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The Famous Simon Templar
"This quiz relates to Leslie Charteris the author and his character Simon Templar a.k.a. The Saint, as seen in his novels rather than the tv series."
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On the very last page of every novel is found the famous drawing of the stick man with halo and a short phrase. What was that phrase?
"Watch for the sign of The Saint, he will be back!"
"Be Saintly And Be Good"
"Buy My Books!"
"Trust In Templar!"
For no apparent reason, early Saint novels were given two different titles depending on when and where they were published. The first Saintly novel was published (U.K.) in 1928. What were its titles?
"The Saint Closes The Case" and "The Last Hero"
"The Saint Versus Scotland Yard" and "The Holy Terror"
"The Avenging Saint" and "Knight Templar"
"The Saint Meets The Tiger" and "Meet The Tiger"
Simon Templar was an enigma to a certain Chief Inspector at Scotland Yard in so many of the stories. What was this unfortunate gumshoe's name?
Clive Ernest Drake
Craig Eugene Swann
Colin Eric Mallard
Claude Eustace Teal
Simon Templar's adventures took him to many places around the world and the settings sometimes gave birth to the novel's title. Which of these is NOT a Saintly novel title?
The Saint In New York
The Saint In London
The Saint In Sydney
The Saint In Miami
The Saint enjoyed the company of ladies, in a most gentlemanly fashion of course. His mainstay girlfriend appeared with him in the first novel and in several others over the next two decades, before she seemingly vanished from his life with no credible explanation. What was her name?
The Saint had a most unusual co-conspirator in many stories, an American gangster type who could down a bottle of Vat 69 whisky over breakfast yet still shoot the hind leg of a flea from 50 yards. What was the name of this likeable rogue?
Charteris collaborated on saintly titles with other aspiring authors quite deliberately towards the end of his writing career, with the intention that "The Saint" tales would continue after his death. Which of these authors did NOT collaborate with Charteris on Saintly novels?
In 1936 Charteris founded "The Saint Club" which is still going strong today. Proceeds from membership fees and merchandising orginally supported a children's ward at Plaistow hospital, England until its nationalisation in 1948. Since then the "Saint Club" supports a charitable organisation which is referred to at the back of every novel published since. What charitable organisation does the "Saint Club" support?
The Charteris Academy Of Young Writers
The Templar Home For Retired Police Officers
The Arbour Youth Centre
The Templar Foundation For Young Actors
What car did Simon Templar usually drive in the novels?
Aston Martin DB6
What alias did Simon Templar quite regularly adopt in the novels?
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