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"This quiz is about characters created by Elizabeth Peters. See how much you know about her redoubtable creations."
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Amelia Peabody appears first in "Crocodile on a Sandbank". What is her maiden name?
Vicky Bliss appears in five books by Elizabeth Peters. What does Vicky Bliss reluctantly agree to do at the beginning of "Night Train to Memphis"?
Steal a mummy from the Cairo Museum.
Give lectures on an Egyptian cruise.
Mind Schmidt's cat, Clara, while he goes to Paris.
Cut all ties with Sir John Smythe.
Why is Vicky Bliss shocked when she meets John in Egypt in "Night Train to Memphis"?
Because he told her he was in Rome.
Because he tries to murder her.
Because he's lost weight.
Because he has married Mary.
Jacqueline Kirby is the protagonist of a series of books by Elizabeth Peters. What is this character's real name?
Jacqueline Smythe. She prefers her maiden name.
The reader is never told what the character's real name is, only that "Jacqueline" is a pseudonym.
David Randall. He is a romance writer who uses the Kirby pseudonym.
Jacqueline Kirby is her real name. She's a librarian.
Amelia Peabody has a passion for a particular aspect of Egypt. What does she long to investigate?
What is the real name of "Cousin John", who appears in "The Camelot Caper"?
Who did John buy Egyptian earrings for in "Night Train to Memphis"?
He bought them for Mary.
He bought them to bribe a wealthy American widow.
He bought them for his mother, Jen.
He bought them for Vicky, but Mary forced him to give them to her.
David Randall appears in "The Camelot Caper". What is striking about David?
He has a very large nose
He has a strange sense of humour
He writes romance novels
His nose, his occupation and his sense of humour
Where does Vicky Bliss live and usually work?
What is odd about the way Elizabeth Peters' novel "Devil May Care" is written?
It is written entirely in the present tense.
It begins with one chapter from the point of view of Ellie's soon-to-be-ex-fiance, and the rest is from Ellie's point of view.
It is told in the first person by a ghost.
Each chapter is written from a different viewpoint.
What competition is Jacqueline Kirby longing to win in "Naked Once More"?
An outline writing contest. The prize is the right to produce a sequel to Kathleen Darcy's best-seller, "Naked in the Ice".
A romance novel competition. The prize is a three book contract.
A national crossword challenge. The prize is a year in London.
A knitting contest. The prize is unlimited chocolate.
What is Amelia Peabody's weapon of choice?
Her teeth - she bites
A knife she keeps in her garter
A pearl handled revolver
What present does Ellie bring for Aunt Kate when she arrives to house-sit in "Devil May Care"?
A book on history
A bottle of brandy
A baseball cap
What item causes all the trouble for Jessica in "The Camelot Caper"?
The book she was reading on the plane
A Cornish pisky door-knocker
Her grandfather's ring
A silver hip flask
If you stood Vicky Bliss, Amelia Peabody and Jacqueline Kirby in a row, how would you identify them?
Vicky is petite and blonde, Amelia is very tall and Jacqueline is a green-eyed redhead.
It would be difficult, because they look very much alike. The only real difference would be Amelia's Victorian clothing.
Vicky is in her forties, while Jacqueline is ten years older. Amelia is dumpy.
Vicky is tall and blonde, Amelia has black hair, and Jacqueline is a green-eyed redhead.
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Compiled Jun 28 12