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Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction game quiz
"During the 1920s and 1930s a new form of writing appeared on the scene. These stories appeared in dime books called 'Pulp Fiction.' They were written by such as Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich and Cain. Here's a little test."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Philip Marlowe was a creation of Raymond Chandler. Where was Marlowe's office located?
    San Francisco
    New York

2. How many books did Dashiell Hammett write about his ambiguously principled PI, Sam Spade?

3. Cornell Woolrich wrote a series of books containing the same word as part of the title. What was that word?

4. Who is Mickey Spillane's hardboiled detective?
    Milo Sturgis
    Philip Marlowe
    Mike Hammer

5. 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' has been made into a movie twice. Who played the Frank Chambers in the 1946 film?
    John Garfield
    James Cagney
    Humphrey Bogart
    Wendell Corey

6. Which hardboiled detective said 'the stuff that dreams are made of'?
    Miles Archer
    Joe Cairo
    Miss Wonderly
    Sam Spade

7. 'Laura' is a memorable novel that was written during this hardboiled era. It has one unique feature, however, related to the fact that it was written by/as which of these?
    as a magazine serial
    in another language
    as a screenplay
    by a woman

8. Ira Levin, author of 'Rosemary's Baby', wrote a memorable fiction novel involving murder for profit. What was its title?
    Build my Gallows High
    A Kiss Before Dying
    The Little Sister
    The Dain Curse

9. 'The Bride Wore Black' was made into a memorable film directed by?
    Robert Wise
    Francois Truffaut
    Robert Siodmak
    Alfred Hitchcock

10. Who wrote the book from which the movie 'The Bride Wore Black' was made?
    Geoffrey Holmes
    Cornell Woolrich
    Patricia Highsmith
    Raymond Chandler

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Compiled Jun 28 12