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  Ian Fleming    
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A big fan of James Bond movies, I thought a quiz by the mastermind who created them might be interesting.
Average, 10 Qns, heatherlois, May 06 11
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  The Life of Ian Fleming    
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I thought I would write a quiz that I couldn't find myself, just a few mixed questions so I hope you enjoy!
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Ian Fleming Trivia Questions

1. Where was Ian Fleming born?

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Ian Fleming

Answer: London

The son of a Conservative MP (Valentine Fleming) and the grandson of a Scottish banker (Robert Fleming) Ian Fleming was born into a family of wealth and privilege on May 28th 1908.

2. What is Fleming's middle name?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Lancaster

When Fleming was a young boy, people thought he was the least likely to succeed in life. Now look at him!

3. In 1961, which famous person stated that James Bond's books were among their favourites?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: John F Kennedy

Until 1961 Ian Fleming's "Bond" books were doing moderately well in terms of sales. However, when JFK answered the question (put to him by a journalist at a press conference) 'What do you like to read?' and JFK answered that his favourite books were the James Bond series, that the books rose to the best-selling list.

4. When was Fleming born?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: May 28, 1908

Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a character from Fleming's novels, has the exact same birthday.

5. What were the names of Fleming's parents?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Valentine and Eve

Ian's father, Valentine, was highly popular during World War I, but was sadly killed in battle.

6. What was Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: Casino Royale

"Casino Royale" was published in 1953 by Jonathon Cape in London. Later novels (in order of publication) were as follows: "Live and Let Die", "Moonraker", "Diamonds are Forever", "From Russia with Love", "Dr No" (published 1958 for those who chose "Dr. No!"), "Goldfinger", "For Your Eyes Only", "Thunderball", "The Spy Who Loved Me", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "You Only Live Twice", "The Man with the Golden Gun" and "Octopussy".

7. What is the name of James Bond's secretary in the novels?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Loelia Ponsonby

The relationship between Bond and Loelia in the novels is identical to the one between Bond and Miss Moneypenny (M's secretary) in the films.

8. Where was Ian educated?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Eton

By the time Fleming was 16, he had already excelled at athletics and he also won the Judo championships, the first time this had been done for nearly a hundred years!

9. Which famous man served as Master of Ceremonies at Ian Fleming's wedding?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: Noel Coward

Ian Fleming met Noel Coward through his wife, Ann and they became friends. An interesting tidbit here is that Coward actually drew a picture of Fleming in 1939, long before Fleming became famous. There are apparently very few known drawings of Fleming.

10. What was Fleming's villa called in Jamaica?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Goldeneye

As soon as Fleming saw the villa in Jamaica, he fell in love with it, probably the reason why most of the novels were set in Jamaica. The name "Goldeneye" came from a secret spy operation that Fleming devised during the war.

11. Where did Ian Fleming write most of his books?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: Jamaica

Fleming actually built and lived in a house called Goldeneye on the north-east coast of Jamaica. Each year, in January and February, he wrote a 007 adventure, writing 14 titles in all.

12. Which newspaper firm did Fleming work for?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Reuters

The manager of the firm knew Fleming's father so he didn't mind giving him a job. He wanted a job with spice and adventure so he got the opportunity to travel the world and report on the war. This is probably the reason all the Bond novels are full of intricate details.

13. What was reported to have been one of Ian Fleming's favourite past-times?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: Treasure-hunting

Ian Fleming had a passion for treasure-hunting and took part in many treasure-hunts around the Seychelles, the Caribbean Islands and even in England.

14. Who did Fleming marry around the birth of "Casino Royale"?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Lady Ann Rothermere

At the time of the affair, Lady Rothermere was actually married to Lord Rothermere and she got pregnant to Fleming. They had a baby boy and named him Caspar.

15. Other than James Bond books, what else is Ian Fleming responsible for penning?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang

Yes, the magical "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang". Not really in the same vein as Bond movies, "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang" was a story about a car that flew and was written for his son, Jaspar, who sadly died at the age of 23 from a suicidal drug-overdose.

16. And finally, where did Ian Fleming die in 1964?

From Quiz Ian Fleming

Answer: Royal Sandwich Golf Course

Ian Fleming, ignoring medical advice to 'slow down', suffered a fatal heart-attack at the Royal Sandwich Golf Course on August 12, 1964. Rather interestingly, this, his favourite golf club, is thinly disguised as the Royal St Mark's in Goldfinger, where James Bond and Goldfinger have their famous contest.

17. Last, but not least. What book did Fleming "borrow" the name James Bond from?

From Quiz The Life of Ian Fleming

Answer: Birds of the West Indies

Fleming wanted to choose something that was extremely boring so he chose James Bond. If you have seen "Die Another Day", you will notice that when he meets Cianta Jinx, he uses the cover "ornithologist" (study of birds) and shows her a book that looks remarkably like the one written by James Bond?

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