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Literature Quiz Trivia

An all round Literature question. Old and new. 20 Questions.

 
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1

Can you match novels and their authors?

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Left

  • "Wolf Hall"
  • "The Remains of the Day"
  • "Lord of the Flies"
  • "Things Fall Apart"

Right

  • Chinua Achebe
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • William Golding
  • Hilary Mantel

2

Who compiled and edited "The Granta Book of the American Short Story"?

  • Alan Hollinghurst
  • Arundhati Roy
  • Richard Ford
  • Cormac McCarthy

3

Can you order these Salman Rushdie novels into when they were first published in Great Britain?

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  • "The Satanic Verses"
  • "Midnight's Children"
  • "Shame"
  • "Grimus"

4

Who wrote "Life of Pi"?

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5

Which of these is not a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle?

  • "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
  • "The Final Problem"
  • "The Musgrave Ritual"
  • "The Yellow Face"

6

Which of these texts wasn't written by a Russian?

  • "War and Peace"
  • "Sons and Lovers"
  • "Crime and Punishment"
  • "The Seagull"

7

Can you match up these authors and their novels?

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Left

  • "The Line of Beauty"
  • "Jamaica Inn"
  • "Gravity's Rainbow"
  • "Blood Meridian"

Right

  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Thomas Pynchon
  • Daphne Du Maurier
  • Alan Hollinghurst

8

Which isn't a play by Arthur Miller?

  • "All My Sons"
  • "Broken Glass"
  • "The Price"
  • "Under the Blue Sky"

9

Which of these movies isn't based on a novel?

  • "Jaws"
  • "Alien"
  • "Apocalypse Now"
  • "Shutter Island"

10

Which of these IS based on a novel?

  • "Pan's Labyrinth"
  • "Memento"
  • "Scream"
  • "Fight Club"

11

Aldous Huxley wrote about his experience with hallucinogenics in which book?

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12

How many parts are there within "The Lord of the Rings"?

  • 3
  • 1
  • 6
  • 4

13

Can you match up playwrights and their plays?

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Left

  • Arthur Miller
  • William Shakespeare
  • David Mamet
  • Anton Chekhov

Right

  • "Three Sisters"
  • "Titus Andronicus"
  • "Edmond"
  • "The Crucible"

14

Can you match up poets and the poems?

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Left

  • T.S Eliot
  • William Blake
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Sylvia Plath

Right

  • "Ariel"
  • "The Hollow Men"
  • "The Sick Rose"
  • "Shooting Stars"

15

Can you match these Films and the authors who originally penned the text that they are based off?

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Left

  • "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
  • "The Godfather"
  • "Empire of the Sun"
  • "Memoirs of a Geisha"

Right

  • Arthur Golden
  • J.G Ballard
  • Edward Albee
  • Mario Puzo

16

What novel written by Richard Yates was adapted for the big screen starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio?

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17

Which of these hasn't won the Man Booker Prize for fiction?

  • "Wolf Hall"
  • "Moon Tiger"
  • "The White Tiger"
  • "All the Pretty Horses"

18

Which of these authors has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction?

  • Ian McEwan
  • George Orwell
  • Stephen King
  • J.R.R Tolkien

19

Which of these authors hasn't won the Man Booker Prize twice?

  • Hilary Mantel
  • J.G. Farrell
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Peter Carey

20

Which Shakespeare play is often humorously said to be 'filled with clich├ęs'?

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