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Contest a quiz on campus authors


Today’s DailyNews quiz features questions about writers who are associated with the University of Windsor. The prize, courtesy of the Alumni Affairs office, is a jute bag perfect for carrying books by these authors—or anybody, really.

The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 7. To be eligible, select the most correct answer to each of the following questions:
  1. Playwright David French served as writer in residence in 2007. Which of his plays has been staged by the University Players?
    a)
    Leaving Home
    b)
    Jitters
    c)
    Salt-Water Moon
    d)
    That Summer
    e)
    All of the above
    .
  2. Before publishing his acclaimed first novel No Great Mischief in 1999, creative writing professor emeritus Alistair MacLeod published two short story collections, The Lost Salt Gift of Blood and this book:
    a)
    As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories
    b)
    Island
    c)
    The Road to Rankin’s Point
    d)
    To Everything There Is a Season
    e)
    None of the above
    .
  3. W.O. Mitchell was at the University Windsor from 1978 to 1987, during which time he published which of these books?
    a)
    Who Has Seen the Wind
    b)
    The Vanishing Point
    c)
    How I Spent My Summer Holidays
    d)
    According to Jake and the Kid
    e)
    All of the above
    .
  4. Joyce Carol Oates taught in the English department from 1968 to 1978. Which one of her works was both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an opera?
    a)
    Black Water
    b)
    Broke Heart Blues
    c)
    What I Lived For
    d)
    Wonderland
    e)
    All of the above
    .
  5. Nino Ricci, 2005 writer in residence, won his second Governor General’s Award for Fiction for The Origin of Species. Which of his novels earned his first GG?
    a)
    In a Glass House
    b)
    Lives of the Saints
    c)
    Testament
    d)
    Where She has Gone
    e)
    None of the above
Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

This bag, made of sturdy and sustainable jute fibres, measures 14" high by 12" wide and 8" deep. It boasts a handy flat pocket, sports the Alumni logo, and awaits the winner of today's DailyNews contest.

Contest winner knows Windsor buses

Sean Moriarty, acting executive director of Information Technology Services, won yesterday's contest. His name was drawn from all entrants who correctly responded that Canada’s first electric street railway began operation in Windsor in 1886; that Transit Windsor was previously known as the Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg Railway; and that the 1C, 2 and 7 bus routes stop adjacent to the UWindsor campus. Moriarty will receive the prize of a zippered mini-padfolio provided by the Alumni Office.