Modern Classics Quiz

Modern Classics Quiz

Nov 21, 2022

Books – Modern Classics Quiz

QUESTIONS

1. Which author wrote, ‘The Road’, ‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘All the Pretty Horses’ and ‘The Crossing’?

2. ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini is based principally in which country?

3. Katniss Everdeen is the main character in which trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins?

4. Which Scottish police detective is the protagonist in crime novels by Ian Rankin?

5. Which writer is behind science fiction thrillers such as ‘Westworld’, ‘The Andromeda Strain’ and ‘Timeline’?

6. Which classic children’s story begins with the line, ‘All children, except one, grow up’?

7. Len Deighton’s, ‘The Ipcress File’ was made into a successful film starring Michael Caine, and a TV series starring Joe Cole as which spy character?

8. Who is the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, the classic semi-biographical tale of drugs and delusions in the desert?

9. ‘The Life of Pi’ is set on a lifeboat with Pi and a Bengal tiger, but what name is given to the tiger?

10. What was the pen name of Agatha Christie when she changed genre from detective novels to romance?

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ANSWERS

1. Which author wrote, ‘The Road’, ‘No Country For Old Men’, ‘All the Pretty Horses’ and ‘The Crossing’?
CORMAC McCARTHY

2. ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini is based principally in which country?
AFGHANISTAN

3. Katniss Everdeen is the main character in which trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins?
THE HUNGER GAMES

4. Which Scottish police detective is the protagonist in crime novels by Ian Rankin?
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JOHN REBUS (Will accept just REBUS for a point)

5. Which writer is behind science fiction thrillers such as ‘Westworld’, ‘The Andromeda Strain’ and ‘Timeline’?
MICHAEL CRICHTON

6. Which classic children’s story begins with the line, ‘All children, except one, grow up’?
PETER PAN

7. Len Deighton’s, ‘The Ipcress File’ was made into a successful film starring Michael Caine, and a TV series starring Joe Cole as which spy character?
HARRY PALMER

8. Who is the author of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, the classic semi-biographical tale of drugs and delusions in the desert?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON

9. ‘The Life of Pi’ is set on a lifeboat with Pi and a Bengal tiger, but what name is given to the tiger?
RICHARD PARKER

10. What was the pen name of Agatha Christie when she changed genre from detective novels to romance?
MARY WESTMACOTT

 

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