Library Blog Quiz: Sleepy Edition

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Competitions

This morning while perusing the internet we were intrigued to learn that today, the 16th of March, is in fact World Sleep Day! (We immediately marked the occasion with a small celebratory nap under our desk.  [Not really!  Librarians are WAY too busy ruling the world to nap.])  According to the organizers of World Sleep Day, sleepiness is ‘a global epidemic that threaten[s] health and quality of life’.  Uh-oh!  We thought it was just a side effect of secretly reading books late at night!  Anyway, to celebrate World Sleep Day and all things snoozy, we have carefully hand-crafted a very tricky quiz about sleep in literature.

How to enter:  Fill in the form at the bottom of this post with your name, email address and the correct answers to all ten questions.  Entries which answer all questions correctly will go into the draw to win a book voucher from our literary friends at Readings book shop.  This competition will close at 10am on Friday March 23rd, and winners will be announced on the blog later that day.  You must be a Uni High student to enter this competition.  Good luck!

Quiz Questions

1.  Who is the main character in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series?

2.  Who starred in the 1946 film version of Raymond Chanlder’s classic hard-boiled detective novel The Big Sleep?

3.  What is the Dewey Decimal number of the school library’s copy of the Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming?

4.  Can you name another book by the author of Sleeping Dogs?

5.  What is the name of the second book in Tom Sniegoski’s Sleeper Conspiracy trilogy?

6.  The Sleepwalker is the  ninth book in a hugely popular series by which author?

7.  What is the only way that the sleeping princess in Sleeping Beauty can be woken?

8.  Who is the author of The Lost Art of Sleep?

9.  Complete the title of this Haruki Murakami book: ___________ Willow, Sleeping Woman.

10.  What is unusual about the mysterious, ghostly horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

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