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Scottish Literature

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Scottish Literature game quiz
"Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them."

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1. Who was the author of the 'Waverley' novels?
    Robert Burns
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    James Hogg
    Sir Walter Scott

2. Which Scottish author writes both contemporary and science fiction but adds an initial to his name for his science fiction works?
    J MacDougall Hay
    Iain Banks
    Irvine Welsh
    Allan Massie

3. Robert Louis Stevenson was the author of many famous works including 'Treasure Island' and 'Kidnapped'. However, what other activity was his family noted for?
    Building lighthouses
    Missionary work
    Building palaces and mansions

4. Which novel by Irvine Welsh was made into a 1996 movie starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle?
    Answer: (One Word - no apostrophes needed)

5. Who was the author of both 'The Blood of the Martyrs' and 'The Corn King and the Spring Queen'?
    Muriel Spark
    J MacDougall Hay
    Naomi Mitchison
    George Douglas Brown

6. Which Scottish novel focuses on a teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls?
    The House with the Green Shutters
    The Provost
    The Girls of Slender Means
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

7. Which novel was made into a 2002 film directed by Lynne Ramsay?
    'Morvern Callar' by Alan Warner
    'Complicity' by Iain Banks
    'Marabou Stork Nightmares' by Irvine Welsh
    'Quite Ugly One Morning' by Christopher Brookmyre

8. Who wrote 'The 39 Steps'?
    Neil M Gunn
    John Buchan
    Eric Linklater
    A J Cronin

9. Which of Neil M Gunn's novels deals with the coming of the Vikings to Scotland?
    Sun Circle
    Highland River
    The Silver Darlings
    Morning Tide

10. Which Scottish novel was the controversial winner of the 1994 Booker Prize?
    'Swing Hammer Swing' by Jeff Torrington
    'How Late it Was, How Late' by James Kelman
    'So I Am Glad' by A.L. Kennedy
    'Foreign Parts' by Janice Galloway

11. Lewis Grassic Gibbon's "Scot's Quair" consists of three connected novels about life in the north-east of Scotland. Which of the following is not one of them?
    Sunset Song
    Grey Granite
    Cloud Howe

12. Scottish author J.M. Barrie created a very famous boy in a novel written for children, who was he?
    Answer: (Two Words)

13. Who is the author of the Inspector Rebus novels?
    Ian Rankin
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Christopher Brookmyre
    A J Cronin

14. Who was the famous companion of Dr Samuel Johnson who wrote an account of their tour of the Western Isles and later Johnson's biography?
    James MacPherson
    Tobias Smollett
    James Boswell
    Allan Ramsay

15. 'Lanark: a Life in Four Books' was written by which Scottish author who also illustrates his/her own works?
    George MacDonald
    A.L. Kennedy
    John Galt
    Alasdair Gray

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