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If you're looking for quizzes on books written by an author whose surname begins with B, and you don't see their name listed on its own, look in here!
80 quizzes and 896 trivia questions.
1.
  Poet: Ethel Lynn Beers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ethel Lynn Beers was a well known poet during the American Civil War. Today she is relatively unknown. This quiz will be questions geared toward learning more about her.
Tough, 10 Qns, nammage, Apr 26 20
Tough
nammage gold member
Apr 26 20
144 plays
2.
  CURRAHEE!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Donald R. Burgett, veteran from Able Company, 101st Division, wrote this book. In it he describes how he volunteered to the paratroopers, the training, his first combat drop - in Normandy on 6. June 1944, on D-day, and also the battles he fought.
Tough, 10 Qns, Spiers, Feb 04 07
Tough
Spiers
182 plays
3.
  The Skinners of Goldfield    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on "The Skinners of Goldfield" series by Stephen Bly.
Tough, 10 Qns, happychristian, Aug 02 06
Tough
happychristian
119 plays
4.
  Sandra Brown's Novel "Sting"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Sandra Brown's book "Sting", which I really enjoyed. I hope you also enjoy the quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, ReginTollefsen, Apr 12 18
Tough
ReginTollefsen
Apr 12 18
79 plays
5.
  'Ordinary Thunderstorms' by William Boyd    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
William Boyd won the Costa Novel of the Year for his 2006 book "Restless". This quiz is about his next book - "Ordinary Thunderstorms".
Tough, 10 Qns, Daddy19, Oct 12 09
Tough
Daddy19
137 plays
6.
  David Brin's "Startide Rising"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Startide Rising" is the second book in the dramatic "Uplift" Saga. It makes three hundred pages seem like ten.
Tough, 10 Qns, ilyahna, Apr 14 17
Tough
ilyahna
142 plays
7.
  How Well Do You Know "Jerusalem"?    
Fun Fill-It
 16 Qns
William Blake's "Jerusalem" is well known as both a poem and a hymn (as set to music by Sir Hubert Parry). Can you fill in the blanks in the text with the correct words on the right?
Very Easy, 16 Qns, stedman, Dec 09 23
Very Easy
stedman editor
Dec 09 23
150 plays
8.
  Lord Byron's "The Destruction of Sennacherib"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Learn more about this Romantic era poem, which enjoyed great popularity in Victorian times and has continued to have influence today.
Average, 15 Qns, skylarb, Dec 09 23
Average
skylarb
Dec 09 23
257 plays
9.
  William Blake: The Prophet Poet   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Questions are primarily concerned with Blake's poetry, but a few biographical facts are inserted for good measure.
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Jun 26 22
Tough
skylarb
Jun 26 22
1468 plays
10.
  Six Decrees of Francis Bacon   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Francis Bacon's work 'Instauratio Magna' described his plan to develop a new approach to the systematic development of learning, set out in six stages. It is considered the first statement of what is now known as the Scientific Method.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 11 15
Average
looney_tunes editor
211 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What element of the plot does the word 'Junk' refer to?

From Quiz ""Junk" by Melvin Burgess"




11.
  The Romantic Lord Byron    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz covers the writings of the great Romantic poet Lord Byron, George Gordon.
Tough, 15 Qns, skylarb, Mar 03 17
Tough
skylarb
903 plays
12.
  Anne Bradstreet: Poems from Early America    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answer questions about some of the more well-known and more frequently anthologized poems by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan who lived from 1612 to 1672 and settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Oct 06 17
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Oct 06 17
148 plays
13.
  "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are all about the dark, funny and heartwarming book by Fredrik Backman called "A Man Called Ove".
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Oct 11 21
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Oct 11 21
214 plays
14.
  The Pilgrim's Progress    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come", generally shortened to "The Pilgrim's Progress" was immensely influential in 17th century England, and has been translated into over 200 languages.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 21 17
Average
davejacobs
295 plays
15.
  James Baldwin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of this African-American essayist, novelist, and playwright, or learn more about his work.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Aug 12 20
Average
skylarb
Aug 12 20
249 plays
16.
  Jonathan Livingston Seagull   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz on Richard Bach's allegory of life, love and flight through the eyes of a seabird.
Tough, 15 Qns, Oddball, Dec 09 18
Tough
Oddball
Dec 09 18
453 plays
17.
  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Alan Bradley's delightful novel, the first in his Flavia de Luce series, features one of the most unique heroines in the mystery genre. Flavia is a combination of Sherlock Holmes, Madame Curie, and Scout Finch.
Average, 10 Qns, Onionsauce, Oct 27 11
Average
Onionsauce
167 plays
18.
  "Scouting For Boys" Robert Baden-Powell 1908   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The 1908 tome from the founding father of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell, is couched in remarkable phraseology and frequently breaches what we would perceive to be the rules of "political correctness". Enjoy my very light-hearted examination of his work.
Difficult, 20 Qns, Simon_Templar, Feb 24 17
Difficult
Simon_Templar
526 plays
19.
  Jorge Luis Borges and his prose   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Test your knowledge of his biography and prosaic oeuvre.
Tough, 20 Qns, ogonczyk, Aug 12 04
Tough
ogonczyk
275 plays
20.
  "Her Royal Spyness" Characters by Rhys Bowen    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on the characters in the mystery series "Her Royal Spyness" featuring Lady Georgiana, written by Rhys Bowen. It includes information on all books through "Heirs and Graces". There are some minor spoilers, but none to do with the mysteries.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 27 18
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jan 27 18
138 plays
21.
  The Salt Eaters   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The community of Claybourne prepares for a festival while Velma Henry undergoes a healing ritual at the Southwest Community Infirmary in Toni Cade Bambara's 1980 debut novel. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Oct 24 11
Average
kyleisalive editor
134 plays
22.
  Pontypool Changes Everything    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tony Burgess' "Pontypool Changes Everything" follows the progression of an odd occurrence in which humankind is destroying itself with a disease passed through the English language. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 02 09
Tough
kyleisalive editor
150 plays
23.
  Best Kept Secrets   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Desmond Bagley's novels are filled with characters with hidden agendas and usually contain a secret little twist at the end. I'll provide you with a brief description of the plot and a subtle hint, see if you can identify the title.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 07 12
Average
pollucci19 gold member
352 plays
24.
  M.C.Beaton ~ The Agatha Raisin Mysteries    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Agatha Raisin is the creation of M.C. Beaton. Agatha is a cranky but lovable character who loves trying her hand at sleuthing in the Cotswold village of Carsley. Murder and mayhem is always just around the corner.
Average, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Feb 14 10
Average
lorstrivia
249 plays
25.
  The Heroine    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cherry Wilkinson sets out to become a full-fledged heroine but finds herself getting into a great deal of mischief in Eaton Stannard Barrett's 1813 Gothic parody. Will she become the persecuted heroine she so desires? Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 29 11
Tough
kyleisalive editor
118 plays
26.
  Le Colonel Chabert    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of Honore de Balzac's most enduring works, 'Le Colonel Chabert' is a tale of identity and disenfranchisement. Although this quiz contains spoilers, the book is worth reading even if you already know the plot.
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 17 14
Tough
CellarDoor gold member
273 plays
27.
  The Sweet Hereafter    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A horrible accident in the town of Sam Dent ends with the deaths of fourteen young children; this story by Russell Banks follows four people dealing with the tragic aftermath. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 27 11
Tough
kyleisalive editor
121 plays
28.
  To Sir With Love    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When you happened to catch the title of the quiz, you undoubtedly thought, "'To Sir With Love': I loved that movie!" But you were tricked! For this quiz is not on "To Sir With Love", the classic 1967 film, but the original book by E. R. Braithwaite.
Tough, 15 Qns, avis, Jun 07 17
Tough
avis
304 plays
29.
  The Cautionary Quiz on Belloc's Hilarious Tales   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hilaire Belloc's "Cautionary Verses" are a wicked and witty satire on the early nineteenth century moral tales for young sinners.
Average, 10 Qns, cseanymph, May 07 22
Average
cseanymph
May 07 22
85 plays
30.
  Planet of the Apes    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Many people have seen the original 'Planet of the Apes' and many more will see the new, recently released, version, but how many have read the 1963 book that started it all?
Difficult, 20 Qns, GeniusBoy, May 26 13
Difficult
GeniusBoy
585 plays
31.
  A Bradshaw Guide    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Gillian Bradshaw writes some of the best historical fiction. Here is a quiz introducing some of her novels. You don't need to have read the novels to answer this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyb, Mar 08 05
Average
jeremyb gold member
162 plays
32.
  Conviction: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers the novel "Conviction," a recently published sequel to the timeless classic "Pride and Prejudice" by Skylar Burris.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Apr 06 06
Average
skylarb
281 plays
33.
  Running with Scissors    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is based on the 2002 best-selling memoir by Augusten Burroughs. It does not rely on knowledge of the 2006 film.
Average, 15 Qns, filmmaker03, Jul 16 06
Average
filmmaker03
400 plays
34.
  "The Templar Legacy"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about one of my favorite books, "The Templar Legacy" by Steve Berry. I recommend reading the book before taking the quiz. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, frowny333, Nov 18 14
Tough
frowny333
275 plays
35.
  Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you remember from Rajeev Balasubramanyam's 2019 novel about a man seeking his life's happiness.
Tough, 10 Qns, reeshy, Apr 30 19
Tough
reeshy gold member
Apr 30 19
68 plays
36.
  Brown, Alice    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is on Alice Brown who was primarily a novelist but also wrote plays, non-fiction, had collaborations with other writers, and wrote poetry. She is relatively unknown today though much of her work is still out there for everyone to read.
Average, 15 Qns, Nammage, Feb 10 13
Average
Nammage gold member
109 plays
37.
  "Watchers in the Night", by Jenna Black    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first book of Jenna Black's "Guardians of the Night" paranormal romance series, about P.I. Carolyn Mathers and her vampire ex-fiance, Gray James.
Average, 10 Qns, Amanda77586, May 24 09
Average
Amanda77586
126 plays
38.
  Melanie Travis Mysteries, Part 1-The Basics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you've read the Melanie Travis mysteries by Laurien Berenson, you'll ace this quiz! If not, then hopefully it'll make you want to read the series!
Tough, 10 Qns, Morrigan, Nov 26 06
Tough
Morrigan
133 plays
39.
  A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing like a little murder to reunite schoolmates. What happens when someone you grew up with is murdered? In Christopher Brookmyre's novel, a man returns to his hometown to have his ex-classmates fill in the blanks. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Nov 10 06
Difficult
kyleisalive editor
147 plays
40.
  Trading Up - Candace Bushnell    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Candance Bushnell takes us into the zany world of Janie Wilcox, first introdced to us in "4 Blondes." Take this quiz and see how much you remember about this wonderfully written book.
Average, 10 Qns, abb21, Apr 07 04
Average
abb21
135 plays
41.
  William S. Burroughs, beat author.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
William S. Burroughs' novels are bizarre, absurdly creative, and controversial creations. His life was the stuff of legend. Take this quiz and show what you know about this novelist, sometimes called Godfather of the Beats.
Average, 10 Qns, paleape, Jul 26 03
Average
paleape
287 plays
42.
  Kage Baker's "Life of the World to Come"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Life of the World to Come" is a Company novel by Kage Baker.
Average, 10 Qns, RufusDufus, Dec 20 15
Average
RufusDufus
107 plays
43.
  "Junk" by Melvin Burgess    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi, this is my first quiz on "Junk" by Melvin Burgess, covering the characters and plot.
Average, 10 Qns, star2007, Jun 19 07
Average
star2007
156 plays
44.
  "Anna of Byzantium," by Tracy Barrett    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Probably an average level quiz on this not very known but very good novel about an ambitious young girl who learns a lot during her pursuit of the throne. Have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, Arget_Aiedail, Nov 17 06
Average
Arget_Aiedail
179 plays
45.
  Murder in the Marais    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on Cara Black's "Murder in the Marais", the first novel in her "Aimee Leduc" series. This is pretty tough, so read the book first!
Tough, 10 Qns, darkkitty, Apr 27 07
Tough
darkkitty
143 plays
46.
  What Do You Know About "The Child Thief"?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz on Brom's "The Child Thief", which is all about the "darker side" of Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan to be a pirate-fighting, "magical" child. But does anyone stop to ask how a kid could be so heartless? Brom did.
Average, 10 Qns, tonyp93, Feb 02 12
Average
tonyp93
91 plays
47.
  Manners in Fanny Burney's "Evelina."    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Often overlooked, this pre-Jane Austen novel is one of the very first novels written in English by a woman. I am discussing the breaches of etiquette in the novel.
Difficult, 10 Qns, natalie92630, Nov 12 03
Difficult
natalie92630
181 plays
48.
  Green Rider Book 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on Kristen Britain's "Green Rider" novel. It's one of my favorites, so play and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, joannlee, Nov 07 06
Average
joannlee
185 plays
49.
  "Sugar Rush" By Julie Burchill    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I saw that there were no quizzes on this book so I thought I'd create one. Happy Quizzing!
Tough, 10 Qns, base_hex, Sep 09 05
Tough
base_hex
249 plays
50.
  The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Jill Conner Brown, a fallen Southern Belle, looks at love, life, men, marriage, and being prepared.
Tough, 10 Qns, pigwaller, Mar 08 08
Tough
pigwaller
187 plays
51.
  Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Mr Darcy takes a Wife" by Linda Berdoll, sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice".
Tough, 10 Qns, cadfaelgirl, Sep 19 07
Tough
cadfaelgirl
302 plays
52.
  Easy Quiz on "The Blackgloom Bounty"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A basic quiz on "The Blackgloom Bounty" by Jon F. Baxley.
Tough, 10 Qns, strik, Dec 02 06
Tough
strik
126 plays
53.
  The Unexpected Dragon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on 'The Unexpected Dragon' part one of 'Pigs Don't Fly' by Mary Brown. This is a really easy one if you've read the book!
Average, 10 Qns, moiraine_sedai, Dec 29 16
Average
moiraine_sedai
159 plays
54.
  "Dakota Dream"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on James Bennett's book "Dakota Dream." This book was fantastic and I really enjoyed it. I hope you really liked it too. Do your best and good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, DashAdams, Dec 15 04
Average
DashAdams
129 plays
55.
  Amy Peppercorn - "Living the Dream" trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the book 'Living the Dream' by John Brindley, the second book in the Amy Peppercorn series.
Tough, 10 Qns, alexf500, Apr 19 04
Tough
alexf500
151 plays
56.
  "Ball Four" - The Final Pitch    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Ball Four" was the first book ever written to expose athletes for what they really are - human beings. First published in 1970, this behind-the-scenes account of life in Major League Baseball was written by Jim Bouton.
Tough, 10 Qns, seamax, Dec 29 16
Tough
seamax
284 plays
57.
  Poppy Z. Brite    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about the greatest horror author of all time.
Average, 10 Qns, Morrigan716, Jun 05 04
Average
Morrigan716 gold member
494 plays
58.
  "To Protect An Heiress" by Adrienne Basso    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my quiz on Adrienne Basso's romance novel "To Protect an Heiress." Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, jesselvr23, Jul 31 03
Tough
jesselvr23
129 plays
59.
  Arthur and George    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Arthur and George": a wonderful book by the undervalued Julian Barnes. Read the book and take the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, SHLuvJW, Sep 12 22
Average
SHLuvJW
Sep 12 22
142 plays
60.
  "The Secret of Castle Cant" by K.P. Bath    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a very funny book. I hope that you read it and liked it too!
Average, 10 Qns, Shiara, Nov 19 06
Average
Shiara
132 plays
61.
  Flags of Our Fathers    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
"Flags of Our Fathers" is about what happened on Iwo Jima. "Flags of Our Fathers" is written by James Bradley.
Tough, 15 Qns, ali33, Jul 04 16
Tough
ali33
350 plays
62.
  The Door Within    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on Wayne Thomas Batson's "The Door Within", book one in "The Door Within" trilogy.
Average, 10 Qns, Bardon, Aug 18 09
Average
Bardon
148 plays
63.
  "Wild Orchid" by Beverly Brenna    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a wonderful book by Beverly Brenna about a young girl's struggles. How much detail have you remembered from this short novel?
Average, 10 Qns, blink_angel_182, May 18 07
Average
blink_angel_182
124 plays
64.
  Open House    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quick quiz on the novel, 'Open House' by Elizabeth Berg. Once again, it really helps to have read the book...
Tough, 10 Qns, ladydoor, Mar 18 09
Tough
ladydoor
255 plays
65.
  "Friday Night Lights"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about H.G. Bissinger's novel "Friday Night Lights". Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, KAREDEVF1, Feb 04 07
Difficult
KAREDEVF1
413 plays
66.
  Elizabeth Bear's "Carnival"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several questions concerning the characters and the world of Elizabeth Bear's excellent science fiction novel "Carnival".
Tough, 10 Qns, ninedin, Nov 26 08
Tough
ninedin
114 plays
67.
  "Venus" by Ben Bova    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on a book called "Venus", by Ben Bova.
Tough, 10 Qns, nerprof1231, Dec 01 07
Tough
nerprof1231
145 plays
68.
  I Am Not Esther    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the book "I Am Not Esther" by Fleur Bale. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Jacifan, Mar 29 11
Average
Jacifan
251 plays
69.
  Ronnie, the Evil Hippie    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Ronnie, the bad hippie character in T.C. Boyle's novel "Drop City". Warning: Plot spoilers included.
Average, 10 Qns, midgargirl, Dec 11 04
Average
midgargirl
140 plays
70.
  'When the Legends Die' by Hal Borland    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is over the book 'When the Legends Die' by Hal Borland, an awesome novel I had to read for my English Honors class over the summer.
Difficult, 15 Qns, billygilmanchick, Feb 09 06
Difficult
billygilmanchick
169 plays
71.
  The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Important "key facts", characters from the poem, and quotes which inspired "Romeo and Juliet."
Tough, 10 Qns, slayergurl88, Dec 09 23
Tough
slayergurl88
Dec 09 23
331 plays
72.
  Band Geeked Out    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about "Band Geeked Out" by Josie Bloss, my all-time favorite book!
Tough, 10 Qns, musicgirl12, Oct 26 10
Tough
musicgirl12
118 plays
73.
  'Is Harry On The Boat?' - Colin Butts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Is Harry On The Boat?' is an enormously funny book about holiday reps in Ibiza. If you have not already read this book, do! It is a great book to take on holiday with you. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, tracycn, Mar 29 04
Tough
tracycn
138 plays
74.
  Samuel Beckett    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Samuel Beckett was one of the most innovative authors of the 20th century. His work is the subject of many literary and philosophical discussions. What do you know about him?
Tough, 10 Qns, barneygumble, Jul 31 03
Tough
barneygumble
559 plays
75.
  The Dying Game    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The book "The Dying Game", by Beverly Barton is about two twisted cousins playing a game of killing former Beauty Queens.
Tough, 10 Qns, 123jot, Apr 28 08
Tough
123jot
187 plays
76.
  Wings of Dawn Part I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I really wanted to take a quiz on this and I couldn't believe that no one had made one! So here it is: "Wings of Dawn" by Sigmund Brouwer.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jonespipeorgan, Jul 03 07
Difficult
jonespipeorgan
159 plays
77.
  John Benton's "Bad Girl" books    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Did you read the books about troubled teen girls who all ended up at the Walter Hoving Home? Do you still remember them? Test your knowledge here.
Tough, 10 Qns, nellswell, Apr 25 04
Tough
nellswell
118 plays
78.
  Robin Hood.. the play    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on the play by Larry Blamire
Tough, 10 Qns, Friartuck, Oct 04 06
Tough
Friartuck
163 plays
79.
  An Adirondack Tragedy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Adirondack Tragedy", by Joseph W. Brownell and Patricia W. Enos tells the story of the true crime, which was the basis for Theodore Dreiser's "American Tragedy", and the movie "A Place in the Sun".
Tough, 10 Qns, affuller, May 28 04
Tough
affuller
152 plays
80.
  I See You Baby    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
'I See You Baby' is a short sweet story written by authors Kevin Brooks and Catherine Forde.
Difficult, 15 Qns, witchgurl13, Aug 28 08
Difficult
witchgurl13
139 plays

Authors A-C: 'B' Trivia Questions

1. Lord Lundy was far too freely moved to tears. That is, he was a cry-baby. Which of his relations calls him a 'miserable peevish brat'?

From Quiz
The Cautionary Quiz on Belloc's Hilarious Tales

Answer: His father's elder sister

It was his aunt, his father's elder sister, who "Confided to Her Husband, 'Drat! The Miserable Peevish brat! Why don't they drown the Little Beast?'" Hilaire Belloc delighted in putting the upper classes and aristocracy into his comic verse. He even published a volume entitled "More Peers" featuring such characters as Lord Uncle Tom, Lord Hippo and Lord Epsom. Belloc was half-French and half-English. He was born in France but educated in England, and his wonderful facility with the English language and familiarity with its idioms are demonstrated to perfection in the "Cautionary Verses".

2. In the first chapter of the book we are introduced to Ove who is trying to buy what item?

From Quiz "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Answer: iPad

When we first meet Ove, he is trying to buy an iPad. We learn that he is fifty-nine years old and very set in his ways. As he interacts with the sales associate, we are shown bits of his personality - difficult, stubborn, opinionated, untrusting of other people's abilities and definitely not savvy when it comes to technology. It is a revealing and funny introduction to the main character who is essentially a grumpy old man.

3. "The Destruction of Sennacherib" was written by Lord Byron and first published in 1815 in what collection?

From Quiz Lord Byron's "The Destruction of Sennacherib"

Answer: Hebrew Melodies

"Hebrew Melodies" contains thirty poems, most of which were created by Lord Byron to accompany music composed by Isaac Nathan. In the collection, the poem was called "The Destruction of Semnacherib". "Lyrical Ballads" was written by Wordsworth and Coleridge. "Songs of Innocence and Experience" was written by William Blake.

4. Baldwin's first published work was a review of which early 20th century Russian author, known for "The Lower Depths," "My Childhood," and "Summerfolk"?

From Quiz James Baldwin

Answer: Maxim Gorky

Baldwin's review appeared in 1947 in "The Nation," a magazine in which he continued to publish throughout his career. Baldwin eventually served on the editorial board of "The Nation" as well. Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (known as Maxim Gorky) was the founder of the socialist realism literary method and was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

5. What job does P. R. Chandrasekhar, known as Chandra, do?

From Quiz Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Answer: Economist

P. R. Chandrasehkar is an economist at Cambridge University, holding the post of Emeritus Clifford H. Doyle Professor, a lifetime appointment that involves occasional teaching. Chandra is a conservative and is known for treating his undergraduate students in particular very harshly, leading to complaints. He supervises a PhD student, Ram Singh, with whom he is also quite curt and unhelpful. He is divorced from his wife, who now lives in Boulder, Colorado with their youngest daughter and a new partner.

6. Why was Jordie kidnapped?

From Quiz Sandra Brown's Novel "Sting"

Answer: Her kidnapping was really an attempted murder gone awry.

Billy Panella, a notorious criminal, had contracted hitman Mickey Bolden to kill Jordie after her brother had escaped the witness protection program. As Mickey attempted the murder of Jordie, his partner Shaw Kinnard killed him and kidnaped Jordie.

7. What is the title of Anne Bradstreet's collection of poems published in 1650, a book that seems to have been published without her permission or knowledge, and a book that made her the first published New Englander?

From Quiz Anne Bradstreet: Poems from Early America

Answer: The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung Up in America

Anne Bradstreet, nee Dudley, (1612-1672) was born to a well-off Puritan family in Northampton, England, traveled with her husband on board the Arbella with John Winthrop to settle the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Following Winthrop's long tenure as governor, Bradstreet became governor himself. Her book--"The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung Up in America"--was supposedly published without her knowledge. However, a letter to the publisher of this book suggests that she is giving permission for its publication. Some believe that she maintained ignorance of her book's being published on purpose so as to protect herself from censure from her Puritan community. While much of her godly and spiritual poetry would have been acceptable to a Puritan audience, her society believed that writing was a man's profession. Furthermore, the knowledge required to write the structurally sophisticated poetry she wrote, as well as to discuss the topics she discussed, was not typical of a woman; women were not supposed to pursue knowledge and academics to the extent that men did. Perhaps, too, she did not wish to hinder her husband's political prospects. Her second publication of "The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung Up in America" was truly published without her knowledge or without her permission. Her brother-in-law, the Reverend John Woodridge, took her manuscript to England without her knowing it and republished it in a more sophisticated binding and cover. After learning of this, she was at first upset and embarrassed, but soon warmed to what had happened, as the book was well reviewed and began making money. "The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung Up in America" is the only collection of Bradstreet's poetry published during her lifetime; however, she wrote other poems that are considered parts of other collections.

8. "The Pilgrim's Progress" is strongly Christian Protestant in its message, but what other form of religion is particularly denigrated in it?

From Quiz The Pilgrim's Progress

Answer: Roman Catholicism

An enfeebled giant in this book is explicitly named "Pope", who had been responsible for the cruel deaths of many men, while in Vanity Fair the "Ware of Rome" is one of the tempting attractions. Judaism at this time was tolerated in England. Islam was not seen as a viable religion in England and was irrelevant. Methodism was to come later as a branch of Protestantism.

9. 'Instauratio Magna' was published while Francis Bacon was Lord Chancellor of England, in the reign of James I, who gave him the title of Baron Verulam. In what year was the first part of his work initially published in its Latin version?

From Quiz Six Decrees of Francis Bacon

Answer: 1623

'De Dignitate et Augmentatis Scientarum' (usually referred to in English as 'Partitions of the Sciences') was published in 1623, and was an expansion of an earlier version, written in English, published in 1605 with the title 'Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning Divine and Profane'. This work is generally considered the first important philosophical work written in the English language, but Bacon reverted to the traditional Latin for the subsequent major opus. The second part of the 'Instauratio Magna', 'Novum Organum', was actually published in 1620, preceding the Latin version of the first volume.

10. In 1884 and 1885, while living in Boston, Massachusetts, what were the two places Alice Brown worked at?

From Quiz Brown, Alice

Answer: "Christian Register" and "Youth's Companion"

I couldn't find too much information on the "Christian Register" (1843-1938). The "Youth's Companion" (1827-1929) was a magazine for children. In later years they added "For All The Family" to its name. The magazine merged with "The American Boy" (1899-1941) in 1929. Alice Brown was born on December 05, 1857 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. She grew up on a farm, and died on June 21, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts.

11. Bob Boyd, a geologist who's lost some of his memories, takes on a job in British Columbia where some small signs start to trigger images from his past, along with an accident he was involved in and a major cover up. What story is this?

From Quiz Best Kept Secrets

Answer: Landslide

"Landslide" delves into the world of corporate intrigue, cover ups and murder. Set in the forests of British Columbia we follow the story of geologist Bob Boyd in a lone battle against a logging and hydro electric company. Some old memories resurface and they're the kind that could get him killed. Suddenly he finds himself on the run from killers and grizzly bears. This was Bagley's fourth novel and was published in 1967. It was made into a television movie in 1992 with Anthony Edwards of "ER" fame in the lead role.

12. Who is the "child thief?"

From Quiz What Do You Know About "The Child Thief"?

Answer: Peter

Peter is known world-wide for leading children to his home, in Nevernever Land. However, in "The Child Thief", his home is a gargantuan tree that he calls 'Deviltree.' This is where the children Peter "steals" are tested for eligibility.

13. The story takes place in the post-World War II English countryside. What is the name of Flavia's crumbling, yet stately home?

From Quiz The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Answer: Buckshaw

Bishop's Lacey is the nearby village, while Dodderington is the closest town with a railway stop. Buckshaw is a large, decaying estate, which the family might lose if nothing is done to restore their finances.

14. What is James Lee Henry's nickname?

From Quiz The Salt Eaters

Answer: Obie

Velma Henry is in the company of Minnie Ransom, a local healer and spinster, who is healing her in the Southwest Community Infirmary. Miz Minnie asks her if she really wants to be healed and is really not just saying she wants to, and Velma's unable to answer as the hospital staff watches on. Those watching witness Velma's own godmother, Sophie Heywood, leaving the circle to their surprise, as she's one person who'd never miss out on the major events of Velma's life. Miz Minnie continues without her, urging Velma to let go but discovering that she wants to dwell in the past a bit longer. She allows this, realizing that her memories will only go so far and she'll release them nonetheless. Velma remembers a meal she shared with her husband, James Lee Henry (aka Obie), where he tried to convince her that she could break her habit, but she can't remember particulars about what he said (despite recalling minute details about his appearance and the restaurant). She remembers why she loves him-- his hands-- but refuses to listen to his urgings.

15. What was Dolores Driscoll's profession?

From Quiz The Sweet Hereafter

Answer: School bus driver

Dolores Driscoll believed that it was a dog that did it. When she was driving down the road the morning of the accident, she saw a blur no larger than a dog stop on the road and she swerved out of the way to avoid it. She recalled the events prior to this moment: she started her vehicle, a fifty-seat school bus for the local schoolchildren; she drove to their driveways; the Lamston kids boarded and sat in the middle of the bus, Bear Otto, an adopted Abenaki, sat in the back; she continued along her normal route, the same route she'd refined and traveled for decades. Passing by a local motel it began to snow. Dolores allowed the motel owner's son, Sean, to board the bus and spoke with his mother for a few minutes before she needed to continue on. While crossing the road, Sean's mother (Risa) was nearly clipped by an oncoming car. Dolores was unable to get the license number so she continued onward.

16. The immortal cyborg, Botanist Mendoza, is exiled in 150,000 BCE on which island off the coast of California?

From Quiz Kage Baker's "Life of the World to Come"

Answer: Catalina Island

Catalina Island features prominently in several time periods throughout the novel.

17. What is Ellie's biggest dream?

From Quiz Band Geeked Out

Answer: To become a high school band director

Even though Ellie experiences some difficulty following her dream when her mother makes it clear that her family wants her to attend a different college, Ellie follows her heart to become a high school band director.

18. The story is about a character who interrupts a burglary/murder whilst trying to return some documents and becomes the prime suspect for the crime he did not commit. What is this character's name?

From Quiz 'Ordinary Thunderstorms' by William Boyd

Answer: Adam Kindred

Adam meets Dr Philip Wang in a bar. Dr Wang accidentally leaves some documents behind when he leaves. As a good citizen, Adam arranges to visit Dr Wang at his apartment at just the wrong time.

19. Which subject does Les Reardon teach?

From Quiz Pontypool Changes Everything

Answer: Drama

Les Reardon, on his property in Pontypool, receives a phone call in his truck from someone from his high school stating that the kids want to do a horror story for their annual theatrical production and not the work he had been planning. While receiving this call, he finds a hunter on his property and decides to investigate as he has had hunters killing deer there once before. When he reaches the man, he is attacked with a rifle and the man flees into the forest, hitting many of the trees along the way. Les recovers and chases after him only to discover the man dead on a frozen pond nearby, his face half destroyed. Les is taken to the police station for questioning and the Detective on duty, Det. Peterson, takes it upon himself to get the basics down. He sends Les on his way shortly after. Les goes directly to school to tell Mary, the principal, what happened. His overembellished story of the murderous account persuades her to get the school nurse, but she finds the nurse's body in her room, its mouth having been torn off. She rushes to the office and takes Les out the back of the school to escape but they are stopped by the killer and Les is knocked out by a fall. He wakes up to find Mary next to him in the gym and he decides to take her to the hospital. He soon realizes he is in pursuit of Detective Peterson, but Mary, now dead, opens the car door and falls out to the road. This causes Peterson to crash his car into a ditch while Les turns onto Highway 35.

20. What was Carolyn's job before she became a private investigator?

From Quiz "Watchers in the Night", by Jenna Black

Answer: cop

In Chapter One, we learn that Carolyn was a cop for eight years. When she was still engaged to Gray, he had pressured her to quit the police force because he thought it was too dangerous. And after his mysterious disappearance three years ago, she became so obsessed with tracking him down that she was given an ultimatum: quit the investigation or quit the force. Carolyn quit. Toward the end of the book, she does ponder applying for a job at the FBI but soon gets a better idea. Carolyn was never a stripper, but Gray was last seen with one on the night of his disappearance.

21. When and where was Ethel Lynn Beers born?

From Quiz Poet: Ethel Lynn Beers

Answer: January 13, 1827, Goshen, New York.

She was born Ethelinda Eliot on January 13, 1827, in Goshen, New York, and was a descendant of the Puritan missionary John Eliot. She married William H. Beers at age 19. Subsequently she appended her married name to her poetry.

22. The first names of the two main characters of the novel are Michelangelo and Vincent. After whom have they been named?

From Quiz Elizabeth Bear's "Carnival"

Answer: Michelangelo Buonarotti, the artist, and Edna St. Vincent Millay, the poet

Although it would seem at first that the characters are named after two artists, especially given the importance of art and artists in the novel, Michelangelo in fact explains at some point that Vincent has been named after the American poet rather then the Dutch painter.

23. Where does Sally Mack work on Saturdays?

From Quiz I See You Baby

Answer: The Last Stop Caff

She works there for her Aunty Rena.

24. What holiday did the game begin and end on?

From Quiz The Dying Game

Answer: April Fool's Day

Pinkie and Pudge began their sick game on April 1st. The game went on for exactly five years, ending on April 1st.

25. What was the first year that Jackson, Mississippi had a St. Patrick's Day Parade and saw the Sweet Potato Queens?

From Quiz The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love

Answer: 1982

The original parade was held on the actual date of St. Patrick's Day-which was, that year, on a Thursday. Now it is held on a Saturday near the actual day.

26. Who is the main character in the story?

From Quiz "Venus" by Ben Bova

Answer: Van Humphries

Van Humphries is the son of Martin Humphries, a billionaire who has a monopoly in asteroid metal trade.

27. Towards the end of the book, which character professes to have dyspepsia, when he is really dying?

From Quiz Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife

Answer: Mr. Bennet

Mr Bennet goes to his eldest daughters when Darcy is away in France and he collapses at the table whilst holding his chest.

28. Why did Aidan move away from Maryland?

From Quiz The Door Within

Answer: Grampin could no longer take care of himself.

Grampin, Aidan's grandfather on his father's side, had become senile and could no longer take care of himself. Chapter 2: "We've been through this before" Aidan's dad said, his face reddening. "You know we didn't have a choice. Grampin needs our help. This is where he spent his whole life and we can't just force him into an assisted living facility."

29. What element of the plot does the word 'Junk' refer to?

From Quiz "Junk" by Melvin Burgess

Answer: Drug used by the characters

The plot is centered around two teenagers who run away from home and become heroin addicts after being taken into a squat. Themes in the book such as heroin addiction made the book very controversial when it was released.

30. Sir William was to be "hung by the neck until dead" for the theft of a chalice and for what?

From Quiz Wings of Dawn Part I

Answer: blasphemy

He claimed to be from a land of sun. He was framed for the chalice, however....SOMEONE slipped it into his saddlebags. Nasty Druids.

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