Literature Trivia Questions #9Printable Literature Trivia Quiz
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First published as a limited edition in 1984, the fantasy novel "The Eyes of the Dragon" was penned by which author?
a. Stephen King
b. Todd McFarlane
c. David Eddings
d. R. A. Salvatore
Stephen King - The Eyes of the Dragon was originally titled Napkins.
In what country was the fantasy author Anne McCaffrey born?
b. South Africa
USA - Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Originally titled Peter and Wendy, who authored the 1911 novel "Peter Pan"?
a. C. S. Lewis
b. E. B. White
c. J. M. Barrie
d. A. A. Milne
J. M. Barrie - Disney’s cartoon adaptation of Peter Pan was released in 1953.
How many districts are there in "The Hunger Games"?
13 - The thirteenth district was underground.
Who wrote the 1937 novella "Of Mice and Men"?
a. Michael Crichton
b. John Grisham
c. C. S. Lewis
d. John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men tells the story of two displaced migrant ranch workers named George Milton and Lennie Small.
What was Romeo's family name?
Montague - Juliette's family name was Capulet.
Who wrote the 2001 Canadian adventure novel "Life of Pi"?
a. James Wood
b. Alice Kuipers
c. Yann Martel
d. Ang Lee
Yann Martel - Ang Lee was the director of the film that was released in 2012.
Which author has used the pen names Busy Body, Caelia Shortface and Benevolus?
a. Benjamin Franklin
b. Stephen King
c. Charles Dickens
d. Samuel Clemens
Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin also used the name Alice Addertongue.
When was Mark Twain's novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" first published?
1884 - First published in the UK, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the US in 1885.
Which novel opens with the line – "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"?
a. The Hobbit
c. A tale of Two Cities
1984 - 1984 was penned by George Orwell.
What is the name of the wizard who helps Frodo?
Gandalf - Gandalf the Grey is a member of the Istari Order.
Who wrote the books "Nonsense Botany" and "Laughable Lyrics"?
a. James Joyce
b. Robert Louis Stevenson
c. Rudyard Kipling
d. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rudyard Kipling - Rudyard was an English poet, musician and author.
In the short story "Rip Van Winkle," how long did Winkle sleep?
a. Two days
b. Three weeks
c. 100 years
d. 20 years
20 years - Published in 1819, Rip Van Winkle was written by Washington Irvine.
What was Miss Marple's first name?
Jane - Miss Marple has appeared in 12 of Agatha Christie's crime novels.
"The Day of the Jackal" is a novel about whose assassination?
a. Charles de Gaulle
b. John F. Kennedy
d. Abraham Lincoln
Charles de Gaulle - Published in 1971, The Day of the Jackal was written by Frederick Forsyth.
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