Titles/band names which came from books: a quiz
I recently posted a quiz:
If you want to try it yourself, go there first; I’m about to post the answers!
Each of these are quotations where I knew the source before I knew the work which used it…
- Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
- Source: Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
- Source: The Tyger by William Blake (AKA Tiger, Tiger…”burning bright”)
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Source: The Tempest by William Shakespeare (I could probably have done an entire game based on “Billy the Bard” allusions) 😉
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
- Source: The Bible, specifically Exodus
- The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth
- Source: Julius Caesar, again by Shakespeare
- The Doors (the name of the band…and the origin of the name of the book on which the band name was based)
- Source: It’s a shortening of “The Doors of Perception” by Aldous Huxley…which is, in itself, quoting William Blake’s (Blake, again) The Marriage of Heaven and H*ll
- The band Steppenwolf
- Source: (Der) Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
- The band Veruca Salt
- Source: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Veruca is the spoiled one who wants it now)
- As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
- Source: The Odyssey by Homer
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
- Source: Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII by John Donne. The poem also includes the line “No man is an island”
There you go! How many did you know? If I posted a comment where you guessed and you would like my e-book of quotations (and you are in a country which can get a gift from the USA Kindle store), just let me know. If you already have the book, you can let Amazon know and they’ll give you store credit instead…
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