The Gore Vidal Quiz - Part 2
Vidal has not owned a home in which of the following places? [652 responses]

Upstate New York (27) 4%
Southern California (31) 5%
France (427) 65%
Guatemala (156) 24%
Italy (11) 2%
 
Answer: France
Vidal's grandfather, Sen. T.P. Gore, represented what state? [650 responses]

Arizona (3) 0%
Oklahoma (516) 79%
Tennessee (94) 14%
Virginia (16) 2%
New York (21) 3%
 
Answer: Oklahoma
Which of the following literary scholars has not written a book about Vidal? [591 responses]

Fred Kaplan (36) 6%
Bernard F. Dick (195) 33%
Ray Lewis White (125) 21%
John W. Aldridge (136) 23%
Robert Kiernan (99) 17%
 
Answer: John W. Aldridge
Vidal did something remarkable at age 10. What? [592 responses]

Wrote a novel (30) 5%
Drove a car (7) 1%
Flew an airplane (469) 79%
Ran for public office (3) 1%
Saved his grandfather's life (83) 14%
 
Answer: Flew an airplane
In which of the following movies did Vidal not appear? [591 responses]

With Honors (44) 7%
The Conversation (363) 61%
Gattaca (54) 9%
Fellini Roma (57) 10%
Shadow Conspiracy (73) 12%
 
Answer: The Conversation
Which of the following names has no personal affiliation with Vidal? [582 responses]

Jimmie Trimble (13) 2%
Howard Austen (23) 4%
Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler (109) 19%
Robert Graves (277) 48%
Rusty Godowsky (160) 27%
 
Answer: Robert Graves
Which of the following Vidal books is not autobiographical? [580 responses]

Season of Comfort (87) 15%
Two Sisters (139) 24%
Palimpsest (17) 3%
Screening History (67) 12%
Judgment of Paris (270) 47%
 
Answer: Judgment of Paris
What is Vidal's birthday? [573 responses]

Jan. 18, 1923 (71) 12%
March 22, 1924 (75) 13%
Oct. 3, 1925 (373) 65%
Dec. 25, 1926 (23) 4%
July 4, 1927 (31) 5%
 
Answer: Oct. 3, 1925
Vidal's gravesite in Washington, D.C., is located a few hundred feet from the mausoleum of what writer? [572 responses]

Ernest Hemingway (29) 5%
Henry Adams (344) 60%
Henry James (149) 26%
John Dos Passos (19) 3%
Christopher Isherwood (31) 5%
 
Answer: Henry Adams
Which of the following actors is not or was not a close friend of Vidal? [571 responses]

Paul Newman (18) 3%
Claire Bloom (11) 2%
Susan Sarandon (44) 8%
Charlton Heston (462) 81%
Cyril Ritchard (36) 6%
 
Answer: Charlton Heston
Vidal ran for the U.S. Senate in what year and what state? [575 responses]

New York, 1960 (259) 45%
Virginia, 1968 (7) 1%
California, 1968 (52) 9%
California, 1982 (251) 44%
Connecticut, 1982 (6) 1%
 
Answer: California, 1982
During his youth in the '40s and '50s, which of the following famous writers did Vidal never meet? [562 responses]

George Santayana (54) 10%
Anais Nin (15) 3%
Jack Kerouac (49) 9%
Thomas Mann (201) 36%
John Steinbeck (243) 43%
 
Answer: Thomas Mann
What was the name of the estate Vidal bought in upstate New York in the early 1950s? [576 responses]

Edgewater (352) 61%
Merrywood (99) 17%
Laurel House (86) 15%
Broad Branch (9) 2%
Hill House (30) 5%
 
Answer: Edgewater
Vidal has a suite named after him in a hotel in which of the following countries? [565 responses]

France (47) 8%
England (34) 6%
Thailand (131) 23%
Italy (337) 60%
Greece (16) 3%
 
Answer: Thailand
BONUS QUESTION: While recovering from rheumatoid arthritis after World War II, Vidal studied which of the following? [574 responses]

Art (41) 7%
Chinese (102) 18%
Ballet (280) 49%
Poetry (39) 7%
Archaelogy (112) 20%
 
Answer: Ballet

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