The ABC Blog Quiz, Second Edition

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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

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