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Literature - Trivia Questions and Answers Including The Hobbit, Oscar Wilde, Goet more.

Trivia Quiz Questions about Literature and books, Mark The Alchemist, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and more
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What was the pen-name of the Mississippi river-boat pilot who created the fictional charac Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? A: Mark Twain. What was the title of Tolkien's sequel to The Hobbit? A: The Lord of the Rings. What sort of animals did Richard Adams write about in Watership Down? A: Rabbits.

What was the name of the Onondaga chief about whom Longfellow wrote and epic poem? A: Hiawatha. Which English poet became poet laureate in 1843? A: Wordsworth. Whose fan did Oscar Wilde write of? A: Lady Windermere's. Which Roman writer was famous for his Satires and Ars Poetica? A: Horace. Whose novels include The Aunt's Story and The Tree of Man? A: Patrick White. Which famous writer was prime minister at the Weimar court from 1775-85? A: Goethe. Which of King Lear's three daughters was murdered? A: Cordelia. Who wrote The Alchemist? A: Ben Jonson. Which of Tolkien's fantasy characters inhabit the world of Middle Earth? A: The Hobbits. As a creator of which type of novels was Zane Grey a pioneer? A: Westerns.

Which magic land did C S Lewis write of? A: Narnia. What is a three-line, 17-syllable Japanese verse-form? A: Haiku. Who wrote the 1988 novel Foucault's Pendulum? A: Umberto Eco. Which English prime minister wrote Coningsby and Sybil? A: Disraeli. Whose work Parallel Lives inspired Shakespeare's Roman plays? A: Plutarch. Complete the Beatrix Potter book title: The Heart of... A: Gloucester. Which French writer won the Nobel Prize in 1947? A: Andre Gide. What happened one night to the central character of Kafka's Metamorphosis? A: He turned into an insect. Who did Jane Eyre marry after working for him? A: Mr. Rochester. Who wrote The Book of Nonsense? A: Edward Lear. Which great book was started in Bedford Jail in 1675? A: The Pilgrim's Progress. Which annual British literary prize has been won by Salman Rushdie, Kingsley Amis and Brookner? A: Booker Prize.

Who wrote the 18th-century novels The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle and The Adventu Random? A: Tobias Smollett. Which Dickens novel was left unfinished at the time of his death? A: Edwin Drood. Whose letters describe the eruption of Vesuvius and the death of his historian uncle? A: Pliny the Younger. Who wrote Boris Godunov? A: Pushkin.

Who recited The Gift Outright' at President Kennedy's inauguration? A: Robert Frost.

Which English poet was the Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell's Council of state during t Commonwealth period? A: John Milton.

Which phrase refers to the group of British writers that included Colin Wilson, Kingsley A Braine and Alan Sillitoe? A: Angry Young Men. What is the name of Don Quixote's servant in the novel by Cervantes? A: Sancho Panza.

Which French author, the son of one of Napoleon's generals, spent 19 years exiled in Guer A: Victor Hugo. Which title is held by the character Edmund Dantes in a novel by Alexander Dumas? A: The Count of Monte Cristo. Who wrote Of Human Bondage? A: Somerset Maugham. Who led the crew of the Argo in their search for the Golden Fleece? A: Jason. Who created the detective Father Brown? A: O K Chesterton.

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