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Literary Knickknacks Quiz

Are you well read? 12 Questions.

 
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In what Ray Bradbury novel do we learn that "it was a pleasure to burn?"

  • Farewell Summer
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Dandelion Wine
  • A Graveyard for Lunatics

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Which of these is NOT a character from William Shakespeare's plays?

  • Don Quixote
  • Cordelia
  • Iago
  • Romeo

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Which classic novel, written by an author who died in 2010, includes characters such as "Stradlater," "Phoebe" and "Holden."

  • Nine Stories
  • Franny and Zooey
  • Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters
  • The Catcher in the Rye

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Which series of books by Stephen King is about a lone gunslinger, "Roland", who pursues the "Man in Black" in an alternate-reality universe?

  • The Dark Tower
  • Different Seasons
  • The Green Mile
  • Kingdom Hospital

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Which teacher from the Harry Potter world shares his or her name with the Roman goddess of wisdom?

  • Pomona Sprout
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Filius Flitwick
  • Minerva McGonagall

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In "Porterhouse Blue", set amid Cambridge University, which character incredibly rises from college porter to become the Master of the college?

  • Cornelius Carrington
  • Skullion
  • Zipser
  • Godber Evans

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One of the blackest farces in 1960s British theatre was "Loot". Along with "What the Butler saw", which ill-fated playwright wrote it?

  • Michael Frayn
  • Ray Cooney
  • Joe Orton
  • Bill Cullen

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What is the title of the 1961 Robert Heinlein novel in which Valentine Michael Smith, a human raised on Mars, returns to Earth armed with special powers and teaches people the meaning of 'grok'?

  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • The Stranger
  • The Stars My Destination
  • Rendezvous with Rama

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Philip K. Dick wrote a novel about a future Los Angeles in which a detective tracks down androids known as replicants. What is the title of this book, the basis for a movie starring Harrison Ford?

  • Ubik
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • The Man in the High Castle
  • The Sheep Look Up

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Can you name the American author who created quadriplegic forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, who first appeared in the 1997 thriller "The Bone Collector"?

  • Kyle Mills
  • Ridley Pearson
  • Clive Cussler
  • Jeffrey Deaver

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In which country are Henning Mankell's "Inspector Kurt Wallender" novels generally set?

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Sweden

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Who is the author of a series of books largely set in Edinburgh, Scotland, featuring the popular, rock music loving, flawed Detective Inspector who made his debut in "Knots and Crosses" in 1987.

  • Richard North Patterson
  • Ian Rankin
  • Jonathan Raban
  • Linwood Barclay

 

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