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Take the Michael Chabon Quiz

And don’t forget to save the date for The Yiddish Policemen’s Secret Ball on February 9 @ 7pm February 6 @ 7pm, a Michael Chabon pre-talk celebration held in advance of his public appearance at the University of Calgary on Thursday, February 16.

09 Feb 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1N8
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Michael Chabon wrote the screenplays of which of the following films:

The Boys of Abu Ghraib

John Carter

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Wonder Boys

Rushmore

Spider-Man 2

Answer: oʍʇ uɐɯ ɹǝpıds ‘ɹǝʇɹɐɔ uɥoɾ

Chabon also wrote a script for a biopic that was to be directed by Martin Scorcese but never saw the light of day. Who was the biopic about?

Mick Jagger

David Bowie

Frank Sinatra

Tony Bennett

Neil Diamond

Answer: ɐɹʇɐuıs ʞuɐɹɟ

Which Michael Chabon novel has its own playlist on Spotify?

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Wonder Boys

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Telegraph Avenue

Moonglow

Answer: ǝnuǝʌɐ ɥdɐɹƃǝlǝʇ

Is there anything Chabon can’t do? He also co-wrote lyrics for many of the songs on what album?

Uptown Special, Mark Ronson

Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

The Element of Freedom, Alicia Keys

Overly Dedicated, Kendrick Lamar

Freshmen Adjustment, Kanye West

Answer: uosuoɹ ǝʞıɯ ‘lɐıɔǝds uʍoʇdn

Which Chabon novel was listed in David Bowie’s Top 100 Must-Read Books?

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Wonder Boys

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Telegraph Avenue

Moonglow

Answer: sʎoq ɹǝpuoʍ