Quiz 040: Literature Quiz

Questions

01.)He is a Famous writer, dramatist & a former president of Czech Republic. As a writer of Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs. The Power of the Powerless is an expansive political essay written by him. Who is he?

02.) The Ghost from the Grand Banks is a 1990 science fiction novel by British writer.The story deals with two groups, both of whom are attempting to raise one of the halves of the wreck of Titanic from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean in time for the sinking’s centennial in 2012.Who wrote this book?

03.) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a 1974 spy novel  where Its main character is a taciturn middle-aged intelligence agent named George Smiley who has been forced into retirement, but is then recalled to hunt down a Soviet mole in the ‘Circus’, the highest level of the British Secret Intelligence Service during the height of the Cold War. Who wrote this novel?

04.) )    Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, this novel was the first to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become one of the most famous literary detective characters. Name this novel? 

05.) He is an Italian actor-playwright, theatre director, stage designer and songwriter, and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. His notable works include ‘The Virtuous Burglar’, ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’, ‘Trumpets and Raspberries’ and ‘The Pope and the Witch’. Name him?

06.) This Russian author of science fiction wrote many stories that are highly regarded. Two of his stories, ‘The Amphibian Man’ and ‘Professor Dowell’s Head,’ have been translated to Sinhala as Ubhayajeeva and Kuncha Nada. He died of starvation in the Soviet town of Pushkin in 1942 while it was occupied by the Nazis. Who is he?

07.) In 1937 her first novel, ‘The Loving Spirit’ was published. Then came her most famous three novels, ‘Jamaica Inn’, ‘Frenchman’s Creek’ and Rebecca’. Which have been adapted into films by director  Alfred Hitchcock. Name this English author and playwright?

08.) ‘Devdas’ is a Bengali Romance novel which revolves around the relationships between its three protagonists – Devdas, Parvati, and Chandramukhi. It was one of the most famous novels of a Bengali novelist and short story writer. His works have been made into some fifty films in many Indian languages, particularly his novel Devdas made into eight versions. Name this novelist and short story writer?

09.) The American fantasy and sci-fi author Ray Bradbury named his famous dystopian novel in 1953 after what he considered as the auto-ignition point of paper. The actual auto-ignition point for paper could vary depending on different attributes of the concerned paper. What was the temperature mentioned in Bradbury’s dystopian novel?

10.) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this writer is the best-selling novelist of all time having roughly sold four billion copies. This writer also created the stage play ‘The Mousetrap’ which holds the record for the longest initial run. Who is this record breaking writer?

Answers

01.) Vaclav Havel

02.) Arthur C. Clarke

03.) John le Carre

04.) A Study in Scarlet

05.) Dario Fo

06.) Alexander Beliaev

07.) Daphne du Maurier

08.) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

09.) Fahrenheit 451

10.) Agatha Christie

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