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Star Crossed Lovers

written by: silverqueen
Shakespeare writes about "a pair of star crossed lovers " in one of his greatest plays. The trouble with being star crossed lovers in Shakespeare's plays is that the lovers often die. Being a hopeless romantic, I'm choosing to use the definition of star crossed lovers as lovers that are destined to meet and travel on the inevitable path that fate charts. But remember, as Nazareth sings in their song, Love Hurts.

Question 1:

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In one of Shakespeare's best known plays she said "Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow." Her lover said "But soft what light through yonder window breaks?" In what Shakespeare play does Mercutio cry "A plague on both your houses!"?
Romeo and Juliet
King Lear

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Question 2:

"Let me in! I'm so cold," pleads the ghost of Catherine Earnshaw. In what 1847 novel will you find the story of the doomed lovers Catherine Earnshaw and the wild gypsy Heathcliff?
Agnes Gray
Lorna Doone
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre

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The world has come to know of these two lovers from their letters and his "Historica Calamitatum". She was one of the most learned women of the 12th century and he was her teacher. After the birth of their child, they were secretly married but forced to part after her uncle sought a terrible vengeance on the teacher. As the teacher wrote "they cut off those parts of my body with which I had done that which was the cause of their sorrow. " Can you name this couple?
Isabella and Edward
Abelard and Heloise
Helen and Paris
Tristan and Iseult

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It was too late when she cried, "I must have loved you for years only I was such a stupid fool. I didn't know it. I...I never loved Ashley." Alas, too bad for Scarlett because by this time in the relationship, Rhett stated, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Can you name this best selling novel and award winning movie?
Gone with the Wind
Written on the Wind
To Kill a Mocking Bird

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You wouldn't think a paper cut at a birthday party would put a young girl in mortal danger but you wouldn't be Isabella Swan at her boyfriends's house whose family happens to be very civil vampires, but vampires nonetheless. What series of books tells the tale of Edward and Bella where "The lion fell in love with the lamb."?
The Vampire Diaries
True Blood Series
The Twilight Series
The Southern Vampire Series

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To Rose's remark of "You're crazy!", Jack Dawson replied "That's what they all say, but, with all due respect Miss, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship, here." In what movie did Jackson Dawson declare "I'm King of the world!"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 7:

You know these lovers were fated to meet because "Of all the gin joints, in all of the towns, in all of the world, she walks into mine." Rick remembers all the little details - "The Germans wore gray, you wore blue." These star crossed lovers even had 'their' song. What song did Sam play when Ilisa asked, "Play it, Sam."?
Time in a Bottle
My Heart Will go On
Time after Time
As Time Goes By

Question 8:

What famous Frenchman's dying words were "France. Armee. Josephine!"?
Louis Philippe
Louis XIV

Question 9:

Television beamed their fairytale wedding to over 270 million viewers on July 29, 1981. Sadly, on August 28, 1996 a divorce was granted to the "People's Princess " and her once Prince Charming. Who was the Princess referring to when she stated in an interview on the BBC, "There were three of us in the marriage, so, it was a bit crowded."?
Camilla Parker Bowles
Alice Keppel
Wallis Warfield Simpson
Tiggy Legge-Bourke

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Francesca's notebook began, "Robert Kincaid came to me on the sixteenth of August, a Monday, in 1965. It was late afternoon, hot, and he was driving a pickup truck he called Harry." In what novel does Robert Kincaid tell Francesca, "In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live."?
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend
Postcards from the Edge
The Bridges of Madison County
The Road

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Question 11:

"Look for me by moonlight
Watch for me by moonlight
I'll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way."
What is the title of the poem that tells of the ill-fated love of "Bess the landlord's daughter" and her lover "who lay in his blood on the highway, with a bunch of lace at his throat."?
Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
Annabel Lee
The Highwayman
Danny Deever


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