Books & Authors Quiz

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We know how much you enjoy our fiction content and book reviews, so now it’s time to test your wider literary knowledge with our tricky books and authors teasers!

Challenge yourself with these questions on classic books, or why not take the quiz to your book club and make it a little more competitive!

When you’ve finished, scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers. Good luck!

20 Quiz Questions and Answers

Who & When?

Deerstalker Sherlock Holmes Hat, Vintage Key And Smoking Pipe

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1. In which century was epic novel Don Quixote published?

2. What does George Orwell call Great Britain in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four?

3. Which Bronte sister wrote Wuthering Heights?

4. Which fictional detective lived at 221B Baker Street?

5. Who is the main character in the book Around The World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne?

Girl Power

Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"

6. What was Sylvia Plath’s pen name?

7. What was the colour of the brick road Dorothy followed in The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz?

8. Who wrote Sense and Sensibility?

9. How many detective novels did Agatha Christie release? Was it 57, 66 or 98?

10. Who is the youngest of the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women?

Bright Minds

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

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11. In what year was Stephen Hawking’s book A Brief History Of Time published?

12. Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel and William Golding have all won which award?

13. Which Dickens character says “Please, sir, I want some more”?

14. Gregory Peck starred as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of which book?

15. Who wrote The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe?

Head Scratchers

Alice in Wonderland character pouring a cup of tea

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16. Virginia Woolf was born in which country – Canada, England or Scotland?

17. What is the name of the ship in Moby-Dick?

18. Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in which country?

19. How old is Holden Caulfield in The Catcher In The Rye?

20. Who wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray?

Books & Authors Quiz Answers

How did you do? Check the correct answers below.

1. 17th century
2. Airstrip One
3. Emily
4. Sherlock Holmes
5. Phileas Fogg
6. Victoria Lucas
7. Yellow
8. Jane Austen
9. 66
10. Amy March
11. 1988
12. Booker Prize
13. Oliver Twist
14. To Kill a Mockingbird
15. C.S. Lewis
16. England
17. Pequod
18. China
19. 16 years old
20. Oscar Wilde

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