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Quiz about Bestsellers
Quiz about Bestsellers

Bestsellers Trivia Quiz


Test your literary prowess with this captivating 'Bestsellers' quiz! Dive into the world of famous authors, timeless classics, and unforgettable stories that have enthralled millions. Unravel the mystery of popular authors and their spellbinding tales!

A multiple-choice quiz by alfan226. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
alfan226
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
413,135
Updated
Jul 10 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
749
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which author catapulted from a struggling single mother to one of the world's wealthiest women with her bestselling "Harry Potter" series? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "A Tale of Two Cities" is a renowned work of bestselling historical fiction. Though it hasn't reached the staggering sales of the Bible, who is its famous author? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Whose bestselling dystopian novel "1984" continues to sell copies and influence language and culture decades after its publication? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which author's 1989 book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", remains a bestseller in the self-help genre? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who penned the thriller "Gone Girl", a bestseller that later became a hit movie? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which author's only novel for most of her life, "To Kill a Mockingbird", became a bestselling classic that has sold over 40 million copies? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who is the author behind "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", a part of the bestselling "Millennium" series that achieved global success posthumously? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "Educated", a memoir detailing a journey from a secluded upbringing to earning a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, is the bestselling work of which author? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Whose series featuring detective Alex Cross has become a consistent fixture on the best-seller lists, with "Along Came a Spider" being one of the most popular entries? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The bestselling memoir "The Diary of a Young Girl", offering a unique perspective on life during World War II, is the heartrending work of whom? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which author catapulted from a struggling single mother to one of the world's wealthiest women with her bestselling "Harry Potter" series?

Answer: J.K. Rowling

The "Harry Potter" series, with its seven books, has globally sold over 500 million copies, making it one of the best-selling series in history. The series is about the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against the dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal and subjugate all wizards and Muggles.
2. "A Tale of Two Cities" is a renowned work of bestselling historical fiction. Though it hasn't reached the staggering sales of the Bible, who is its famous author?

Answer: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" is a historical novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met.

It has sold over 200 million copies since its publication in 1859, making it one of the highest-selling books ever.
3. Whose bestselling dystopian novel "1984" continues to sell copies and influence language and culture decades after its publication?

Answer: George Orwell

George Orwell's "1984" is a dystopian novel set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania. The superstate is under the control of the Party, whose leader is Big Brother. With pervasive surveillance and a manipulation of facts, the Party controls its citizens, and the protagonist Winston Smith struggles against this constant oppression.
4. Which author's 1989 book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", remains a bestseller in the self-help genre?

Answer: Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. The book lays out seven principles for success in both personal and professional life, and these principles are considered universally applicable. These principles range from being proactive to synergizing to continual learning and growth.
5. Who penned the thriller "Gone Girl", a bestseller that later became a hit movie?

Answer: Gillian Flynn

"Gone Girl", a novel about a husband suspected in his wife's disappearance, quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists after its publication in 2012. The book, and its subsequent movie adaptation, deals with themes of media manipulation, marriage, and the perceptions created within relationships. The twist-filled plot makes it a gripping read.
6. Which author's only novel for most of her life, "To Kill a Mockingbird", became a bestselling classic that has sold over 40 million copies?

Answer: Harper Lee

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a coming-of-age story that explores issues of race, class, and morality through the innocent perspective of Scout Finch, a young girl. The story takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Great Depression.

The central event of the book is Scout's father Atticus Finch's defense of Tom Robinson, a black man who has been falsely accused of rape.
7. Who is the author behind "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", a part of the bestselling "Millennium" series that achieved global success posthumously?

Answer: Stieg Larsson

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is a psychological thriller that introduces readers to Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but deeply troubled hacker, and investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist. The two become entangled in a dangerous web of spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials. The Millennium series, of which it is a part, has sold over 80 million copies worldwide.
8. "Educated", a memoir detailing a journey from a secluded upbringing to earning a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, is the bestselling work of which author?

Answer: Tara Westover

"Educated" by Tara Westover recounts her journey from a violent childhood home to the realm of academia, overcoming her isolated and extreme upbringing. The memoir highlights the transformative power of education and the struggle for self-invention. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year after its publication.
9. Whose series featuring detective Alex Cross has become a consistent fixture on the best-seller lists, with "Along Came a Spider" being one of the most popular entries?

Answer: James Patterson

In "Along Came a Spider", James Patterson introduces us to Alex Cross, a highly intelligent, street-wise homicide detective, and forensic psychologist. The book is a complex thriller that follows Cross's pursuit of a kidnapper and murderer, setting the stage for one of the most popular detective series of recent years. Patterson's "Alex Cross" series is widely regarded for its gripping narratives and well-developed characters, along with selling over 100 million copies.
10. The bestselling memoir "The Diary of a Young Girl", offering a unique perspective on life during World War II, is the heartrending work of whom?

Answer: Anne Frank

"The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank offers an intimate look at life in hiding during World War II. Through her diary entries, Anne gives readers a detailed account of her experiences, thoughts, and fears, painting a human face on the atrocities of the war.

The diary has been translated into over 70 languages and is widely taught in schools due to its historical importance and profound emotional resonance.
Source: Author alfan226

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