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LITERARY TRIVIA V

41) Which of the following words were first used in F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise?


Fitzgerald's novel provides us with the first known uses of the words "T-shirt" and "daiquiri."

42) In George Orwell's Animal Farm, what kind of animal is Boxer?


Boxer is a loyal, kind, dedicated, extremely strong, hard working, and respectable cart-horse.

43) What writer coined the phrase "ships that pass in the night"?


This line originates from the poem "The Theologian's Tale" in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn. The poem reads: "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing / Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness..."

44) What famous novelist once dated the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill?


J.D. Salinger once dated Oona, the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, but she left him for Charlie Chaplin whom she later married.

45) The phrase "dark horse" comes from what 1831 novel?


The phrase "dark horse" comes from Benjamin Disraeli's 1831 novel The Young Duke, in which such a horse is the surprise winner at the races.


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