How Well Do You Know Raymond Chandler?

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How Well Do You Know Raymond Chandler? - Quiz

So, have you heard of the famous American-British writer of the 20th century Raymond Chandler? How well do you know Raymond Chandler? Born on July 23, 1888, Raymond Chandler is highly admired for his amazing writings in crime fiction and suspense genres. This quiz is going to test your knowledge about his personal as well as professional life. You should not find this quiz tough if you know him well. Go for it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Before becoming a writer, which of these jobs has Raymond Chandler done?

    • A.

      He was a theater actor.

    • B.

      He was a soldier.

    • C.

      He was a civil servant.

    • D.

      He was a doctor.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was a civil servant.
    Explanation
    Raymond Chandler was a civil servant before becoming a writer. This means that he worked in a government position, likely in an administrative or bureaucratic role. This experience may have influenced his later writing career, as he would have gained knowledge and insight into the workings of government institutions.

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  • 2. 

    Raymond Chandler served as the president of _________ before his death. 

    • A.

      National Writers Union

    • B.

      Poetry Society of America

    • C.

      Poets & Writers

    • D.

      Mystery Writers of America

    Correct Answer
    D. Mystery Writers of America
    Explanation
    Raymond Chandler served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America before his death.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these writers did Raymond Chandler admire who also completed an unfinished novel by Raymond Chandler after his death?

    • A.

      Robert B. Parker

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      J. D. Salinger

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert B. Parker
    Explanation
    Raymond Chandler admired Robert B. Parker, who also completed an unfinished novel by Raymond Chandler after his death.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these critics and writers admired Chandler's prose?

    • A.

      W. H. Auden

    • B.

      Evelyn Waugh

    • C.

      Ian Fleming

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    All of these critics and writers admired Chandler's prose. W.H. Auden, Evelyn Waugh, and Ian Fleming all recognized Chandler's skill in writing and praised his prose. This suggests that Chandler's writing style and literary talent were highly regarded by these individuals.

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  • 5. 

    After whose demise did Raymond Chandler's personal and professional life (as a writer) worsen?

    • A.

      His mother, Florence Dart

    • B.

      His father, Maurice Benjamin Chandler

    • C.

      His wife, Cissy

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. His wife, Cissy
    Explanation
    After the death of Raymond Chandler's wife, Cissy, his personal and professional life as a writer worsened. This suggests that Cissy played a significant role in supporting and stabilizing Chandler's life, and her absence had a negative impact on him.

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  • 6. 

    In which year did "The Big Sleep" come?

    • A.

      1929

    • B.

      1939

    • C.

      1944

    • D.

      1947

    Correct Answer
    B. 1939
    Explanation
    "The Big Sleep" is a famous film based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler. It was directed by Howard Hawks and starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film was released in 1946, which is not one of the options given. Therefore, the correct answer must be the closest year to 1946, which is 1947.

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  • 7. 

    In which year did "Killer in the Rain" come?

    • A.

      1943

    • B.

      1959

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    C. 1964
    Explanation
    "Killer in the Rain" came out in 1964.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these books is written by Raymond Chandler?

    • A.

      Ulysses

    • B.

      The Grapes of Wrath

    • C.

      Both A & B

    • D.

      Playback

    Correct Answer
    D. Playback
    Explanation
    Playback is a book written by Raymond Chandler.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of Raymond Chandler's first short story?

    • A.

      Blackmailers Don't Shoot

    • B.

      Honest People Don't Shoot

    • C.

      A Black & White Room

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Blackmailers Don't Shoot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Blackmailers Don't Shoot." This is Raymond Chandler's first short story.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these Raymond Chandler's novels is considered a masterpiece?

    • A.

       Farewell, My Lovely

    • B.

      The Little Sister

    • C.

      The Long Goodbye

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    All of these novels by Raymond Chandler are considered masterpieces. Raymond Chandler is known for his iconic detective novels featuring the character Philip Marlowe. Each of these novels showcases Chandler's skill in crafting intricate plots, creating vivid and atmospheric settings, and developing complex characters. Farewell, My Lovely, The Little Sister, and The Long Goodbye are all highly regarded in the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction and have made a significant impact on the literary world.

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