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A literary quiz conducted by Aditya Wakhlu, Shubhang Chaturvedi, VG Shreeram and Devesh Singh for Elixir'13, Seth MR Jaipuria School's Inter School Literary Festival!

A literary quiz conducted by Aditya Wakhlu, Shubhang Chaturvedi, VG Shreeram and Devesh Singh for Elixir'13, Seth MR Jaipuria School's Inter School Literary Festival!

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  • FINALS Welcome to the quiz!
  • +20 for direct correct answer +10 if answered after the question has been passed.
  •  Name the sisters who played the central characters in this 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott. Question #1:
  •  Answer Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy (from Little Women)
  •  This fictional character has appeared in four books by the same author. Tom Hanks has played this character‟s role in two films. Question #2:
  •  Robert Langdon (from Dan Brown Novels) Answer
  •  This fictional character has appeared in a total of eleven novels, three written by Robert Ludlum and the other eight written by Eric Van Lustbader, the first one being published in 1980 and the latest in 2012. He has also appeared in four films, each bearing his surname in their titles. Question #3:
  •  Jason Bourne Answer
  •  This Shakespearean character‟s father was murdered by his uncle by pouring „poison in his ears while he was sleeping.‟ This story is one of the most powerful and influential tragedies of all time. Name the character. Question #4:
  •  Hamlet (By Shakespeare) Answer
  •  This fictional character appeared in Alan Moore‟s classic graphic novel. His face is always covered with a Guy Fawkes mask. He has also been portrayed in a movie by the same name as that of the book by Hugo Weaving. Question #5:
  •  Answer V (from the book „V for Vendetta‟)
  •  He started as a twelve year old boy suffering from dyslexia and ADHD. Till date he has appeared in a total of five books. He is a demigod who can breathe under water and can heal himself while in contact with water. Name the boy. Question #6:
  •  Percy Jackson (from the series by Rick Riordon) Answer
  • +20 for direct correct answer +10 if answered after the question has been passed -5 if the answer is wrong
  •  Name the book which was the inspiration behind the Lord of The Rings according to J.R.R. Tolkien? Question #1:
  •  Bible (Christ!) Answer
  •  Warner Bros. has recently negotiated to retain the filming rights of this 2003 novel by an Australian author. Mira Nair was supposed to direct the film being adapted from this novel starring Johnny Depp and Amitabh Bachchan. Identify the book. Question #2:
  •  Shantaram (by Gregory David Roberts) Answer
  •  Which 1954 novel has been adapted thrice into Hollywood movies the latest movie sharing its name with the novel itself? The previous two movies are “The Last Man on Earth” and “The Omega Man”. Question #3:
  •  I am Legend (By Richard Matheson) Answer
  •  Which is the highest selling novel of all time, and has been made into a movie numerous times? Think- “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” Question #4:
  •  A Tale of Two Cities (By Charles Dickens) The lines given are the last lines of this famous book. Answer
  •  The paperback publisher of this bestselling book is situated in New York, building number 666 (devil‟s number). Their emblem is the bantam (reference to sacrificial rooster). It has also been made into a horror movie. Mention the book which is the same as the movie‟s name. Question #5:
  •  The Exorcist (by William Peter Blatty) Answer
  •  Schindler‟s List is an epic drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steve Zaillian. It is based on a novel by Thomas Keneally. Name the novel. Schindler‟s ____ is the answer. Question #6:
  •  Schindler‟s Ark Answer
  • Buzzer Round +20 for answer on the first buzzer +10 for answer on the second buzzer
  •  Convert from British English to American English From London, With Love
  •  Coffin __ __ __ __ __ __ Question #1:
  •  CASKET Answer
  •  Murder __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Question #2:
  •  HOMICIDE Answer
  •  Curtains __ __ __ __ __ __ Question #3:
  •  DRAPES Answer
  •  Connect the two words using it once as a prefix and then as a suffix
  •  Blood __ __ __ __ __ Free Connect the words Question #4:
  •  SUGAR Answer
  •  Carbon __ __ __ __ Cat Connect the words Question #5:
  •  COPY Answer
  •  Vocabograms Unscramble the word based on a hint
  •  Talent Hint: Lying hidden Question #6:
  •  LATENT Answer
  •  Attic Hint: Secretive Question #7:
  •  TACIT Answer
  •  Gore Hint: A Grotesque Monster Question #8:
  •  OGRE Answer
  •  Identify the common synonym
  •  Habit __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Exercise Question #9:
  •  PRACTICE Answer
  •  Stays __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Corpse Question #10:
  •  REMAINS Answer
  •  Results __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Belongings Question #11:
  •  EFFECTS Answer
  •  Tied __ __ __ __ __ Leap Question #12:
  •  BOUND Answer
  • Gamble Round +20 for direct answer
  •  Question #1:
  •  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Answer
  •  Both of them have written a book with the same title. The answer is the name of the book. Question #2:
  •  The Lost World Answer
  •  Question #3:
  •  Steven Spielberg Answer
  •  RUNS N’ RUINS Question #4:
  •  Sunil Gavaskar Answer
  •  Question #5:
  •  Sherlock Holmes Answer
  •  Question #6:
  •  James Bond Answer
  • 5 questions will be asked in 30 seconds +10 for every correct answer
  •   Who wrote Tintin? - Herge  What is nationality of Aladdin? - Chinese  What was the name of the wolf in Jungle Book who always used to roam alone? - Akela  Which was published was earlier- Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer? – Tom Sawyer  Ved Vyasa appears in an epic written by himself. Serious or Joking? - Serious Rapid Fire #1
  •   Who is the author of Panchtantra? – Vishnu Sharma  In which language was the Divine Comedy written?- Italian  Which is the highest selling book series of all time?- Harry Potter  Creatures from which planet invade earth in H.G. Wells‟ War of the Worlds? - Mars  Who has been awarded the Booker Prize for the year 2013? – Lydia Davis Rapid Fire #2
  •   Who is the author of „The Count of Monte Cristo‟?- Alexandre Dumas  Complete: “In Rome, ________________.”- do as the romans do  Which Latin words were used by Caesar which translate into “I came. I saw. I overcame.”? – Veni Vidi Vici  Whose autobiography is „Goal‟? – Dhyan Chand  Immortals of Meluha features which Indian God? - Shiva Rapid Fire #3
  •   Who wrote Treasure Island? – R.L. Stevenson  Which is the longest play by Shakespeare? - Hamlet  Who said “True friends stab you in the front.”- Oscar Wilde  Who wrote “Turning Points- A journey through challenges”? – APJ Abdul Kalam  What is Dr Watson‟s address in the Sherlock Holmes Novels? – 221B Baker Street Rapid Fire #4
  •   Who wrote „The Imam and the Indian‟? – Amitav Ghosh  Who created the cartoon character, Noddy?- Enid Blyton  Who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012? – MO Yan  Pelham Greene in the pseudonym for which famous author who has the same initials? – P.G. Wodehouse  Homer wrote two epics- Iliad and ____. - Odyssey Rapid Fire #5