The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars is a teen novel that’s getting tons of buzz, for good reason. I’m clutching the coattails of my book maven pal Lynn Becker in her prognostication that the brilliant & unflappable John Green will be this year’s Printz winner for The Fault in Our Stars. I highly recommend the book.
But Wordmonger is all about words, not books. So, here’s a wordly quiz. Please enter your answers in the comments section.
1. The title The Fault in Our Stars was inspired by one of Shakespeare’s lines.
1a. What Shakespeare play inspired the title?
1b. What character offered the prediction?
1c. What was the original line?
2. Following are the meanings behind some idioms that use at least one word from the title of this book. State each idiom:
2a. to be obsessed with show business or be generally dazzled or enraptured
2b. to pinpoint things that are wrong with someone or something
2c. to experience flashes of light after being hit in the head
2d. to be overly giving by nature
2e. a phrase describing a person who is liable for a particular situation
2f. to feel gratitude
3. Which of the following is NOT an anagram of The Fault in Our Stars?
3a. lustrous faintheart
3b. tantaliferous Ruths
3c. frustrated snout ale
3d. fortunate stair lush
3e. this foul restaurant
3f. that furniture lasso
3g. resistant author flu
Please enter your answers (or comments, of course) in the comments section.
My thanks go out to this week’s sources, NTC’s American Idioms Dictionary, 1987 & The Anagram Engine