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Quiz about Mixed Up Novels
Quiz about Mixed Up Novels

Mixed Up Novels Trivia Quiz

The titles of two novels by each of ten authors have been mixed up - for example, "'Salem's Mile" and "The Green Lot" un-mix to "'Salem's Lot" and "The Green Mile" by Stephen King. Can you correctly match up the mixed-up pairs?

A matching quiz by ClarkyB. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
10 / 10
Editor's Choice
Last 3 plays: vlk56pa (10/10), Guest 146 (10/10), Guest 45 (10/10).
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. The Old Carol  
The Man with the Secret Service
2. On Her Majesty's Golden Gun  
The Runaway Brief
3. Sense and Prejudice  
A Christmas Curiosity Shop
4. A Pocket Full of Pigeons  
Cat Among the Rye
5. Deception Code  
The Old Man and Arms
6. A Farewell to the Sea  
The Da Vinci Point
7. The Pelican Jury  
The Blind Tale
8. Of Mice and Wrath  
The Grapes of Men
9. The Handmaid's Assassin  
Go Set a Mockingbird
10. To Kill a Watchman  
Pride and Sensibility

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Old Carol

Answer: A Christmas Curiosity Shop

"The Old Curiosity Shop" and "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on 7th February 1812 in Portsmouth, England, and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. "The Old Curiosity Shop" was first published in book format in 1841, having been published in serialised format between April 1840 and November 1841. "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843, and has been adapted into various movies.
2. On Her Majesty's Golden Gun

Answer: The Man with the Secret Service

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "The Man with the Golden Gun" by Ian Fleming.

Best known for his James Bond series of spy novels, Ian Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who was born in 1908 and died in 1964. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was first published on 1st April 1963, and is the tenth novel in the James Bond series. "The Man with the Golden Gun" was first published on 1st April 1965, and is the twelfth novel in the James Bond series. Both novels were subsequently adapted into movies, starring George Lazenby and Roger Moore respectively as Bond.
3. Sense and Prejudice

Answer: Pride and Sensibility

"Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

Known primarily for her six major novels, which focus on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century, Jane Austen was an English novelist born in 1775 in Hampshire. "Sense and Sensibility" was first published in 1811, and follows the lives of the Dashwood family following the death of the patriarch, Henry. "Pride and Prejudice" was first published in 1813, and follows Elizabeth Bennet on her path to love with the dashing Mr Darcy.
4. A Pocket Full of Pigeons

Answer: Cat Among the Rye

"A Pocket Full of Rye" and "Cat Among the Pigeons" by Agatha Christie.

Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on 15th September 1890, the daughter of a wealthy upper-middle-class family, Agatha married Archibald Christie in 1914 thereby assuming the name Agatha Christie, one of the most prolific and beloved detective novelists of all-time. "A Pocket Full of Rye" was first published on 9th November 1953, and is the sixth in the series of twelve novels featuring Miss Marple. "Cat Among the Pigeons" was first published on 2nd November 1959, and is one of the last of the many novels featuring Hercule Poirot written by Christie.
5. Deception Code

Answer: The Da Vinci Point

"Deception Point" and "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown.

Daniel Gerhard Brown was born on 22nd June 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire, and is best known for his 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code" which is the second in the Robert Langdon series. Released in 2001, "Deception Point" is Dan Brown's third novel, and centres around an NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) worker, Rachel Sexton, who is sent to the Arctic by the President to investigate a meteorite that NASA believes provides proof of extra-terrestrial life.
6. A Farewell to the Sea

Answer: The Old Man and Arms

"A Farewell to Arms" and The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.

Born on 21st July 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, Ernest Miller Hemingway was a novelist, short story writer and journalist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. "A Farewell to Arms", first published in 1929, is a first-person account of an American Lieutenant who served in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army during World War 1, and cemented Hemingway as a top author. "The Old Man and the Sea", first published in 1952, was a short novel that told the story of a fisherman's battle with a large marlin, and was the last major work published during Hemingway's lifetime.
7. The Pelican Jury

Answer: The Runaway Brief

"The Pelican Brief" and "The Runaway Jury" by John Grisham.

Best known for his legal thrillers, John Ray Grisham Jr. was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on 8th February 1955. His third novel after "A Time to Kill" and "The Firm", "The Pelican Brief" was published in 1992, with a movie adaptation starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington being released soon after in 1993. Grisham's seventh novel, "The Runaway Jury", originally released in 1996, was re-published in 2003 to coincide with the release of the movie adaptation starring Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman.
8. Of Mice and Wrath

Answer: The Grapes of Men

"Of Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.

American author John Ernst Steinbeck Jr was born on 27th February 1902 and died on 20th December 1968. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception". "Of Mice and Men" (first published in 1937) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (first published in 1939), along with "In Dubious Battle" (first published in 1936) are commonly referred to as the "Dustbowl Trilogy". All three works are based on the Great Depression and focus on migratory and immigrant workers of the time.
9. The Handmaid's Assassin

Answer: The Blind Tale

"The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood.

Born on 18th November 1939 in Ottawa, Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian novelist who has numerous awards and honours to her name, including a Booker Prize win in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin", which "Time" magazine named "The Best Novel of 2000". Atwood's 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" had previously been nominated for the Booker Prize, but lost out to "The Old Devils" by Kingsley Amis. It wasn't without honours, however, as "The Handmaid's Tale" won the 1985 Governor General's Award and the 1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
10. To Kill a Watchman

Answer: Go Set a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee.

Better known by her pen name Harper Lee, Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on 28th April 1926 and only ever wrote two novels before her death on 19th February 2016 aged 89. "To Kill a Mockingbird" was first published in 1960 and met with immediate success, winning the 1961 Pulitzer Prize, and has since become a literary classic. Although written in the mid-1950s, "Go Set a Watchman" wasn't published until 2015, advertised as a sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird" although it has actually been confirmed to be the first draft of her most famous work, released all those years earlier!
Source: Author ClarkyB

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