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Q. Which female author wrote the Cormoran Strike series under the male pseudonym Robert Galbraith?
Q. In which century was Daniel Defoe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’ published?
Q. 1997’s ‘Killing Floor’ was the first novel featuring which character, brought to life on screen by Tom Cruise?
Q. ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ was the final, unfinished, novel of which famous author?
Q. ‘The Day of the Jackal’ was a political thriller about an assassination attempt on which real-life president?
Q. Count Alexei Vronsky was a male lead character in which famous Russian novel?
Q. What nationality is Agatha Christie character Hercule Poirot?
Q.In the Harry Potter series, what is the occupation of both of Hermione Grainger’s parents?
Q. ‘Prisoner 24601’ is an alias of which Les Miserables character?
Q. Which HG Wells novel features a ship named ‘Ipecacuanha’?
Q. What was the name of Mowgli’s black panther off-sider in Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’?
Q. “Off with their heads!” is a line made famous by which character in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’?
Q. What was the name of the title character in the 2006 novel ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’?
Q. What was the title of the second book in George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series?
Q. In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, what type of animal is Great A’Tuin?
Q. Stephen King’s ‘It’ is set in which fictional town in Maine?
Q. Which J.R.R. Tolkien book was the first published after his death?
Q. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the literary invention of which American crime writer?
Q. Which Virginia Woolf novel was central to the plot of 2002 film ‘The Hours’?
Q. Willy Loman was the title character in which play by Arthur Miller?
Q. Which Daphne Du Maurier novel begins with the line “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”?
Q. The movie ‘About a Boy’ was based on a book of the same title by which author?
Q. Which feisty redhead, also endowed with superhuman strength, made her first literary appearance in a 1945 children’s book?
Q. ‘The Hunger Games’ is narrated from the perspective of which character?
Q. In Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, what was the name of the main character?
Q. Which English cartoonist is well-known for his illustrations of Roald Dahl books?
Q. ‘Dreams From My Father’ is a memoir by which political figure?
Q. Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was the inspiration for which musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim?
Q. Which war novel by Louis de Bernieres was adapted into a 2001 film starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz?
Q. The famous quote “neither a borrower nor a lender be” comes from which Shakespearean play?
Q. Famous science fiction novel Dune is set on a planet inhabited by which giant animals?
Q. ‘The Bad Beginning’, ‘The Miserable Mill’ and ‘The Vile Village’ are all books in which children’s novel series?
Q. Isaac Asimov was a noted author in which genre?
Q. ‘The Murder at the Vicarage’ was the first novel to feature which amateur sleuth?
Q. The character of Big Mama appeared in which Tennessee Williams play?
Q. Which famous novel has the last line “It’s funny. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody”?
Q. ‘Kiss the Girls’ and ‘Along Came a Spider’ are both novels by which American author?
Q. What was the title of Ian Fleming’s second James Bond novel?
Q. In what year of the 2000’s was Markus Zusak’s ‘The Book Thief’ published?
Q. What supernatural beings were mentioned in the title of a 2000 novel by Dan Brown?
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