Literature might not be your strong point in life, but do yourself a favor and respond this easy quiz. You probably know more about books and authors than you suspect

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Literature might not be your strong point in life, but do yourself a favor and respond this easy quiz. You probably know more about books and authors than you suspect

  • Question of

    The “Hound of the Baskervilles” is a crime novel that features one of the most famous detectives in literature. Can you identify him?

    • Hercules Poirot
    • Sam Spade
    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Kurt Wallander
  • Question of

    The film “The Lord of the Rings” is based in the novel in three volumes written by…

    • … Ursula Le Guin
    • … J.R.R. Tolkien
    • … J.K. Rowling
    • … Diana Wynne Jones
  • Question of

    Cervantes’ “Don Quixote de la Mancha” remains one of the most influential novels ever written in Western literature. Who was appointed as Don Quixote’s squire and mounted a donkey?

    • Guzmán de Alfarache
    • Samson Carrasco
    • Cardenio
    • Sancho Panza
  • Question of

    Which of these novels was written by American author Mark Twain?

    • David Copperfield
    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • The Picture of Dorian Gray
    • Bartleby the Scrivener
  • Question of

    What creature of the animal world is portrayed in the novel “Moby Dick”?

    • A horse
    • A dolphin
    • A bear
    • A whale
  • Question of

    Okay, this one is tough for non-readers… Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man and the Sea”, tells the story of an old fisherman’s struggle to catch a big fish. What fish was it?

    • A marlin
    • A shark
    • A tuna
    • A tarpon
  • Question of

    Who wrote the novel that inspired Disney’s film “The Little Mermaid” and Blake Harris 2018 version?

    • Charles Dickens
    • Jane Austen
    • Hans Christian Andersen
    • Henry Fielding
  • Question of

    Which is the second book of the Christian Bible?

    • Deuteronomy
    • Numbers
    • Exodus
    • Joshua
  • Question of

    Now some general culture… Which famous novel was rejected 12 times by different publishers before being finally accepted by Bloomsbury?

    • Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”
    • Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight”
    • J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’ Stone”
    • Clive Staples Lewis’s “The Chronicles of Narnia”
  • Question of

    Who is the protagonist in Washington Irving’s novel “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, in which an infamous spectre goes around beheading people?

    • Ichabod Crane
    • David Copperfield
    • Oliver Twist
    • Charlie Marlow
  • Question of

    Another difficult one… Who was the last Latin American writer in winning Nobel Prize in Literature?

    • Mario Vargas Llosa
    • Octavio Paz
    • Gabriel García Márquez
    • Pablo Neruda
  • Question of

    Who was the French author of novels of universal acclaim like “Les Misérables” and “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”?

    • Alexandre Dumas
    • Honoré de Balzac
    • Victor Hugo
    • Gustave Flaubert
  • Question of

    Which novel by writer Leon Tolstoy depicted Napoleon’s invasion to Russia and Moscow fire in 1812?

    • “The Brothers Karamazov”
    • “Eugene Onegin”
    • “Doctor Zhivago”
    • “War and Peace”
  • Question of

    Celebrated Franz Kafka’s novella “The Metamorphosis” tells the story of…

    • … a man that takes a drug and creates an evil double of himself.
    • … a man that wakes one morning transformed into a cockroach.
    • … man transformed into a monster who gets in love with a beautiful girl.
    • … a man that drinks a witch’s potion and has transformed into a donkey.
  • Question of

    This might be a surprise… Which author has the Guinness record of the most published works and translations?

    • Stephen King
    • Isaac Asimov
    • L. Ron Hubbard
    • Enyd Blyton

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Ricardo Gondelles

Written by Ricardo Gondelles

Thirty years of experience in journalism and the publishing world is easily said. Yet, I feel so open to learning that I like to imagine what comes for the next 30 years. As a writer, editor and proofreader, my passion for the written word keep me discovering new realms. Bilingual (Spanish-English), I’m a language lover who’s going through French and Italian as well (I don’t know what comes next, Russian?). My goal in life is to have things done as best as I can, and I take pride in it. Contact me.

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