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Literature quiz Simple stuff. JC kids and Above

Literature quiz Simple stuff. JC kids and Above


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  • 1. SIES LI-TE QUIZ By: Tarun & Varun
  • 2. ROUND 1  Rules! Ten simple questions 10 points if one team answers  If more than 1 team but not more than 5 teams answer 5 points  More than 5 teams answer 2 points  Good luck  QM is your arch rival answer ALL! 
  • 3. QUESTION 1  Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights to the novel X anonymously from Robert Bloch for only US$9,000. He then bought up as many copies of the novel as he could to keep the ending a secret. Which novel?
  • 4. ANSWER 1  psycho
  • 5. QUESTION 2  In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title, which has not been successfully translated from French. (attempts ranging from The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor and The Victims, to The Dispossessed). It was popularized by numerous adaptations including a musical and a motion picture. Name the novel and the author
  • 6. ANSWER 2  LES MISERABLES
  • 7. QUESTION 3  Which novel by Thackeray is known as „the novel without a hero‟
  • 8. ANSWER 3  Vanity Fair
  • 9. QUESTION 4  „All for one and one for all‟ a popular saying, was popularised as the motto of 4 who stayed loyal to each other through thick and thin. Name the book and author
  • 10. ANSWER 4  Three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • 11. QUESTION 5             8. Which novel used the following poem?  Ten little Soldier boys went out to dine;One choked his little self and then there were nine.  Nine little Soldier boys sat up very late;One overslept himself and then there were eight.  Eight little Soldier boys traveling inDevon;One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.  Seven little Soldier boys chopping up sticks;One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.  little Soldier boys playing with a hive;A bumblebee stung one and then there Six were five.  Five little Soldier boys going in for law;One got inChanceryand then there were four.  Four little Soldier boys going out to sea;Ared herringswallowed one and then there were three.  Three little Soldier boys walking in the zoo;A big bear hugged one and then there were two.  Two Little Soldier boys sitting in the sun;One got frizzled up and then there was one.  One little Soldier boy left all alone;He went out and hanged himself,  ___ ____ _____ ____ ____.
  • 12. ANSWER 5
  • 13. QUESTION 6  Algorithm to derive a phone-number from the 2003 book X:Step 1: Create a new SMS.Step 2: Change the mode to number mode.Step 3: Enter the word that the organization is responsible for.Step 4: End.The number so gotten is the phone-number of the organization.Id X.
  • 14. ANSWER 6
  • 15. QUESTION 7  Common name: XScientific name: AnagallisarvensisClaim to fame: Alter-ego of an eponymous 1903 play that was later novelized. The protagonist, X, was one of the earliest examples of a costumed hero, and served as an inspiration for heroes such as Zorro, Batman, the Shadow, Green Hornet, Lone Ranger, etc.Id X.
  • 16. ANSWER 7
  • 17. QUESTION 8  He is supposed to be the precursor to Sherlock Holmes, he first appeared in the novel „murders in the rue morgue‟ recognized as the first detective story. This fictional detective Auguste C Dupin was created by which 19th century American writer?
  • 18. ANSWER 8  Edgar Allan Poe
  • 19. QUESTION 9  In 1841, New Yorkers waited for news from Europe concerning the fate of ‗Little Nell„. Her ‗death„ was greeted by shock on both sides of the Atlantic, especially in the United States. This was one of the first times that the ‗death„ of a fictional character affected people on a large scale. However, unlike the ‗death„ of Sherlock Holmes over ReichenbachFalls, ‗Little Nell„ did not come back.Name the author who created ‗Little Nell„ AND the book she appeared in?
  • 20. ANSWER 9
  • 21. QUESTION 10               What are these stories collectively called? Also id the writer.  How the Whale got his Throat  How the Camel got his Hump  How the Rhinoceros got his Skin  How the Leopard got his Spots  The Elephant's Child  The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo  The Beginning of the Armadilloes  How the First Letter was Written  How the Alphabet was Made  The Crab that Played with the Sea  The Cat that Walked by Himself  The Butterfly that Stamped  The TabuTale
  • 22. ANSWER 10  Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
  • 23. MATCH ROUND Simple match the column  First step Identify the left and right columns  5 points to all teams who do so  For every match u get 2 points  If U have all correct plus 20  More than 5 plus 10  Then why wait Match em up! 
  • 24. MATCH ?? ?? Alisa Zinov'yevnaRosenbaum Dr Suess Mary Ann Evans George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair Mary Westmacott Agatha Christie: George Elliot C. S. Lewis: Ayn Rand William Sydney Porter N. W. Clerk Hector Hugh Munro: Voltaire François-Marie Arouet O Henry Charlotte Brontë Saki Theodor Seuss Geisel Currer Bell
  • 25. ANSWERS Author Pen name Alisa Zinov'yevnaRosenbaum Ayn Rand Mary Ann Evans George Elliot Eric Arthur Blair Gorge Orwell Agatha Christie: Mary Westmacott C. S. Lewis: NW CLERK William Sydney Porter O henry Hector Hugh Munro: saki François-Marie Arouet Voltaire Charlotte Brontë Currer bell Theodor Seuss Geisel Dr. Suess
  • 26. ROAD TO THE FINISH Fifteen Questions  First 5 have 5 points each  Next 5 have 10 points each  Last 5 have15 points each!  U have one bonus card: which doubles the points  Lose ur bonus card once u answer wrong on the question 
  • 27. QUESTION 1  The last survivor who returned home to tell the tale. Id the story.
  • 28. ANSWER 1: PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN
  • 29. QUESTION 2  Connect to a comic company. Exhaustive list.
  • 30. ANSWER 2  AmarChitraKathaSpecial Issues
  • 31. QUESTION 3
  • 32. ANSWER 3  Tale of two cities
  • 33. QUESTION 4   Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger . . . A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho „X' is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by Y recently found out to be Z.
  • 34. ROBERT GALBRAITH J.K. ROWLING
  • 35. QUESTION 5 1 In Edgar Allan Poe‟s 1838 story , three ship wreck survivors kill and eat the fourth man.  2. In 1884 , three real life survivors conspire and kill the fourth compnaion.  3. In Ang Lee‟s 2012 movie, a tiger and a teenager are the only survivors of a ship wreck. The tiger tries to kill and eat but the boy survives.  Three stories and a common link.  It is a specific 2 –word link. 
  • 36. ANSWER  Richard Parker
  • 37. QUESTION 6
  • 38. ANSWER 6
  • 39. 7“AMUSE ME!” “VERY WELL, SIR”
  • 40. ANSWER 7
  • 41. 8. “FANTASY FOR GROWN UPS” X was selected as one of 2011 Time 100 list of most influential people.  X's work has been described by the Los Angeles Times as having "complex story lines, fascinating characters, great dialogue, perfect pacing",while the New York Times sees it as "fantasy for grown ups“  It goes beyond princely control 
  • 42. QUESTION 8  George R.R. Martin
  • 43. 33. TELLING TALES Her daughter X won the 2006 Man Booker Prize for her novel Y. Identify X,Y.
  • 44. ANSWER 9 Kiran desai  Inheritance of Loss 
  • 45. QUESTION 10  Biologist Richard Dawkins dedicated his book The God Delusion (2006) to X, writing on his death that "Science has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender."
  • 46. DOUGLAS ADAMS
  • 47. 11 Rustichello da Pisa, also known as Rusticiano and Rustigielo (fl. late 13th century), was an Italian romance writer  Rustichello had written a work in French known as the Roman de Roi Artus (Romance of King Arthur) or simply the Compilation, derived from a book in the possession of Edward I of England, who passed through Italy on his way to fight in the Eighth Crusade in 1270-1274. The Compilation contains an interpolation of the Palamedes, a nowfragmentary prose account of Arthur's Saracen knight Palamedes and the history of the Round Table  But Best known for ? 
  • 48. ANSWER  11** Rustichello da Pisa was best known for cowriting Marco Polo's autobiography while they were in prison together in Genoa.
  • 49. 12. AUTHOR AND CONNECT
  • 50. ANSWER12 Charles Dickens  HG Wells  Ernest Hemingway   Connect- Last words
  • 51. ANSWER 14  Children's books
  • 52. QUESTION 15        Motives for a crime in a recent book. Id the book and author.  Motive 1: Caused by a ghost out for revenge, rather than Mahatma Gandhi.  Motive 2: Protection of younger sister, who killed a man who attempted to rape her, with rapist„s gun.  Motive 3: Larry Page wanted to travel to India to get married, only to discover that he has regularly been scammed.  Motive 4: Desire to marry sister of the deceased.  Motive 5: Recovery of an idol.  Motive 6: Problems caused by victim being alive.
  • 53. ANSWER 15
  • 54. QUESTION 16 55. Dr. Joseph Bell was a doctor in Victorian England. He had a habit of asking his patients a lot of questions about themselves, as well as making observations regarding them.  He served as an inspiration for one of his students to create a famous character. Who was the student? Also, which character was inspired by Dr. Bell? 
  • 55. ITS NOT COMPLETE WITH OUT HIM!!!
  • 56. JALDI 5 AT THE END:  „Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By „Lemmuel X‟, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships.‟ Identify „X‟ and the name this book is better known as
  • 57.  : Gulliver's Travels
  • 58. ALL THREE FOR 15  Which book, by which controversial author is known as the „booker of bookers‟ What is L. Frank Baum's most famous story ( which features Dorothy)?  In which Tennessee Williams play do you meet Big Daddy ? 
  • 59. ANSWERS Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  Wizard of Oz  Midnights Children by Salman Rushdie 
  • 60. 3#  Connect the following poets to one particular movement William Wordsworth  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  George Gordon, Lord Byron  Percy Bysshe Shelley  John Keats 
  • 61. ANSWERS  The most famous poets of the Romantic Movement
  • 62. PENULTIMATE . Id the book.  OR:   the author AND the film the book inspired. Id 
  • 63. THE ULTIMATE QUESTION IS  The inspiration of this car was from a series of racing cars built by Count Louis Zborowskiin the early 1920s at HighamPark. The cars were so called because of the sound(s) they used to make. _____1 was bought by the sons of Sir Author Conan Doyle. Id the car and the author which made it famous.
  • 64. WE END WITH A BANG!!!!