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Old 01-03-2019, 02:28 PM
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A C.S. Lewis Trivia Challenge

No prizes, just for fun. No Googling! These should all be answerable from his published works. Feel free to add your own.
  1. Who is Sulva? What road does she walk? Why are the wombs barren on one side?
  2. The little girl didn't believe too many aspirin were poisonous, because when you cut one open, you didn't find - what?
  3. Who taught Lewis about Enjoyment, and Contemplation?
  4. Who is second in command of the mice?
  5. What do marshwiggles mix with their pipe tobacco?
  6. What is the name of the Busy People?
  7. Who was the Seventh Bear of Logres?
  8. Complete the sentence - "No one told me grief felt so much like..."
  9. Who was in charge of the training college for devils?
  10. What did Lewis' father do for a living?
  11. What did the Dufflepuds do when the cat got into the dairy?
  12. What was Jill's last name?

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:20 PM
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Moving to Thread Games. Because this is a game played in a thread, which is what that forum is for.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:18 PM
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Thanks, Chronos.

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Old 01-03-2019, 04:54 PM
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Got 8 out of 12, I'm pretty sure.
SPOILER:
3. Samuel Alexander (in Space Time and Deity)
4. Peepiceep
5. Mud (allegedly)


8. Fear. (Exact quote: "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.")
9. Dr. Slubgob
10. Solicitor
11. Moved all the milk out
12. Pole

References: 3,10: Surprised by Joy
4,11 Voyage of the Dawn Treader
5,12 The Silver Chair
8. A Grief Observed
9. Screwtape Proposes a Toast

My WAG is that the Seventh Bear of Logres is mentioned in That Hideous Strength, but I don't remember anything about it. I have no clue about the other three.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:29 PM
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Without looking at the previous answer:
SPOILER:

Who is Sulva? What road does she walk? Why are the wombs barren on one side?
"Sulva is she whom mortals call the moon ... there men and women lie not with each other but with cunninly fashioned images, they are so dainty in their dreams of lust"
The little girl didn't believe too many aspirin were poisonous, because when you cut one open, you didn't find - what?
Worms
Who taught Lewis about Enjoyment, and Contemplation?
Professer Kirkpatrick
Who is second in command of the mice?
Peepikeek
What do marshwiggles mix with their pipe tobacco?
Mud
What is the name of the Busy People?
(pass)
Who was the Seventh Bear of Logres?
Mr Bultitude
Complete the sentence - "No one told me grief felt so much like..."
(pass)
Who was in charge of the training college for devils?

Slubgob. Whom Screwtape has the highest respect for
What did Lewis' father do for a living?
Lawyer
What did the Dufflepuds do when the cat got into the dairy?
Took all the milk out
What was Jill's last name?
Pole


10/12 answers, but I will admit to one or two guesses.

New question:
Which of the three intelligent species on Malacandra are matriarchal?
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:37 PM
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Edit window closed, but...

On reviewing RTFirefly's answers ... ok, I'm probably wrong about 3 which was a guess. And if we're doing references too...

SPOILER:

1,7 - That Hideous Strength
6 - I think are a Boxen thing (guess)
9 - The Screwtape Letters
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:58 PM
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Good grief, people. It's
SPOILER:
Reepicheep
, and I haven't read that book since 1965.
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That's certainly the answer to a Narnia-related question. But it ain't question #4...
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:42 AM
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RTFirefly - 8 of 12. Extra credit for the references
SPOILER:
Slubgob is also mentioned as the president in The Screwtape Letters as well as Screwtape Proposes A Toast.


Aspidistra - Partial credit for 1, but "what road does she walk?"

2 - incorrect.

The answer to 6 is the same as the answer to your new question -
Quote:
Which of the three intelligent species on Malacandra are matriarchal?
And ThelmaLou - the second in command...

Still outstanding -
Quote:
The little girl didn't believe too many aspirin were poisonous, because when you cut one open, you didn't find - what?
New questions -
  • When did the mice in Narnia first become talking mice?
  • What was the prohibition laid on the first man and woman on Perelandra?
  • About whom did Lewis say "he never exactly obeyed you, but he sometimes agreed with you".
  • Why didn't Caspian want the bears to fulfill their hereditary office during his battle with his uncle?
  • What did they call Rabadash before he died?

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Old 01-04-2019, 09:10 AM
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The answer to 6 is the same as the answer to your new question -
ahhhhh!

SPOILER:

When did the mice in Narnia first become talking mice?
When they chewed away the cords from Aslan on the Stone Table

What was the prohibition laid on the first man and woman on Perelandra?
Not to sleep overnight on the Fixed Land

About whom did Lewis say "he never exactly obeyed you, but he sometimes agreed with you".
(pass)

Why didn't Caspian want the bears to fulfill their hereditary office during his battle with his uncle?
Because they'd suck their paws

What did they call Rabadash before he died?
Rabadash the peacemaker ... to his face at least

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Good grief, people. It's
SPOILER:
Reepicheep
, and I haven't read that book since 1965.
Nope, he was the leader of the talking mice of Narnia. Shodan asked about the second in command.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:47 AM
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Unless my memory is failing me, #2 is
SPOILER:
"horrid red things"
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Your memory is correct.

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