Difficult Literature Quiz 1 (20 Questions)

1.) In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the mariner shoots what seabird with a crossbow and later wears it around his neck as punishment?

2.) Mohandas Gandhi carried whose essay entitled “Civil Disobedience” with him during his prison stays?

3.) What literary character had a little sister named Phoebe, wore an iconic red hunting cap and saw expulsion from school?

4.) Who made the one ring in The Lord of the Rings?

5.) Ian Fleming built a Jamaican home named after which of his James Bond novels?

6.) Who wrote Treasure Island?

7.) Helen Fielding wrote whose best-selling Diary in 1996?

8.) Originally rejected by 121 publishers – more than any other bestselling book – what 1974 Robert M. Pirsig novel explores the metaphysics of quality during a 17-day motorcycle journey across the United States?

9.) Jack Dawkins goes by what nickname in Oliver Twist?

10.) Who wrote Interview with a Vampire?

11.) George H.W. Bush owned a famous book-writing dog with what name?

12.) Amy, Beth Jo and Meg share what last name in Little Women?

13.) Who wrote Peter Pan?

14.) Who wrote the series of suspense novels pertaining Hannibal Lecter?

15.) What sexy cinema septuagenarian wrote the 2010 book subtitled Beyond the Cleavage?

16.) Elizabeth Bennet acts as the protagonist of what 1813 novel?

17.) Who wrote Mary Poppins?

18.) Who wrote the epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha” in 1855?

19.) Later adapted into the film Schindler’s List, what author wrote the book Schindler’s Ark?

20.) Mary Lennox arrived in England after her parents’ death in The Secret Garden; Lennox lived where prior to this event?

Answers
1.) an albatross
2.) Henry David Thoreau’s
3.) Holden Caulfield
4.) Dark Lord Sauron
5.) Goldeneye
6.) Robert Louis Stevenson
7.) Bridget Jones’ Diary
8.) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
9.) the Artful Dodger
10.) Anne Rice
11.) Millie
12.) March
13.) James M. Barrie
14.) Thomas Harris
15.) Raquel Welch
16.) Pride and Prejudice
17.) (Pamela) P.L. Travers
18.) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
19.) Thomas Keneally
20.) India

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