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Written Word Quiz 7

General mixed quiz about authors, characters, poets and publications 12 Questions.

 
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Although often referred to as uncle and nephew, what actual relation are the characters Frodo and Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings?

  • Brothers
  • Cousins
  • Grandson/Grandfather
  • Son/Father

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John Keats gave up what profession at age 21 in favour of poetry?

  • Banker
  • Doctor
  • Lawyer
  • Scientist

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In which Dickens novel is 'Etonswill' the scene of a Parliamentary election?

  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Bleak House
  • Little Dorrit
  • The Pickwick Papers

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In which year were newspaper horoscopes first published in the UK?

  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

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Can you match these expressions to the Shakespeare play they originate from?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • "I have not slept one wink"
  • "Method in my madness"
  • "Mum's the word"
  • "Wear one's heart on one's sleeve"

Right

  • Henry VI
  • Othello
  • Hamlet
  • Cymbaline

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"The No1 Ladies Detective Agency" novels by Alexander McCall Smith are set In which African country?

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda

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Which of TS Eliot's poetic cats is known as the 'Hidden Paw' and the 'Mystery Cat'?

  • Bustopher Jones
  • Macavity
  • Mr Mistoffelee
  • Skimbleshanks

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What is the 'first' official newspaper of record in England?

  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Independent
  • The London Gazette
  • The Times

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Which Russian politician wrote, "Against The Grain"?

  • Leonid Brezhnev
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Andrei Gromyko
  • Boris Yeltsin

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What are the words in the shortest verse of the "Bible"?

  • Amen
  • And there was light
  • God Almighty
  • Jesus wept

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"It's Up To You New York" was the title of a 2013 novel by which TV presenter?

  • Fern Britton
  • Tess Daly
  • Judy Finnegan
  • Penny Smith

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"High Windows", "The North Ship" and "Whitsun Weddings" were all written by which poet?

  • Philip Larkin
  • Hugh MacDiarmid
  • Peter Porter
  • Stephen Spender

 

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