THANKS TO ALL who played our Confined by Corona Quiz Contest! We had fun, too, and learned a few things about our collection and about our communities. After 6 weeks we’re calling this a wrap. Hopefully summer will be sufficiently entertaining that you won’t need this distraction! DO get in touch, however, if you need something to view or read!
And we of the northern forests thought we understood what cabin fever was because of our long, cold, snowy, icy winters. HA! We knew nothing! But we, your friends at the Forest Lodge Library, are here to help you cope!
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Beginning on Monday, May the 11th, we’ll post three questions in the “featured” box on on the front page of our website, on our Facebook page and on our front door on Monday and Wednesday by noon.(cutting down from 5 days a week as our inventory of gift certificates diminishes.) Send us your answers by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone, 715-798-3189, (leave a message if no one answers!) FB message…or any other way you know to get hold of us. You can also drop a note through the slot on the front door. Be sure you let us know who you are!
Questions may be multiple choice or fill in the blank. Are you allowed to use Google? We leave that up to you! Some days it may help. Some days it may not.
All correct answers will be entered into a weekend drawing for gift certificates from local businesses. We’ll pick a winner for every quiz day! Engage your brain and support your community! The contest will continue until our confinement ends or we run out of prizes.
Because more than one person inquired, look below to find the correct answers to prior week’s quizzes.
Congratulations to our Week 6 winners Laura Muenich and Allison Slavick!
Confined by Corona Quiz Questions for 5/20/2020
- This quote was penned by which esteemed U.S. poet in which title?“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou in I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
2. The two dye colors made in Cable in the early 1900s, first by the Sunbeam Chemical Corporation and then by the Cable Chemical Workers were methylene blue and crinolin yellow.
3. Which popular American author penned this useful advice in which title?
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Dr. Seuss in OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
1. This is the first line to what classic American novel?
“Call me Ishmael.”
MOBY DICK by Herman Melville
2. This remark was addressed to Paul Newman’s character in which film, by which character, played by whom?
“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
The film: Cool Hand Luke
The character: Captain
The actor: Strother Martin
3.It would still be good advice today, but, this line comes from a book published a century and a quarter ago. “It sounds plausible enough tonight,but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.”
THE TIME MACHINE by H. G. Wells
Congratulations to Week 5 winners Judy Krueger and Allison Slavick! Play on!
Opening lines to which cult classic?
1.Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Doug Adams
A fair question! Who asked it?
2.“You talkin’ to me?”
The film: TAXI DRIVER
The character: Travis Bickle
The actor: Robert DeNiro
These lines are from which beloved poem by what author?
- Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Confined by Corona Quiz Contest Questions for 5/11/2020
This may be one of the best opening lines in literature:
- “ ‘Where’s Papa going with that ax?’ said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.”
CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E.B. White
This line from a famous children’s author helps to put things in perspective.
2. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by J.K. Rowling
This famous speech from a classic American film recounts regret while looking back at life choices made: 3. “You don’t understand! I coulda had class! I could been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” The film: ON THE WATERFRONT
The character: Terry Malloy
The actor: Marlon Brando
Congratulations to our Week 4 winners, Jeanine Evenson, Laura Muenich, Allsion Slavick, Heather Ludzack and Emily Jenkins! Play on!
Famous Last Words
- “She opened the door wide and let him into her life again.”
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson…but we’re calling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo close enough!
2.”It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
- ‘God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world.’
Interesting that WE thought it was:
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery but all of our entrants cited
Pippa Passes by Robert Browning!!! We, too, can learn! We assume that the former was, in fact, quoting the latter!
Doin’ Dewey – Modern Classics
- In the spring of 1992 a young man walked north into the Alaskan forest to make a new life for himself, having abandoned his money, his car and most of his possession. His body was found by a moose hunter four months later. This is his story, Dewey # 917
INTO THE WILD by John Krakauer
- In 1893 the city of Chicago played host to the World’s Fair. This title chronicles the trials and tribulations of the architects, engineers and politicians who pulled it together. And there was a serial killer…..Dewey # 364.15
DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson
- Sub-titled “An Indian History of the American West” this 1970 title tells the tale from the Native American perspective. Dewey # 970.3
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE by Dee Brown
Keepin’ it Local
- In the summer of 1939, the manhunt for this notorious criminal came to an end on Missionary Point on Lake Namakagon: Ray Olson aka August Buelo
- Crawford Livingston acquired sole ownership of this Lake Namakagon property which had once been a logging camp and then a hunting/fishing camp in 1902. This property is still known as: Forest Lodge
- This Lake Namakagon resort started out as a summer retreat for family and friends of Judge Henry D. Laughlin. He deeded the property to his employee, Anna Nemec, suggesting she develop it into a first class resort. Despite a 1946 fire which destroyed the original lodge, this resort is, today, still operated by descendants of Anna Nemec: The Lakewoods
Memorable Lines from Movies/3
The line: “Show me the money!” The Movie: Jerry Maguire The Character: Rod Tidwell The Actor: Cuba Gooding
The line: “There’s no crying in baseball!”
The movie: A League of Their Own
The character:Jimmy Dugan
The actor: Tom Hanks
The line: “Well, uh…a boy’s best friend is his mother.”
The Movie: Psycho
The Character: Norman Bates
The Actor:Anthony Perkins
More Famous First Lines
- “You better not never tell nobody but God.”
THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker
2.“This is a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny old white men on a planet which was dying fast.”
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS by Kurt Vonnegut
- “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by Hunter S Thompson
Congratulations to our Week 3 winners in the Confined by Corona Quiz contest: Donna Post, Jeanine Evenson, Judy Krueger, Sarah Letke and Laura Muenich! Thanks for playing our contest! Keep playing!
Famous Lines from Literature
These memorable lines come from which novel/author?
- “Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
- “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll
Confined by Corona Quiz Contest 4/30/2020
- Assigned the Dewey # 973.7 this 2005 title chronicles Abraham Lincoln’s mastery of men as he enfolded political rivals into his Cabinet.
TEAM OF RIVALS: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- This now classic cookbook, first published in 1976 and bearing the Dewey # 641.56 introduced many people to vegetarian cooking and eating.
LAUREL’S KITCHEN by Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders and Bronwen Godfrey.
- This very popular 2013 title, with Dewey # 797.12, tells the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
Confined by Corona Quiz Contest Questions 4/29/2020
Keepin’ it Local
1.The Cable school’s basketball team was called: The Eskimos….because they had to practice outdoors!
2.This celebrity chef once cooked at Telemark: Emerill Lagasse, as sous chef
3.The Great Divide Ambulance Service commenced operations with an ambulance donated by: The Cable Lions
Confined by Corona Quiz Contest Questions 4/28/2020
Memorable Lines from Movies/2
The line: “I’m king of the world!”
The Movie: TITANIC
The Character: Jack Dawson
The Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
The line: “Hello, gorgeous.”
The movie: FUNNY GIRL
The character: Fanny Brice
The actor: Barbra Streisand
The line: “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
The Movie: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
The Character: Blanche DuBois
The Actor: Vivien Leigh
Famous First Lines 4/27/2020
Identify these famous first lines by title and author.
- This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman
2.There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.
JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte
3. My suffering left me sad and gloomy.
LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel
Congratulations to our Week 2 winners in the Confined by Corona Quiz Contest: Judy Krueger, Linda Stobbe, Jeanine Evenson, Janet Rowney and Anne Paul! Correct answers have been filled in…in case enquiring minds should want to know!
As it is written
1. A “book blurb” on this 2019 novel describes it as being “..a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope…” Set in 1936 in the Kentucky hills. THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK by Kim Michele Richardson.
2. In Genevieve Cogman’s INVISIBLE LIBRARY series, the parallel worlds the characters visit are classed by their balance of order and chaos. The forces of chaos are represented by faeries and the forces of order by dragons.
3. This popular 2008 read tells the tale, or is it the tail, of an abandoned orange tiger kitten who was found in the bookdrop of a small-town library in Iowa who became a resident of the library who charmed and delighted everyone he met. DEWEY: THE SMALL-TOWN LIBRARY CAT WHO TOUCHED THE WORLD by Vicki Myron.
On Stage and Screen
- Marian, a librarian, is a character in this classic American musical: THE MUSIC MAN
- The Librarians, a television series that ran from 2014-2018 based posits that a team of specialists who work for The Library, travel through worlds and historical times to solve pressing problems. Supporting and protecting them on their missions is Col Eve Baird, who is their Guardian.
- In this 2018 film, an act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. THE PUBLIC
Keepin’ it Local
1.The Forest Lodge Library, built in 1925, was first known as: The Cable Community House.
2. The Forest Lodge Library became a fully functioning public library in what year? 1992
3. Name 3 people who have served as ‘librarian” at the Forest Lodge Library:
Velma Knapp, Bernice Siefert, Katie Flowers, Margaret Eggers (now Krause), Jackie Jamison, Karlan Williams or
About Which it is Written
1.Ostensibly about the Los Angeles Public Library, its history and the devastating 1986 fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of books, this 2016 title also delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world and the crucial role they play in our lives.
THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean
2.This 2016 non-fiction thriller chronicles the tale of a mild-mannered archivist and historian who, after years of recovering and collecting rare and crumbling Islamic and secular manuscripts, had to become a smuggler and risk life and limb to save them from Al Qaeda.
THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU by Joshua Hammer
3.THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: a Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson, was published in 2014. Dawson spent 20 years traveling around the USA photographing libraries. Three Wisconsin libraries made it into the book. Name one:
The Forest Lodge Library
Central Library, Milwaukee, WI
First Little Free Library, Hudson, WI
Questions for 4/20/2020
It’s National Library Week!
Let’s kick off our contest week with a little national library trivia!
1.Andrew Carnegie spent $55 million of his own fortune, between 1883 and 1929 to open how many libraries? 2059
2.Which former Library of Congress librarian went on to head the FBI under eight different presidents? J. Edgar Hoover
3.Which superhero has librarian as her day job? Batgirl
CONGRATULATIONS to the Week 1 winners of $10 gift certificates for submitting correct answers to our humble questions. Week 1 winners were: Donna Post, Laura Muenich, Judy Krueger, Janet Rowney and Amy Hambrecht. Next week it could be you!
The Confined by Corona Quiz Contest Questions for 4/17/2020
Whose Last Line is it, Anyway?
- “Are there any questions?” a) Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) b) David S. Pumpkins (The Haunted Elevator) c) Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale)
- “After all, tomorrow is another day.” a) J.R.R. Tolkein (The Hobbit) b) Margaret Mitchell ( Gone with the Wind) c) Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
- “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” a) F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) b) Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea) c) Thomas Mann (Death in Venice)
Questions for 4/16/2020
Keepin’ it Local!
- Which U.S. President stopped in Cable for lunch on the way to a campaign event in Ashland? John F. Kennedy…in 1960.
- Telemark, the Midwest’s first resort, opened in what year? 1947
- What was the name of the lip salve produced in Cable in the 1920’s-1940’s, so popular it was once kidnapped for ransom? Lip Ivo
Questions for 4/15/2020
In the Dewey Decimal system, 921 connotes biographies and autobiographies.
And so, we ask: Who’s it all about?
THE PRINCESS DIARIST
This auto-biography is about:Carrie Fisher
RIVER OF DOUBT
This title by Candace Millard chronicles a significant event
in the life of:Theodore Roosevelt
NATIVE AMERICAN SON
This title by Kate Buford chronicles the life of Jim Thorpe.
Questions for 4/14/2020
Memorable Lines from Movies
The line: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
The Movie: Network
The Character: Howard Beale
The Actor: Peter Finch
The line: “Snap out of it
The movie: Moonstruck
The character: Loretta Castorini
The actor: Cher
The line: “You can’t handle the truth!”
The Movie: A Few Good Men
The Character: Col Nathan R. Jessup
The Actor: Jack Nicholson
Questions for 4/13/2020
Which novel do these famous first lines belong to?
1) ” Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
a)Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng b)Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy c)Oliver, Charles Dickens
2) “All this happened, more or less.”
a)Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut b)Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn c)On the Road, Jack Kerouac
3) “It was a pleasure to burn.”
a)The Incendiaries, R.O.Kwon b)The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson c)Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury