Test Your Knowledge On Books 2006-2007

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  • 1. 

    Which book from 2006 features bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searching for a kidnapped child?

    • A.

      Twelve Sharp

    • B.

      Beautiful Lies: A Novel

    • C.

      Motor Mouth

    • D.

      The Hard Way

    Correct Answer
    A. Twelve Sharp
    Explanation
    "Twelve Sharp" is the correct answer because it is a book from 2006 that features bounty hunter Stephanie Plum searching for a kidnapped child.

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  • 2. 

    James Patterson's novel "The 5th Horseman" has a plot revolving around what?

    • A.

      An Assassination Plot

    • B.

      A Kidnapping

    • C.

      Untimely Hospital Deaths

    • D.

      Children Disappearing

    Correct Answer
    C. Untimely Hospital Deaths
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Untimely Hospital Deaths." This suggests that the plot of James Patterson's novel "The 5th Horseman" revolves around a series of deaths that occur in a hospital setting, possibly under suspicious circumstances or due to unexpected causes. The story may involve an investigation into these deaths or the uncovering of a larger conspiracy related to the hospital.

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  • 3. 

    What historical event inspired Irene Nemirovsky's "Suite Francais"?

    • A.

      World War II

    • B.

      World War I

    • C.

      French Revolution

    • D.

      Battle Of Waterloo

    Correct Answer
    A. World War II
    Explanation
    Irene Nemirovsky's "Suite Francais" was inspired by World War II. This historical event, which took place between 1939 and 1945, had a profound impact on the author and influenced her writing. "Suite Francais" is a novel that explores the experiences of French citizens during the war, depicting the chaos, fear, and resilience of the people. By drawing inspiration from World War II, Nemirovsky crafted a powerful and poignant story that captures the human emotions and struggles during this tumultuous period in history.

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  • 4. 

    "The Da Vinci Code" peaked at what position in the trade paperback top 10 in 2006?

    • A.

      #6

    • B.

      #2

    • C.

      #3

    • D.

      #1

    Correct Answer
    D. #1
    Explanation
    "The Da Vinci Code" reached the top position in the trade paperback top 10 in 2006. This means that it was the best-selling trade paperback book during that year, surpassing all other books in terms of sales and popularity.

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  • 5. 

    The hero of John Scalzi's book "Old Man's War" is how many years old when he signs up to be a soldier?

    • A.

      55 Years Old

    • B.

      75 Years Old

    • C.

      65 Years Old

    • D.

      85 Years Old

    Correct Answer
    B. 75 Years Old
    Explanation
    In John Scalzi's book "Old Man's War," the hero signs up to be a soldier at the age of 75 years old. This suggests that the protagonist is an older individual who makes the decision to join the military later in life. The book likely explores the themes of aging, bravery, and the desire for adventure even in old age. The choice of 75 years old as the protagonist's age may also be significant in terms of the challenges and obstacles they may face in their military journey.

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  • 6. 

    What was the title of John Grisham's first published novel?

    • A.

      A Time To Kill

    • B.

      The Client

    • C.

      The Firm

    • D.

      The Pelican Brief

    Correct Answer
    A. A Time To Kill
    Explanation
    "A Time To Kill" is the correct answer because it was indeed John Grisham's first published novel. This legal thriller, published in 1989, tells the story of a young lawyer defending a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter. The novel gained critical acclaim and launched Grisham's successful career as a bestselling author. "The Client," "The Firm," and "The Pelican Brief" are also popular novels written by John Grisham, but they were published after "A Time To Kill."

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  • 7. 

    Where in Africa does Alexander McCall Smith's "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series take place?

    • A.

      Madagascar

    • B.

      Botswana

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Nigeria

    Correct Answer
    B. Botswana
    Explanation
    "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith takes place in Botswana. This can be inferred from the fact that the series is set in Africa, and Botswana is the only African country mentioned as an option.

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  • 8. 

    What is the occupation of Janet Evanovich's character Stephanie Plum?

    • A.

      Bounty Hunter

    • B.

      Bail Bondswoman

    • C.

      Police Officer

    • D.

      Romance Writer

    Correct Answer
    A. Bounty Hunter
    Explanation
    Janet Evanovich's character Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter. A bounty hunter is a person who is hired to track down and capture fugitives or individuals who have skipped bail. This occupation is often depicted in popular culture as an exciting and adventurous profession, with bounty hunters using their skills and resources to apprehend criminals and bring them to justice. Stephanie Plum, as a bounty hunter, is known for her humorous and daring escapades while pursuing her targets.

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  • 9. 

    While Harry and Voldemort were having a "Harry Potter" duel, who was first out of Voldemort's wand?

    • A.

      Bertha Jorkins

    • B.

      Frank Bryce

    • C.

      Cedric Diggory

    • D.

      James Potter

    Correct Answer
    C. Cedric Diggory
    Explanation
    In the "Harry Potter" series, during the duel between Harry and Voldemort, Cedric Diggory was the first person to emerge from Voldemort's wand. This occurred when Voldemort used the Priori Incantatem spell, which caused the spirits of his previous victims to appear. Cedric's spirit appeared due to his untimely death during the Triwizard Tournament, where he was murdered by Peter Pettigrew under Voldemort's orders.

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  • 10. 

    What #1 bestseller in 2006 helps new and current dog owners better understand their pets' needs?

    • A.

      Light And Natural

    • B.

      Omerta

    • C.

      Cesar's Way

    • D.

      Memoirs Of A Geisha

    Correct Answer
    C. Cesar's Way
    Explanation
    "Cesar's Way" is the correct answer because it was a #1 bestseller in 2006 that specifically focuses on helping new and current dog owners understand their pets' needs. This book, written by Cesar Millan, a renowned dog behaviorist, provides insights and practical advice on dog training, behavior, and overall care. It aims to educate dog owners about establishing a balanced and harmonious relationship with their pets, addressing common issues, and promoting a better understanding of dogs' instincts and behaviors.

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  • 11. 

    Clive Cussler's early books about NUMA Agents featured which leading character?

    • A.

      Dirk Pitt

    • B.

      Paul Gonzales

    • C.

      Helen Spencer

    • D.

      Shii Jun Jung

    Correct Answer
    A. Dirk Pitt
    Explanation
    Clive Cussler's early books about NUMA Agents featured Dirk Pitt as the leading character.

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  • 12. 

    What best selling children's book won the 2007 Caldecott Medal?

    • A.

      Today I Will Fly!

    • B.

      Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

    • C.

      Flotsam

    • D.

      How I Became A Pirate

    Correct Answer
    C. Flotsam
    Explanation
    Flotsam is the correct answer because it won the 2007 Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the best illustrated children's book, and Flotsam was recognized for its exceptional illustrations. The book tells the story of a young boy who discovers an underwater camera washed up on the beach, and the captivating images it contains. Flotsam's unique and imaginative illustrations, along with its engaging storyline, made it a standout among children's books in 2007.

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  • 13. 

    What award-winning best-selling children's book is about a magical camera washed up on the beach?

    • A.

      Pirates Don't Change Diapers

    • B.

      Someday

    • C.

      New Moon

    • D.

      Flotsam

    Correct Answer
    D. Flotsam
    Explanation
    "Flotsam" is the correct answer because it is an award-winning best-selling children's book that tells the story of a magical camera that is discovered on the beach. The book explores the adventures and mysteries that unfold as the main character explores the photographs taken by the camera.

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  • 14. 

    What's the name of Clayton's partner in Richard Bachman's "Blaze"?

    • A.

      Harry

    • B.

      Marc

    • C.

      Greg

    • D.

      George

    Correct Answer
    D. George
    Explanation
    In Richard Bachman's "Blaze," the name of Clayton's partner is George.

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  • 15. 

    What characteristic is unusual about Jeffrey Deaver's protagonist, the criminologist Lincoln Rhyme?

    • A.

      Blind

    • B.

      Tetraplegic

    • C.

      Psychic

    • D.

      AI Computer Program

    Correct Answer
    B. Tetraplegic
    Explanation
    Jeffrey Deaver's protagonist, Lincoln Rhyme, is unusual because he is tetraplegic. This means that he is paralyzed from the neck down, resulting in limited mobility and requiring the use of a wheelchair. Despite his physical limitations, Rhyme is a skilled criminologist and uses his intellect and expertise to solve complex criminal cases. His tetraplegia adds a unique layer to his character, as it presents additional challenges and obstacles that he must overcome in his pursuit of justice.

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  • 16. 

    Who is Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch character named after?

    • A.

      Baseball Player Henry Aaron

    • B.

      Escapologist Harry Houdini

    • C.

      Impressionist Hieronymous Bosch

    • D.

      Country Singer Hank Williams

    Correct Answer
    C. Impressionist Hieronymous Bosch
    Explanation
    Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch character is named after the impressionist painter Hieronymous Bosch. This is because Hieronymous Bosch's artwork often depicted dark and mysterious themes, which aligns with the character of Harry Bosch in Connelly's novels. The name choice also reflects the complex and enigmatic nature of the detective, as well as his dedication to solving intricate and puzzling cases.

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  • 17. 

    Which 2006 Oprah's Book Club author admitted he embellished or fabricated some significant elements?

    • A.

      Bret Easton Ellis

    • B.

      James Frey

    • C.

      Jay McInerney

    • D.

      Jonathan Franzen

    Correct Answer
    B. James Frey
    Explanation
    James Frey is the correct answer because he admitted to embellishing or fabricating some significant elements in his memoir, "A Million Little Pieces." This revelation caused controversy and led to Oprah Winfrey publicly confronting him on her show. Frey's admission damaged his credibility as an author and sparked a larger conversation about the line between truth and fiction in memoir writing.

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  • 18. 

    What was John Grisham's occupation before he became a best-selling author?

    • A.

      Lawyer

    • B.

      Accountant

    • C.

      Janitor

    • D.

      Banker

    Correct Answer
    A. Lawyer
    Explanation
    John Grisham's occupation before becoming a best-selling author was a lawyer. This is evident from his background and expertise in legal matters, which is reflected in many of his novels that revolve around legal themes and courtroom dramas. Grisham's experience as a lawyer likely provided him with the knowledge and insights necessary to write gripping legal thrillers that have captivated readers worldwide.

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  • 19. 

    Who penned an alternative history novel about a Jewish post World War II homeland in Sitka, Alaska?

    • A.

      Joyce Carol Oates

    • B.

      John Updike

    • C.

      Philip Roth

    • D.

      Michael Chabon

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Chabon
    Explanation
    Michael Chabon is the correct answer because he is the author who wrote an alternative history novel about a Jewish post World War II homeland in Sitka, Alaska. The novel is called "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" and it explores a fictional world where Sitka, Alaska becomes a temporary safe haven for Jewish refugees. Chabon's novel received critical acclaim and won several awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Sidewise Awards for Alternate History.

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  • 20. 

    Who wrote the controversial 2006 book titled "Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny"?

    • A.

      General Sir John Hackett

    • B.

      Dan Brown

    • C.

      Alan Campbell Johnson

    • D.

      Amartya Sen

    Correct Answer
    D. Amartya Sen
    Explanation
    Amartya Sen wrote the controversial 2006 book titled "Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny".

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