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Know Your Novels? Quiz

A quiz about plot, characters and quotations from novels written in English 20 Questions.

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Which Dickens character said, 'It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.'?

  • Ebeneezer Scrooge
  • Miss Havisham
  • Sydney Carton
  • Bill Sykes

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Which novel by John Steinbeck features the characters of George and Lennie?

  • The Grapes Of Wrath
  • Of Mice And Men
  • East Of Eden
  • The Pearl

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Which two characters were killed in the novel, 'Lord of the Flies'?

  • Ralph and Piggy
  • Sam and Eric
  • Ralph and Simon
  • Simon and Piggy

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From which of Jane Austen's novels is the quotation, 'It's a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.'?

  • Pride And Prejudice
  • Emma
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Persuasion

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In Mildred D Taylor's novel, 'Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry', who is the narrator?

  • Big Ma
  • Cassie
  • Little Man
  • Mama

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In the novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird', who was accused and found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell'?

  • Bob Ewell
  • Tom Robinson
  • Walter Cunningham (senior)
  • Boo Radley

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Which novel contains the line, 'I am Heathcliff.'?

  • Wuthering Heights
  • Agnes Grey
  • Vilette
  • Jane Eyre

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In which classic novel by George Eliot is Eppie a central character?

  • Silas Marner
  • The Mill On The Floss
  • Middlemarch
  • Adam Bede

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In the novel, 'Watership Down', which rabbit had visions of the future?

  • Hazel
  • Bigwig
  • Pipkin
  • Fiver

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From which of Alan Paton's novels has the following quotation been taken: 'For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries, never failing.' ?

  • Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful
  • Too Late The Phalarope
  • Cry, The Beloved Country
  • Lost City Of The Kalahari

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In which of Dickens' novels did the main character have a convict as his benefactor?

  • Bleak House
  • Great Expectations
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • A Christmas Carol

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What was the title of the novel, written by a very young Susan Hinton, which was turned in to a film starring Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze?

  • The Insiders
  • The In-Betweeners
  • The Outsiders
  • The Trouble Makers

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Which novel by Maeve Binchy tells the story of a woman who disappeared, and whose husband and children thought she was dead?

  • The Copper Beech
  • The Glass Lake
  • Light A Penny Candle
  • Circle Of Friends

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Which of Jodi Picoult's novels is set in the Amish community?

  • The Pact
  • House Rules
  • Plain Truth
  • The Tenth Circle

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In 'Alice's 'Adventures in Wonderland', which character frequently ordered, 'Off with their heads!'?

  • The Queen of Hearts
  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Queen of Diamonds
  • The Queen of Clubs

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In the novel, 'Sophie's Choice', what choice did Sophie have to make?

  • Which man to marry
  • Whether or not to emigrate
  • Which of her children to keep
  • Whether or not to keep a secret

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In Terry Pratchett's novels, which character always speaks in capital letters?

  • Death
  • The Dean
  • Detritus
  • Dorfl

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Which important event in World War Two is incorporated into the plot of 'The Snow Goose' by Paul Gallico?

  • The D Day landings
  • The Battle of Britain
  • The evacuation of Dunkirk
  • The attack on Pearl Harbour

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Which of Alice Walker's novels continues the story of Tashi, a minor character from The' Color Purple'?

  • The Temple Of My Familiar
  • In Search Of Our Mother's Garden
  • Meridian
  • Possessing The Secret Of Joy

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In George Orwell's novel, 'Animal Farm', who does the pig, Napoleon, represent?

  • Joseph Stalin
  • Karl Marx
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Vladimir Lenin