Book Week Quiz For Staff 2010

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Book Week Quiz For Staff 2010 - Quiz

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. You will need to have speakers turned on for some questions.


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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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?
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    Who wrote this line?
    • A. 

      Stephen Fry

    • B. 

      Oscar Wilde

    • C. 

      Charles Dickens

    • D. 

      Douglas Adams

    • E. 

      Kurt Vonnegut

  • 13. 
    What are the missing words in this book's title?
  • 14. 
    What is the title of the winner of the Older Readers Book of the Year for 2010?
  • 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

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