Ghosts in Literature Quiz
Questions about written works where ghosts appear; even if only in the title. See if you can spot the deliberate mistake in one of the questions. 10 Questions.
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Who wrote the novel "The Ghost Writer" which was later made into a film "The Ghost" starring Ian McEwan and Pierce Brosnan?
E L James
Which famous Scandinavian playwright wrote the play which is usually called "Ghosts" in the English translation?
"The Lovely Bones" is a novel which is narrated by a fourteen year old girl who has been raped and murdered. Who is the author?
In the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, the title character is tormented by a ghost who claims to have been murdered. What relationship did the ghost have to Hamlet when alive?
At the end of Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" who returns from the dead in order to urge his crew to catch and kill the white whale?
In the Harry Potter books, what is another name for a "spirit guardian", which can be summoned to help as defence against evil forces such as Dementors?
In the Charles Dickens story "A Christmas Carol" several Christmas ghosts appear. Which of the following comes to haunt Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve?
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Dinner
The Ghost of Christmas Card
The Ghost of Christmas Tree
Daniel Radcliffe recently starred in the film "The Woman in Black". Who wrote the original ghost story on which the film and the play are based?
M R James
Who wrote the humourous ghost story "The Canterville Ghost"?
George Bernard Shaw
In the Henry James story "The Turn of a Screw", what is the name of the governess who, with Peter Quint, haunts poor little Miles and Flora?
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