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Literature Quiz 37: Books and Authors Quiz

Literature Quiz - Books and Authors Quiz

Here are a set of questions on famous authors and their works. All the authors in this set are born in the month of May.

1. Catch-22 is a satirical novel on war and bureaucracy and the title was adopted to general English to refer to an illogical situation. Can you pick the author of this novel from the given choices?
Joseph Conrad
Helen Keller
Joseph Heller
Joseph Murphy

2. Niccolo Machiavelli, often been called the father of modern political philosophy and political science, is well known for his political treatise titled .............
The Prince
The Republic
The Rights of Man

3. The 1996 Booker Prize winning novel, "Last Orders", was a controversial one due to many similarities in plot and structure to William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying". Do you know who authored "Last Oders"?
Graham Greene
Graham Norton
Winston Graham
Graham Swift

4. The children's poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is notable for its humour, wordplay and jingling rhymes. Can you identify the poet from the following?
Robert Louis Stevenson
Roald Dahl
Robert Browning
William Wordsworth

5. This American children's writer known for her historical novels died on the same date she was born i.e May 18. Can you identify the author of 1965 Newbery Honor winning book "Across Five Aprils"?
Irene Hunt
Anthony Storr
Irene Brand
Elizabeth Yates

6. Known for the bestselling novel "Jaws" and other books on sharks, this American author has later regretted demonizing the sharks in his books and became an advocate for marine conservation. Who is he?
Stephen King
R L Stine
Peter Benchley
Steven Spielberg

7. Who is the author of "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up"?
Enid Blyton
Lewis Carrol
A A Milne
J M Barrie

8. The debut novel by Richard Adams featuring a small group of rabbits, won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Prize and many other awards and was also adapted into an animated feature film. What is the title of the book?
Watership Down
The Plague Dogs

9. "The Incredible Journey", which tells the story of three pets as they travel 300 miles through the Canadian wilderness searching for their beloved masters, had won many awards including Canadian Librarian Association Book of the Year for Children Award in 1963. Who is the author?
Neil Giman
Sheila Burnford
Gail Anderson
David Robertson

10. Name the English artist and poet who is known for his nonsense poems "The Book of Nonsense" and "The Owl and the Pussycat"
Lewis Carrol
Colin West
Edward Gorey
Edward Lear

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