Literature 1 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 9th March 2010
  1. In which country is the beginning of "The Thorn Birds" set? Australia.
  2. What was the occupation of Mellors in "Lady Chatterley's Lover"? Gamekeeper.
  3. Who created the detective Maigret? Georges Simenon.
  4. What was the name of Lord Peter Wimsey's butler? Bunter.
  5. For which novel was Boris Pasternak awarded the Nobel Prize in 1958? Dr. Zhivago (incidently he refused to accept the award).
  6. Whose first collection of short stories entitled "In Our Time" was published in 1925? Ernest Hemingway.
  7. In the book "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, what was Gulliver's occupation? Surgeon.
  8. Name the four girls in Alcott's "Little Women"? Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy.
  9. What was the surname of Cathy in "Wuthering Heights"? Earnshaw.
  10. Who wrote "The Ballard of Reading Gaol",based on his experiences 'inside'? Oscar Wilde.
  11. Who created the character of "Miss Marple"? Agatha Christie.
  12. Whose first 'secret diary' was written when he was 13 and three-quarters? Adrian Mole.
  13. Which novel by Jane Austen was originally entitled "First Impressions"? Pride and Prejudice.
  14. What was the title of Mary Shelley's 'tale of terror'? Frankenstein.
  15. Who wrote the novel "The Mill on the Floss"? George Eliot.
  16. Who wrote "Kidnapped"? Robert Louis Stevenson.
  17. Which novelist revived the term 'Wessex' to represent the counties of South West England? Thomas Hardy.
  18. Whose short story "The Birds" was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock? Daphne Du Maurier.
  19. "The Man of Property" was the first part of which series of novels? The Forsythe Saga.
  20. Who wrote "The Compleat Angler? Isaak Walton.

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