Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which novel introduced the world to 25 nonexistent books, including Rod Keen's 'It's the Queen of Darkness, Pal', S. M. Justice's 'Leather Clothes and the History of Man' and Beatrice Quinn's 'The Egg Layed Twice'?
2. In Pynchon's 'The Crying of Lot 49', the author of 'The Plays of Ford, Webster, Tourneur and Wharfinger' helps Oedipa solve a portion of the Tristero mystery (the mention of 'Trystero' in a Wharfinger play). What was this San Narciso College professor's name?
3. Who is the fictional author of the treatises 'Where God Went Wrong', 'Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes', 'Who is This God Person Anyway?' and 'Well, That About Wraps it Up for God'?
4. What is the title of Sir Harry Flashman's official biography, within the fictional world of George MacDonald Fraser's popular 'Flashman' series?
5. What real-life author invented Milo Temesvar's 'On the Use of Mirrors in the Game of Chess' and De Amicis' 'Chronicles of the Zodiac'?
6. In what real-life book will you find reference to 'Mad Trist' by Sr Launcelot Canning?
7. What real-life author invented the fictional authors of such nonexistant works as 'The Toothpaste Murder', 'The Toastrack Enigma' and 'A Moral Dustbin'?
8. Which of the following is not a fictional title appearing in a book by Jorge Luis Borges?
9. What real-life author invented the fictional authors of 'A Sexual Suspect', 'Second Wind of the Cuckold' and 'The World According to Bensenhaver'?
10. In what real-life book is the world introduced to Rex West, author of 'The Mystery of the Pink Crayfish', 'Murder in Mauve' and 'The Case of the Poisoned Doughnut', among others?
11. Who is the fictional author of 'The Doubtful Asphodel', 'The Funny Mountain' and 'The Prismatic Bezel', among others?
12. In Michael Chabon's 'Wonderboys', what was the title of wunderkind James Leer's first published novel?
13. Who is the fictional author of 'The Duke's Daughter', 'A Phantom Hand' and 'The Curse of the Coventrys'?
14. Where would one not be surprised to find copies of 'Is Man a Myth?', 'Men, Monks, and Gamekeepers: a Study in Popular Legend' or 'The Life and Letters of Silenus'?
15. What real-life author created Dr. Stephen Maturin, fictional author of such scholarly works as 'Some Remarks on Peruvian Cirripedes' and 'Thoughts on the Prevention of Diseases Most Usual Among Seamen', among others?
16. In which real-life book was the world introduced to fictional Victorian poets Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte?
17. In what erstwhile fictional work would one, it turns out, be able to find the fictional biography 'He Flew Like a Madman', the fictional play 'Helas, Je me suis Transfigure les Pieds', and the fictional history 'The Noble Sport of Warlocks'?
18. What real-life author is responsible for the fictional treatises 'Advanced Ass-licking for Graduate Students', 'The Proper Method for Farting in Company', 'The Law's Codpiece', 'How to Keep it Up Until You're Ninety' and 'Stupid Noises by Celestine Monks' among over 130 others?
19. What real-life author created D. B. Caulfield, fictional author of 'The Secret Goldfish'?
20. Who is the fictional author of such political science-fiction works as 'The Gospel from Outer Space', 'Venus on the Half-Shell', and 'Now It Can Be Told'? (Hint: even in the made-up world in which these works were published, they were never printed in book form but rather appeared as filler material in pornographic magazines)
21. Gilbert Sorrentino's avant-garde parody 'Mulligan Stew' presented nearly 300 nonexistant books to the world. Which of the following fictional titles are among the many appearing in Sorrentino's work?
22. In the Blandings novels, Lord Emsworth enjoys no pastime so much as hiding away from his guests, employees, relatives and resident imposters to read and reread what book?
23. Which of the following is NOT a philosopher invented by pioneering literary science-fiction writer Stanislaw Lem?
24. Laurence Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy', in many ways the first modern novel, met with incredible popular success during Sterne's lifetime. Indeed, the book's success was so great that Sterne ended up increasing sales of some of his rather less popular works by publishing them under the name of one of the characters from 'Tristram Shandy'. To which of the following imaginary authors from 'Tristram Shandy did Sterne attribute these less popular works'?
25. Which of the following is not among the works attributed by real-life author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to fictional detective Sherlock Holmes?
Source: Author xaosdog
This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor looney_tunes
before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.