Picks and Pans Review: Quote

updated 12/03/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/03/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>A sample question from The Algonquin Literary Quiz Book, assembled by Louis D. Rubin Jr. (Algonquin, paper, $7.95):

Here are the names of seven ships of various sizes and types. Name the author and the literary work in which each appears.

(a) Grampus (b)SS Patna (c) USS Caine (d)SS Quaker City (e) HMS Somerset (f) whaling ship Pequod (g) SS Glencairn

Answers: (a) Edgar Allan Poe, "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"; (b) Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim; (c) Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny; (d) Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad; (e) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere": (f) Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; (g) Eugene O'Neill, the SS Glencairn plays (The Long Voyage Home, etal.)

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