by Elizabeth Hoffman
1. What color was Leonard Cohen's famous raincoat?
blue2. What is Leonard Cohen's middle name?
B. Norman3. On what day of the week was he born?
Friday4. In real life, what brand of tea did Suzanne (the one in the song) prepare?
Constant Comment5. The woman in “Chelsea Hotel #2” (whose identity is of course a deep mystery) gives Leonard what on an unmade bed?
D. None of the above6. Name three LC songs in which the word ³moon² appears:
FULL CREDIT:7. Name three LC songs in which the word “mirror” appears:
FULL CREDIT:8. Name two food and beverage combinations mentioned in his songs:
FULL CREDIT:9. Name seven kinds of birds mentioned in his songs:
FULL CREDIT:10. Which of the following place names never appears in his songs ?
D. Montreal11. During a memorable moment in the making of Death Of A Ladies’ Man, what did Phil Spector hold against Leonard¹s throat?
A. A gun12. What distinctive stringed instrument is featured on “Everybody Knows”?
oud13. In “Take This Waltz”, Leonard's translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Pequeño Vals Vienés,” the lobby has nine hundred windows. How many does it have in the original Spanish poem?
mil / a thousand14. In “Do I Have To Dance All Night” (rare French single) what does the young mademoiselle say to Leonard?
YES! YES! YES!15. Who among the following does not appear on the 1957 Folkways recording Six Montreal Poets?
C. Robert Service16. In The Favorite Game, what is the name of the film that Breavman finds in the maid’s drawer?
“Thirty Ways to Screw”17. After Breavman's friend Tamara becomes a painter, what is the only food she eats?
C. Bananas18. In Beautiful Losers, which fireworks assortment does F. send the Narrator?
Rich Brothers’ All-American Assortment19. What mechanical innovation is lamented in the Epilogue?
flippers on pinball machines20. On the day that Leonard Cohen recovered from writing Beautiful Losers, what kind of birds returned to Hydra?
storks21. In The New Step, the one-act play that originally appeared in Flowers for Hitler, how much money does Mary give the Collector?
five dollars22. “Beneath my hands / your small _________ / are the upturned bellies / of breathing fallen sparrows.”
C. breasts23. What famous songwriting couple owned the Tennessee cabin that Leonard rented in the late 1960s?
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant24. At various times Leonard has lived in a Buddhist monastery. Where is it located?
B. Mount Baldy25. Jennifer Warnes, whose beautiful voice is frequently heard on Leonard Cohen's records and who recorded an entire album of his songs, made her professional singing debut at age nine accompanied by 300 of what kind of instrument?
accordions26. Which of the following is NOT a perfect anagram of LEONARD COHEN?
C. CHEER A NOODLE27. How many times total, on all nine albums, does Leonard sing the word “NAKED”?
17 times (+ 1 “nakedness”)
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