Monday, 13 March 2017

Literary Quiz 12 - Books and Characters

Today's quiz is based on the world famous books of detective fiction. If you are a lover of the genre, you will be able to answer all the questions. For those who have not read the books mentioned below, this is your chance to get familiar with the world's great writers and their more famous characters.



1. In which one of the following author's works, will you meet Professor James Moriarty, a fictional criminal mastermind?
Agatha Christie
Arthur Conan Doyle
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Wallace

2. Inspector Ghote is a fictional police officer in the police force of Bombay who first appeared in the novel "The Perfect Murder". Do you know the author?
H R F Keating
Satyajit Ray
H N Golibar
Om Prakash Sharma

3. Who created Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, the fictional detective?
Edgar Wallace
Raymond Chandler
Dorothy L Sayers
Edgar Allan Poe

4. Name the elderly lady detective who appeared in 12 of Agatha Christie's crime novels
Louisa May Alcott
Lady Appleton
Miss Marple
Modesty Blaise

5. Name the inept and incompetent police inspector who is the main character in "The Pink Panther' series by Blake Edward
Inspector Lestrade
Inspector Clouseau
Inspector Rebus
Inspector French

6. Which one of the following characters appear in most of the Sherlock Holmes novel by Arthur Conan Doyle?
Inspector Adam Dalgleish
Inspector Roderick Alleyn
Inspector French
Inspector Lestrade

7. Philip Marlowe is a fictional private investigator who first appeared in "The Big Sleep". Do you know who the author is?
Raymond Chandler
Earl Stanely Gardner
Edgar Allan Poe
Dorothy L Sayers

8. There is a Roman Catholic priest created by English novelist G K Chesterton among the fictional detectives. Can you name him?
Fathe James
Father Charles
Father Brown
Father John

9. The mystery writer and amateur detective who helps his father solve baffling murders was introduced by two American cousins. The main character was also named by the same pseudonym they chose to write the novels. What was it?
Nancy Drew
Ellery Queen
Doug Selby
Irene Adler

10. Hercule Poirot is a fictional detective created by Agatha Christie. What is his nationality?
British
American
Belgian
French

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