Pauls Literature Quiz 1

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1. The fictional detective Auguste C Dupin was created by which 19th century American writer?

2. Philip Pirrip is the central character in which famous novel?

3. All of the following films were based on novels from which writer? 
    The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, The Sphere and The 13th Warrior

4. Who are the three daughters of King Lear?

5. Charles Foster Kane's last word was Rosebud. What was Rosebud?

6. Who wrote the science fiction thrillers 'The Day Of The Triffids', 'The Midwich Cuckoos' and 'The Kraken Wakes'?

7. The events in which monumental work of fiction all take place on 16 June 1904?

8. Airstrip One is the new name for Britain in which book?

9. Who cooks with nose of Turk and Tartar's lips?

10. The following are the first lines of famous poems. Can you name the poet? One point for each correct answer. 
    a. Tyger Tyger! burning bright, 
    b. Do not go gentle into the good night, 
    c. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, 
    d. Half a league, half a league, 
    e. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees

ANSWERS 

1. Edgar Allan Poe

2. Great Expectations

3. Michael Crichton

4. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia

5. His childhood sledge (sled, sleigh).

6. John Wyndham

7. Ulysses (James Joyce)

8. Nineteen-Eighty-four

9. The witches in Macbeth

10. Five answers: 
    a. William Blake (Tyger Tyger), 
    b. Dylan Thomas (Do not go gentle into the good night), 
    c. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnet 43), 
    d. Alfred Lord Tennyson (The Charge of the Light Brigade), 
    e. Alfred Noyes (The Highwayman)

 

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