The Do You Read Me? Quiz: Fifth Edition

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The Do You Read Me? Quiz: Fifth Edition

A general literary trivia quiz to get the cerebral cogs moving this Monday morning! Click on the 'view answer' link for more interesting trivia and info!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which genre accounts for 55% of all paperbacks sold in the U.S?
    • A. 

      Manga

    • B. 

      Thriller

    • C. 

      Young Adult

    • D. 

      General Fiction

    • E. 

      Romance

  • 2. 
    Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series of books,  is a pseudonym.  The author also writes books under her real name.  What is it?
    • A. 

      Wendy Holden

    • B. 

      Madeleine Wickham

    • C. 

      Elizabeth George

    • D. 

      Jane Green

    • E. 

      Jill Mansell

  • 3. 
     How  many books in total have been published as part of the Harry Potter Series?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      9

    • E. 

      10

  • 4. 
    In his 2009 autobiography, Open, Andre Agassi admitted to taking drugs throughout most of his career. What was his main drug of choice?
    • A. 

      Speed

    • B. 

      Cannabis

    • C. 

      Crystal meth

    • D. 

      Cocaine

    • E. 

      Heroin

  • 5. 
    "Neither a borrower nor a lender be,For loan oft loses both itself and friend,And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." In which Shakespeare play would you find these lines?
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      Hamlet

    • C. 

      The Merchant of Venice

    • D. 

      The Merry Wives of Windsor

    • E. 

      Macbeth

  • 6. 
    This is an illustration from the original handwritten 91 page manuscript for what would eventually become a classic children's book. Who is the artist?
    • A. 

      Arthur Rackham

    • B. 

      John Tenniel

    • C. 

      Lewis Carroll

    • D. 

      Ernest Shephard

    • E. 

      Charles Dickens

  • 7. 
    And the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction is........
    • A. 

      War Dances by Sherman Alexie

    • B. 

      In Other rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

    • C. 

      The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

    • D. 

      Tinkers by Paul Harding

    • E. 

      Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantell

  • 8. 
    In which book would you find the superstates Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia?
    • A. 

      1984 by George Orwell

    • B. 

      Dune by Frank Herbert

    • C. 

      Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    • D. 

      Ruined City by Nevil Shute

    • E. 

      The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • 9. 
    In which comic strip  is the main character's favorite book "Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kalblooie" by Mabel Syrup?
    • A. 

      Calvin and Hobbes

    • B. 

      Mutts

    • C. 

      Peanuts

    • D. 

      Garfield

    • E. 

      Doonesbury

  • 10. 
     Which of the following is NOT the title of a real book currently available on abc.nl?
    • A. 

      The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories

    • B. 

      Love and Sex With Robots

    • C. 

      The Go Go Dancer Who Stole My Viagra

    • D. 

      Why Cats Paint

    • E. 

      Living With Crazy Buttocks