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2015 KQA Popular Fiction Quiz - Pilferages

Written quiz for teams of two on popular and pulp fiction held in Oct 2015 at KQA

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2015 KQA Popular Fiction Quiz - Pilferages

  1. 1. Pilferages 2015 Our Books, Their Books Research By Venkatesh S Vivek Karthikeyan
  2. 2. This quiz is about James Joyce Hadley Chase Paul Theroux Cain John Steinbeck Grisham Harold Pinter Robbins …
  3. 3. A few rules…  40 questions, all-written, for Teams of 2  *-marked questions to resolve ties  No negatives, please take guesses  All parts carry one point each, a total of 55 points to be made  Prizes for the Top 3 teams
  4. 4. Over to the answers…
  5. 5. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20151. Whose upcoming book is this? What is the protagonist’s surname, which is part of the title of this book’s prequel?
  6. 6. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Zac O’Yeah Mr Majestic
  7. 7. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20152. This 1998 film was an adaptation of a book left unfinished by its author in 1958, and completed thirty years later. Who was the author or who is the aging protagonist character? (The film and book are both in English; just the trailer is in Spanish) Which acclaimed playwright wrote the screenplay for this film?
  8. 8. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Raymond Chandler / Philip Marlowe Tom Stoppard
  9. 9. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20153. This is the Norwegian punk rock band Di Derre, featuring these two brothers among others. Who is the guitarist on the left, with the headscarf?
  10. 10. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Jo Nesbo
  11. 11. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20154. This image on the cover of the book had people asking about what a helicopter-like object was doing in the background. The author had explained this in the book saying that it was the legendary flying vehicle of a demon king, committing his famous kidnapping act. Which book and what was the vehicle called in the myth?
  12. 12. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Scion of Ikshvaku Pushpaka Vimaana
  13. 13. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20155. In which 1857 book does the protagonist of this book, Flashman, originally appear as a bully? In this particular book, Flashman performs brilliantly at a cricket match and is recorded as being the first to perform what cricket feat, first achieved in real life by a “demon”?
  14. 14. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Tom Brown’s School Days Hat Trick
  15. 15. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20156. Identify this fictional English village, supposed to be in the southeast of England, 25 miles from London, just outside the town of Much Benham. Also, identify the character who lives here.
  16. 16. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 St Mary Mead Miss Jane Marple
  17. 17. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20157. First appearing in the seventh book of the series called The Clue in the Diary, he is mistaken for a car thief and later proves trustworthy. Hailing from Mapleton, he is a sophomore at Emerson college and plays basketball, baseball, and football. He is also a member of the Omega Chi Epsilon Fraternity. Who is this 6’ 2” young man, whose friends are Burt Eddleton and Dave Evans?
  18. 18. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Ned Nickerson from Nancy Drew
  19. 19. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20158. Identify this graphic novel with a one- word proper noun.
  20. 20. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Gabbar
  21. 21. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 20159. Identify the real-life author couple celebrated in this Swedish stamp. For an extra point, you can identify the character they created.
  22. 22. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo Martin Beck
  23. 23. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201510. Serial Killer ‘Auto’ Shankar apparently read this author’s novels in prison. In a recent interview, the author recalls, “Some 20 years ago, a mysterious murder shook Pallavaram. The department couldn’t crack the case”. A police officer couriered a stack of papers containing the case details, convinced that the author could solve it. “I wrote back to him saying that when I write a crime story, I know who the murderer is right at the beginning, unlike in real life.” He is now making headway into the film industry. He wrote the story and dialogues for the Sarath Kumar film Sandamarutham and is waiting to hear from Prabhu Deva who has approached producers in Bollywood with the writer’s story on the missing Malaysian aircraft. Which prolific writer?
  24. 24. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Rajesh Kumar
  25. 25. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201511. Who connects? Why are these three works significant for him?
  26. 26. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Sidney Sheldon His Tony, Oscar and Emmy wins respectively
  27. 27. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201512. Identify the contextual title of this book, given that it used the Falklands War as the backdrop, and what you see on the cover.
  28. 28. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Exocet The missile used in the war by the Argentine Navy
  29. 29. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201513. In the books, she is a Scot with the speculative first name of Martha who is fond of cooking and makes a great breakfast. In one version of the adapted TV series, she is Martha Louise, whose husband was convicted in Florida on drug and murder charges, for which she is grateful. She also speculates on a gay relationship and repeatedly corrects the protagonists about her role. Who?
  30. 30. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Mrs Hudson From Sherlock Holmes
  31. 31. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201514. Devdutt Pattanaik’s Jaya begins with X conducting a snake sacrifice to avenge his father’s death; one of the snakes agrees to tell him a story. Each chapter therefore begins a dialogue addressed to him that represents the essence of the chapter. Who is X?
  32. 32. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Janamejaya
  33. 33. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201515. On 7 Dec, 1963, as a 23-year-old Oxford student involved in Oxfam’s ‘Million Pounds For Hunger’ campaign, he somehow used his connections and got his way in to see The Beatles and got them to be part of a charity drive —one of the early controversies in his colourful life. Identify him seen on the extreme right.
  34. 34. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Jeffrey Archer
  35. 35. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201516. The TV and the film versions from 1956 and 1957 are shown here. Identify the 1958 book version and the author.
  36. 36. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Runway Zero Eight by Arthur Hailey
  37. 37. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201517. The best works of crime fiction from which country are given these awards? Who are the awards (somewhat appropriately) named after?
  38. 38. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Australia Ned Kelly
  39. 39. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201518. USS Kamehameha, a ballistic missile submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Kamehameha I, the first King of Hawaii. Who wrote his first novel in 1973, titled, Year of the Intern, while serving on board this ship as a doctor?
  40. 40. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Robin Cook
  41. 41. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201519. The latest and final book in a trilogy starring which two characters, who also lend their names to the first two books of the series?
  42. 42. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Ravan and Eddie
  43. 43. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201520. Identify the subject / fill in the blanks.
  44. 44. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Moneypenny
  45. 45. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201521 Unlike what the trailer says, there was nothing extraordinary about this movie, based on a 1966 novel. The book was one of four written by the author, whose first husband was incidentally a spy. Name the 1966 work. Its story was a prequel to which 1847 work?
  46. 46. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Wide Sargasso Sea Jane Eyre
  47. 47. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201522 Håkan Nesser is a Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful novels, mostly crime fiction. One of his novels written in 2000 won the Glass Key Award. This book’s title is also the overarching name given to a family of billiards games generally played on cloth-covered tables. It is also the name of the fruit shown. What is the name of Nesser’s prize-winning book?
  48. 48. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Carambole
  49. 49. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201523 Rudolph Fisher, born in 1897, graduated from Brown University and went on to become an accomplished doctor, but he died at age 37. What distinction does his little-known classic, The Conjure Man dies, hold? What other aspect of the book, about the investigation behind the disappearance of an African king, makes it particularly unique?
  50. 50. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 It introduced the first black detective a man named Percy Dart All the characters in the book are black
  51. 51. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201524 Teatro Avenida in Maputo, Mozambique, stages plays focusing on social issues. The theatre also performs works of acclaimed playwrights such as Tennessee Williams. The theatre is known in drama circles and its reputation has grown over the years. A few years ago it even staged a play in Norway—the story being a continuation of Ibsen’s A Doll House. Why are we talking about this rather remote group in this quiz (consider it a tribute of sorts)?
  52. 52. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Henning Mankell (R.I.P) was the theatre’s artistic leader. He has been working with them since 1986
  53. 53. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201525 It is caused due to the loss of Adenosine Triphosphate. ATP is a substance that allows energy flow, and its loss causes inflexibility, starting with the face and neck. A play on this is the title of a new creation which includes a nail-biter at the Nürburgring racetrack. This is not the first time it is being used, however. It was the title of pulp writer Frank Kane’s 1958 novel featuring the gumshoe Johnny Liddell. What two-word answer fits?
  54. 54. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Trigger Mortis
  55. 55. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201526 David Lagercrantz is continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series with the book The Girl in the Spider’s Web. He was in the limelight two years ago involved as co-author of another book, the subject of which once famously involved these two in a remark. Which is that book?
  56. 56. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 I Am Zlatan “You bought a Ferrari, but you drive it like a Fiat.”
  57. 57. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201527 He wrote several novels in a series without actually setting foot in the city that serves as an evocative tropical backdrop for his plots. He apparently picked the locale by flipping randomly through an atlas. The first of the series won him the Golden Dagger in the UK (1964). 1988 was when he first set foot in the city. According to one report, his first words as he got off the plane in India were, “My God, it’s hot!” Who is this? What did he come to India for?
  58. 58. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 HRF Keating The Perfect Murder was made into a movie by Ismail Merchant and Keating did a cameo in it.
  59. 59. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201528 She is one of the two protagonists in Larry Engelmann’s account, The Goddess and the American Girl, of a memorable 1926 match in France. Who is this person who wrote a mystery in 1939 called Death Serves An Ace? And, who is the Goddess in Engelmann’s book?
  60. 60. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 The American Girl – Helen Wills Moody The Goddess – Suzanne Lenglen
  61. 61. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201529 An early photo, sans glamour, of the two of them together. ID both.
  62. 62. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Jackie Collins and Joan Collins
  63. 63. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201530 Ruth Rendell was one writer who pushed the boundaries of the crime fiction genre. This line, “Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read and write,” from her 1977 novel, A Judgment in Stone broke pretty much every rule of crime fiction. How so?
  64. 64. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 It was the first line of the book! revealing who, what and why
  65. 65. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201531 Who is the vampire hunter featuring in this series?
  66. 66. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Anita Blake
  67. 67. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201532 Dashiell Hammett often ran into issues with his editors when they were OK with offensive slang but questioned innocent-but-offensive-sounding terms. So, he brought this word into The Maltese Falcon. He managed to get away with it because it fit well in a gangster context. The word comes from a Yiddish slur meaning ‘young goose’ and it originally referred to a young male sexual companion kept by an older tramp. What word that supposedly even found favour with actual gangsters, in a case of life imitating art?
  68. 68. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Gunsel
  69. 69. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201533 Which late 19th century mystery solver is described thus in the book Whose Body?: “His long, amiable face looked as if it had generated spontaneously from his top hat, as white maggots breed from Gorgonzola.”
  70. 70. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Lord Peter Wimsey
  71. 71. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201534 These are all book titles from James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series. Fill in the blanks (1 pt for getting three, 2 pts for all correct). • 2nd ______ • 3rd ______ • The 5th ________ • 7th ______ • 11th ____
  72. 72. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 2nd Chance 3rd Degree The 5th Horseman 7th Heaven 11th Hour
  73. 73. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201535 Which character (the older lady)?
  74. 74. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Mildred Pierce
  75. 75. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201536 As Sherlock Holmes had his well-known address on Baker Street, John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee lived on a houseboat docked at Slip F- 18, Bahia Mar marina, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The name of the boat is a hand in poker containing four cards of the same suit and one of a different suit. It is also slang for someone who shows promise but turns out to be a dud. What was the boat called?
  76. 76. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Busted Flush
  77. 77. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201537 This novel won the Spur Award for Best Western Novel in 1976. The story involved an ageing gunfighter dying of a cancer. It was made into a movie and the result according to critic Philip Horne was ‘a rich and elegiac western, a fitting swansong for Hollywood’s most courageous gunslinger’ – the man who played the lead was also battling a cancer that would soon kill him. Which novel/movie?
  78. 78. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 The Shootist
  79. 79. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201538 This author was in the habit of filling notebooks with ideas—one of which was spawned by the fact that in his New York apartment was a laundry room which he would never let his wife enter alone. He would also not let his wife read the book, understandably so—she was in her third pregnancy. Unfortunately their marriage collapsed, while the book was a success. What did he write?
  80. 80. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Rosemary’s Baby
  81. 81. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201539 What is common to the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy’s Hunley, and the Union's Housatonic, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania, the Confederate raider Florida, the Carpathia and about 60 other vessels of the sea?
  82. 82. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Their wrecks were all discovered by Clive Cussler
  83. 83. Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 201540 These are pictures from a 2009 photo shoot with the theme ‘criminal intent’. Who or what is the inspiration?
  84. 84. Answer Collected Works – asKQAnce 2014Pilferages 2015 Modesty Blaise

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