Trivia Time!

Weekly Trivia 9: Do You Remember?

August 25, 2014 | Cathy | Comments (13) Facebook Twitter More...

  Maze runner
In the Maze Runner, the Creator wiped the boys' memories before putting them into the maze. However, Thomas still remembers someone. Who is it and what was his connection to this character?

 OR

Come up with a creative way to wipe out bad memories and restore good ones.

 

 

Some rules to follow:

1) You have to be a resident of the city of Toronto to win a prize.

2) Your answer has to be submitted by Monday (September 1) at 11:59 PM if you want to win.

3) You need to provide us with a valid email address if you want to be considered for the prize.

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week.

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here? Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest. The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this. We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Weekly Trivia 8: The Osamu Tezuka Edition

August 18, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (5) Facebook Twitter More...

Astro Boy Volume 1For this week's edition of our literary trivia challenge, we're asking you about a legend of Japanese Manga!

Considered to be a master of the form in Japan, Osamu Tezuka at one point trained to become a doctor, before he (wisely) chose to follow his heart and become a manga artist. One wonders if some of the adventures of his character Black Jack came from his experiences as a medical student...

In one of Tezuka's best known series, he chronicles the life of one of the world's great religious figures. Tell us who Tezuka wrote about for a chance to win a book!

OR:

Tell us what world leader's life would make a great comic and why! If we like who you choose, you could win a book too!

There are only a couple of rules to this contest:

1) You have to be a resident of the city of Toronto to win a prize.

2) Your answer has to be submitted by Thursday (August 21) at 11:59 PM if you want to win.

3) You need to provide us with a valid email address if you want to be considered for the prize. Otherwise, how will we get in touch with you? Don't worry, we'll keep your address secret (see below for more info).

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week.

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here?  Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest.  The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this.  We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Weekly Trivia Question: A Romantic Date

August 11, 2014 | Cathy | Comments (16) Facebook Twitter More...

The trivia question for this week comes from John Green's popular The Fault in Our Stars.

The fault in our stars

 

Where did Hazel and Augustus take an adventure together?

Or

Describe an awesome date idea to impress someone special.

 

Remember the following rules:

1) You have to be a resident of the city of Toronto to win a prize.

2) Your answer has to be submitted by Monday (August 18) at 11:59 PM if you want to win.

3) You need to provide us with a valid email address if you want to be considered for the prize.

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week.

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here?  Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest.  The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this.  We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Trivia Question #5- Super Powers!

July 28, 2014 | Monica | Comments (14) Facebook Twitter More...

Wake2Hi All, here is your triva question for this week:

In Lisa McMann’s Wake, what is Janie's power/curse?

OR!!

What power would you like to have?

Don't forget, there is a prize for the most creative answer as well, so let those imaginations soar!

And of course, here are the rules to participate:

1) You have to be a resident of the city of Toronto to win a prize.

2) Your answer has to be submitted by Thursday (July 31) at 11:59 PM if you want to win.

3) You need to provide us with a valid email address if you want to be considered for the prize.

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week.

 

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here?  Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest.  The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this.  We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca 

Trivia time - the world of literature and language

July 21, 2014 | Cameron | Comments (13) Facebook Twitter More...

Question 1:

What are the most common words in the english language? (hint: there are 12 in total)

Question 2:

Why is a spelling competition called a "Bee"?

Question 3:

What is the shortest english sentence ever created using all the letters of the alphabet?

Question 4:

What does the title refer to in the book "Lord of the Flies"?

Question 5:

What are the longest words in the english language? (hint: one of the  longest turned to be a hoax - but if you name that word you get bonus points)

Question 6:

Why when abbreviating something do we say, "In a nutshell"?

 

1-You have to live in Toronto to win the contest

2-You have to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win a prize (see privacy statement for more info)

3-Your entry must be submitted by Monday July 28th  at 11:59 PM if you want to be considered to win.

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here?  Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest.  The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this.  We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca

 

Weekly Trivia 3- For the Love of Jelly Beans

July 14, 2014 | Monica | Comments (23) Facebook Twitter More...

Hello All! Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavor Bean

Your trivia qustion this week comes from one of my all time favourite series, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. The question is:

In Harry Potter and the Philopher's Stone, what flavour of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavor Bean did Professor Dumbledore take from Harry?

Or

Come up with your own original flavour of jelly bean!

Don't forget, there is a prize for the most creative answer as well, so let those imaginations soar!

And of course, here are the rules to participate:

1) You have to be a resident of the city of Toronto to win a prize.

2) Your answer has to be submitted by Thursday (July 17) at 11:59 PM if you want to win.

3) You need to provide us with a valid email address if you want to be considered for the prize.

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week.

 

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here?  Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest.  The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this.  We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Weekly Trivia 2: The Scott Pilgrim Edition

July 7, 2014 | Thomas | Comments (7) Facebook Twitter More...

Scott PilgrimOK folks! Time for the second installment of our weekly trivia contest, where we pick your brains about your book-based knowledge. In this week's edition, we want to know how much YOU know about Bryan Lee O'Malley's epic comic series, Scott Pilgrim.

One of the series' epic battles takes place at a famous Toronto department store. Tell us the name of the store and you could win a free book!

OR:

Where would you have had Scott kick some butt? Tell us the Toronto landmark where you think Scott should have dished out some pain pie and why! If we like your idea best, you'll win a book too.

There are only a couple of rules to this contest:

1) You have to be a resident of the city of Toronto to win a prize.

2) Your answer has to be submitted by Thursday (July 10) at 11:59 PM if you want to win.

3) You need to provide us with a valid email address if you want to be considered for the prize. Otherwise, how will we get in touch with you? Don't worry, we'll keep your address secret (see below for more info).

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week.

Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here?  Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest.  The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this.  We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at gnettlefold@torontopubliclibrary.ca