Book Week Quiz For Staff 2010

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A fun quiz for teachers to complete as part of book week, brought to you by your friendly library staff. You are free to do this quiz as many times as you like but only your first entry will be considered for the prize.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Our first 4 questions are brought to you courtesy of Twitterature: the world's greatest books retold through Twitter by Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin, available in the SC library. Who might have sent this tweet: Away to home with my homeboy Banquo. I shall be in Inverness in time for haggis

    Correct Answer
    Macbeth
    macbeth
  • 2. 

    Who might have sent this tweet:Visiting Daisy and her douchebag husband. They're happy but her superficiality and his stubbornness are all that is wrong with rich America

    Correct Answer
    Nick Carraway
    Nick
    Explanation
    The narrator of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  • 3. 

    Who might have sent this tweet: Doing a few lines before I start the job. Can't solve a mystery without my miracle powder. By which I mean cocaine

    • A.

      Hercule Poirot

    • B.

      Sam Spade

    • C.

      Sherlock Holmes

    • D.

      Mike Hammer

    • E.

      Nancy Drew

    Correct Answer
    C. Sherlock Holmes
    Explanation
    The given tweet suggests that the person is using cocaine before starting a job and refers to it as "miracle powder." Sherlock Holmes is known for his use of cocaine as a form of self-medication to stimulate his mind. This is evident in Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories where Holmes occasionally mentions his use of cocaine. Therefore, based on this information, it can be inferred that Sherlock Holmes might have sent this tweet.

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  • 4. 

    Who might have sent this tweet:My wish came true! The portrait bears the grimace of my malice. Must hide it in my attic. Fantastic! Who said that art was useless?

    Correct Answer
    Dorian Gray
    Dorian Grey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dorian Gray, Dorian Grey. This is because the tweet mentions a portrait and hiding it in the attic, which is a reference to the character Dorian Gray from the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. The tweet also mentions the grimace of malice and questioning the usefulness of art, which aligns with Dorian Gray's immoral and hedonistic nature portrayed in the novel. The slight variation in the spelling of "Gray" and "Grey" is likely a typo or alternate spelling.

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  • 5. 

    Which Nick Hornby book was made into a movie starring Hugh Grant?

    • A.

      Fever pitch

    • B.

      High fidelity

    • C.

      About a boy

    • D.

      How to be good

    Correct Answer
    C. About a boy
    Explanation
    "About a Boy" is the correct answer because it is a Nick Hornby book that was made into a movie starring Hugh Grant. The story revolves around a carefree man who forms an unlikely friendship with a young boy and learns valuable life lessons along the way. The movie adaptation was well-received and Grant's portrayal of the main character was praised by critics.

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  • 6. 

    What book do these lines come from?

    • A.

      Mary, bloody Mary, by Carolyn Meyer

    • B.

      The last juror, by John Grisham

    • C.

      Secrets of the Tudor Court, by Kate Emerson

    • D.

      The other Boleyn girl, by Philippa Gregory

    • E.

      The Murder at the vicarage, by Agatha Christie

    Correct Answer
    D. The other Boleyn girl, by Philippa Gregory
    Explanation
    The given lines, "Mary, bloody Mary," are a reference to the character Mary Boleyn, who is a central figure in the book "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory. This historical fiction novel explores the life of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, and her relationship with King Henry VIII. The mention of Mary Boleyn in the lines indicates that the book in question is "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory.

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  • 7. 

    Which novel opens with the line:I WILL NOT Drink more than 14 alcohol units a week

    • A.

      'He Died with a Felafel in His Hand' John Birmingham

    • B.

      'Bridget Jones's Diary' Helen Fielding

    • C.

      'My Story' Richard Burton

    • D.

      'Praise' Andrew McGahan

    Correct Answer
    B. 'Bridget Jones's Diary' Helen Fielding
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding. This novel opens with the line "I WILL NOT Drink more than 14 alcohol units a week." This line sets the tone for the book, as it introduces Bridget Jones as a relatable and flawed character who is trying to improve herself. The novel follows Bridget's journey as she navigates relationships, career challenges, and her own personal insecurities. The opening line immediately captures the reader's attention and hints at the humor and self-deprecating tone that is present throughout the book.

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  • 8. 

    What book do these lines come from?

    • A.

      We need to talk about Kevin, by Lionel Shriver

    • B.

      The Lovely bones, by Alice Sebold

    • C.

      The Memory keeper's daughter, by Kim Edwards

    • D.

      The Time-traveller's wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

    • E.

      Harvesting the heart, by Jodi Picoult

    Correct Answer
    B. The Lovely bones, by Alice Sebold
  • 9. 

    Which novel finishes with:How wonderful the flavour, the aroma of her kitchen, her stories as she prepared the meal, her Christmas Rolls! I don't know why mine never turn out like hers, or why my tears flow so freely when I prepare them - perhaps I am as sensitive to onions as Tita, my great-aunt, who will go on living as long as there is someone who cooks her recipes.

    • A.

      Recipes My Mother Gave Me. Stephanie Alexander

    • B.

      Through My Kitchen Door. Mary Burchett

    • C.

      Like Water for Chocolate. Laura Esquivel

    • D.

      The Raw Scent of Vanilla. Emilia Bresciani

    Correct Answer
    C. Like Water for Chocolate. Laura Esquivel
    Explanation
    The passage describes the narrator's emotional connection to cooking and the memories associated with it. The mention of "Christmas Rolls" and the comparison to Tita, the great-aunt, suggests a connection to the novel "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel. In the novel, food is used as a metaphor for emotions and plays a significant role in the story. This connection between cooking, emotions, and family ties aligns with the themes and narrative of "Like Water for Chocolate."

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  • 10. 

    What book do these lines come from?

    • A.

      Leaning towards infinity, by Sue Woolfe

    • B.

      Math curse, by Jon Scieszka

    • C.

      Angels and demons, by Dan Brown

    • D.

      The Arcadian Cipher, by Peter Blake

    • E.

      The Da Vinci code, by Dan Brown

    Correct Answer
    E. The Da Vinci code, by Dan Brown
    Explanation
    The given lines do not provide any specific information about the book they come from. However, the correct answer is "The Da Vinci code, by Dan Brown" because it is the only option listed that matches the given answer.

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  • 11. 

    What book do these lines come from?

    • A.

      The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

    • B.

      The Kite Rider, by Geraldine McCaughrean

    • C.

      The swallows of Kabul, by Yasmina Khadra

    • D.

      Hassan, by James Elroy Flecker

    • E.

      Searching for Hassan: a journey to the heart of Iran, by Terence Ward

    Correct Answer
    A. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
    Explanation
    The lines mentioned in the question are from the book "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.

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  • 12. 

    Who wrote this line?

    • A.

      Stephen Fry

    • B.

      Oscar Wilde

    • C.

      Charles Dickens

    • D.

      Douglas Adams

    • E.

      Kurt Vonnegut

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles Dickens
    Explanation
    Charles Dickens wrote this line.

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  • 13. 

    What are the missing words in this book's title?

    Correct Answer
    free kiss
    Free Kiss
    Explanation
    The missing words in this book's title are "free kiss" and "Free Kiss". The title is written in lowercase and uppercase letters, indicating that both versions are missing.

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  • 14. 

    What is the title of the winner of the Older Readers Book of the Year for 2010?

    Correct Answer
    Jarvis 24
  • 15. 

    Which of these books did NOT win the Miles Franklin award?

    • A.

      The slap by Christos Tsiolkas

    • B.

      Breath by Tim Winton

    • C.

      Truth by Peter Temple

    • D.

      The time we have taken by Steven Carroll

    • E.

      The white earth by Andrew McGahan

    Correct Answer
    A. The slap by Christos Tsiolkas
    Explanation
    The Miles Franklin award is a prestigious literary award given to the best novel or play that presents Australian life in any of its phases. The book "The slap" by Christos Tsiolkas did not win the Miles Franklin award.

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