leader.

The Vixens

2. Simon The Jester would have felt right at home here.

The House of Mirth

3. The Weavers need this for their work.

The Shuttle

4. Encouraging words for someone at The Point of No Return.

Tomorrow Will Be Better

5. There’s nothing for The Listener to do here.

The Silent Places

6. The Daughter of Anderson Crow, Rosemary’s Baby, and B. F.’s Daughter are all members of this group.

The Younger Set

7. Whatever The Breakfast of Champions is, it isn’t this.

Red Pottage

8. The Gambler might have been willing to risk it.

The Hundredth Chance

9. The Judgment House sees both of these.

The Just and the Unjust

10. First thing Tomorrow Morning

Dawn

11. The Pretenders earn a living here.

Theatre

12. When The Rains Came this died down.

Wildfire


On the last day of 2016, I’ll post my picks for the best novels I reviewed this year. Check back to see how my choices measure up to yours.

© 2016 Linda Gorton Aragoni

Title clues test your verbal skills

Instead of a review today, I’m going to give you chance to test your deductive powers with a quiz based on titles of bestselling vintage novels from 1900 to 1969.

I’ll give you a clue that includes a book title. You respond with the title of a different bestselling novel.

For example, if I said, “This might have been left in The Bishop’s Carriage,” you might say The Bishop’s Mantle.


Here you go:

  1. The Prince of Foxes  is their den leader.
  2. Simon The Jester  would have felt right at home here.
  3. The Weavers need this for their work.
  4. Encouraging words for someone at  The Point of No Return.
  5. There’s nothing for The Listener to do here.
  6. The Daughter of Anderson CrowRosemary’s Baby, and B. F.’s Daughter are all members of this group.
  7. Whatever The Breakfast of Champions is, it isn’t this.
  8. The Gambler might have been willing to risk it.
  9. The Judgment House sees both of these.
  10. It will be first thing Tomorrow Morning
  11. The Pretenders earn a living here.
  12. When The Rains Came, this died down.

If you get stuck, you can look through the site pages listing the bestselling novels from 1900 to 1969.

I’ll post my answers on December 27.

© 2016 Linda Gorton Aragoni

Let’s Compare Answers to Novel Titles Quiz

Here are the clues to the just-for-fun quiz, and my suggested answers. All the clues and all the answers are from novels on the bestseller lists between 1900 and 1970. My answers are not the only ones that fit the clues. Use the comments box to provide better alternatives.

1. Another term for The Deliverance.

My choice: Escape

2. What might have been left in The Bishop’s Carriage.

My choice: The Bishop’s Mantle

3. A likely inhabitant for The House of Mirth.

My choice: Simon the Jester

4. In Western nations, Seventeen  is usually considered a year early.

My choice: When a Man’s a Man

5. He might have carried The Black Bag.

My choice: The Doctor

6. A White Bird Flying might sing it.

My choice: Swan Song

7. If WInter Comes, these may follow.

My choice: The Hounds of Spring

8. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come might have carried it.

My choice: A Lamb in His Bosom

9. Pride’s Castle probably had them.

My choice: High Towers

10. Who led The Caine Mutiny?

My choice: The Disenchanted

© 2013 Linda Gorton Aragoni

Think You Know Old Novels? Test Yourself

If you’re full of turkey, exhausted from shopping, and unable to watch another minute of football, curl up with this just-for-fun quiz.

The clue contains the title of one bestseller published between 1900 and 1970. Your answer should be the title of another bestseller of that period.  Base your answers solely on the titles of the novels.

Need some help? Check the bestseller lists. There’s a link above the logo for this page.

Ready?

  1. Another term for The Deliverance.
  2. What might have been left in The Bishop’s Carriage.
  3. A likely inhabitant for The House of Mirth.
  4. In Western nations, Seventeen  is usually considered a year early
  5. He might have carried The Black Bag.
  6. A White Bird Flying might sing it.
  7. If WInter Comes, these may follow.
  8. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come might have carried it.
  9. Pride’s Castle probably had them
  10. Who lead The Caine Mutiny?

I’ll post my answers Wednesday, and we can compare notes.

Think you know your bestsellers?

Test  your knowledge of twentieth century bestselling novels with this quiz. The answer to each question is the title of a novel from an annual top 10 list. Hint: the answers are title from the first quarter of the century.

  1. He’s so indecisive.
  2. French bread.
  3. Adam put the blame on her.
  4. The prodigal’s destination
  5. Usually 18 or 21.
  6. The second king of Israel.
  7. Mars.
  8. A phrase describing humankind.
  9. The opposite of Wall Street.
  10. Always sees the glass half full

Answers next Wednesday.

© 2010 Linda Gorton Aragoni