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    Anagramed poets and authors

    In this quiz, rearrange the letters in the anagram to reveal a well known author/poet. Answers are first name followed by last name.

    A hint is given under the 'spoiler' tag, if needed.

    1. Sliced her snack

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    In the evenings, he used to enjoy walking the streets, observing the people of London, which no doubt gave him an excellent insight for the novels he went on to write.


    2. Mac via oasis

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    Born in Petrovichi, Russia, in 1920, he was a long-time member, and Vice President of Mensa International. He was also the very proud president of the American Humanist Association.


    3. Bury by radar

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    Book quote: 'Montag enjoys his job as a professional book burner, but he begins to question his duties, when he learns of a time when books were legal, and people did not live in fear.'


    4. Nonskid icy mile

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    Virtually unknown as a poet. She was actually better known as a gardener - the garden at her family home was well known locally. She studied botany from the age of nine, and as a teenager she put together an herbarium consisting of over 400 pressed flowers, classified using the Linnaean system. The herbarium has been preserved at the Houghton Library at Harvard University.


    5. Ah Hanna! lower the tin

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    Born on July 4 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. He is best known perhaps, for his stories about the American colonial days.


    6. Sting me anywhere

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    A brilliant and somewhat controversial writer. His family life was much troubled, with many of his family committing suicide, as he himself did.


    7. Haul ex US oldy

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    Quote: "You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. . . . Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough."


    8. I drank ugly drip

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    born in Bombay on December 30th 1865.


    9. Gore lower leg

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    His famous novel was originally penned as "1980", but due to his poor health, the time it took to write dragged on, and it was changed to "1982", then finally to .....


    10. Maria leaks Welsh pie

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    Surely, thou dost not need a lending hand on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    In this quiz, rearrange the letters in the anagram to reveal a well known author/poet. Answers are first name followed by last name.

    A hint is given under the 'spoiler' tag, if needed.

    1. Sliced her snack

    Spoiler:
    In the evenings, he used to enjoy walking the streets, observing the people of London, which no doubt gave him an excellent insight for the novels he went on to write.
    Spoiler:
    Charles Dickens


    2. Mac via oasis

    Spoiler:
    Born in Petrovichi, Russia, in 1920, he was a long-time member, and Vice President of Mensa International. He was also the very proud president of the American Humanist Association.
    3. Bury by radar

    Spoiler:
    Book quote: 'Montag enjoys his job as a professional book burner, but he begins to question his duties, when he learns of a time when books were legal, and people did not live in fear.'
    4. Nonskid icy mile

    Spoiler:
    Virtually unknown as a poet. She was actually better known as a gardener - the garden at her family home was well known locally. She studied botany from the age of nine, and as a teenager she put together an herbarium consisting of over 400 pressed flowers, classified using the Linnaean system. The herbarium has been preserved at the Houghton Library at Harvard University.
    5. Ah Hanna! lower the tin

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    Born on July 4 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. He is best known perhaps, for his stories about the American colonial days.
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne


    6. Sting me anywhere

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    A brilliant and somewhat controversial writer. His family life was much troubled, with many of his family committing suicide, as he himself did.
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    Ernest Hemingway


    7. Haul ex US oldy

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    Quote: "You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. . . . Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough."
    8. I drank ugly drip

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    born in Bombay on December 30th 1865.
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    Rudyard Kipling


    9. Gore lower leg

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    His famous novel was originally penned as "1980", but due to his poor health, the time it took to write dragged on, and it was changed to "1982", then finally to .....
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    George Orwell


    10. Maria leaks Welsh pie

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    Surely, thou dost not need a lending hand on this one.
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    William Shakespeare
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    I got three more . . .



    3. Bury by radar
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    Ray Bradbury
    Fahrenheit 451


    4. Nonskid icy mile
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    Emily Dickinson


    7. Haul ex US oldy
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    Aldous Huxley
    Brave New World ?

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    Chris - Soroban,

    You guys did great. The only one left is #2. Think science fiction writer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    In this quiz, rearrange the letters in the anagram to reveal a well known author/poet. Answers are first name followed by last name.

    A hint is given under the 'spoiler' tag, if needed.



    2. Mac via oasis

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    Born in Petrovichi, Russia, in 1920, he was a long-time member, and Vice President of Mensa International. He was also the very proud president of the American Humanist Association.
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    Isaac Asimov
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    Quote Originally Posted by McScruffy View Post
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    Isaac Asimov
    That's it, McScruffy. You have made the list complete.
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    Sheesh! .Can I feel any dumber? . *slap head*



    2. Mac via oasis
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    Isaac Asimov
    The Godfather of Science Fiction!


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