Christmas Characters

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 6 – Christmas Characters

Christmas Characters quiz – Below are some Christmas-related characters from literature. All you need to do is to tell us who invented the character or characters.

1. The Grinch

Dr. Seuss (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

2. Ebenezer Scrooge

Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

3. The Snowman (from the book of the same name)

Raymond Briggs

4. The Christmasaurus

Tom Fletcher

5. The Hogfather

Terry Pratchett

6. Mr. Christmas

Roger Hargreaves

7. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

E.T.A. Hoffman (Tchaikovsky’s ballet is based on this original story)

8. The Little Match Girl

Hans Christian Andersen

9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Robert Lewis May

10. The Other Wise Man

Henry van Dyke

 

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Quiz 112 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Which Austrian symbolist painter’s works include ‘The Three Ages of Woman’, ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ and ‘The Kiss’?

Gustav Klimt

2. In which Shakespearean play does the character of Shylock appear?

The Merchant of Venice

3. Which Mexican painter, who was married to fellow artist Frida Kahlo, helped to establish the Mexican mural movement and painted murals in numerous cities in Mexico and the USA?

Diego Rivera

4. What is the name of the first book written by J.K. Rowling that was specifically aimed at adults?

The Casual Vacancy

5. Which American children’s author has enjoyed great success with his ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series?

Jeff Kinney

6. How many golden tickets were there in Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’?

Five

7. In which city was the English Romanticist painter J.M.W. Turner born?

London

8. Cyan is a shade of which primary colour?

Blue

9. In which two cities is the Charles Dickens novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ set?

London and Paris

10. Which American science-fiction author also held the post Professor of Biochemistry at Boston University after he was honoured in 1979?

Isaac Asimov

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare Quotes

Quiz 111 – Round 4 – Shakespeare Quotes

The following are all Shakespeare quotes but can identify the plays from which they have been taken?

1. “Now is the winter of our discontent…”

Richard III

2. “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

Twelfth Night

3. “Get thee to a nunnery.”

Hamlet

4. “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.”

As You Like It

5. “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”

Macbeth

6. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…”

Julius Caesar

7. “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

Romeo and Juliet

8. “This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.”

King Lear

9. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

10. “All that glisters is not gold…”

The Merchant of Venice

 

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Quiz 108 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Poetry opening lines – Who wrote these?

1. “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward…”

Alfred Lord Tennyson (The Charge of the Light Brigade)

2. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnet 43)

3. “Do not go gentle into that good night…”

Dylan Thomas (Do Not Go Gentle into the Good Night)

4. “You may write me down in history…”

Maya Angelou (Still I Rise)

5. “Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!”

Percy Bysse Shelley

6. “When I am dead, my dearest, sing no sad songs for me.”

Christina Rosetti (Song)

7. “O CAPTAIN! My captain! Our fearful trip is done…”

Walt Whitman (O Captain! My Captain!)

8. “Well, my Daddy left when I was three and he didn’t leave much to Ma and me…”

Shel Silverstein (A Boy Named Sue)

9. “He did not wear his scarlet coat, for blood and wine are red…”

Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Gaol)

10. “‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe…”

Lewis Carroll (Jabberwocky)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 106 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

Who created the following literary characters?

1. Julien Sorel

Stendhal (Le Rouge et le Noir)

2. Bathsheba Everdene

Thomas Hardy (Far from the Madding Crowd)

3. Billy Bunter

Charles Hamilton under the pen name Frank Richards

4. Moll Flanders

Daniel Defoe

5. Vianne Rocher

Joanne Harris (Chocolat)

6. Bruce Bogtrotter

Roald Dahl (Matilda)

7. Dean Moriarty

Jack Kerouac (On the Road)

8. Holly Golightly

Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

9. Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

10. Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 104 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

The following are all fictional place names from literature – but who created them?

1. Avonlea

Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

2. Chipping Cleghorn

Agatha Christie (Miss Marple)

3. Cittàgazze

Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials trilogy)

4. Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy (The Mayor of Casterbridge)

5. Isla Nublar

Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park)

6. Coketown

Charles Dickens (Hard Times)

7. Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

8. Maycomb

Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

9. Pandæmonium

John Milton (Paradise Lost)

10. Aramanth

William Nicholson (Wind on Fire trilogy)

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 101 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

1. Which British author’s books include ‘Atonement’, ‘Enduring Love’, ‘On Chesil Beach’ and ‘Solar’?

Ian McEwan

2. In which Charles Dickens novel do the characters of Josiah Bounderby, Louisa Gradgrind and Sissy Jupe appear?

Hard Times

3. The architect Walter Gropius founded which influential art school in Germany in 1919?

Bauhaus

4. Which famous work by George Eliot was first published in eight instalments with the subtitle ‘A Study of Provincial Life’?

Middlemarch

5. Which Italian artist painted ‘The Birth of Venus’ in the mid-1480s as far as can be ascertained?

Sandro Botticelli

6. Which fictional detective lived and worked in flat 203 at 56B Whitehaven Mansions?

Hercule Poirot

7. From which Shakespeare play does the quote “Is this a dagger which I see before me?” come?

Macbeth

8. What nationality was Rembrandt?

Dutch

9. Which British artist produced the 1991 work ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’?

Damien Hirst (A tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde)

10. How many lines are there in a Shakespearean sonnet?

14

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 100 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

The following are all famous books with numbers in the title but which have that number missing – can you fill in the missing numbers?

1. _______ Red Herrings (Jeffrey Archer)

Twelve

2. Fahrenheit ________ (Ray Bradbury)

451

3. _________ Reasons Why (Jay Asher)

Thirteen

4. _________ _________ Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)

Twenty Thousand

5. _________ Years in Tibet (Heinrich Harrer)

Seven

6. __________ Minutes (Jodi Picoult)

Nineteen

7. Slaughterhouse-_________ (Kurt Vonnegut)

Five

8. ___________ Red Herrings (Dorothy L. Sayers)

Five

9. The ____________ Balloons (William Pène du Bois)

Twenty-One

10. The _________ Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Two

 

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Quiz 99 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

1. Which English Romanticist landscape painter was born in Covent Garden in 1775?

JMW Turner

2. Which Italian writer published ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ in 1883?

Carlo Collodi

3. Which Italian sculptor’s works include ‘Apollo and Daphne’, ‘Ecstasy of Saint Teresa’, ‘The Rape of Proserpina’ and ‘Neptune and Triton’?

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

4. Which Argentine-American architect designed the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the World Financial Centre in New York City, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London and Carnegie Hall Tower in New York City?

César Pelli

5. Which English crime writer created the detectives Dalziel and Pascoe, upon whom a BBC TV series of the same name was later based?

Reginald Hill

6. Which American statesman and retired four-star general of the United States army released a 1995 autobiography entitled ‘My American Journey’?

Colin Powell

7. Which partnership created the comic operas ‘HMS Pinafore’ and ‘The Pirates of Penzance’?

Gilbert and Sullivan

8. Which of the Brontë sisters wrote ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

Anne

9. What is the pen name by which the writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is better known?

Lewis Carroll

10. A ‘Haiku’ is a traditional Japanese poem consisting of how many syllables?

Seventeen

 

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Quiz 95 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

The following are some of the best-selling books of 2015 in the UK. Can you name the author?

1. The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

2. Grandpa’s Great Escape

David Walliams

3.  Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee

4. Everyday Super Food

Jamie Oliver

5. The Miniaturist

Jessie Burton

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

Jeff Kinney

7. Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey

8. Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Judith Kerr

9. Grey

E.L. James

10. The Martian

Andy Weir

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 92 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture quiz round is a cryptic picture quiz. In each question you are given two or three pictures which provide clues to a famous work of literature. Can you identify the books?

All pictures loosely describe the books – certain details, such as conjunctions, may be omitted – please be prepared to read between the lines!

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1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2. War Horse

3. Moby Dick

Moby image – By Uncensored Interview (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dick Cheney image – By Karen Ballard, White House. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Frankenstein

Frank Sinatra image – See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

5. David Copperfield

David Frost image – Robert D. Ward [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

6. A Passage to India

7. The Catcher in the Rye

8. Middlemarch

9. Midnight’s Children

10. The Wind in the Willows

All other images public domain via Pixabay.com or Morguefile.com.

 

 

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Quiz 90 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

This round is all about famous literary sequels. Can you name the sequel to each of these famous books?

1. Paradise Lost – John Milton

Paradise Regained

2. The Hundred and One Dalmatians – Dodie Smith

The Starlight Barking

3. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Closing Time

4. Red Dragon – Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs

5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass

6. The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

The Second Jungle Book

7. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies

8. Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea

9. The Shining – Stephen King

Doctor Sleep

10. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

Twenty Years After

 

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Quiz 89 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Who won the 2014 Turner Prize for his video work entitled ‘It for Others’?

Duncan Campbell

2. Who created the character of Inspector George Gently, upon whom a BBC TV series was later based?

Alan Hunter

3. What was the title of Jeffrey Archer’s first published novel?

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

4. In Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, what was the birth name of Trillian Astra,a mathematician and astrophysicist who left the Earth with Zaphod Beeblebrox?

Tricia (Marie) McMillan

5. Which is the eldest of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?

Jane

6. What nationality was painter Frans Hals, famous for many paintings including his portrait of Tieleman Roosteman, also known as ‘The Laughing Cavalier’?

Dutch

7. Which former Prime Minister wrote an autobiography released in 2010 and entitled ‘A Journey’?

Tony Blair

8. Which famous crime writer also wrote novels under the pseudonym Barbara Vine?

Ruth Rendell

9. Who is quoted as saying “People love mystery, that is why they love my paintings”?

Salvador Dali

10. Which novel begins “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed”?

Ulysses – James Joyce

 

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Quiz 85 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Poetry opening lines

Which poet wrote these?

1. I wander’d lonely as a cloud…

William Wordsworth (Daffodils)

2. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

William Shakespeare (Sonnet 18)

3. If I should die, think only this of me…

Rupert Brooke (The Soldier)

4. Tyger Tyger, burning bright…

William Blake (The Tyger)

5. I met a traveller from an antique land…

Percy Bysshe Shelley (Ozymandias)

6. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone…

W.H. Auden (Funeral Blues)

7. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…

Edgar Allan Poe (The Raven)

8. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…

John Keats (Ode to Autumn)

9. There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool, That’s noted for fresh-air and fun…

Marriott Edgar (Albert and the Lion)

10. Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes…

Hilaire Belloc (Matilda Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death)

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Quiz 80 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

Quite simply name the author of these classic works of literature.

1. East of Eden

John Steinbeck

2. The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

3. Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

4. For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

5. Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

6.  Around the World in Eighty Days

Jules Verne

7. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

8. War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

9. The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

10. Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jerome

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 78 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. What is the name of Long John Silver’s parrot?

Captain Flint

2. In the Beatrix Potter story, what type of creature was Miss Moppet?

Kitten

3. In which art gallery would you find Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa?

The Louvre

4. In which Charles Dickens book would you find the characters Sydney Carton, Lucie Manett and Charles Darnay?

A Tale of Two Cities

5. René Lalique was became famous for his creations made from what substance?

Glass

6. How long did the ‘Owl and the Pussycat’ sail for?

A year and a day

7. Which book of the Bible has the shortest name?

Job

8. Who painted ‘Corner of the Garden at Montgeron’?

Claude Monet

9. Which prolific writer of thrillers died on 2nd May 2015 at the age of 85?

Ruth Rendell

10. Whose books include ‘Circle of Friends’, ‘Silver Wedding’ and ‘The Glass Lake’?

Maeve Binchy

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 76 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

Who wrote the following celebrity autobiographies?

1. Bossypants

Tina Fey

2. Learning to Fly: The Autobiography

Victoria Beckham

3. No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel

Janice Dickinson

4. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. May I Have Your Attention, Please?

James Corden

6. A Man Walks onto a Pitch: Stories from a Life in Football

Harry Redknapp

7. There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You

Lynda Bellingham

8. Telling Tales

Alan Bennett

9. Humble Pie

Gordon Ramsay

10. My Outdoor Life

Ray Mears

 

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Quiz 72 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

Who wrote these famous novels?

1. The Pilgrim’s Progress

John Bunyan

2. Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne

3. Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

4. The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

5. I, Claudius

Robert Graves

6. Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

7. Dr. Zhivago

Boris Pasternak

8. Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

9. Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

10. Vanity Fair

William Makepeace Thackeray

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 70 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Which English artist was born on 1st November 1887 in Stretford, Lancashire?

L. S. Lowry

2. Which Jules Verne character is also known as Prince Dakkar, son of the Hindu Raja of Bundelkind?

Captain Nemo

3. In Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’, what type of animal is Richard Parker?

Bengal Tiger

4. Which painting by Cézanne was sold in 2012 for over $250 million dollars, the highest price ever paid for a piece of art?

The Card Players

5. In which city is Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ set?

Vienna

6. What nationality was the artist Wassily Kandinsky?

Russian

7. Who painted the 1871 work ‘Whistler’s Mother’?

James McNeill Whistler

8. Name Arrietty Clock’s parents in Mary Norton’s ‘The Borrowers’.

Pod and Homily

9. The hit 2014 film ‘Gone Girl’ is an adaptation of a novel by which author?

Gillian Flynn

10. In ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, which type of birds were used as mallets at the queen’s croquet ground?

Flamingoes

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 67 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Famous authors quiz – Who wrote the following works of literature?

1. Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

2. Watership Down

Richard Adams

3. The Thorn Birds

Colleen McCullough

4. The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

5. Life of Pi

Yann Martel

6. Fifty Shades of Grey

E. L. James

7. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Helen Fielding

8. The Foundation Trilogy

Isaac Asimov

9. Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

10. Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

 

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