Intermediate Literature Quiz 1 (20 Questions)

1.) Authors of what genre of book may receive the Caldecott Medal?

2.) What Shakespearean play contains the line “Brevity is the soul of wit”?

3.) A statue of what Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale figure sits by the waterside in Copenhagen, Denmark?

4.) Protagonists from what 1897 novel include Jonathan Harker?

5.) Nicknames for polydactyl cats include one named after what famous author known for collecting the species?

6.) What monarch allegedly gave Sherlock Holmes his emerald tiepin?

7.) What nursery rhyme character received a warning that the cow laid in the corn?

8.) What character from Kenneth Grahame’s 1980 children’s novel The Wind in the Willows “simply hates society”?

9.) The second bag of wool goes to whom in “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”?

10.) What Ian Fleming novel shares its title with the nickname for the character Francisco Scaramanga?

11.) Anyone wishing to speak during meetings in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies must hold what?

12.) Written in 1778 by Pierre Beaumarchais, the title to the sequel to The Barber of Seville reads The Marriage of whom?

13.) What prolific French author wrote Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)?

14.) During her notorious 1926 disappearance, what author signed into Harrogate’s Old Swan Hotel using the name of her husband’s mistress?

15.) The name of what A.A. Milne character stems from that of the black bear military mascot of a Canadian regiment based in Winnipeg, Manitoba?

16.) A haiku contains how many syllables?

17.) American releases of the first installment of the Harry Potter franchise featured what title?

18.) What American icon wrote essays under the pseudonym Silence Dogood?

19.) The Jungle Book features Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a creature of what species?

20.) The United States banned what D.H. Lawrence novel from 1928 to 1959?

Answers
1.) children’s books
2.) Hamlet
3.) the Little Mermaid
4.) Dracula
5.) Ernest Hemingway
6.) Queen Victoria
7.) Little Boy Blue
8.) Badger
9.) the dame
10.) The Man with the Golden Gun
11.) the conch shell
12.) Figaro
13.) Victor Hugo
14.) Agatha Christie
15.) Winnie-the-Pooh
16.) 17 syllables
17.) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
18.) Benjamin Franklin
19.) mongoose
20.) Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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