Mosman Library Literary Trivia Night.

Winning team The Miss Marples


Mosman Library’s Literary Trivia Night turned out to be loads of book loving fun and the perfect finale to the National Year of Reading 2012. What better way to celebrate reading than to hold a literary trivia night formulated to challenge even the most well read book buffs. 


Six rounds of questions including general fiction, classic and children’s fiction, Dickens, books to movies, Australian fiction and popular fiction kept the teams focussed on the task at hand. And if that wasn’t enough three table activities were given out for extra points just for those who can never get enough….trivia that is. Competition was stiff between two exceptional tables, The Miss Marples and the Harry Potters. Both teams raced neck to neck towards the finish line and when the final points were tallied after the six gruelling rounds of brain draining literary trivia the results proved exciting…’It’s a tie!’ announced chief judge Jacqui Gordon. The organising committee hadn’t exactly counted on that but hastily rose to the challenge and devised a devious tie breaker.


The tension in the air rose as the teams anticipated the question that would make one of them the winners of the evening. And the tie breaker question is…..drum roll please, ‘What is the name of J K Rowling’s latest novel?’. ‘The constant vacancy’, quickly corrected to ‘The casual vacancy’ (thank you!), was the rapid reply from The Miss Marples thus securing the win for this ambitious  team. They gratefully accepted their well deserved first prize, a $30 gift voucher each to spend at a local book shop. Runners up The Harry Potters may have been a tad disappointed but walked away with a lovely bottle of wine which they could take home and drink to commiserate their loss. Third place went to the Anne Shirley’s who conceded they just weren’t good enough on the night but were quietly pleased with their giant National Year of Reading mug filled with choc balls.


And for those who walked away with no prize at all apparently it didn’t matter because all the teams had a great time thanks to the plentiful food and drinks, free giveaways, and entertainment. The National Year of Reading 2012 has been a year long celebration of books and reading and it was great to finish off with such a successful and fun event.




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