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The "Dahling" of Literature

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The Dahling of Literature game quiz
"Fifteen questions about Roald Dahl's life."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Roald Dahl was born in September 13, 1916 in what country?
    South Wales
    India
    Germany
    United States of America


2. Roald Dahl wrote two biographies of his life in two different years. The first biography he wrote was titled "Boy: Tales of a Childhood". What was the second biography titled?
    Answer: (two words)


3. Roald Dahl hosted a British TV show for two seasons titled, "Tales of the __________." Fill in the missing word.
    Unknown
    Unexpected
    Unbelievable
    Unwatchable


4. In 1968, Roald Dahl was asked to write a script for a TV movie based on a children's book. What was the name of the book that was written by James Bond creator, Ian Fleming?
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Thrilling Cities
    Age of Heroes
    The Diamond Smugglers


5. Roald Dahl's infamous book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was published in 1964. What was his childhood inspiration for the book?
    Receiving chocolates from the Cadbury Chocolate Company while in school
    Being refused chocolate from teachers in school
    Drinking Nestle cocoa at night while in school
    Watching chocolate being made during a school trip


6. After Roald Dahl and his first wife had three children, Roald began writing TV episodes for what famous producer?
    Rod Serling
    Alfred Hitchcock
    John Ford
    John Barrymore


7. After leaving Repton School in Derbyshire, with what oil company did Roald accept a position?
    Shell
    Petrol
    Exxon
    Dong Energy


8. After being transferred to Washington, D.C, Roald Dahl wrote his first story. What magazine published Dahl's story?
    Time
    The Saturday Evening Post
    National Geographic
    People


9. Roald Dahl met his first wife at a party given by a mutual friend. What famous actress did he marry two years after their first meeting?
    Lillian Hellman
    Judy Garland
    Lauren Bacall
    Patricia Neal


10. To what continent did the oil company Roald worked for send him after he trained for two years?
    Africa
    North America
    Australia
    Asia


11. While working overseas, war broke out. What war did Roald fight in while he was overseas for his job?
    World War II
    Vietnam War
    World War I
    Boer War


12. Roald Dahl accepted the British honor of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) given to him by Queen Elizabeth in 1968.
    True
    False


13. After writing the script for a children's book written by Ian Fleming, Roald was again called upon to write a script for another Ian Fleming book. For what James Bond movie was Roald Dahl called upon to write a script?
    You Only Live Twice
    Dr. No
    Goldfinger
    Casino Royale


14. After having his first short story published, Roald began working on a children's book. What was the name of Roald Dahl's first children's book that was published while he still worked in Washington, D.C.?
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    The Gremlins
    The BFG
    James and the Giant Peach


15. In what city was Roald Dahl living when he passed away from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)?
    Oxford
    Venice
    Paris
    Cairo


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Compiled Jun 28 12