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Written Word

General quiz about books, authors, characters, poets etc 12 Questions.

 
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"What You See Is What You Get" is the title of whose autobiography?

  • Terry Wogan
  • Richard Branson
  • Alan Sugar
  • Paul O'Grady

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The award-winning, "Erik The Viking" was written by which member of the Monty Python team?

  • Michael Palin
  • Erid Idle
  • Terry Jones
  • John Cleese

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In which book do the characters Jack Merridew, Ralph and Piggy appear?

  • Lord of the Flies
  • Swallows and Amazons
  • Watership Down
  • My Family and Other Animals

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Of whom did Ben Jonson ask, "Drink to me only with thine Eyes"?

  • Athena
  • Celia
  • Aurora
  • Stella

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What is the present day title of the book that Beatrix Potter originally called, "The Roly-Poly Pudding"?

  • The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
  • The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan
  • The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck
  • The Tale of Samuel Whiskers

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Who wrote the Booker Prize-winning novel, "Hotel du Lac"?

  • Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Penelope Lively
  • Anita Brookner

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Which British author practiced as a doctor before finding fame as a crime writer?

  • Peter Robinson
  • M.C. Beaton
  • Ian Rankin
  • Arthur Conan Doyle

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Which English poet died of sepsis en route to fight in Gallipoli in 1915?

  • Rupert Brooke
  • Wilfred Owen
  • Sigfried Sassoon
  • Robert Graves

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According to Hans Christian Andersen in "The Little Mermaid", what is the lifespan of a mermaid?

  • 100 years
  • 300 years
  • 50 years
  • 500 years

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In which Shakespeare play does the clown 'Lancelot Gobbo' appear?

  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • As You Like It

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In 'The Times' newspaper, the clock on the 'Diary' page is always set at what time?

  • 5.30
  • 2.30
  • 4.30
  • 3.30

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"The God Delusion" is a controversial book by which scientist?

  • Charles Darwin
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Desmond Morris

 

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