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British Novels and Novelists Quiz

Why not test your knowledge of British literature in this 15 question quiz. 15 Questions.

 
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1

Who coined the phrase "Knowledge is Power" in his utopian novel, New Atlantis?

  • John Bunyan
  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • Francis Godwin
  • Samuel Pepys

2

What was the subject of John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost?

  • Religion
  • War
  • Childhood
  • Marriage

3

The Bennet family provides the focal point for which Jane Austin novel?

  • Mansfield Park
  • Emma
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Pride and Prejudice

4

‘The Modern Prometheus’ is the sub-title of which Mary Shelley novel?

  • Frankenstein
  • The Last Man
  • Ladore
  • Mathilda

5

Who was Sherlock Holmes’ arch enemy?

  • Professor Moriarty
  • Alexander Holder
  • Sir George Bumwell
  • Birdy Edwards

6

Many of Rudyard Kipling’s novels were based in which ex-British Empire colony?

  • Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Singapore

7

In D.H. Lawrence’s romantic novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, what was Ms Chatterley’s first name?

  • Rose
  • Hilda
  • Bertha
  • Constance

8

Who wrote the War of the Worlds?

  • Rudyard Kipling
  • H.G. Wells
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Thomas Hardy

9

Which of these great female writers was also known as the ‘Queen of Crime’?

  • Agatha Christie
  • Enid Blyton
  • Emily Bronte
  • Daphne du Maurier

10

J.R.R. Tolkien, although English, wasn’t actually born in England. So, in which country was he born?

  • India
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand

11

‘Jack Higgins’, writer of the classic novel, The Eagle Has Landed, is a pseudonym. What is his real name?

  • Graeme Davidson
  • David Pattison
  • John Hanson
  • Harry Patterson

12

The late, great Sir Arthur C. Clarke, authored the wonderful novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Who made the film version?

  • Peter Greenaway
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Richard Attenborough
  • David Lean

13

Who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that was published in 1964?

  • Ted Hughes
  • Roald Dahl
  • Anthony Burgess
  • Terry Pratchett

14

I think most of us know that Ian Fleming created James Bond, 007. But just how many Bond novels did he write?

  • 10
  • 13
  • 11
  • 12

15

Alistair MacLean’s, Guns of Navarone, is a war story but in which war does the action take place?

  • American Civil War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Crimean War

 

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