The Do You Read Me? Quiz: Seventh Edition

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The Do You Read Me? Quiz: Seventh Edition

The 7th edition of The American Book Center's Monday morning book quiz. This time we have ten questions about literary names and words to stump you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which author is credited with the creation of the word 'nerd'?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      Douglas Adams

    • C. 

      J. D. Salinger

    • D. 

      Dr. Seuss

    • E. 

      Spike Milligan

  • 2. 
    The word 'book' can be traced back in germanic and slavic languages to root words which have the same meaning. What is the meaning of those root words?
    • A. 

      Journey

    • B. 

      Bark

    • C. 

      Story

    • D. 

      Block

    • E. 

      Beech

  • 3. 
    Everyone knows that J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book in a café in Edinborough. But what was the name of the café ?  
    • A. 

      The Copper Kettle

    • B. 

      The Castle Tea Rooms

    • C. 

      Bean & Gone

    • D. 

      The Elephant House

    • E. 

      The Hovel

  • 4. 
    Which classic book did Helen Fielding rework to create Bridget Jones's Diary?
    • A. 

      Emma by Jane Austen

    • B. 

      Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    • C. 

      Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare

    • D. 

      Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    • E. 

      Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

  • 5. 
    In which book would you find the characters Inigo Montoya, Prince Humperdinck, The Dread Pirate Roberts, Vizzini and Fezzik?  
    • A. 

      The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

    • B. 

      The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

    • C. 

      The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    • D. 

      Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

    • E. 

      Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

  • 6. 
    If someone accuses you of bunburying, what do they think you've done? 
    • A. 

      Courted ladies with no intention of marrying them.

    • B. 

      Gone out drinking till the wee small hours.

    • C. 

      Lied to get out of a social engagement.

    • D. 

      Outstayed your welcome.

    • E. 

      Stolen someone else's idea and passed it off as your own.

  • 7. 
    Bret Easton Ellis' 7th book, Imperial Bedrooms, comes out this June. It''s a sequel to which of his other books?
    • A. 

      Less Than Zero

    • B. 

      The Rules of Attraction

    • C. 

      American Psycho

    • D. 

      Lunar Park

    • E. 

      Glamorama

  • 8. 
    Which of these is NOT a character from a Charles Dickens novel?
    • A. 

      Noddy Boffin

    • B. 

      Luke Honeythunder

    • C. 

      Volumnia Dedlock

    • D. 

      Mercy Pecksniff

    • E. 

      Artemis Winks

  • 9. 
    In which country is Khaled Hosseini's books The Kite Runner set?
    • A. 

      Afghanistan

    • B. 

      Uzbekistan

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      Iran

    • E. 

      Kurdistan

  • 10. 
    What is the name of Odysseus' dog in Homer's Odyssey?
    • A. 

      Argos

    • B. 

      Cerberus

    • C. 

      Ajax

    • D. 

      Hero

    • E. 

      Praxis