Friday, 26 May 2017

Literary Quiz 15: Books and Authors





1. "The Boys from Syracuse" is a famous musical and the first one based on a Shakespearean play. Name the play
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Twelfth Night

2. When is World Poetry Day celebrated?
April 23
June 5
March 21
February 28

3. Name the first African to be honoured with Nobel Prize in Literature
Toni Morrison
Wole Soyinka
Nelson Mandela
Derek Walcott

4. A recipient of Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1998 for her work "Beloved", she is also the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize. Who is she?
Wangari Maathai
Leymah Gbowee
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Toni Morrison

5. Which one of the following Konkani novels by Maleshwar Sail won him Saraswati Samman 2016?
Kaali Ganga
Aranyakand
Yug Sanvar
Hawthan

6. Born as Dhanpat Rai Srivastav, this Indian writer started writing under the pen name "Nawab Rai". By what name we know this famous writer?
Sumitranandan Pant
Bhishma Sahni
Amarkant
Premchand

7. Who wrote, at the age of seventeen, the famous Bengali-language romantic novel Devdas?
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Rabindranath Tagore
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

8. Which of the following Indian writers is NOT a Man Booker Prize winner?
Kiran Desai
Amitav Ghosh
Arundhati Roy
Aravind Adiga

9. Who is the first woman to win the Jnanpith Award?
Mahaswetha Devi
Amritha Pritam
Ashapoorna Devi
Mahadevi Varma

10. Who has earned the title of "Rebel Poet" during the British rule for his activism for political and social justice?
Kazi Nazrul Islam
Premchand
Rabindranath Tagore
Bankimchandra Chatterjee


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