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From Book to Film

The pen is mightier than the camera? 10 Questions.

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The 2008 film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is based on the short story by which author?

  • Isaac Asimov
  • Roald Dahl
  • F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Daphne Du Maurier

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Who played the title role in "Scrooge", the 1951 film version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"?

  • Alec Guinness
  • Alastair Sim
  • Robert Newton
  • John Laurie

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In Steven Spielberg's 2005 adaptation of H G Wells' "The War of the Worlds", the action is switched from Woking in Surrey to which US state?

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico

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Which character does Kermit play in the 1996 film "Muppet Treasure Island", based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel?

  • Squire Trelawney
  • Billy Bones
  • Ben Gunn
  • Captain Smollett

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Who played the title role in the 1948 film version of Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"?

  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Ann Sheridan

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The 1985 film "The Color Purple" is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by which author?

  • Toni Morrison
  • Alice Walker
  • John Updike
  • Philip Roth

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What nationality is Thomas Keneally, whose novel "Schindler's Ark" became the 1993 film "Schindler's List"?

  • Australian
  • American
  • Canadian
  • South African

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Which 1954 war film was based on Guy Gibson's book "Enemy Coast Ahead"?

  • The Cruel Sea
  • The Sea Shall Not Have Them
  • The Cockleshell Heroes
  • The Dam Busters

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The 1963 film "This Sporting Life," based on the David Storey novel, had its Rugby League scenes filmed on the ground of which club?

  • Hunslet
  • Leeds
  • Wakefield Trinity
  • Castleford

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The 1984 film "Children of the Corn" is based on a short story from which Stephen King collection?

  • Blood and Smoke
  • Night Shift
  • Different Seasons
  • Skeleton Crew