Do You Know About Richard Stanley Francis?

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following Dick Francis novels is not about Sid Halley?

    • A.

      Whip Hand

    • B.

      Comeback

    • C.

      Come To Grief

    • D.

      Odds Against

    Correct Answer
    B. Comeback
    Explanation
    The question asks for a Dick Francis novel that is not about Sid Halley. Sid Halley is a recurring character in several of Dick Francis' novels, including Whip Hand, Come To Grief, and Odds Against. However, Comeback is not about Sid Halley, making it the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these survival guides was not written by the Dick Francis' hero John Kendall?

    • A.

      Return Safe From The Desert

    • B.

      Return Safe From The Jungle

    • C.

      Return Safe From The Ocean

    • D.

      Return Safe From Safari

    Correct Answer
    C. Return Safe From The Ocean
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Return Safe From The Ocean." This is because the question asks for the survival guide that was not written by John Kendall, the hero created by Dick Francis. The other three options, "Return Safe From The Desert," "Return Safe From The Jungle," and "Return Safe From Safari," are all survival guides that were written by John Kendall. Therefore, "Return Safe From The Ocean" is the correct answer as it was not written by John Kendall.

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  • 3. 

    In the Dick Francis novel "To the Hilt", where did Alexander hide King Alfred's Cup?

    • A.

      He Hid It In His Cupboard

    • B.

      He Buried It In His Front Yard

    • C.

      He Wrapped It In Aluminum Foil

    • D.

      He Put It In His Golf Bag

    Correct Answer
    D. He Put It In His Golf Bag
    Explanation
    In the Dick Francis novel "To the Hilt", Alexander hid King Alfred's Cup in his golf bag.

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  • 4. 

    How old was Dick Francis when he learned to ride?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    Dick Francis learned to ride at the age of 5.

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  • 5. 

    What Dick Francis novel has the hero take over his late brother's business?

    • A.

      For Kicks

    • B.

      Straight

    • C.

      Longshot

    • D.

      Nerve

    Correct Answer
    B. Straight
    Explanation
    In the novel "Straight" by Dick Francis, the hero takes over his late brother's business. This suggests that the protagonist assumes control and responsibility for his brother's business after his brother's death. The title "Straight" may also imply that the hero is determined and focused on continuing his brother's work without any deviation or compromise.

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  • 6. 

    The Dick Francis hero Roland Britten is kidnapped soon after winning which race?

    • A.

      Queen Mother Champion Chase

    • B.

      Aintree Hurdle

    • C.

      Grand National

    • D.

      Cheltenham Gold Cup

    Correct Answer
    D. Cheltenham Gold Cup
    Explanation
    In the Dick Francis novel, the hero Roland Britten is kidnapped shortly after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup race.

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  • 7. 

    Kit Fielding is the main character in which two Dick Francis mysteries?

    • A.

      "Flying Finish" And "Rat Race"

    • B.

      "Straight" And "Longshot"

    • C.

      "Risk" And "Reflex"

    • D.

      "Break In" And "Bolt"

    Correct Answer
    D. "Break In" And "Bolt"
    Explanation
    Kit Fielding is the main character in the Dick Francis mysteries "Break In" and "Bolt".

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  • 8. 

    The Dick Francis mystery "In the Frame" is mostly set in which country?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    C. Australia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Australia. This can be inferred from the fact that the question mentions the book "In the Frame" by Dick Francis, and it is stated that the mystery is mostly set in a specific country. Since Dick Francis is a British author, it is unlikely that the book would be set in the United States or Africa. Therefore, the most logical choice is Australia.

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  • 9. 

    What injury was Dick Francis suffering from on his wedding day?

    • A.

      All Over Bruising From A Fall

    • B.

      Broken Leg

    • C.

      Snapped Collar Bone

    • D.

      Fractured Hip

    Correct Answer
    C. Snapped Collar Bone
    Explanation
    Dick Francis was suffering from a snapped collar bone on his wedding day. This injury is likely the result of a fall or accident that caused enough force to break his collar bone. The term "snapped" suggests a complete break or fracture of the bone. It is common for collar bone fractures to cause significant pain and limited mobility in the affected area. This injury would have likely impacted Francis' ability to fully enjoy and participate in his wedding day activities.

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  • 10. 

    Who did Valentine leave the knife with that he used for murder, in "Wild Horses" by Dick Francis?

    • A.

      Thomas Lyon

    • B.

      Professor Derry

    • C.

      Nash Rourke

    • D.

      Father Buchanan

    Correct Answer
    B. Professor Derry
    Explanation
    In "Wild Horses" by Dick Francis, Valentine left the knife with Professor Derry.

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  • 11. 

    The Dick Francis hero, Linc, survives being trapped in a car in Kruger National Park in South Africa because he has what item?

    • A.

      Plastic Sandwich Bag

    • B.

      Two-Way Radio

    • C.

      Emergency Flare

    • D.

      Bottle Of Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Plastic Sandwich Bag
    Explanation
    Linc survives being trapped in a car in Kruger National Park in South Africa because he has a plastic sandwich bag. This suggests that the plastic sandwich bag has some sort of protective or survival function in this situation. Perhaps Linc uses the bag to collect rainwater for drinking, or to store food or other supplies. The exact details are not provided, but it can be inferred that the plastic sandwich bag plays a crucial role in Linc's survival.

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  • 12. 

    What was used to collect ticks in the Dick Francis mystery "Driving Force"?

    • A.

      A Bar Of Soap

    • B.

      Flea & Tick Powder

    • C.

      Tweezers

    • D.

      A Comb

    Correct Answer
    A. A Bar Of Soap
    Explanation
    In the Dick Francis mystery "Driving Force," a bar of soap was used to collect ticks. This suggests that the ticks were found on a person or an animal, and using a bar of soap is a common method to remove ticks. By lathering the soap on the affected area, the ticks become immobilized, making it easier to remove them. This method is often preferred over tweezers or a comb as it helps prevent the tick from burrowing deeper into the skin and reduces the risk of infection.

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  • 13. 

    What happens to Uncle George at the end of "Dead Cert" by Dick Francis?

    • A.

      He Goes To Jail

    • B.

      He Shoots Himself

    • C.

      He Is Run Over By A Car

    • D.

      He Leaves The Country

    Correct Answer
    B. He Shoots Himself
    Explanation
    In the story "Dead Cert" by Dick Francis, Uncle George faces a tragic end as he shoots himself. The reasons behind his decision are not explicitly mentioned, but it suggests that he might have been burdened by some sort of guilt, despair, or personal issues that led him to take such a drastic step. This conclusion adds a sense of tragedy and emotional depth to the story, leaving the readers to ponder the circumstances that led Uncle George to such a devastating end.

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  • 14. 

    What is the profession of the parents of Dick Francis' hero Rob Finn?

    • A.

      School Teachers

    • B.

      Racehorse Trainers

    • C.

      Musicians

    • D.

      Actors

    Correct Answer
    C. Musicians
    Explanation
    The correct answer is musicians. This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks about the profession of the parents of Rob Finn, who is a hero in Dick Francis' books. Since Dick Francis is known for writing about horse racing, it is unlikely that the profession of Rob Finn's parents would be racehorse trainers. Similarly, there is no indication in the question that suggests Rob Finn's parents are school teachers or actors. Therefore, musicians is the most logical choice as it aligns with the theme of Dick Francis' books.

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  • 15. 

    What advice does Bert Chekov give James Tyrone in the Dick Francis mystery "Forfeit"?

    • A.

      Listen To Your Editor

    • B.

      Always Check Your Sources

    • C.

      Never Be Too Drunk To Listen

    • D.

      Never Sell Your Column

    Correct Answer
    D. Never Sell Your Column
    Explanation
    In the Dick Francis mystery "Forfeit," Bert Chekov advises James Tyrone to never sell his column. This suggests that the column holds significant value, both professionally and personally, and selling it would be a mistake. It implies that Tyrone's column is a platform for his thoughts, opinions, and possibly even his livelihood. By not selling it, Tyrone can maintain his independence, integrity, and control over his own work.

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  • 16. 

    What is the profession of the Dick Francis hero Steven Scott?

    • A.

      Actor

    • B.

      Photographer

    • C.

      Jockey

    • D.

      Inventor

    Correct Answer
    D. Inventor
    Explanation
    The question asks about the profession of the Dick Francis hero Steven Scott. The correct answer is "Inventor." This suggests that Steven Scott is known for his work and expertise in inventing.

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  • 17. 

    Which Dick Francis character escaped his pursuers in a hot air balloon?

    • A.

      Sid Halley

    • B.

      Tor Kelsey

    • C.

      Kit Fielding

    • D.

      Benedict Juliard

    Correct Answer
    A. Sid Halley
    Explanation
    Sid Halley escaped his pursuers in a hot air balloon.

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  • 18. 

    Which Dick Francis character climbed a mountain to play the bagpipes?

    • A.

      Daniel Roke

    • B.

      Kit Fielding

    • C.

      Perry Stuart

    • D.

      Alexander Kinloch

    Correct Answer
    D. Alexander Kinloch
    Explanation
    Alexander Kinloch is the correct answer because he is the character in the Dick Francis novels who climbed a mountain to play the bagpipes. This detail suggests that Alexander Kinloch is a determined and adventurous character, willing to go to great heights (literally) to pursue his passion for playing the bagpipes.

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  • 19. 

    In "Proof" by Dick Francis, what was in the boxes that Tony hid on top of?

    • A.

      Scotch

    • B.

      Champagne

    • C.

      Cognac

    • D.

      Beer

    Correct Answer
    B. Champagne
    Explanation
    In the book "Proof" by Dick Francis, Tony hid boxes on top of champagne. The question is asking about the contents of the boxes, and the correct answer is champagne. This implies that Tony hid boxes filled with bottles of champagne on top of something. The other options (Scotch, Cognac, and Beer) are not relevant to this particular question.

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  • 20. 

    In "Reflex" by Dick Francis, what brand of camera does Philip Nore use?

    • A.

      Canon

    • B.

      Kodak

    • C.

      Polaroid

    • D.

      Nikon

    Correct Answer
    D. Nikon
    Explanation
    In the novel "Reflex" by Dick Francis, the character Philip Nore uses a Nikon camera. This information suggests that Nikon is the brand of camera that the character prefers or is known to use in the story.

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  • 21. 

    In "Knockdown" by Dick Francis, what did Fynedale use to try to kill Jonah?

    • A.

      Pitchfork

    • B.

      Bow & Arrow

    • C.

      Knife

    • D.

      Gun

    Correct Answer
    A. Pitchfork
    Explanation
    In the novel "Knockdown" by Dick Francis, Fynedale attempted to kill Jonah using a pitchfork. This suggests that Fynedale resorted to a more primitive and brutal weapon, perhaps reflecting his anger and desperation. The choice of a pitchfork also adds an element of suspense and danger to the story, as it is a weapon commonly associated with farming and rural settings.

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  • 22. 

    Which Dick Francis hero said "Give me a horse and a race to ride it in, and I don't care if I wear silks or pajamas"?

    • A.

      Kit Fielding

    • B.

      Kelly Hughes

    • C.

      Rob Finn

    • D.

      Derek Franklin

    Correct Answer
    C. Rob Finn
    Explanation
    Rob Finn is the correct answer because he is the Dick Francis hero who said "Give me a horse and a race to ride it in, and I don't care if I wear silks or pajamas". This quote reflects Rob Finn's passion for horse racing and his willingness to participate in races regardless of the attire he wears.

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  • 23. 

    What is the Dick Francis short story "The Day of Wine and Roses" also known as?

    • A.

      The Day Of The Losers

    • B.

      Carrot For A Chestnut

    • C.

      Spring Fever

    • D.

      The Gift

    Correct Answer
    D. The Gift
    Explanation
    "The Day of Wine and Roses" is also known as "The Gift."

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  • 24. 

    In the mystery "Blood Sport" by Dick Francis, why is Gene Hawkins so depressed?

    • A.

      His Girlfriend Left Him

    • B.

      He Feels Trapped In His Job

    • C.

      It's Never Actually Spelled Out In The Book

    • D.

      He Has Problems With His Family

    Correct Answer
    A. His Girlfriend Left Him
    Explanation
    In the mystery "Blood Sport" by Dick Francis, Gene Hawkins is depicted as being depressed because his girlfriend left him. This event has had a significant impact on his emotional state, causing him to feel down and despondent. The book explores the consequences of this breakup on his personal and professional life, highlighting the emotional turmoil he experiences as a result.

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  • 25. 

    What year was the first book by Dick Francis published?

    • A.

      1957

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1962

    • D.

      1955

    Correct Answer
    A. 1957
    Explanation
    In 1957, the first book by Dick Francis was published.

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  • 26. 

    "It's no good expecting fairy tale endings in racing" is the last line of which Dick Francis mystery?

    • A.

      Trial Run

    • B.

      Forfeit

    • C.

      High Stakes

    • D.

      The Edge

    Correct Answer
    C. High Stakes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "High Stakes." This line suggests that the outcome of a race cannot always be predicted or controlled, and that fairy tale endings are unlikely in the world of racing. This implies that the events in the book involve high stakes and unpredictable outcomes in the racing world.

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  • 27. 

    What were the first names of the lead actor and actress in the movie being shot in the Dick Francis mystery "Wild Horses"?

    • A.

      Nash And Silva

    • B.

      Thomas And Kristin

    • C.

      Thomas And Jenny

    • D.

      Nash And Kristin

    Correct Answer
    A. Nash And Silva
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nash and Silva. This can be inferred from the question which asks for the first names of the lead actor and actress in the movie being shot in the Dick Francis mystery "Wild Horses". Since the answer options provide different combinations of first names, we can conclude that Nash and Silva are the correct names.

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  • 28. 

    What is the name of the movie being filmed in the Dick Francis mystery "Wild Horses"?

    • A.

      Unstable Times

    • B.

      Wild Horses

    • C.

      Race To Eternity

    • D.

      Lyon's Legacy

    Correct Answer
    A. Unstable Times
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Unstable Times". In the Dick Francis mystery "Wild Horses", the name of the movie being filmed is "Unstable Times".

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  • 29. 

    In Dick Francis' novel "Longshot", what does John Kendall say about survival?

    • A.

      Depends Upon Being Prepared At All Times

    • B.

      A Frame Of Mind

    • C.

      A Way Of Life

    • D.

      Techniques Can Be Learned From Books

    Correct Answer
    B. A Frame Of Mind
    Explanation
    In Dick Francis' novel "Longshot," John Kendall expresses his perspective on survival by stating that it is a frame of mind. This suggests that survival is not solely dependent on external factors or techniques, but rather on one's mindset and attitude towards facing challenges and adversity. Kendall believes that being mentally prepared and having a resilient mindset is crucial for survival in any situation.

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  • 30. 

    On what horse did Dick Francis nearly win the Grand National in 1956?

    • A.

      Cornish Boy

    • B.

      Devon Loch

    • C.

      Cobalt Blue

    • D.

      Energize

    Correct Answer
    B. Devon Loch
    Explanation
    In 1956, Dick Francis nearly won the Grand National on Devon Loch.

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