Vonnegut Trivia: Week of December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays from The Daily Vonnegut.  Thanks to everyone who has visited the site in 2017.  Here’s this week’s question:

Which Vonnegut novel begins with the following sentence:  “A sum of money is a leading character in this tale about people, just as a sum of honey might properly be a leading character in a tale about bees.”

a) The Sirens of Titan

b) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

c) Bluebeard

d) Hocus Pocus

Check back next week for the correct response.   The answer to last week’s question was A – The Beatles. Vonnegut described the Fab Four as artists who made people “appreciate being alive at least a little bit.”

Interested in staying in a house built by Kurt’s grandfather, Clemens Vonnegut Jr.?  The summer rates are fit for a Rosewater, but the house features a view of Lake Maxinkuckee.  For more, visit www.Vonneguthouse.com.

 

Vonnegut Trivia: Week of December 17, 2017

This week’s question is from Timequake, Vonnegut’s last novel, published in 1997.

At the beginning of Timequake, Vonnegut writes that “a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit.”  Who does Vonnegut identify as an artist(s) who pulled it off?

a) The Beatles

b) Laurel and Hardy

c) Bob and Ray

d) Benny Goodman

Check back next week for the correct response.  The answer to last week’s question was C.  San Lorenzo is the small island nation on which much of Cat’s Cradle is set.

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Vonnegut Trivia – Week of December 10, 2017

This week’s question is from Cat’s Cradle, first published in 1963.

What is the name of the small island nation on which much of the novel is set?

a) San Marcos

b) St. Sebastian

c) San Lorenzo

d) San Simeon

Check back next week for the correct response.  The answer to last week’s question was Utopia-14, the alternative title under which Player Piano was once published.

In Vonnegut news, Variety has reported that a series based on Slaughterhouse-Five is now in development.  For more, read here.

Vonnegut Trivia – Week of December 3, 2017

For this week’s question we visit Kurt Vonnegut’s debut novel, Player Piano.

Q:  Player Piano was also published under a different title.  What was it?

a) Utopia-14

b) The Revenge of the Machines

c) Illium 2000

d) Machine Head

We’ll be back next week with the correct response.  The answer to our last question is B.  In Hocus Pocus, Jack Patton invented an electric chair for rats.

Visitors or residents of Indianapolis are certain to have noticed the 38-feet painting of Vonnegut on the side of a building.  Now, Indianapolis is featuring a “Tiny Vonnegut” exhibit.  For more, see the article below at the Indy Star.

Tiny Vonnegut