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49 quizzes and 495 trivia questions.
1.
  Prism Break   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Colors in Book Titles
Tired of being chained to book names, ten colors made a "prism break" and escaped. To catch each tint, here's a hint: Look at these trios of books and choose which color correctly completes all three titles in the list.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MrNobody97, May 06 23
Very Easy
MrNobody97 gold member
May 06 23
403 plays
2.
  Something Old, New, Borrowed or Blue   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the author to the book title. The book titles contain the word "old", "new", "borrowed" or "blue". Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, demurechicky, Apr 21 23
Easier
demurechicky gold member
Apr 21 23
351 plays
3.
Have You Red This Book
  Have You "Red" This Book?   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
All of the books mentioned in this quiz have the word "Red" in their title. They cover quite a span of genres and authors. The photos should help offer a clue!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 02 17
Very Easy
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 02 17
1575 plays
4.
A Book Title Creature Feature
  A Book Title Creature Feature   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The books in this title all feature animals in their names. Be warned, though - they're not all animal-related stories!
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 09 21
Average
Kankurette gold member
Aug 09 21
381 plays
5.
  You Better Shop Around   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Four Winds have decided to follow the advice of tazman6619 and shop around for books with windy titles.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Feb 25 22
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Feb 25 22
4960 plays
6.
  You Expect Me to Buy This?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you want a book to be sold, you have to give it a catchy title. Let's look at some authors that came up with some strange names to put their books out there.
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Dec 23 16
Average
James25 gold member
5542 plays
7.
  Empedocles Reads in the Air   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Empedocles thought everything consists of water, fire, earth and air (or wind). What do you know about these book titles referring to something in the air (at least above ground, including birds, flying objects and items of astronomy)?
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 23 22
Easier
JanIQ gold member
Nov 23 22
201 plays
8.
  A Clowder of Literary Cats   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All these literary works have titles with the word cat in them and all you need to do is match the author to the title.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, May 08 20
Easier
rossian editor
May 08 20
617 plays
9.
  What On Earth is Empedocles Reading?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Empedocles identified earth as one of the only four elements. He defined "earth" as anything dry and cold. Can you match the literary titles referring to what I would call "dry geography features", with their respective authors?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 01 21
Very Easy
JanIQ gold member
Dec 01 21
324 plays
10.
  One Word Book Titles (A-O)   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the author with the correct book.
Easier, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 05 18
Easier
nyirene330
Jun 05 18
676 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Released in 2010, the macabre mind of which horror author created the novel "Frankenstein: Lost Souls"?

From Quiz "Let's Write About Lost and Found"




11.
  Anita and Me   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
'Anita and Me' is just one of many novels with a female name in the title. Can you match these titles to their authors? Note - some plot spoilers although I've tried to be vague.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 20 20
Easier
rossian editor
Apr 20 20
582 plays
12.
  Cook Up a Story   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these book titles contain food items. Can you match the foods based on the story description?
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 19 20
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 19 20
1176 plays
13.
  There Was a Time   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There was a time when each of these ten authors put pen to paper and wrote a book featuring time itself in the title. Take some time to read through these short descriptions of those works and identify who wrote each one.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Apr 29 20
Average
Fifiona81 editor
Apr 29 20
396 plays
14.
  Colours in Book Titles    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There have been many books with a colour in the title. Can you identify these authors and their book that have a colour in the title?
Easier, 10 Qns, zambesi, Nov 01 17
Easier
zambesi
Nov 01 17
1227 plays
15.
  Reading under a Bridge    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I like the word BRIDGE. It recalls friendship, connection, or reaching something inaccessible. That's why I had the idea of making this quiz based on the books that have the word BRIDGE in the title.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, Oct 18 21
Easier
masfon gold member
Oct 18 21
533 plays
16.
  One Word Book Titles (P-Z)    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the author with the correct book.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 05 18
Easier
nyirene330
Jun 05 18
575 plays
17.
  Black and Blue    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A selection of books with either "Black" or "Blue" in the title. Either complete the title or name the author.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 26 22
Average
Christinap
Feb 26 22
3251 plays
18.
There is a color in each book title. Match the book with the author.
Easier, 10 Qns, tiye, Apr 23 21
Easier
tiye gold member
Apr 23 21
299 plays
19.
  Empedocles Goes to the Library at Sea    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The Greek philosopher Empedocles taught that there were four elements: water, earth, air (or wind) and fire. What could he find in the library to his liking? In this instalment all titles contain the word "sea". Match the title to the author.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 17 19
Easier
JanIQ gold member
Nov 17 19
388 plays
20.
  Totally Cool Literature   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten questions about a mixed bag of literature. All have titles that are cool, cold, icy etc. There will be novels, poems, and short stories.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Feb 26 22
Easier
dcpddc478
Feb 26 22
870 plays
21.
  Who on Earth    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten literary characters, mainly protagonists, in books each of whose title has the word "Earth" in it.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Feb 01 24
Average
gme24 gold member
Feb 01 24
184 plays
22.
  A Number of Books    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Replace the question mark with the number that correctly completes the title.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Nov 28 19
Average
nyirene330
Nov 28 19
447 plays
23.
  It Was a Pleasure to Read    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz' title is a paraphrase on the first line of Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", an indirect reference to fire. What do you know about the following books with titles containing a direct reference to fire?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, May 08 21
Average
JanIQ gold member
May 08 21
313 plays
24.
  Let's Write About Lost and Found    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten literary works by famous authors. Most of these are well known books or writers. They all contain either the word "lost" or "found" in the title.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 28 15
Easier
dcpddc478
1410 plays
25.
  Have You 'Red' This Book?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you've read any of these 'red' books then I guess you can answer 'yes'! They come from all sorts of different genres...
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Mar 28 15
Average
Fifiona81 editor
588 plays
26.
  Praise the Sun!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The sun comes with its own mysticism, ray of life and a connection to the gods. Little wonder it appears in so many book titles. Warm your memories on the sunshine of these books.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Aug 13 18
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Aug 13 18
275 plays
27.
  Numerical Novels   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about books with numbers in the titles, from one to ten.
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Mar 01 18
Average
kino76 gold member
Mar 01 18
611 plays
28.
  Burning Books   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The team members of Phoenix Rising are having a hard time finishing these books because they are on 'fire'. Help us sort out which is which. Best of luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Feb 25 22
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Feb 25 22
645 plays
29.
  For Black of a Better Term   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try your hand at a rainbow collection covering a broad spectrum of great literature!
Average, 10 Qns, Mowwow, Dec 23 16
Average
Mowwow
572 plays
30.
  Wind!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of my all-time favorite books include "wind" in their title. Can you identify them from the clues provided?
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Mar 28 15
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coachpauly
442 plays
31.
  In the Red: Scarlet Letters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to Part 7 of Team Red's 100 question quiz. Here are a few red-letter literary gems for your quizzing pleasure.
Average, 10 Qns, sally0malley, May 16 19
Average
sally0malley gold member
May 16 19
391 plays
32.
  It Has to Have Red in the Title    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Every book has 'red' in the title. Please match the book to the author. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Sep 29 20
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Sep 29 20
356 plays
33.
  Bring Your Own Blood    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hoping to please the Quiz-O-Meter II, here is a quiz about bloody books. No, not blood ON the books, and not necessarily blood mentioned in the books... But each title is "blood"y.
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Mar 28 15
Average
salami_swami gold member
1201 plays
34.
  Write Me A Rainbow   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions are about books with a colour in the title.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 26 22
Average
Christinap
Feb 26 22
340 plays
35.
  Authors Show Their Colors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many authors and their works involve colors. How many of these can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Mar 19 21
Average
lowtechmaster
Mar 19 21
856 plays
36.
  Black Books   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features a mix of books from many different genres which all contain the word 'black' somewhere in their title.
Average, 10 Qns, InterCity125, Jul 22 18
Average
InterCity125
Jul 22 18
377 plays
37.
  Building Up a Library   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Oswald Omnilibrum has decided to start a personal library. All the titles on the shelf will contain the word "Up". Can you help him?
Average, 10 Qns, gable, Mar 28 15
Average
gable gold member
686 plays
38.
  Color Me Purple Part 6: A Tinge of Purple    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Challenged to create a mega-quiz focusing on a single color, Team Green selected purple. Here is Team Green's eclectic compilation of 'purple' literature.
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, May 11 19
Average
mlcmlc gold member
May 11 19
378 plays
39.
  The "Snows" of Kilimanjaro    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is a classic short story by Ernest Hemingway. This is a quiz about Hemingway's story and other literary works using the fluffy white stuff "snow" in their title. Stay warm and I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Mar 28 15
Average
adam36 gold member
407 plays
40.
  Novel Cuisine   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is in answer to Highfell's challenge, and I hope both you and he approve. If not, I'll just have to sit down and read another novel...while I eat, of course.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Feb 26 22
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habitsowner
Feb 26 22
537 plays
41.
  Under Where?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is my first attempt at an Author Quiz Challenge. It covers a range of literary UNDERs.
Average, 10 Qns, tonye49, Apr 08 18
Average
tonye49
Apr 08 18
483 plays
42.
  Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify these works or their authors? All works have a word synonymous with leave taking in their titles. This quiz is about literary works, the titles of which contain a reference to parting or saying goodbye.
Average, 10 Qns, balaton, Mar 28 15
Average
balaton
532 plays
43.
  A Little Night Reading    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The questions in this quiz involve works of literature which contain the word "night" in the title.
Average, 10 Qns, momonaco, Feb 26 22
Average
momonaco gold member
Feb 26 22
378 plays
44.
  Night Readings   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten pieces of literature whose titles all contain the word 'Night'. All of them have been turned into films. (No spoilers)
Average, 10 Qns, avriljean, Dec 23 16
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327 plays
45.
  Wednesday's Child    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Wednesday's child is full of woe" according to the nursery rhyme. These tales of woe all carry the title "Wednesday's Child", but can you match each of them with the correct author?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 10 14
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reedy gold member
413 plays
46.
  It was a dark black night ...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The literary works involved all have one or more of the words "dark", "black" or "night" in the title. By coincidence, the initial letters of the first nine answers spell out a familiar word.
Tough, 10 Qns, suomy, Sep 14 18
Tough
suomy
Sep 14 18
244 plays
47.
  Some Literary Blossoms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Flowers are not for gardens only; they appear in the title of many wonderful works of literature. See how many you can pick.
Tough, 10 Qns, WiseTao, May 06 23
Tough
WiseTao
May 06 23
351 plays
48.
  Write of Passage    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have taken up the Author Challenge by jddrsi_raven to compose a quiz titled "Write of Passage". So here is a quiz about books written about passages, that have the word "Passage" in the title. So basically...writing of passages.
Tough, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Feb 26 22
Tough
Billkozy
Feb 26 22
126 plays
49.
  Up the Literary Escalator    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of the literary works contain the word "up". You will be given the author's name and a brief description of the work. Will you remember its title?
Tough, 10 Qns, Emma058, Feb 22 13
Tough
Emma058 gold member
451 plays

In the Title Trivia Questions

1. Who completed "The Gathering Storm" after the death of Robert Jordan and using his notes?

From Quiz
Empedocles Reads in the Air

Answer: Brandon Sanderson

Robert Jordan (1948-2007) was born as James Oliver Rigney Jr. Jordan gained fame as one of the authors in the fantasy series "Conan the Barbarian", and started his own fantasy series "The Wheel of Time" in 1990. As Jordan was diagnosed with an incurable diseases in 2006, he and his wife sought another author to complete the series based upon Jordan's notes. They finally agreed upon Brandon Sanderson (born 1975), author of the "Mistborn" and "Alcatraz" series. "The Gathering Storm" is the twelfth instalment in the series "The Wheel of Time". As the final battle between good and evil is approaching, the novel concentrates on Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, the prime male wizard for the good cause, and his village companion Egwene Al'Vere, the Amyrlin Seat (leader of the witches and also serving the good cause). Andrzej Sapkowski (born 1948) is best known for his series "The Witcher". George R. R. Martin (born 1948) gained fame with his series "A Song of Ice and Fire", televised as "Game of Thrones". Robin Hobb (born Margaret Ogden in 1952) is best known for her series set on the Realm of the Elderlings, containing (among others) the "Farseer" trilogy and the "Liveship Traders" trilogy.

2. Ken Follett published a third instalment in the "Kingsbridge" series in 2017. What was the title?

From Quiz It Was a Pleasure to Read

Answer: A Column of Fire

Follett started his series about medieval England with "Pillars of the Earth" (1989), starting in 1122, when the fictive character Tom Builder decided to build a cathedral in a small town named Kingsbridge. The sequel "World Without End" (2007) was set around 1350 and told the story of some descendants of the major characters in "Pillars of the Earth". "A Column of Fire" makes another jump forward in history, this time to Elizabethan England, and features once again descendants of the major characters of the first books: the Fitzgeralds (convinced Catholics), the Cobleys (a Protestant family) and the Willards (a family wavering between Catholicism and Protestantism). Ken Follett (born 1949) started his career with thriller/espionage novels. The "Kingsbridge" series was his first historical romance series, followed by the "Century" trilogy telling the story of a few different families (American, Russian, German, Welsh, English) during the whole of the Twentieth Century. "The Throne of Fire", written by Rick Riordan, was the second novel in the "Kane Chronicles", about some twentieth-century youngsters who discovered themselves to be the distant relatives of Egyptian pharaohs and had to fight against major gods of Egyptian myth. Stieg Larsson authored "The Girl Who Started Fire", the second novel in the "Millennium" trilogy. The main character is Lisbeth Salander, a private investigator and hacker. "Of a Fire on the Moon" was Norman Mailer's documentary about the moon landing by Apollo 11.

3. Which literary work did E. M. Forster borrow the title from for his novel, "A Passage to India"?

From Quiz Write of Passage

Answer: "Leaves of Grass", by Walt Whitman

In Walt Whitman's 1872 edition of "Leaves of Grass" he included a poem called "Passage to India." The poem inspired E. M. Forster to call his 1924 novel "A Passage to India." The theme of human togetherness is raised in both the poem and the novel, the latter exploring the potential fro friendship between the British and their colony, India. Here is a passage from "Passage to India" by Whitman: "Passage to India! Lo, soul! seest thou not God's purpose from the first? The earth to be spann'd, connected by net-work, The people to become brothers and sisters, The races, neighbors, to marry and be given in marriage, The oceans to be cross'd, the distant brought near, The lands to be welded together."

4. Alice Walker's prizewinning novel "The Color Purple" is written as a series of diary entries, making it what kind of novel?

From Quiz Color Me Purple Part 6: A Tinge of Purple

Answer: epistolary

An epistolary novel is written in the form of documents, usually letters, but also journal entries, telegrams, newspaper clippings, case notes, transcripts, etc. Other epistolary novels include Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897), Jean Webster's "Daddy-Long-Legs" (1912), C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" (1942), Meg Cabot's "The Princess Diaries" (2000), and Stephen King's "Carrie" (1974). "The Color Purple" chronicles protagonist Celie's struggle for self-empowerment, sexual freedom, and spiritual growth in rural Georgia during the Great Depression. Resisting the politics of respectability and "racial uplift", it minces no words on the domestic abuse suffered by dirt-poor black women and on the necessity for women's self-love and self-acceptance. A former "Ms. Magazine" editor and the daughter of sharecroppers, Alice Walker wrote "The Color Purple" in 1982. For this she became the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In 1985 Steven Spielberg adapted it into a movie, and in 2005 Oprah Winfrey adapted it into a musical, which was rebooted in 2015. This question was contributed by gracious1.

5. The protagonist created by Baroness Orczy called himself the Scarlet Pimpernel, but when he wasn't rescuing emigres from France, what was his name?

From Quiz In the Red: Scarlet Letters

Answer: Sir Percy Blakeney

The Scarlet Pimpernel books are set against the backdrop of the start of the French Revolution. The device used, the scarlet pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), is drawn on messages to his followers to show its authenticity. Sir Percy's wife was kidnapped by his arch-enemy, Chauvelin and is pressed into providing information that would lead to the capture of the detested Scarlet Pimpernel. This question was ferreted out by Team Red member VegemiteKid.

6. What is the real name of the author of the 1968 novel "Colonel Sun", the first "James Bond" continuation story after the death of Ian Fleming, which was written under the pseudonym "Robert Markham"?

From Quiz Praise the Sun!

Answer: Kingsley Amis

Ian Fleming passed away in August of 1964. His publisher, Glidrose Productions, issued, posthumously, the novel "The Man With the Golden Gun" (1965) and two short stories, "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights" (1966). Unable to copyright the name "James Bond" they commissioned Amis to write a sequel. In the novel, M is violently kidnapped and Bond, who was visiting M at the time, barely manages to escape. Determined to rescue M, his hunt takes him to the Aegean Islands where he uncovers a plot by the Chinese People's Liberation Army to sabotage a Middle Eastern détente and lay the blame at the feet of the British government. This question was initially recorded using invisible ink by Phoenix Rising secret agent pollucci19.

7. In Anna Sewell's novel 'Black Beauty', what kind of animal is the character Black Beauty?

From Quiz Black Books

Answer: Horse

'Black Beauty' was first published in 1877 and is narrated by the title character, Black Beauty, who is a horse. Although it is widely regarded as a children's book, Sewell did not originally intend the novel to be for children; instead she wrote the book to highlight the poor treatment of many working horses and to promote better horse welfare.

8. Written by Ken Kesey, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a 1962 novel set in a psychiatric hospital in Oregon. The book centres around the shenanigans of Randle McMurphy, a criminal who faked insanity to be committed. Who narrates the story?

From Quiz Numerical Novels

Answer: "Chief" Bromden

The story is narrated by "Chief" Bromden. The half Native American is a long time resident of the Oregon Psychiatric Hospital who feigns being deaf and mute. The name of the novel is taken from a nursery rhyme told to Bromden by his grandmother: "Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn, Apple seed and apple thorn, Wire, briar, limber lock Three geese in a flock One flew East One flew West And one flew over the cuckoo's nest". "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" has seen much controversy throughout the years, including being banned at various times in various U.S. states. It was included in "Time" magazine's "100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005" list. The novel was adapted into a multiple Academy Award winning film, starring Jack Nicholson as Randle McMurphy, in 1975.

9. Anna Sewell's only novel "Black Beauty," published in 1877, was instantly a best seller. In choosing the theme of her work, Sewell addressed what important, but largely ignored, social issue?

From Quiz For Black of a Better Term

Answer: Animal welfare

Sewell was born in 1820 to an English Quaker family. Her mother, Mary Wright Sewell (1797-1884), was a successful author of children's literature and Anna helped her in editing. At age 14, Anna fell and gravely injured both ankles. Likely because of poor medical treatment, she was an invalid for the rest of her life, relying heavily on horse-drawn carriages for mobility, which certainly inspired the theme of "Black Beauty." Sewell never enjoyed good health. From 1871-1877, she was able to complete the novel only by way of dictation to her mother. While she did see the enormous success of her work, Sewell died on 25 April 1878 only four months after its publication.

10. Which author's work has a character who is an albino?

From Quiz Authors Show Their Colors

Answer: Dan Brown

In "The Da Vinci Code", the villain Silas is an albino. Brown also wrote, among other works, "Angels & Demons". Both works have been made into motion pictures.

11. Los Angeles detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch makes his seventeenth appearance for which author in the novel "The Burning Room"?

From Quiz Burning Books

Answer: Michael Connelly

Orlando Merced is shot and paralysed. Ten years later he passes away from complications that arose from the wound, and still the shooter has not been found. It is only at Orlando's passing that doctors are able to remove the bullet. From it Harry is able to deduce that Orlando had been a targeted assassination attempt and not some random gangland shooting as had previously been thought. Award winning author Michael Connelly and his world weary gumshoe Harry first appeared in 1992 with the release of "The Black Echo". "The Burning Room" was published in 2014. This question was created by Phoenix Rising member pollucci19.

12. Which country is the setting for Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

From Quiz A Little Night Reading

Answer: Greece

The play is a very popular comedy set in Athens at the time of the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.

13. The novel 'Red Dragon', by Thomas Harris, introduced the character of an infamous forensic psychiatrist known for being highly cultured, deeply intelligent and having an unusual diet. What was the name of this seriously scary individual?

From Quiz Have You 'Red' This Book?

Answer: Hannibal Lecter

'Red Dragon', originally published in 1981, is the first in Thomas Harris's series of novels featuring the aptly named cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. The most famous novel in the series is probably the sequel 'Silence of the Lambs', whose 1991 movie adaptation bagged five Oscars, including Best Director for Jonathan Demme, Best Actress for Jodie Foster (in the role of FBI agent Clarice Starling) and Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins for his portrayal of Lecter. However, 'Red Dragon' has also been adapted for cinema, firstly in 1986 under the title 'Manhunter' and then again in 2002 as 'Red Dragon' - with Hopkins reprising his role. Regan MacNeil was the possessed girl in William Blatty's novel 'The Exorcist'. Norman Bates and Patrick Bateman were serial killers from the novels 'Psycho' by Anthony Perkins and 'American Psycho' by Bret Easton Ellis respectively.

14. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas wrote a famous radio play set in the village of Llareggub with characters including Organ Morgan, two Mrs Dai Breads and Captain Cat. Which play was it?

From Quiz Under Where?

Answer: Under Milkwood

"Under Milkwood" was first performed in 1953 as an onstage reading in New York. "Under Two Flags" was a novel written in 1860 by the British writer Ouida (yes, having one name was fashionable even then) and filmed in 1936 with Ronald Colman and Claudette Colbert. "Under the Deodars" is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling.

15. What novella, by James Hilton, is about the everyday - and sometimes poignant - life of a dedicated teacher in a boys' boarding school?

From Quiz Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow!

Answer: Goodbye Mr Chips

James Hilton was the author of several novels, in many of which he criticized the flaws of The English society of his day. Probably the best known are "Lost Horizons", "Random Harvest" and "Goodbye Mr Chips." The setting for this last was probably based on the Leys School in Cambridge, Hilton's own Alma Mater. It depicts the social changes that take place between 1870 - the end of the Franco-Prussian War - and 1933 - the beginning of Hitler's rise to power. It shows a nostalgia for the Victorian social order.

16. The short story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" was first published in the August 1936 edition of what popular American magazine?

From Quiz The "Snows" of Kilimanjaro

Answer: Esquire

Hemingway was given an advance of $3,300 by "Esquire" to create a story for the magazine's fiction department. Hemingway wrote "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in response. The story tells the tale of a bitter writer named Harry who dies while on a safari in East Africa. As he dies slowly, Harry reflects that he lived a full life; but laments his failure to write about his experiences. Harry castigates himself for "doing" and living in the moment of experience and failing to chronicle and analyze his actions. Harry's death delirium is of an airplane whisking him away to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro to rest atop the proverbial "snows". "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" is both a rebuttal and an embrace of popular existentialist philosophy. While Hemingway embraces the self-doubt and reflection that are the hallmarks of post World War I existentialist writers, he also laments and dismisses the nihilist concept of dismissing the meaning of experiences in favor of simply having the experience. On any level Hemingway's oft-used semi-autobiographical construct is present in the story. Hemingway published many of his short stories and even portions of his novels in magazines during his life. In addition to "Esquire", Hemingway first published "The Old Man and The Sea" in the September 1952 edition of "Life" magazine. The second edition of "Fortune" magazine in 1930 contained a long article about the economics of bullfighting penned by Hemingway. Hemingway even published in "Cosmopolitan" magazine, including the short story "One Trip Across" in May 1934 that became part of the 1937 novel "To Have and To Have Not".

17. "Black as Night: A Fairy Tale Retold" by Regina Doman is a modern retelling of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves". Who are the "dwarves" in this version?

From Quiz It was a dark black night ...

Answer: Friars

Regina Doman is a Christian writer and this version of the tale has strong moral and spiritual tones aimed at a teenage readership. It is a sequel to her book "Snow White and Rose Red" (republished in 2002 as "The Shadow of the Bear") which was based on the Brothers Grimm's "Snow White and Red Rose" fairy tale.

18. In David Edding's "The Elenium" trilogy, what colour completes the third title? "The ________ Rose".

From Quiz Write Me A Rainbow

Answer: Sapphire

"The Elenium" trilogy is a fantasy adventure following the adventures of Sparhawk, a knight who could be straight out of medieval literature. He has to find a magic jewel, free his Queen from an evil spell and defeat the agents of darkness. Throw in some magical creatures and an ancient god or two and you have a classic fantasy series. The three books in the series are "The Diamond Throne", "The Ruby Knight" and "The Sapphire Rose".

19. An obvious choice is the famous Margaret Mitchell novel starring Rhett Butler. What is the title of this novel?

From Quiz You Better Shop Around

Answer: Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell only published one single book, and initially wrote purely for amusement. "Gone With the Wind" is a classic love story involving Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Place of the action is Georgia, during the Civil War and the Reconstruction. The other titles are some of the books written by Ruth Wind.

20. In 2001 writer Ann Brashares released the first book of a series about four friends who have to spend the summer away from each other, yet still share a strange bond. What title does the first book have and is also used to summarize the series?

From Quiz You Expect Me to Buy This?

Answer: The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants

Ann Brashares was born in the city of Alexandria in the American state of Virginia. She gained fame when she wrote "The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants" in 2001. The book is about a group of four girls who have to spend the summer away from each other. One of them finds an old pair of jeans and eventually they all try them on. They are not the same size and build, but still the jeans magically fit each one of them. From that moment on they mail the jeans to each other from different locations. In 2005 the book was made into a movie starring Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn.

21. Who wrote "Black Narcissus"?

From Quiz Black and Blue

Answer: Rumer Godden

This story of European nuns in India was published in 1939. In 1947 it was made into a film starring Deborah Kerr. The film was very faithful to the book, and beautifully portrayed the sense of complete alienation the nuns felt in their strange surroundings.

22. Robert Burns's poem (1796) about his love and a rose concentrated on which of the many attributes of a rose?

From Quiz Some Literary Blossoms

Answer: Color

Burns compared his lover to a "Red, Red Rose," although of course roses come in most other colors too. Except blue.

23. "Northwest Passage" by Kenneth Roberts was the second best-selling novel in the United States in 1937. What was the overall bestseller that year?

From Quiz Write of Passage

Answer: Gone With the Wind

"Gone With the Wind" was the best selling novel of 1937; all the other books listed were written after then. "Gone With the Wind" was, of course, adapted into a renowned Hollywood film blockbuster; "Northwest Passage" was also the basis of a film version that came out in 1940 starring Spencer Tracy. The novel is about a character named Robert Rogers and his Rangers, a colonial fighting force during the French and Indian War.

24. In the graphic novel "Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War", which member of the Enterprise's bridge crew was the first to wear the purple (violet) power ring?

From Quiz Color Me Purple Part 6: A Tinge of Purple

Answer: Nyota Uhura

The story was a crossover between the Green Lantern characters from DC Comics and "Star Trek" characters from the rebooted movie series, told in graphic novel form. Due to a fight in the DC Universe, a character and six different colored power rings were transported to an alternate dimension. Once in the new dimension, three members of the Enterprise crew were chosen by the rings to wield them. Within the story, the violet power ring wielded the power of love. Only a person with deep compassion and ability to love could be chosen to wield the ring. This question was contributed by Shadowmyst2004.

25. Which author, best known for writing about a bear, penned the whodunnit novel, "The Red House Mystery" in 1922?

From Quiz In the Red: Scarlet Letters

Answer: A.A. Milne

"The Red House Mystery" was Milne's only whodunnit and concerns the mysterious death of Robert, estranged brother of party host Mark, and Mark's subsequent disappearance. Two of the party guests investigate the mysteries, while, in typical 1920s' English style, also finding time to play billiards and drink copious amounts of tea. Milne is perhaps best known for the children's books, "Winnie-the-Pooh" (1926) and "The House At Pooh Corner" (1928) about the lovable bear and his companions in Hundred Acre Wood. This question was authored by 480154st while playing billiards and drinking copious amounts of tea also.

26. Better known for his Discworld novels, who wrote the sci-fi novel "The Dark Side of the Sun"?

From Quiz Praise the Sun!

Answer: Terry Pratchett

"The Dark Side of the Sun" was first published in 1976 and represents Pratchett's second published novel. It tells the story of Dominickdaniel "Dom" Sabalos IV, heir to an enormous fortune. A poem is found, telling Dom that the home of a race called the 'Jokers' "lies at the dark side of the sun". He sets out to find these Jokers, who are progenitors of a series of unusual artefacts in the world in which Dom lives. This question was unearthed by Phoenix Rising member Vegemite Kid.

27. The novel 'Raven Black' by Ann Cleeves is one of a series of novels featuring the detective Jimmy Perez. Where in the UK are these novels set?

From Quiz Black Books

Answer: Shetland

Shetland is the name of a group of islands off the north east coast of Scotland. 'Raven Black' is the first novel in the series by Ann Cleeves which sees Jimmy Perez investigate crimes in Shetland. The books have been made into a TV series, titled 'Shetland', which first aired in the UK in 2013.

28. "The Two Towers", second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy series "The Lord of the Rings" mentions at least five different towers. Which is the tower of Saruman around which the fortress of Isengard was built?

From Quiz Numerical Novels

Answer: Orthanc

"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy was published in 1954 and is made up of "The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King". It is one of the most popular series of all time and been translated into thirty-eight different languages. The towers mentioned in the book are Cirith Ungol (location of Shelob's lair), Orthanc (Saruman's tower), Minas Tirith (capital of Gondor), Minas Morgul (city of the Nazgûl) and Barad-dûr (Sauron's tower). Regarding the title of the book, Tolkien states in letters to publisher Rayner Unwin that he considered naming any combination of the five towers as the two towers of the title. Later he wrote a note, published at the end of "The Fellowship of the Ring" and drew a cover illustration which indicate that the towers probably are Minas Morgul and Orthanc.

29. Two fine examples of juvenile literature are "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Old Yeller." What is the commonality of the storylines?

From Quiz For Black of a Better Term

Answer: Dogs

The plots of these coming-of-age stories center around boys and their dogs. "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls (1913-1984), was initially rejected by both "The Saturday Evening Post" and "Ladies' Home Journal." In 1961, Rawls successfully resubmitted to the Post and DoubleDay published it as a novel in the same year. The book only became a sales success after Rawls gave a lecture to a conference of teachers and librarians in 1967. "Old Yeller" by Fred Gipson (1908-1973) was published in 1956 and in 1957 received the prestigious Newberry Medal for excellence in children's literature.

30. Nabokov's postmodern novel "Pale Fire" gets its title from this quote: "The moon's an arrant thief, / And her pale fire she snatches from the sun". Where does the quote come from?

From Quiz Burning Books

Answer: Shakespeare

The quote is from Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens", Act IV, scene 3. Some critics have also seen the title reflected in "Hamlet" Act I, scene 5: "The glowworm shows the matin to be near, And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire." (Herbert Graves, "Nabokov and Shakespeare: The English Works") Nabokov's novel is a 999 line poem written by John Shade with commentary and foreword provided by Charles Kinbote. The novel is not a traditional novel but is what is called metafiction in that it covers the interplay between Shade and Kinbote as well as the poem "Pale Fire" itself. In the end Kinbote takes over the novel and it is seen through his eyes but is it really? According to a 1962 interview (the year of the novel's publication), Nabokov asserted that professor Botkins was the real commentator. This question was provided by Phoenix Rising member tazman6619.

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