March Book Notes Plus Quiz

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Book Notes Plus is a wonderful blog written by library patron Gerald Lively. Check it out! Here is the March quiz from his blog, which we encourage you to visit.

Each entry below represents a make-believe newspaper headline that describes the plot or an incident in a famous novel, non-fiction book, short story or play. Can you name each work and its author? The answers are posted on the Quiz Answers page.

1. Accused murderer accidentally hangs himself while trying to escape London mob

2. Architect found innocent after admitting he destroyed Government housing project

3. Man planning to marry found to have crazed wife locked in attic

4. Boy raised by wild animals in Indian jungle

5. Man lobotomized after numerous altercations with nurse in mental hospital

6. Slave beaten to death by New Orleans area plantation owner

7. “Gutter Snipe” reportedly transformed into “Lady” by noted phonetics professor

8. Woman forced to choose which of her two children must die

9. Adulteress throws self under moving train

10. Maids write tell-all about employment in southern white society

11. Teacher falsely accused of lesbian relationship commits suicide

12. King kills his father, and marries woman old enough to be his mother

13. Vicious attacks by birds reported in small Cornish town

14. Fireman hunted for not burning books

15. Man makes trip through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, and lives to tell about it

16. Mysterious millionaire found murdered in swimming pool

17. Prominent white southern attorney defends black man charged with rape of white woman

18. Well-known London detective falls to death during clash with criminal mastermind

19. Chauffeur kills boss’ daughter, and burns body in furnace

20. White boy and escaped slave raft down Mississippi River

21. Doctor with multiple personalities kills selves

22. Woman’s cells live on after her death

23. Book exposes unsanitary practices in meat packing industry

24. Frenchman visits America, and writes tell-all about what he saw

25. Boys marooned on island savage each other

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