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Quiz round 2: Literature


  1. Which novel begins "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"?

  2. 'Manga' comics come from which country?

  3. What was the title of William Golding's novel about a bunch of shipwrecked schoolboys?

  4. 'Go Set a Watchman', published earlier this year, is a sequel to which classic American novel?

  5. Which novel describes a day in the life of Leopold Bloom?

  6. 'At the Mountains of Madness', 'The Colour out of Space' and 'The Call of Cthulhu' are works by which American horror writer?

  7. Which Salman Rushdie novel was twice awarded the 'Booker of Bookers' prize as the best of all Booker Prize winners?

  8. The Protestant Bible mentions two Archangels - Gabriel and Michael. The Catholic and Orthodox Bibles have a third. Name this third Archangel.

  9. What single word is repeated by the Raven in Edgar Allen Poe's narrative poem 'The Raven'?

  10. Which novel begins "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"?

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prester_scott
Oct. 26th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Japan
3. Lord of the Flies
4. To Kill A Mockingbird
6. H.P. Lovecraft
7. The Satanic Verses
8. Raphael
9. "Nevermore!"
10. (wild guess) Neuromancer
ozisim
Oct. 27th, 2015 05:55 am (UTC)
You didn't say if you were looking for title & author when the answer is a book?

1. Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
2. Manga
3. Lord of the Flies
6. HP Lovecraft
7. Satanic verses
9. Nevermore
10. Necromancer, William Gibson
ladyofastolat
Oct. 27th, 2015 09:31 am (UTC)
1 Pride and Prejudice
2. Japan
3. Lord of the Flies
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Ulysses
6. HP Lovecraft
7. Midnight's Children
8. Raphael?
9. Nevermore
10. Gah. Familiar, but I can't bring it to mind.
wellinghall
Oct. 27th, 2015 10:48 am (UTC)
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Japan
3. The Lord of the Flies
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Ulysses
6. HP Lovecraft
7. Midnight's Children?
8. Raphael?
9. Nevermore
10. Ooh, I should know this ...
eledonecirrhosa
Oct. 27th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
1. Pride & Prejudice, probably
2. Japan
3. Lord of the Flies
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. er... its by James Joyce and I'm blanking on the title. Odysseus?
6. H.P. Lovecraft
7. guess at The Satanic Verses.
8. guess at Sariel
9. Nevermore
10. Neuromancer by William Gibson
woodpijn
Oct. 27th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Japan
3. Lord of the Flies
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. argh, don't know, I'd probably recognise it if you said it
6. Lovecraft
7. Midnight's Children
8. Raphael (I think?)
9. Nevermore
10. William Gibson famous cyberpunk novel. I'm having a mental blank on the title. Is it Neuromancer or is that a different one?
king_pellinor
Oct. 27th, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
Pride & Prejudice
Japan
Lord of the Flies
Pass
Pass
HP Lovecraft
Pass
Azriel
Nevermore
Neuromancer
philmophlegm
Oct. 31st, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC)
The answers:

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Japan
3. Lord of the Flies
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Ulysses
6. H.P. Lovecraft
7. Midnight's Children
8. Raphael
9. Nevermore
10. Neuromancer
jane_somebody
Nov. 9th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Japan
3. Lord of the Flies
4. To Catch a Mockingbird
5. Ulysses
6. H. P. Lovecraft
7. nope, dunno
8. Raphael. And some of the Apocrypha have Uriel as a fourth.
9. Nevermore
10. Huh, I think I should know this, but...
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