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Not a Boring Book Quiz!

Mixed quiz about brilliant, bizarre books and best-sellers 12 Questions.

 
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Which book by Charles Dickens is regarded as the best selling fictional book of all time?

  • 'Oliver Twist'
  • 'A Christmas Carol'
  • 'A Tale Of Two Cities'
  • 'Great Expectations'

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Match these genuine book titles with their authors?

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Left

  • 'A False Start'
  • 'Therefore Be Bold'
  • 'The Ill-made Knight'
  • 'The Flame And The Rose'

Right

  • Hawley Smart
  • Herbert Gold
  • T.H. White
  • Helena Grose

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Which was the first book to win the 'Booker Prize for Fiction' in 1969?

  • 'Figures in a Landscape' by Barry England
  • 'Impossible Object' by Nicholas Mosley
  • 'Something to Answer For' by P.H. Newby
  • 'The Public Image' by Muriel Spark

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Is 'The Sunny Side Of Bereavement' by Rev. Charles E. Cooledge a genuine book or did I make it up?

  • It's a genuine book !
  • You made it up !
  • ---------------------------------------
  • ---------------------------------------

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'The Gates of Paradise' was published in 1962 and was unusual for what reason?

  • It was written in phonetic spelling throughout
  • The first full stop did not appear until the last page
  • It was written in blood
  • Every sentence contained all 26 letters of the alphabet

6

Match these books, later made into films, with their authors?

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Left

  • 'Ten Rillington Place'
  • 'All The President's Men'
  • 'Bravo Two Zero'
  • 'Awakenings'

Right

  • Oliver Sacks
  • Ludovic Kennedy
  • Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
  • Andy McNab

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The 'Moonstone Edition' of J.K. Rowling's 'The Tales of Beedle The Bard' raised how much for charity when auctioned in 2007?

  • $1.26 million
  • $2.62 million
  • $3.98 million
  • $4.83 million

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Which of the following specialist books is NOT a genuine title?

  • 'Wall Painting by Snake Charmers in Tanganyika'
  • 'Truncheons: Their Romance And Reality'
  • 'Prehistoric Sandals from Northeastern California'
  • 'A Study of Hospital Waiting Lists in Cardiff 1953-1954'

9

Match these book titles with their genuine authors?

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Left

  • 'Chess Pieces'
  • 'Anatomy Of The Brain'
  • 'Natural History Of Birds'
  • 'Illustrated History of Gymnastics'

Right

  • Norman Knight
  • William W. Looney
  • Leonard William Wing
  • John Goodbody

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Is 'Wind Breaks: Coming to Terms With Flatulence' the title of a genuine book or did I make it up?

  • It's a genuine title
  • You made it up
  • -------------------------------------
  • -------------------------------------

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Which of the following books is NOT a title by 'tartan noir' author, Christopher Brookmyre?

  • 'One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night'
  • 'All Fun and Games Until Someone Looses An Eye'
  • 'A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away'
  • 'Country of The Deaf'

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Which 'celebrity' chef has been eating 'Humble Pie' and 'Playing With Fire'?

  • James Martin
  • Marco Pierre White
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
  • Gordon Ramsay

 

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