Saturday, March 15, 2014

Trivial Pursuit

Riley and Andi snoozing in the hay.
It would be fun to occasionally post a Circle C Adventures/Circle C Beginnings Trivia Quiz. I have ideas for some trivia questions but I know I will run out of ideas soon (since my mind is occupied with finishing a book right now). At least once a month I would like to host a Trivia Contest, with prizes. I have CCA pens and magnets to give away; I have a few "Taffy" mini-Breyer horses that might be fun to give away sometime; and I'm sure I could find some other fun prizes as time goes on. Like a copy of the contest book, and maybe next winter . . . even the new Milestones book (or the short-story book I'm writing). I will start slow and work up to other prizes if the Quizzes become popular.

Here's the thing. I need to compile a growing list of Trivia questions, and the more obscure (hard to find) the better. I need YOUR contributions to this list. I would like each quiz to have 10-15 trivia questions, so you can see I need to have a lot of questions on hand. If you would like to suggest questions, please use the "Email Andi Your Questions and Stories" contact form on the right sidebar. 
      1. Do NOT write trivia questions in the comments! (Why give others a head start on the answers?)
      2. All trivia questions must come from the published Circle C Adventures or Circle C Beginnings books. (Not from fan stories or from the "Ranch Stories" I have written, or from the new contest book.)
      3. I will publish the first Trivia Quiz next Saturday, March 22.
      4. Trivia Quiz will run for one week (plenty of time to reread the books to find the answers. LOL)
      5. The winner will be randomly drawn from entries with either all the answers correct or the entries that are the closest to all the correct answers. 

 

40 comments:

  1. That sounds like something fun to do. :) Great idea.

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    1. Hey, Rebekah,
      Email me covers of your 2 new Triple Ranch books and I'll put them on my sidebar if you want.

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  2. WOW! This sounds really cool! I can't wait!!!!
    Now to think up some questions.......

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  3. would you need to have read Circle C Beginnings? I only have the Circle C Adventures...
    ~lulu

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    1. Chances are, from reading stuff on the blog and all the other stories about the CCB, you have a pretty good chance. Most of the trivia questions will come from the CCA books (and you could probably guess the ones from the CCB. For instance, Chad's horse is named in the CCB, but you probably already know its name if you've read any fan stories. LOL)

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  4. WOW! posted that comment RIGHT before me! neat :)

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    1. i was writing that thinking " i'm the first one one to post something...weird " so much for that :)
      ~lulu

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  5. that sounds like fun lots of fun.

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  6. This sounds like fun! :)
    I'll have to re-read the Andi books and look for some good trivia ideas :-)

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  7. how will you give out prizes? Will it be like the first 3 people or something?
    ~Lulu

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    1. i will randomly draw a winner from all the entries that had 100% (or the most) answers correct. :-)

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  8. This is soo cool!
    How many have you have read Anne of Green Gables or Little Women?

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    1. I have read Little Women ( i love that one!) And I have read a shortened version of the first Anne of Green Gables. I have all the Anne books I just need to read them....
      ~ Lulu

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    2. I have the Anne of Green Gables books! I absolutely love them;-) I watched the movie of little women but I never read book:( I have read Jo's boys though! Have any of you read Eight Cousins? Its also by Louisa May Alcott! Its really interesting;-)

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    3. I've read both books and watched both movies. I love them sooooo much!!! I especially like Anne of Green Gables because her name is Anne with an E like mine!!!

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    4. I've read both books, both series and watched all the movies! (Except the third Anne of green gables one.) I love them!!
      No, I haven't read Eight Cousins. I'll have to try it!

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    5. I like Eight Cousins. Also Jack and Jill. Anyone read that Louisa May Alcott book?

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    6. the third Anne of Green Gables movie doesn't follow the book at all :( but it is still very interesting :-)!!!

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    7. I'm working on the classic unabridged version of Little Women. The book is as big as a small dictionary! I'm halfway through the Anne of Green Gables book series. Right now I am reading Anne's House of Dreams. I will look into Eight Cousins!

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    8. Yay! I'm back!
      I have read all the Anne books numerous times, been to the play, watched the first to movies, and a tiny bit of video three. I have read Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys, and Eight Cousins, as well as other writings by both Louisa May Alcott and Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud is my favourite by far, but some of her stories can get a bit dark. Apparently she did not have the nicest marriage. :C You might guess that from some of her stories.
      Have any of you been to PEI? If not, you should think about it!
      God bless!
      Ira-Grace
      Psalm 150:4

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    9. I would love to visit PEI sometime as some characters in my first book "Home Fires of the Great War" visit it. (They live in Nova Scotia.)

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    10. while we are talking about books.. has anyone read The Elsie Dinsmore series?
      ~lulu

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    11. I LOVE both the books! I haven't watched the movies in a long time, but I remember enjoying them too...
      I have a TON of L. M. Alcott's and L. M. Montgomery's books on my kindle. Some of the titles I can remember, and others not so much. I think some of my favorites are L. M. Montgomery short stories, and L. M. Alcott's "Little Women". I love all their works though, and am never tired of new books! :)

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    12. What is the Elsie Dinsmore series about?

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    13. I've read almost all the books in the Elsie Dinsmor series. After the first 7 they got really boring:-( personally there not my favorite books! Elsie is too perfect for my liking!! I like girls with more spunk like Andi:-);-) But I liked the Milly books a lot better ( there also by Martha Finley) Its a lot more realistic in my opinion; -)

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    14. I've read some (the first 4 maybe) of the Elsie Dinsmore books and I'm sorry to say that I don't like them at all (for the same reason as you, Janelle). It's beyond believing that one "perfect" little girl could be so misunderstood and picked on ALL of the time. The story gets old because the reader knows nobody is going to believe her. I stopped feeling sorry for her pretty quick. I also had trouble visualizing an 8 year old child waxing eloquent about deep theology with adults. Maybe kids were more "spiritual" back then, but whoosh! The dialogue coming from such a young child is unrealistic.

      I understand the strict times and the very strict "religious do's and don'ts" of the 19th century, but it seems to me--in light of God's grace and the proper role of little children--that she could have appealed to her father about not playing the piano on Sunday, but when he told her she must obey him, she should have obeyed him and in her heart given her father to God to work on. It was not like he was asking her to steal. God said to keep the Sabbath holy, this is true, but WHO made the rules that playing the piano or reading something other than the Bible on Sunday was breaking the Sabbath? Sounds like the Pharisees in Jesus' day.

      Doing as her father asked about playing the piano and accepting God's forgiveness through Christ about Sabbath "breaking" would have been a much better Christian witness to her clueless father. And the guy is a jerk, let's face it.

      I have to say I did enjoy the book where she is older and showed some spunk and there was overall conflict in the book. I guess I like conflict. And if you like conflict, you should get yourselves a copy of Rebekah's book about the Triple Ranch. That girl is no Elsie! But I have hope for her. :-)

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    15. in the Elsie Dinsmore series I read almost all the books 1-26. except the last two. I liked the first couple then they got kinda boring.
      I like the life of faith Elsie Dinsmore ones a lot more. And while i say i read all the way through 26 I didn't read it all I only read a tiny bit out of each chapter.
      I did like Lulu though, she was more fun than Elsie. I did like the Millie ones!
      Anne of Green Gables I have watched all the movies LOVE THEM. but i don't like the books! Yes, i'm weird.

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    16. i really agree with you Rishona about the life of faith books. I loved millie...
      the original Elsie got a little boring...
      ~ lulu

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    17. :)
      How many of the original ones did you read? Have you read the Elsie life of faith books?

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    18. I have read the original Elsie and Mildred series and also the life of faith Elsie and Millie series. I think that both versions of the book have good values and character traits although the Life of Faith version is a lot more valid to our lives today. I did get bored with the first 2-3 Elsie books because she was so perfect and no one ever understood her. After that I really enjoyed the next 25 books.
      I think Mrs. M made a good point about Elsie playing the piano. The Bible never says that playing instruments on the sabbath is wrong especially if it's the fathers request. Still her father was horrible. Anyone with eyes could see through the stepmothers lies. I think the books got better as Elsie grew up because she kinda "caught up" to her knowledge (if that makes any sense :-)
      What I mean is her Bible and theological knowledge seemed much more appropriate at 20 then 8!! :)

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    19. I've read all the life of faith series, everyone about ten times. I've read about seven original Elsies.
      ~lulu

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    20. I got through about half of the first Elsie book...then stopped and skipped to her more exciting ones. I must say, those books are NOT my favorite. I appreciate what the author was trying to communicate, but honestly, I don't think that any little girl could be that perfect. Yes, I realize Elsie did make some mistakes, but really...it just wasn't what would have happened! :) I totally agree with all of you on this subject! :P

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    21. I laugh about this conversation between you girls because I feel the same way. :D

      When I was growing up I couldn't stand the stories about the perfect families with the perfect kids who read their Bibles every day, did their devotions, had their quiet times with God, ministered to their neighbors and talked about God all the time...and they were all under twelve and it was supposed to take place in modern day.

      Do I have a problem with these character traits? No! Wouldn't it be nice if we were all perfect like that? :D That was the point, those books made me so mad because I felt like, "No one in the entire world is that perfect! Even the most nicest families I know aren't that perfect!"

      So my mother quickly realized we liked our Amish books better, the ones where the kids were really bad, got in big trouble and regretted their mistakes, then moved on and worked on getting better until the next instance where they got in trouble. We liked those, because those were stories about kids like us. ;) (And I must admit, when my siblings and I were young we were rather...rambunctious. To the point where we would put our toys on the fan, turn it on full blast and send the toys flying around the room. We also played Indiana Jones and kidnappings and sword fights and life and death adventures...and yeah, basically we did what most every kid we knew did, our imaginations knew no limits.)

      So, though I understand the purpose of the Elsie books was to inspire girls to be good little girls and follow the Faith, I'm afraid they kind of drive a lot of people crazy because they're very unrealistic. :)

      Solution: The Miller books, (such as Reading with the Millers, Prudence with the Millers, etc.) which are either Amish or Mennonite, (I don't remember which) are fantastic books with some very real-life lessons. :D Those are really good, for those of you who like to read edifying and yet realistic works of fiction. :D And of course Susan's Andi and Goldtown series, those are amazing. :D

      -Calamity Rene

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    22. I have read the Miller books, and I like them better then the Elise series! :) My siblings and I were unruly too...but being pastor's kids, we did different games...like weddings, funerals, and sermons. :P
      I have enjoyed the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis. The siblings act like siblings. :) (I realize they are in a magical land, but honestly, siblings act the same whether they are in a magical land or not! :)

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    23. Has anyone read " Our Only May Amelia" or the sequel "The Trouble with May Amelia" by Jennifer Holm??? I REALLY enjoyed those books. May Amelia reminds me a lot like Andi. ;-)

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    24. I read the first one, my Grandma bought it for me. That was several years ago, though. :)

      -Calamity Rene

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  9. This is an awesome idea!!! I'll try to think of some questions and get them sent to you =D

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  10. Cool this looks like a lot of fun!!!!!!!

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