IIM Kashipur Lit Club Quiz (01-08-2013)

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Ashwin Murali (PGP 2013) has done it again. Barely a month after his inaugural quiz, he managed to grip the audience yet again with his questions!

If you're a book lover, give this quiz a view for the brain tickling questions. If you're not, give it a view anyway, there is so much to learn. :D

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IIM Kashipur Lit Club Quiz (01-08-2013)

  1. 1. IIM Kashipur Book Club The Literary Quiz By Ashwin Murali
  2. 2. Rules • What Rules? Just Enjoy. Have Fun  About Me Quizzer. Book Lover. A pretentious writer :-P That’s enough. Let’s have fun !! 
  3. 3. 1. A sitter. Who’s Robert Galbraith?
  4. 4. J.K.Rowling 
  5. 5. 2. Another sitter. According to New York Times, who is “the highest selling author in Indian History”?
  6. 6. Chetan Bhagat Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him.
  7. 7. 3. X was published in the 1951. Between 1961 and 1982, X was the most censored book in high schools and libraries in the United States. In 1981 it was both the most censored book and the second most taught book in public schools in the United States. According to the American Library Association, X was the tenth most frequently challenged book from 1990 to 1999. The challenges generally begin with the protagonist’s frequent use of vulgar language, with other reasons including sexual references, blasphemy, undermining of family values and moral codes, the protagonist being a poor role model, encouragement of rebellion, and promotion of drinking, smoking, lying, and promiscuity. Identify X.
  8. 8. 4. This book was first published in 1917. Since then it has been adapted on screen so many times. The first film based on this book was released in 1927. Since then 15 different films based on the book were released in about 6 Indian languages. Give me the book and the author. (No part points)
  9. 9. Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
  10. 10. 5. How do we better know the following authors? a) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson b) Samuel Langhorne Clemens c) Mary Westmacott d) Eric Arthur Blair e) William Sydney Porter (2 Points per right answer)
  11. 11. a) Lewis Caroll b) Mark Twain c) Agatha Christie d) George Orwell e) O’Henry
  12. 12. 6. Which famous Irish writer, playwright and poet’s only novel was The Picture of Dorian Gray ?
  13. 13. Oscar Wilde
  14. 14. 7. Which game is being described here? Other kids' games are all such a bore! They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! ________ is better by far! It's never the same! It's always bizarre! You don't need a team or a referee! You know that it's great, 'cause it's named after me!
  15. 15. Calvinball
  16. 16. 8. One for all you Harry Potter fans. What is being depicted here? Perceived: ___ Gregorovitch  Grindelwald  Dumbledore  Snape  Voldemort Actual: ___ Gregorovitch  Grindelwald  Dumbledore  Malfoy  Harry
  17. 17. Masters of the Elder Wand
  18. 18. 9. All these films were based on books by the same author . Which author?
  19. 19. Stephen King
  20. 20. 10. This bird was the reason why a certain famous book came into existence. What book?
  21. 21. The Guinness Book of World Records The bird is the Golden Plover and there was a debate as to whether it was the fastest bird in Europe. There was no authority to confirm or ascertain this and hence the process that followed gave rise to the Guinness Book .
  22. 22. 11. Identify the famous book from the clues given: • First line : “Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami.” • Last line : “But the game involves only male names. Because, if it’s a girl, Laila has already named her.” • “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the ________________ that hide behind her walls.”
  23. 23. 12. The word ____________ in Urdu means “grief stricken” while the person X with name __________ became famous under the pseudonym “Gul Makai”, which means “corn flower” in Urdu. X’s life and struggles are now subject of book “I am ________” scheduled to be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little Brown in the rest of the world. Identify X and the blank (word denoted by blanks).
  24. 24. The ______ is Malala
  25. 25. 13. Identify the book and the author.
  26. 26. 14. On 1 June 2006, X became the first fictional character to be awarded the Dalai Lama's Truth of Light award. "For many people around the world X in _____was their first introduction to ______, the beauty of its landscape and its culture. And that is something that has passed down the generations," said the International Campaign for _____'s Simon van Melick. Identify X and _____
  27. 27. 15. Identify the book.
  28. 28. 16. This British – Canadian journalist’s first three books were all New York Times’ bestsellers. They were published in the years 2000, 2005 and 2008. His fourth book was titled “ What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures” and it came out in 2009. His next book is titled “David and Goliath” and is expected to come out by the end of this year. Who am I talking about?
  29. 29. Malcolm Gladwell
  30. 30. 17. Identify.
  31. 31. 18. Identify and tell me what’s his latest book title?
  32. 32. 19. In which Asterix adventure do the trio (Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix) come to India?
  33. 33. Asterix and the Magic Carpet
  34. 34. 20. His first book was titled “The Manifest of Krig- há”. It was in Portuguese and was published in 1974. His latest book was “Manuscript found in Accra”, which came out last year. He has the reputation of being the most Google-friendly author as he himself had uploaded copies of his book online for free. Who am I talking about?
  35. 35. Paulo Coelho
  36. 36. 21. Identify the book from its first line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
  37. 37. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  38. 38. 22. Identify.
  39. 39. 23. X (born January 25, 1969) is an Indian author in the thriller fiction genre. He is the author of three bestselling novels, _____,____ and ______. All his books have been based on historical, theological and mythological themes. He is one of India's bestselling conspiracy fiction writers and is an author of the new era of retelling Indian history or mythology in a contemporary context. Forbes India has included him in their Forbes India Celebrity 100. A graduate of Yale University, he wrote his first book under the pen name Shawn Haigins.
  40. 40. Ashwin Sanghi
  41. 41. 24. Graham Greene, a famous English writer, happened to meet X. X had just started writing and was skeptical of his own work. He showed Greene the draft of a novel he had written. Greene simply loved it and he pushed X to publish it and the result was the novel Y. Identify X and Y.
  42. 42. 25. Identify the book from its end line which is supposed to be one of the most iconic end lines ever. “He loved Big Brother.”
  43. 43. 26. Which book was given the code word “Neil Armstrong” by its publishers during the time of its publishing?
  44. 44. 27. Which famous author’s actual first book was a book titled “187 Men to Avoid: A Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman” ?
  45. 45. Dan Brown
  46. 46. 28. Identify the book: “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin ___________”
  47. 47. 29. Identify
  48. 48. J.R.R.Tolkien
  49. 49. 30. Whose autobiography is titled “Joseph Anton: A Memoir” as a reference to two of the author’s favourite authors – Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekov ? (This question is my personal tribute to a teacher/poet/friend who had done her Ph.D on this person’s writings).
  50. 50. Sir Salman Rushdie
  51. 51. Happy Reading folks!! 

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