Connell Guides Quiz #9

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Book Quizzes & Trivia

This month's theme: Three is the magic number!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the last instalment of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman's trilogy of fantasy novels?
    • A. 

      The Subtle Knife

    • B. 

      Northern Lights

    • C. 

      The Golden Compass

    • D. 

      The Amber Spyglass

  • 2. 
    In Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1605) Portia's father comes up with a way to test the mettle of potential suitors: they must pick one of three caskets, gold, silver and lead. Which one does Bassanio choose, so winning Portia's hand?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Lead

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What slim poetic form is three lines long and traditionally features the juxtaposition of two images and a reference to a season?
    • A. 

      Sonnet

    • B. 

      Villanelle

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Tanka

  • 4. 
    In which fairy tale, collected by the Brothers Grimm, does a miller's daughter have to spin straw into gold three times and later have three days to guess the name of an impish creature or lose her firstborn child?
    • A. 

      The Silent Princess

    • B. 

      Sleeping Beauty

    • C. 

      The Lazy Spinner

    • D. 

      Rumpelstiltskin

  • 5. 
    In An Inspector Calls (1945), J.B. Priestley's classic three-act play, why does the inspector call?
    • A. 

      A suicide

    • B. 

      A murder

    • C. 

      A parking ticket

    • D. 

      A theft

  • 6. 
    Which comic novel by Jerome K. Jerome, published in 1899, recounts a trip taken by three friends from Kingston to Oxford?
    • A. 

      Three Men on the Bummel

    • B. 

      Three Men on Holiday

    • C. 

      Three Men in a Boat

    • D. 

      Three Men on a Train

  • 7. 
    The Three Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth (1611) are referred to as 'weird', from the Old English Wyrd, but what does it mean?
    • A. 

      Chance

    • B. 

      Fate

    • C. 

      Misfortune

    • D. 

      Evil

  • 8. 
    The Samuel Beckett play, Play (1963), features three immobile characters: a man, a wife and his mistress. What kind of vessel is each character being held in?
    • A. 

      Barrel

    • B. 

      Urn

    • C. 

      Coffin

    • D. 

      Vase

  • 9. 
    In Dickens's A Christmas Carol, three ghosts (of Christmases past, present and to come) visit Ebenezer Scrooge, but whose spirit first comes to warn him of the 'incessant torture of remorse'?
    • A. 

      Jacob Marley

    • B. 

      Bob Cratchit

    • C. 

      Fred

    • D. 

      Tiny Tim

  • 10. 
    Which long poem is written in three-line stanzas (called terza rima) and divided up into three books of thirty-three cantos each, concerning a journey from Hell to Heaven?
    • A. 

      Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'

    • B. 

      Boccaccio's 'Decameron'

    • C. 

      Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

    • D. 

      Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

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