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"In this fifth in a series of official team quizzes from Comedy of Errors, we take a look at a few of that mountain of literary gems that embrace the farcical, satirical, zanily humorous and quite frankly nonsensical elements of life!"
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"A Confederacy of Dunces", which introduces us to Ignatius J. Reilly, one of literature's more eccentric characters, is set in which American city?
Which Irish comedian, who was a member of The Goons, wrote a series of books, starting with "Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall" about his experiences in World War II?
"So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" was one of a series of extremely funny books written by whom?
John "Snapper" Clarke
In "Porterhouse Blue", set amid Cambridge University, which character incredibly rises from college porter to become the Master of the college?
Which Ogden Nash poem starts with the lines: "In Baltimore there lived a boy, He wasn't anybody's joy"?
'First Child....Second Child'
'A Caution to Everybody'
'The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus'
'A Word to Husbands'
In Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat", what was eaten with a 'runcible spoon'?
Mince and slices of quince
Scones and jam from Sandringham
Apple tart from the Quicky Mart
Oatcakes from Stoke
One of the blackest farces in 1960s British theatre was "Loot". Along with "What the Butler saw", which ill-fated playwright wrote it?
Which outrageously funny history of England, published in 1930, describes itself as "comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates"?
'A History of the English-Speaking Peoples'
'1066 and All That'
'England's History in a Nutshell'
Which of these Kingsley Amis novels was a satire on middle class academia through the farcical exploits of James Dixon, a Medieval History lecturer at an English provincial university?
'Take a Girl Like You'
'The Anti-Death League'
'One Fat Englishman'
A waitress delivers a martini to one of her customers, sarcastically deadpanning the expression "breakfast of champions" as she walks away. Which science fiction writer wrote this scene in a brilliantly satiric novel?
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Arthur C. Clarke
Edgar Rice Burroughs
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