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quiz 1092 – literature (QA)

1 What was English author Graham Greene’s first name? Henry
2 ‘Pap’ is the town’s vagrant drunkard father of which fictional character created by Mark Twain? Huckleberry Finn
3 Who wrote ‘The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’? Douglas Adams
4 ‘Brick Lane’ by Monica Ali is set in which London borough? Tower Hamlets
5 Which British illustrator who illustrated the gift book of Peter Pan, was known for her cute drawings of children based on her daughter Peggy? Mabel Lucie Atwell
6 In the Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond, Mr. Gruber owns an antique shop in which London road? Portobello Road
7 Which female, London-born author has younger brothers, rapper and comedian Doc Brown and rapper Luc Skyz? Zadie Smith
8 Which French political activist and feminist theorist wrote ‘The Mandarins’ and ‘The Second Sex’? Simone de Beauvoir
9 ‘The Boarding House’, ‘Two Gallants’ and ‘Eveline’ are short stories from which James Joyce novel? Dubliners
10 Thomas Keneally, author of ‘Schindler’s Ark’ was born in which country? Australia
11 Which South African author, born in 1905, was a reporter for London’s Daily Express, a World War II BBC broadcaster and wife of a British Admiral? Joy Packer
12 What were the first names of dramatist, poet and literary critic T.S.Eliot? Thomas Stearns
13 Catherine Barkley, Helen Ferguson and Rinaldi are all characters in which World War I novel by Ernest Hemingway? A Farewell to Arms
14 Which US author won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962? John Steinbeck
15 Which US author wrote ‘The Naked and the Dead’, based on his military service in World War II? Norman Mailer
16 Eveline Hanska was married to which French novelist? Honore de Balzac
17 Which Brooklyn-born author had parents named Malachy and Angela? Frank McCourt
18 Prince Lev Nikolaevich Myshkin was created by which author? Fydor Dostoyevsky
19 Which American author, born in 1892, whose novels include ‘The Good Earth’, is also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu? Pearl S. Buck
20 Which Swedish author was best known for writing the ‘Millennium Series’ of crime novels? Stieg Larrson