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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 accountant
A banker
An undertaker
A ghost

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.
The husband and wife's bodies are magically interchanged.
A skeleton is returned to life.

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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 magic amulet
A ring
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?
all of these
Topper
The Glorious Pool
Nightlife of the Gods

Question 10:


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

 


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