Monday, September 15, 2008

Literary/ Literature Quiz 002

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1.This is the cover of the second most printed book, translated into most of the world languages 492 till date. What is the book?

# Bible

2.When told he had to pay a large sum of money for a needed operation, who sighed, 'I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means?
# Oscar Wilde

3. Robert Altman interwove a selection of Raymond Carver stories for his film Short Cuts. Tom Waits and Lily Tomlin portrayed characters from which Carver story?
# They're Not Your Husband

4. Which fictional character links these actors: Alain Delon, John Malkovitch, Matt Damon and Dennis Hopper?
# Tom Ripley

5. In this film about building a wall - in which the author makes a brief appearance - the ending differs from the novel. Who is the author?
# Paul Auster

6. A novel that made an especially successful jump to the screen in 1962 contains a creepy character whose name was later picked up by a band. The character's name is . .
# Boo Radley

7. Which actor recently portrayed the character of Maurice Bendrix in the film adaptation of a Graham Greene novel?
# Ralph Fiennes

8.Which famous book by Herman Melville opens with the line "Call Me
# "Moby Dick"

9.Whose life ends tragically when her well meaning, but misguided, father forced her to marry Edred Fitzpiers rather than the man she truly loves?
# Grace Melbury

10.What is the name of the young hero in "Treasure Island"?
# Jim Hawkins

11.In this British novel, adapted for film, the chief mate of a ship jumps overboard when it threatens to sink. What's the title?
# Lord Jim

12.Identify this famous novelist

# Ian Fleming. The creator of James Bond.

13.This novel describes the love of a New York lawyer for the separated wife of a Polish count. Who is the actress who played the countess in the 1993 film adaptation?
# Michelle Pheiffer

14.Which literary character has been played in over fifty films by actors including an Olympic shot-putter, a U.S. footballer, a British naval officer and the son-in-law of the character's creator?
# Tarzan

15.Which is the first Harry Potter book?
# Harry potter and the philosopher's stone

16.What word connects Citizen Kane and Samuel Taylor Coleridge?
# Xanadu

17.Which one of the following characters, from literature and film, is purely fictitious?
# The Prisoner of Zenda

18.The 1991 novel "Scarlett" by Alexandra Ripley was a sequel to which other novel?
# "Gone With The Wind"

19.Which of the following authors had more of their books borrowed from libraries in the UK in the year 2000 than the others? Danielle Steel, Ruth Rendell or Patricia Cornwell
# Danielle Steel

20.By what name was Percy Blakeney better known in a novel by Baroness Orczy?
# The Scarlet Pimpernel

21.What is the name given to the system for categorizing library books?
# Dewey Decimal System

22.For what novel did J. K. Rowling win the 1999 Whitbread "Children's book of the year" award?
# "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

23.Identify this famous dramatist

# George Bernard Shaw

24.Who traveled from West Africa to Wisconsin to propose to Jane Porter?
# Tarzan

25.In what novel do we find the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes battling over ownership of a country house?
# The Remains of the Day

26.What author survived a bullet to the throat while fighting in the Spanish Civil War?
# George Orwell

27.Name the book which opens with the line 'All children, except one grew up'?
# peter pan

28.A southern poet wrote the novel and Burt Reynolds starred in the film. Name the title and author.
# Deliverance, James Dickey

29.What novel revolves around the tension between Britons and Indians in Chandrapore when a doctor is put on trial for assault?
# A Passage to India

30.What Southern American writer's final short story, 'Judgment Day' is a completely rewritten version of his/her first, 'The Geranium?
# Flannery O'Conner

31.Behind Shakespeare, who is the second most published author of all time?
# Charles Dickens

32.What character's 'corners of his mouth spread till they were within an unimportant distance of his ears' when he smiled?
# Gabriel Oak

33.Identify this revolutionary book

# Atlas Shrugged

34.What is the book 'Lord of the Flies' about?
# school boys on a desert island

35.'Jane Eyre' was written by which Bronte sister?
# charlotte

36.Hemingway argued that this actor was too fat and out of shape to play one of his characters. Who was he?
# Spencer Tracy

37.In the book' The Lord of the Rings', who or what is Bilbo?
# hobbit

38.Many film versions have been made based on this 19th century novel which is narrated by a man named Lockwood. What's the title?
# Wuthering Heights

39.Who wrote the crime novel "Ten Little Niggers"?
# Agatha Christie

40.In The Three Musketeers, one of the characters is challenged to three duels the first day he arrives in Paris. Which one?
# d'Artagnan

41.Name the award-winning play-cum-film with the famous yell of "Stell-lahhhhhhh!”
# Street Car Named Desire

42.What Charles Dickens novel revolves around the same debtors' prison in which his father spent time in 1924?
# Little Dorrit

43.Identify this contemporary writer

# William Dalrymple

44. Which of these was not written by Ian Fleming: a.) Doctor Nob.) From Russia, With Lovec.) Die Another Dayd.) You Only Live Twicee.) Moonraker
# c.) Die Another Day

45. What American classic features 'the Eyes of T.J. Eckleburg?
# The Great Gatsby

46. Who was the author of the famous storybook 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'?
# Lewis Carroll

47.In what year was the first public library in the UK opened?
# 1847

48.How many lines does a sonnet have?
# 14

49. This 1962 British cult classic contained a final chapter that was cut in the American version of both the novel and film, providing a far more menacing ending. Name the title.
# Clockwork Orange

50.Who wrote 'Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise'?
# Shakespeare

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