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Thorne Smith Novels

written by: omseti
 
This is a 10-question multiple choice quiz about some of the novels by the hilarious author of the 1920's and 30's, Thorne Smith. He is probably best known for his Topper books, although all of his books are intriguing and involve magical or supernatural events which always complicate the lives of his middle class protagonists.

Question 1:


Thorne Smith's "Topper" series consists of how many novels?
Five
Two
Four
Three

Question 2:


In the "Topper" novels by Thorne Smith, who is Cosmo Topper?
An undertaker
A banker
A ghost
An accountant

Question 3:


Which of these best describes the plot line of the novel "Turnabout" by Thorne Smith?
A voodoo witch places a curse on a vain young man.
A 17th century witch is transported to the 20th Century.
A skeleton is returned to life.
The husband and wife's bodies are magically interchanged.

Question 4:


In the novel "The Glorious Pool" by Thorne Smith, what happens to the middle-aged man, his wife, and his mistress?
They are made invisible by an alien.
They are turned into a lion, a monkey and a donkey.
They become young again.
They die and become spirits.

Question 5:


The protagonist of which Thorne Smith novel has the ability to turn statues into living people?
Rain in the Doorway
Skin and Bones
The Night Life of the Gods
The Glorious Pool

Question 6:


In the novel "The Bishop's Jaegers" by Thorne Smith, what are the jaegers?
Underwear
Animals
Paintings
Communion wafers

Question 7:


Which of these is the most accurate description of plot line of Thorne Smith's novel "Passionate Witch"?
A witch is reborn as a man who seeks revenge on those who killed him.
A 17th Century witch is transported into the 20th Century.
A living statue of Aphrodite complicates the life of a mild-mannered accountant.
A curse by a witch follows a elderly couple through life.

Question 8:


In "Night life of the Gods" by Thorne Smith what object is responsible for the transformations that occur throughout the story?
A magic wand
A ring
A magic amulet
A voodoo doll

Question 9:


In which novel by Thorne Smith do all the main characters end up in court before a totally befuddled judge?
Nightlife of the Gods
The Glorious Pool
Topper
all of these

Question 10:


The main character of which novel by Thorne Smith is turned into a skeleton?
Did She Fall?
Skin and Bones
Bats in the Belfry
Topper Takes a Trip

 


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