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Which is your favorite John Grisham book - 'The Pelican Brief'? 'The Client'? Or perhaps you recognise the titles from the successful movies based on his books, and want to check out the original.
34 John Grisham quizzes and 390 John Grisham trivia questions.
  Grisham - Plots and Titles   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions outlining the plots of various John Grisham novels. Read the plot and identify the title of the book. Contains some spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, deepakmr, Apr 02 08
2339 plays
  The Last Juror (2004)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Last Juror" is the seventeenth novel by John Grisham.
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Nov 04 21
MotherGoose editor
Nov 04 21
1323 plays
  A Time To Kill    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a detailed quiz on John Grisham's novel "A Time To Kill".
Average, 10 Qns, handy99, Oct 17 13
2923 plays
  'The Appeal' by Grisham   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After his forays into thrillers ('Broker'), sports novels ('Bleachers', 'Playing for Pizza') and non-fiction ('Innocent Man'), Grisham returns to the courtroom with 'The Appeal'. Warning - quiz contains lots of spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, deepakmr, Apr 25 08
481 plays
  John Can Really Write    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
John Grisham is America's leading authority on writing law based novels. Match the synopsis to the book title. Have fun, and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jddrsi_raven, Aug 02 19
jddrsi_raven gold member
Aug 02 19
148 plays
  'The Client'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another Grisham classic! Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Madamit, Mar 21 16
1918 plays
  The Firm Test Your Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you enjoyed the book and the film, you'll enjoy this quiz!
Average, 15 Qns, Madamit, Aug 04 15
2991 plays
  The Ultimate The Pelican Brief Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is another quiz, this one on John Grisham's novel, "The Pelican Brief". If you have not read the novel, I would suggest that you do, for it is a very good book. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, handy99, Jun 28 14
1615 plays
  'Bleachers' by John Grisham    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Neely Crenshaw returns to Messina as the whole town gets ready to say goodbye to Coach Rake.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Aug 04 04
zorba_scank gold member
651 plays
  John Grisham: The Best Writer Ever    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is my third John Grisham quiz and I hope this one won't be too hard. I'll give you some hints and you give me the name of the book. This is an all FITB quiz. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Trinity21, Jul 09 03
1936 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was Barry Muldanno's nickname?

From Quiz "'The Client'"

  The Runaway Jury    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'The Runaway Jury' is my favorite of John Grisham's books so far.
Average, 10 Qns, peregrinntook, Jul 28 12
1540 plays
  John Grisham's "The Partner"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This a thrilling book that should not be missed by anyone.
Average, 10 Qns, zh1322, May 05 17
zh1322 gold member
826 plays
  The Associate    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have just enjoyed reading John Grisham's "The Associate" and thought that a quiz was in order. How much can you remember? WARNING: contains spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, PeggyLouisa, Feb 10 10
212 plays
  John Grisham's 'The King of Torts'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Though not in the same league as his other legal thrillers like 'The Rainmaker', this book is a great read nonetheless.
Tough, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, May 01 04
zorba_scank gold member
870 plays
  John Grisham Characters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Match the characters with the Grisham novel they are featured in.
Average, 10 Qns, Livefan, Jul 27 09
4287 plays
  John Grisham's "The Summons"    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
"The Summons" was published in 2002 by bestselling author John Grisham. If you haven't read this book yet, go get it!
Average, 20 Qns, crazybombshell, Jun 04 04
1011 plays
  10 The Pelican Brief Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about 'The Pelican Brief,' the excellent thriller by John Grisham. Remember, this is about the BOOK - not the movie.
Average, 10 Qns, LordBehemoth, Dec 19 16
1565 plays
  The Firm Quiz for Experts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I just finished reading "The Firm" and it is just as great as Grisham's other books.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilovedr, Sep 20 08
1291 plays
  Skipping Christmas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about John Grisham's book 'Skipping Christmas'. This is a wonderful book, and I have already read it three times. If you haven't read this book, I would suggest it. I would advise you to read it before taking this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, SapphireTiger31, Sep 23 07
1418 plays
  John Grisham's The Broker    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about one of John Grisham's best-sellers, "The Broker"; a really great story!
Average, 10 Qns, giraffelyn, Jun 14 06
589 plays
  The Innocent Man    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" is a true story about a murder in Ada, Oklahoma and two men that were wrongly convicted of it.
Average, 10 Qns, rpgonzo13, Jul 15 11
277 plays
  "The Last Juror" Pt1 by John Grisham    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first quiz on Grisham's book "The Last Juror". I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, martinjudo, Sep 08 09
257 plays
  "The Last Juror" Pt 2 by John Grisham    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the second part of the quiz based on Grishams book. I hope you enjoy it. This quiz does contain spoilers.
Average, 15 Qns, martinjudo, May 28 10
173 plays
  John Grisham: "The Innocent Man"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Grisham's first work of non-fiction about wrongly convicted Ron Williamson, found guilty at trial and sent to death row.
Average, 10 Qns, steph26291, Feb 05 13
316 plays
  General John Grisham    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about John Grisham's books.
Average, 10 Qns, browndog, Oct 06 18
Oct 06 18
1999 plays
  "The Pelican Brief" by John Grisham book 1/52    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I made a bet with my mom that I could read 52 books in a year. Maybe not one a week; just be done one year from 5/11/2005. If I win I get $1 for each book and dinner. Let's see if I make it. I will write a quiz as I finish a book.
Difficult, 25 Qns, tinkerjack, May 30 05
551 plays
  The Testament    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My first quiz was about John Grisham, this time I'm gonna test you on one of his books "The Testament". I think that if you've read it you'll have no problem answering these questions. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Trinity21, Feb 08 07
821 plays
  John Grisham's 'Ford County'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
John Grisham's first collection of short stories is "Ford County". All the stories take place in a fictional southern county. Take this quiz to see if you remember your travels to Ford County.
Average, 10 Qns, kstyle53, Jun 16 10
kstyle53 gold member
184 plays
  John Grisham's "A Painted House"    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a good book. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Average, 15 Qns, riseandshine, Feb 17 18
Feb 17 18
1209 plays
  "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is all about Samantha Kofer and her adventures through the coalfields of Appalachia in the John Grisham novel "Gray Mountain." How much did you pay attention while reading the book? Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, acw4life, Mar 13 15
148 plays
  John Grisham: How much do you know?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You think you are a true fan? Then try to answer these questions about the best writer ever...Have fun and let me know how you liked it.
Tough, 10 Qns, Trinity21, Jul 09 03
1305 plays
  'The Brethren' - No. 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first of two quizzes on one of John Grisham's many novels. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, MisterE76, Sep 15 04
689 plays
  The Client    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is an easy quiz on 'The Client' by John Grisham.
Tough, 10 Qns, 7E-NAN-7E, Apr 03 14
1793 plays
  'The Brethren' - No. 2    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The second quiz in a series of two on one of John Grisham's great novels. Good luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, MisterE76, Apr 24 06
564 plays
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John Grisham Trivia Questions

1. Mountain Legal Aid Clinic is the name of the firm Samantha interned at. What was the name of the firm she was furloughed from?

From Quiz
"Gray Mountain" by John Grisham

Answer: Scully & Pershing

Scully & Pershing is the largest law firm in the world, or at least John Grisham's world. They employ 2,000 lawyers in twenty countries, half in New York City alone. They occupy floors 30 to 65 in the New York building in which they work.

2. In which state is the fictional Ford County located?

From Quiz John Grisham's 'Ford County'

Answer: Mississippi

Grisham is known for setting his novels in the south so it is natural he would set his short stories down in the south. While a fictional county, this is not the first time Grisham has writen about Ford County. His first novel, "A Time to Kill", was also set in Ford County.

3. Where is Kyle when he first meets Bennie Wright?

From Quiz The Associate

Answer: Leaving a youth league basketball game

During his time at law school Kyle spent two years coaching the Red Knights, a team in the New Haven Youth League. It wasn't an easy job. "Trying to control ten inner-city kids with a soft touch had put the Red Knights in last place in the 12 and Under division of the winter league."

4. The trial of Daniel Padgitt took place in a fictional town named Clanton. It has been used many times by John Grisham in his novels. In which state is this much written about southern town?

From Quiz "The Last Juror" Pt 2 by John Grisham

Answer: Mississippi

Set in the fictional town of Clanton, Mississippi, the book tells the tale of a young newspaper owner and the events surrounding a vicious murder of a young widow in front of her children.

5. The lead character is called Willie. What was his main occupation in this story?

From Quiz "The Last Juror" Pt1 by John Grisham

Answer: Newspaper owner

Willie started as a cub reporter. When the paper went bankrupt he saw an opportunity and asked his grandmother to give him the money needed to help him buy the paper.

6. What is the name of the murder victim?

From Quiz The Innocent Man

Answer: Debra Sue Carter

Denice Haraway and Kathy Wilhoit were two other murder victims mentioned in the story. Terri Holland was a snitch who lied about hearing Ron Williamson confess to the murder. Debra Sue Carter was a 21-year old cocktail waitress when she was murdered.

7. Ron Williamson had a hopeful future, being a gifted athlete and a star college baseball player. Which professional baseball team offered him a $50,000 signing bonus when he was 18?

From Quiz John Grisham: "The Innocent Man"

Answer: Oakland Athletics

Back in his home town Ada, he was seen as a hero. An injury in his arm, however, failed him. As he had nothing to fall back on, and baseball was his only dream, he fell into a spiral of drink, drugs and depression.

8. The novel 'The Appeal' is about a long and hard fought court trial. Who was the defendant in the trial?

From Quiz 'The Appeal' by Grisham

Answer: A chemical company

'The Appeal' starts with a court trial featuring a chemical company named Krane Chemical. The company is accused of dumping chemical waste which contained carcinogenic elements. This had spread to all the water sources causing many a death due to cancer. Jeanette Baker, the plaintiff in the case, had lost her husband and son due to cancer and was suing the company.

9. "The Last Juror" is a story narrated by the character Willie Traynor. William is his middle name. What is Willie's real first name?

From Quiz The Last Juror (2004)

Answer: Joyner

"I was born Joyner William Traynor. Until I was twelve, I hammered my parents with inquiries about why two supposedly intelligent people would stick Joyner on a newborn. The story finally leaked that one of my parents, both of whom denied responsibility, had insisted on Joyner as an olive branch to some feuding relative who allegedly had money. I never met the man, my namesake. He died broke as far as I was concerned, but I nonetheless had Joyner for a lifetime."

10. What was the name of the rehabilitation center Tequila Watson was living in?

From Quiz John Grisham's 'The King of Torts'

Answer: Deliverance Camp

Tequila was a crack addict. He had been off drugs for 115 days since he had joined the rehab center.

11. What is Patrick's alias?

From Quiz John Grisham's "The Partner"

Answer: Danilo

Patrick Lanigan escaped to Brazil and changed his name to Danilo Silva.

12. What law school did Mitchel McDeere graduate from?

From Quiz The Firm

Answer: Harvard Law School

Mitchell McDeere is a recent graduate of Harvard Law school where he graduated in the top five of his class.

13. What is the name of the main character who is narrating the entire book?

From Quiz John Grisham's "The Summons"

Answer: Ray Atlee

Ray Atlee is a law professor in Virginia. His father, Judge Reuben Atlee, wanted him to stay in his hometown of Clanton, Mississippi, and practice law but he had to get away from his crazy family.

14. What is the name of the very first character that you are introduced to?

From Quiz The Pelican Brief

Answer: Abraham Rosenberg

Abraham Rosenberg is a 91-year-old Supreme Court Justice. He is hated by most of the world: "Indians, whites, blacks, browns, tree lovers, gays, women, Christians, abortion activists, Aryans, Nazis, atheists, hunters, animal lovers, white supremacists, black supremacists, tax protestors, loggers, farmers" - they're all there. In the opening paragraphs of the novel, all of these groups are protesting against Rosenberg.

15. Name the first character introduced in the story.

From Quiz A Time To Kill

Answer: Billy Ray Cobb

In the first paragraph, John Grisham describes Billy Ray Cobb as a redneck who "at the age of 23 was already a two-year veteran of the state penitentiary at Parchman."

16. What is the name of John Grisham's book, which comes after "The Summons"? (Released on February, 4th 2003)

From Quiz John Grisham: The Best Writer Ever

Answer: The King of Torts

"The King of Torts", released on February, 4th. If you want to know more about this book and even read the first chapter, you can go and have a look at this site:

17. Why are the main characters choosing to skip Christmas?

From Quiz Skipping Christmas

Answer: Their daughter won't be home

They skip the holiday is because their daughter, Blair, won't be home. She is going to Peru to help the children, and won't be back for a year.

18. Who is always the first person to read John Grisham's books?

From Quiz John Grisham: How much do you know?

Answer: his wife

His wife, Renée, is the person who first gets the chance to read John Grisham... He gave her the first chapter of his first book for an appreciation.

19. What year is the setting for "A Painted House"?

From Quiz John Grisham's "A Painted House"

Answer: 1952

This was a time of great change in America.

20. Where did Jerome Clifford commit suicide?

From Quiz 'The Client'

Answer: Memphis

He drove his black Lincoln to where Mark and Ricky were sneaking a smoke and after telling all of his secrets to Mark, he shot himself.

21. What was the name of The Firm?

From Quiz The Firm

Answer: Bendini, Lambert and Locke

Bendini was the founder of The Firm and had died several years back, however Lambert and Locke were still very much part of the scheming going on.

22. What was the name of the banker in Iowa whom the brethren were extorting for money?

From Quiz 'The Brethren' - No. 2

Answer: Quince Garbe

They extorted {$100,000} from him.

23. Joe Roy Spicer was a Justice of the Peace in which state before going to prison?

From Quiz 'The Brethren' - No. 1

Answer: Mississippi

Not bad for a guy who never finished high school!

24. Which book featured a young lawyer trying to save his grandfather from execution?

From Quiz General John Grisham

Answer: The Chamber

This was one of his best books - I read the whole thing (which is nearly 700 pages) in a long weekend!

25. What is the main female character's name?

From Quiz The Pelican Brief

Answer: Darby Shaw

A student at Tulane Law School.

26. When Mark and Ricky first saw the black car, what were they doing?

From Quiz The Client

Answer: smoking

27. Rudy Baylor, Deck Shifflet, Kelly Riker

From Quiz John Grisham Characters

Answer: The Rainmaker

28. What was Samantha's salary when she was furloughed from her previous firm?

From Quiz "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham

Answer: $180,000

As a third-year associate at Scully & Pershing she was earning $180,000 annually in base salary alone. She also received bonuses and benefits. Her new position as an intern at the legal aid clinic paid her nothing and had no benefit package.

29. In the first short story, "Blood Drive," three young men travel to Tennessee to donate blood for a local resident who had an accident. Which town did the three men drive to?

From Quiz John Grisham's 'Ford County'

Answer: Memphis

The three men, Aggie, Calvin and Roger set out to be heroes and donate blood for Bailey, who is believed to be seriously hurt. Bailey actually only has minor injuries which do not require a blood transfusion. Meanwhile, Aggie, Calvin and Roger have some beers on the road and get into all sorts of trouble with the police after things get out of control.

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