Faced with six hours of this when I participate in the West Virginia Book Faire and Chocolate Festival on Saturday (10-4 p.m. in Martinsburg; see my Events page), I decided to come up with something else to do with the people who visit my table. I'm inviting them to play Island Trivia, choosing a question from the shell-shaped cards I've made. Those who get their question right will get $1 off the price of the book. (I'm also slipping in one "free" card for a single lucky customer.)
I had so much fun planning this that I want to share it with blog readers. So here are my questions, followed by the answers (don't peek!). I'd love to hear how you did, so please comment with the number you got right.
I expect certain people to get everything right. And yes, I know that I'm giving away answers to anyone who plans to attend the festival. But so what? The point is to have fun.
And so, begin.
an old woman
an old man
A potcake is...
an island dog
a man's belly
Barbuda is politically connected with...
The Bahamas consists of how many islands, cays and islets?
The language of Grand Turk is...
Guava Duff is...
a Jamaican singer
a golf club on Grand Bahama
The Brown Pelican is the national bird of...
Turks & Caicos
A conch pounder is...
a premature baby in Key West
a stick for tenderizing seafood
a popular drink at the Bitter End Yacht Club
a type of wave
What should you do with a sapodilla?
make fun of it
Kalik beer is made in...
Turks & Caicos
OK, now for the answers, in order. Keep your own count, and don't forget to share your results.
a fruit, an island dog, Antigua, 3,000+, English, a dessert, Turks & Caicos, a stick, eat it, Bahamas.