The ABC Blog Quiz, Second Edition

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The ABC Blog Quiz, Second Edition

The second edition of The American Book Center's devilishly difficult literary trivia quiz! Apparently the first one was too hard. This one is much easier. Well. . . Okay, a little bit. Good luck!Want to brush up on your book learning? Visit Do You Read Me? : the official blog of The American Book Center!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Twelve Sharp, Lean Mean Thirteen, Fearless Fourteen, Finger Lickin' Fifteen... what comes next?
    • A. 

      Sweet Sixteen

    • B. 

      Sizzling Sixteen

    • C. 

      Savvy Sixteen

    • D. 

      Spicy Sixteen

    • E. 

      Sharp Shootin' Sixteen

  • 2. 
    In which book would you find these immortal words? "Hello," he said. "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
    • A. 

      Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

    • B. 

      The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

    • C. 

      The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    • D. 

      Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

    • E. 

      The Restaurant at The End Of The Universe by Douglas Adams

  • 3. 
    What was the name of Jane Austen's older sister?
    • A. 

      Camilla

    • B. 

      Cecily

    • C. 

      Cassandra

    • D. 

      Constance

    • E. 

      Charlotte

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the Shopaholic series of ''chick-lit' books?
    • A. 

      India Knight

    • B. 

      Jane Greene

    • C. 

      Sue Townsend

    • D. 

      Helen Fielding

    • E. 

      Sophie Kinsella

  • 5. 
    Which book won The Man Booker Prize in 2009?
    • A. 

      The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

    • B. 

      Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    • C. 

      Summertime by J.M. Coetzee

    • D. 

      The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

    • E. 

      The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

  • 6. 
    Aside from writing, Vladimir Nabokov had two great interests. One of them was chess, What was the other?
    • A. 

      Stamps

    • B. 

      Cars

    • C. 

      Birds

    • D. 

      Butterflies

    • E. 

      Fairies

  • 7. 
    In which book would you find the land of Fantastica?
    • A. 

      The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

    • B. 

      Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

    • C. 

      The Phoenix Unchained by Mercedes Lackey

    • D. 

      The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

    • E. 

      The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a book by Malcolm Gladwell?
    • A. 

      Blink

    • B. 

      Freakonomics

    • C. 

      Outliers

    • D. 

      What The Dog Saw

    • E. 

      The Tipping Point

  • 9. 
    "And Tango Makes Three" is a much-challenged and often banned 2005 children's picture book set in New York's Central Park Zoo. What is Tango?
    • A. 

      Elephant

    • B. 

      Otter

    • C. 

      Pigeon

    • D. 

      Penguin

    • E. 

      Giraffe

  • 10. 
    Who wrote the lines, "Beauty is truth, truth beauty -- that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know"?
    • A. 

      Shelley

    • B. 

      Coleridge

    • C. 

      Wordsworth

    • D. 

      Keats

    • E. 

      Tennyson