Friday, 16 December 2016

Literary Quiz - Quiz on Books, Authors and Characters
Today's set of ten questions are on world famous authors and their works. Take this literature quiz to learn more about the famous authors, their works and characters they created.


1. Tusitala is a word in Samoan language which means "writer of stories. Who did the Samoan people referred to as "tusitala"?
RL Stevenson
RL Stine
HG Wels
Rudyard Kipling

2. By what pen name Mary Anne Evans became famous?
Mark Twain
George Eliot
James Herriot
Ellery Queen

3. Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell were the pseudonyms adopted by the Bronte sisters. Which one of the following is NOT among the Bronte sisters?
Emily
Charlotte
Anne
Maria

4. Who created Rip Van Winkle, the fictional character who slept for so many years that when he woke up his clothes had grown out of fashion?
Victor Hugo
Jonathan Swift
Washington Irving
Alexander Dumas

5. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but said no to the Nobel Prize. Who is he?
Ernest Hemingway
George Bernardshaw
Jean-Paul Sartre
Pablo Neruda

6. Endymion is a poem first published in 1818 which begins with the line "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever". Who wrote it?
William Wordsworth
John Keats
PB Shelley
John Milton

7. Five Weeks in a Balloon is the first novel by a very famous adventure story writer. Can you name him?
Jules Verne
RL Stevenson
Walter Scott
Alexander Dumas

8. This English novel was first published as a 19-volume monthly serial from 1847 to 1848, carrying the subtitle Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Life and was later published as a single volume in 1848 with the subtitle "A Novel without a Hero". What was its title?
Emma
Vanity Fair
Pilgrim's Progress
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

9. The Foundation series is a science fiction series of books which won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. Name the famous science fiction writer
HG Wels
Carl Sagan
Isaac Asimov
Jules Verne

10. What was the title of the first novel of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which he introduced the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes?
The Hound of Baskervilles
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Sign of the Four
A Study in Scarlet

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