Saturday, 7 January 2017

Literary Quiz (Books Quiz) 10


1. The story of adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. The author of the work L. Frank Baum may not be familiar to you, but you might have read the book. Can you name the book?
Alice in Wonderland
Heidi
The Wizard of Oz
Through the Looking Glass

2. Feluda, or Prodosh Chandra Mitra, who uses the anglicised name Pradosh C. Mitter, is a fictional private investigator starring in a series of Bengali novels and short stories written by a famous Indian Bengali film director and writer. Feluda first made his appearance in a Bengali children’s magazine called Sandesh in 1965. Do you know the writer?
Satyajit Ray
Sudhindranath Dutta
Poile Sengupta
Jogindranath Sarkar

3. The diary written by a girl when she was just thirteen years old, has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films. Can you name the book?
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Diary of a Young Girl
Diary of a Killer Cat
Diary of Amos Lee

4. This debut novel by an Indian writer won the Booker Prize in 1997. The book is a description of how the small things in life affect people's behaviour and their lives. Can you name the author?
Kiran Desai
Indra Sinha
Aravind Adiga
Arundhati Roy

5. This famous work by Louisa May Alcott follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The success of this book prompted publication of a second volume which was also a success. Can you give the title?
Eight Cousins
An Old Fashioned Girl
The Little Women
Rose in Bloom

6. 10. Born on 19 May 1934, an Indian author of British descent, he is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children's authors and a top novelist. Can you identify this famous writer of “Delhi is not far”?
Ruskin Bond
Rudyard Kipling
Dilip M Salwi
Salman Rushdie

7. A British hunter, conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for slaying a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India, this personality has authored the famous book Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Who is he?
R K Narayan
Satyajit Ray
Jim Corbett
Mulkraj Anand

8. The tales in this book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons and is written by a British Nobel laureate who was born in India and spent the first six years of his childhood there. Later this book came to be used as a motivational book by the Cub Scouts. Do you know this famous book?
Jungle Book
Tarzan
Aesop's Fables
Jataka Tales

9. This book on the Bhopal gas tragedy was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize and is the Winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book From Europe & South Asia. Name the book
The White Tiger
Five Past Midnight in Bhopal
Animal's People
Interpreter of Maladies

10. Like the Flowing River is a collection of reflections by the all-time bestselling Portuguese-language author. Do you know him?
Fernando Pessoa
Jose Saramago
Bernardo Carvalho
Paulo Coelho

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