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Tom, Dick and Harry in Literature
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"How much do you know about every Tom, Dick and Harry in this Literature quiz? There are five Toms, five Dicks and five Harrys in this quiz."
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The Victorian novel "Tom Brown's School Days" was a semi-autobiographical account of the author's school days. Which Tom was the author?
The central character in this comic novel is an orphan who has numerous adventures, many of them amorous, throughout the 200 chapters. This novel was an attack on hypocrisy and was considered quite indecent when first published in 1749.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
"Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
"Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding
"A Long Story" by Thomas Gray
Which famous best-seller was subtitled "Life Among the Lowly"?
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
"The Carpetbaggers" by Harold Robbins
"The Great Shame" by Thomas Keneally
"Under Milkwood" by Dylan Thomas
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" was written by an author whose pseudonym was Mark Twain. What was his real name?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
William Sydney Porter
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Which author was famous for his series of "Wessex" novels?
In the classic tale by Herman Melville, what kind of whale was Moby Dick?
orca (killer whale)
Which award-winning science fiction author wrote the book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" upon which the film "Blade Runner" was based?
Philip K. Dick
All of these answers are correct as they are the same person
Which author specialises in writing thrillers with a horse-racing theme and is also the author of a biography of Lester Piggott (the famous English jockey)?
Dick Kirrin is a character created by Enid Blyton. In which series of books does Dick appear, along with his brother, sister and cousin?
In 1930, a series of books was introduced into American schools to help children learn to read. Typical sentence structures included "See Spot run. Run, Spot, run. See Spot run to the house". To whom did Spot belong?
Sally and Tom
Dick and Jane
Alice and Harry
Tom and Joan
How could a Tom, Dick and Harry quiz be complete without a question about Harry Potter? On numerous occasions, the author J. K. Rowling has stated that she intends to write a limited number of Harry Potter novels. How many?
"All my characters are real. They are written as fiction to protect the guilty." This quote comes from an author whose steamy novels have repeatedly earned him a place in the best-seller lists, starting with his first novel "Never Love a Stranger" (1948).
In 1902, during the Boer War, this British/Australian poet was court-martialed and executed by firing squad for war crimes. According to some historians, he was just a scapegoat for his superior officers. By which nickname was Harry Morant more commonly known?
This question involves both a Tom and a Harry. The novel "Tom's Brown's School Days" introduces us to the character of Tom Brown (obviously). But which other famous literary character was introduced in this book?
Harry Patterson mostly writes adventure novels and action thrillers. "The Eagle Has Landed" was the novel that turned him into an international best-selling author. By what pseudonym is he more commonly known?
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