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A Bookworm Quiz

A general knowledge quiz about books and authors. 12 Questions.

 
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1

Which of these is NOT a book by American author Dan Brown?

  • The Alexandria Link
  • Angels & Demons
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Lost Symbol

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Which well known British comedian and English Channel swimmer is the author of the best selling children's book "Ratburger"?

  • David Baddiel
  • Charlie Higson
  • Eddie Izzard
  • David Walliams

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What is the name of the ship that brings "Dracula" to England in Bram Stoker's novel of 1897?

  • Athena
  • Demeter
  • Hera
  • Persephone

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Match the author to the 'pen name' she used.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Ellis Bell
  • George Eliot
  • Ellis Peters
  • George Sand

Right

  • Edith Pargeter
  • Mary Anne Evans
  • Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin
  • Emily Bronte

5

Written under the pseudonym "Robert Galbraith" what is the title of J K Rowling's crime novel?

  • The Cuckoo's Calling
  • The Lark's Lamenting
  • The Swan's Singing
  • The Warbler's Whispering

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"A Story Lately Told" is the recently published autobiography of which Oscar winning actress?

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Jane Fonda
  • Anjelica Huston
  • Vanessa Redgrave

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English anatomist Henry Gray published the influential illustrated "Gray's Anatomy" in the mid-nineteenth century. In 2008 the publication celebrated a special anniversary - which one?

  • 75th
  • 100th
  • 125th
  • 150th

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"The Midwich Cuckoos" is a science fiction novel published in 1957 about a group of strange golden-eyed children born in a British village - who is the author?

  • Isaac Asimov
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Jack Finney
  • John Wyndham

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What is the title of Nelson Mandela's autobiography published in 1994?

  • Long Journey to Freedom
  • Long Road to Freedom
  • Long Struggle to Freedom
  • Long Walk to Freedom

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What is the title of the 1953 sci-fi novel written by American author Ray Bradbury in which all books are banned and if found, burned?

  • Dies the Fire
  • Doomsday Book
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fire Logic

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In a 14th century monastery Franciscan friar William of Baskerville tries to unravel the reason for a series of murders - what is the title of Italian author Umberto Eco's bestselling book?

  • The Name of the Father
  • The Murder in the Library
  • The Name of the Rose
  • A Very Christian Death

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In 1994 Bill Gates purchased "The Codex Leicester" a 72 page handwritten scientific journal and paid just under 31 million US dollars - who wrote the journal?

  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • William Shakespeare
  • Galileo Galilei

 

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