Thursday, August 13, 2009

So You Think You Know Romance. . . 13 Fictional Couples




So You Think You Know Romance (Chapter #1)

Literature is full of love stories and extraordinary duos—poignant pairs like Romeo and Juliet or Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid or silly like Donald and Daisy Duck.
Can you name the following duos? You’re invited to test your memory in this famous-couple match-up challenge.



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Thirteen Fictional Couples

1. Tristan and________.
2. Catherine Earnshaw and _________.
3. Bella Swan and ________.
4. Quasimodo and _________.
5. Robin Hood and _________.
6. Elinor Dashwood and _________.
7. Rhett Butler and ___________.
8. Becky Thatcher and ___________.
9. Cyrano deBergerac and _________.
10. Cinderella and __________.
11. Jay Gatsby and __________.
12. Sir Lancelot and _________.
13. Lara Foedeovna and __________.

Leave your guesses in the comments. I’ll check back and let you know if you’re correct. Then at the end of the day, I’ll post the answers. Thanks for playing.

Sources
Wikipedia, amolife.com/.../top-20-most-famous-love-stories-in-history-and-literature.html; The Journal for Reporting and Captioning Professions, February 2004

29 comments:

  1. Ooooh, fun!! Ok, here are my guesses:

    1. Tristan and__Isolde______.
    2. Catherine Earnshaw and ____I don't know_____.
    3. Bella Swan and ___Edward Cullen_____.
    4. Quasimodo and ____Esmeralda_____.
    5. Robin Hood and ___Maid Marian______.
    6. Elinor Dashwood and ___I don't know______.
    7. Rhett Butler and ____Scarlett O'Hara_______.
    8. Becky Thatcher and _____Tom Sawyer______.
    9. Cyrano deBergerac and ____I don't know_____.
    10. Cinderella and ____Prince Charming?______.
    11. Jay Gatsby and ____I don't know______.
    12. Sir Lancelot and ____Guinevere_____.
    13. Lara Foedeovna and ____I don't know______.

    A lot of "I don't know"s =(, but I hope I get the others right!

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  2. Betty,
    You rock. All your actual guesses are right!

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  3. I'll try.
    1-Isolde
    2-Heathcliff
    3-Edward Cullen
    4-Esmerelda
    5-Maid Marian
    6-Edward
    7-Scarlett O'Hara
    8-Tom Sawyer
    9-Roxanne
    10-Prince Charming
    11-Daisy
    12-Gwenevere
    13-Dr. Zhivago

    How'd I do?

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  4. Oh, I am soooo bad it this. I can think of the characters and what they are like, but only come up with the names for five of them.

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  5. Oh, I wanted to play but then I saw all Bettys answers before I could, shoot.

    I can answer one she didn't:

    Cyrano and Roxanne

    Good Thursday Thirteen though - my had to do with my new kitty:
    Tales of a Jedi Cat who turns out to be Darth Feline

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  6. Chelle,
    You did great! Wow! When I put up all the answers you'll see how really great you did!

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  7. Alice Audrey,
    No worries. I'm just grateful for your visit. :)

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  8. PopArt Diva,
    You're right. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Let's see ... off the top of my head:
    1. Isolde
    5. Maid Marion
    7. Scarlett O'Hara
    8. Tom Sawyer
    10. Prince Charming
    12. Guinevere
    13. Dr. Zhivago

    Methinks that's the best I can do for now ... though a couple are on the tip of my fingers. Thanks for visiting mine at Sacred Ruminations this morning. I also played at Happily Retired Gal this week ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  10. 1. Iselet. 5. Maid Marion 7. Scarlett O'hara. 10. The Prince. 12. Guinevere. I guess I got a D. I should know Gatsby and Quasimodo.

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  11. storyteller,
    Good job. Thanks for commenting.

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  12. colleen,
    No one gets a D on my quizes--you get a "That a girl" just for playing. Grin.

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  13. I know 5,7,8,10, and 12! LOL!

    Great TT!

    *hugs*
    Paige

    My Tt is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, I knew so few of these it was embarrassing better go read up.

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  15. Calico Crazy,
    No worries. I bet if I gave you the book or the author as a hint, you'd know more. Thanks for playing.

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  16. Ack! I should have known all of these but drew a blank on 2 and 11. Okay, in my defense I didn't like #11 and did not finish #2 either time I had to read it. Hey, 11/13 is pretty good, right?

    Http://wordtrix.blogspot.com/

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  17. Heather,
    You did well. I probably wouldn't know Number 11, but it's one of my critique partner's favorite all time classics. Thanks for playing.

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  18. I either knew these or didn't, if that makes sense. No guessing!

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  19. Susan Helene Gottfried,
    I think I know what you mean. Thanks for playing.

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  20. I like fun quizzes like this. I'm not any good at them but I like them. And what I noticed from Betty's comment is that "I Don't Know" really gets around ;0)

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  21. Ha! You're right about I don't know. He does get around. Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. As promised, here are the answers:

    1. Tristan and Isolde from a manuscript with the same name by Gottfried von Strassburg
    2. Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff from “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë
    3. Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, from “Twiligh”t by Stephenie Meyers
    4. Quasimodo and Esmeralda from “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” by Victor Hugo
    5. Robin Hood and Maid Marian from early English tales
    6. Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars from “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen
    7. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara from “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
    8. Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer from “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
    9. Cyrano deBergerac and Roxanne. (Cyrano was a real person. His possible romance with a woman was immortalized by a playwright named Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.)
    10. Cinderella and Prince Charming from “The Blue Fairy Book”, a collection of retold fairy tales by Andrew Lang
    11. Jay Gatsby and Daisy May Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    12. Sir Lancelot and Guinevere from Arthurian legends
    13. Lara Foedeovna and Yuri Zhivago from “Dr. Zhivago” by Boris Pasternak.

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  23. I know I'm late but I did correctly guess 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12.

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  24. Cool TT. I knew some of those but not all.

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  25. 1. Tristan and Isolde2.
    2. Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe.
    3. Bella Swan and ________.
    4. Quasimodo and Christine.
    5. Robin Hood and Maid Marion.
    6. Elinor Dashwood and _________.
    7. Rhett Butler and Scarlet O'Hara.
    8. Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn?.
    9. Cyrano deBergerac and Roxanne.
    10. Cinderella and Prince Charming.
    11. Jay Gatsby and __________.
    12. Sir Lancelot and Guinevere.
    13. Lara Foedeovna and Dr Zhivago.

    Loved that post...

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  26. jillconyers,
    You did well. Thank you for playing.

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  27. CountryDew,
    I'm glad you had fun. I hope you'll come back and play next week.

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  28. Puss-in-Boots,
    You got a lot of them right! Please come back and play next week.

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