Just for Fun, See What You Know

Eastern BluebirdDaffodils are in bloom and bluebirds chirp in the trees. I sat down to write a post, and this light-hearted quiz is the result. Enjoy!

(Answers are at the bottom of the page.)

Pulitzer Prize1. The Pulitzer Prize for an American novel was given for the first time in 1918, and Emilie Loring was nominated in 1937. In what year did a woman first sit on the board to decide the Pulitzer?

a. 1941     b. 1963     c. 1980

2. Which of these women is Emilie Loring?


3. Here Comes the Sun! was published in London under what title?

a. Honor and Grace     b.   Julie’s Choice     c. The Dragon Slayer

4. In which of these houses did Emilie Loring live?



best heirloom tea

5. How did Emilie Loring take her tea?

a. iced, with mint

b. hot, with lemon

c. hot, with milk


6. Which of these is the man she fell in love with, Victor Loring?


Selden Loring 19147. Emilie Loring said that three ingredients should always be in the kitchen cupboard, in case guests dropped by. What were they?

a. shrimp, chocolate, wine

b. walnuts, apples, cake

c. caviar, chutney, anchovy paste


Emilie Loring's Stone House

8. This is Emilie Loring’s summer home. What was it called?

a. Melville Manor    b. Stone House     c. Granite Place

George Melville Baker
George Melville Baker

9. This is Emilie Loring’s father, George Melville Baker. What was his occupation?

a. actor     b. author     c. publisher

EL with Maine books10. How many full-length novels did Emilie Loring complete during her lifetime?

a. 20     b.  30     c.  50



  1. c; 1980
  2. a
  3. c; The Dragon Slayer
  4. Trick question: all of them!
  5. b; hot, with lemon
  6. a
  7. c; caviar, Major Grey Chutney, anchovy paste
  8. b; Stone House
  9. Another trick question: all of them!
  10. b; 30

How did you do?

20 thoughts on “Just for Fun, See What You Know

  1. I got seven of them, not including the trick questions. The other one I didn’t know was the one about the Pulitzer Prize committee. I also didn’t know that Emilie was nominated. How neat!!

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  2. Speaking of Victor Loring…I was thinking of my reading history and thought about the Rosamund DuJardin books I read in high school. I googled her name…Her husband was a Victor also! DuJardin her husband’s name. She got her start writing magazine pieces as well.

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      1. R DuJardin wrote teen novels in the 1950s. Our High school still carried them in the early 1980s! They were basically teen romance. Beverly Clearly wrote some in addition to her Ramona the Pest series. I wish I could think of other similar novelists right now. I know I read others.

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  3. I got 5 right! This is a favorite quote from my favorite of her books:” ‘When Spring is old and dewy winds blow from the South with odors sweet I see my love in shadowy groves speed down dark aisles on shining feet.’ No matter how problem-logged the path, Prue, …” Prue’s brother, David, speaking.

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  4. Oh dear! I got only 2 right outright, but the “all of the aboves” would count too…then it’s 4. Wow! I’ve really flunked. I should have known Dragon Slayer, b/c Julie does say that in the novel. I should have thought through some of the answers more. Please publish your book soon.

    I know I always keep caviar, Major Grey Chutney and anchovy paste on hand…with teen boys. (ha ha)

    I am shocked that it took until 1980 to appoint a woman to the Pulitzer committee!


    1. I was shocked, too. It helps me to understand the under-representation of women’s voices and women-themed stories. I tried the Uncharted Seas recipe of scrambled eggs on toast spread with anchovy paste–no thank you. But I love Major Grey Chutney; I can eat it on lots of things.


  5. 6 out of 10! (If you count the trick questions as partially right!) Very fun! Interesting they would title “Here Comes the Sun” as “Dragon Slayer”, especially if it was categorized as a romance. Maybe they weren’t as sappy as we are now?

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    1. The Dragon-Slayer title came from a statement Julie makes about looking for the romance in life, the princesses, dragon slayers, etc. —and it was Emilie’s original choice! Her publisher suggested the cheerier title, but it was still marketed in England under the dragon title. Maybe England’s mythology of dragons made it more appealing?


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