The Big Quiz On Books 2006-2007

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  • 1. 

    In John Grisham's "An Innocent Man", what baseball team took Williamson in the 1971 Draft?

    • A.

      New York Yankees

    • B.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • C.

      Oakland Athletics

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    C. Oakland Athletics
    Explanation
    In John Grisham's "An Innocent Man", Williamson was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 1971 Draft.

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  • 2. 

    In "On Chesil Beach" by Ian McEwan, what university does Florence teach philosophy at?

    • A.

      Stanford

    • B.

      Yale

    • C.

      Oxford

    • D.

      Harvard

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxford
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oxford. In the novel "On Chesil Beach" by Ian McEwan, Florence teaches philosophy at Oxford University.

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  • 3. 

    What is the title of the children's book co-authored by funny man Dave Barry in 2006?

    • A.

      Peter And The Amazing Pirate Ship

    • B.

      Peter And The Star Catchers

    • C.

      Peter And The Bean Stalk

    • D.

      Peter And The Shadow Thieves

    Correct Answer
    D. Peter And The Shadow Thieves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Peter And The Shadow Thieves." This is the title of a children's book co-authored by Dave Barry in 2006.

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  • 4. 

    In Janet Evanovich's "Lean Mean Thirteen", with what does Simon Diggery scare Lula and Stephanie?

    • A.

      Rottweiler

    • B.

      Cats

    • C.

      Pit Bull

    • D.

      Python

    Correct Answer
    D. Python
    Explanation
    Simon Diggery scares Lula and Stephanie with a python. This means that in the book "Lean Mean Thirteen" by Janet Evanovich, Simon Diggery uses a python to frighten Lula and Stephanie.

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  • 5. 

    In "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, who is Mariam's husband that violently beats her?

    • A.

      Ali

    • B.

      Ramses

    • C.

      Rasheed

    • D.

      Muhammad

    Correct Answer
    C. Rasheed
    Explanation
    In "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, Mariam's husband who violently beats her is Rasheed. Throughout the novel, Rasheed's abusive behavior towards Mariam is depicted, highlighting the oppressive and violent nature of their relationship.

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  • 6. 

    What is the profession of Danny Meyer, author of the 2006 book "Setting the Table"?

    • A.

      Sushi Chef

    • B.

      Restaurateur

    • C.

      Silverware Designer

    • D.

      Etiquette Expert

    Correct Answer
    B. Restaurateur
    Explanation
    Danny Meyer is a restaurateur, as mentioned in the question. This is evident from the fact that he authored the book "Setting the Table," which is about the restaurant industry and his experiences as a restaurateur. A restaurateur is a person who owns or manages a restaurant, making this the correct profession for Danny Meyer.

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  • 7. 

    What supreme court decision did the authors of "Freakonomics" link with decreased crime rates?

    • A.

      Plessy V. Ferguson

    • B.

      Roe V. Wade

    • C.

      Dred Scott

    • D.

      Brown V. Board of Education

    Correct Answer
    B. Roe V. Wade
    Explanation
    The authors of "Freakonomics" linked the supreme court decision Roe V. Wade with decreased crime rates. This is because they argued that the legalization of abortion in the United States in 1973 resulted in fewer unwanted children being born, and therefore fewer children growing up in disadvantaged environments that could lead to criminal behavior. They suggested that this decrease in the number of potential criminals contributed to the overall decrease in crime rates observed in the following decades.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the "Prince" in the J.K. Rowling book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"?

    • A.

      Albus Dumbledore

    • B.

      James Potter

    • C.

      Severus Snape

    • D.

      Lord Voldemort

    Correct Answer
    C. Severus Snape
    Explanation
    In the J.K. Rowling book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the character referred to as the "Prince" is Severus Snape. Throughout the book, it is revealed that Snape has been working behind the scenes, providing important information and assistance to Harry Potter. Snape's true allegiance and motives are a central plot point in the book, making him a significant character and the rightful answer to this question.

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  • 9. 

    In the book "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier", what country is the author/soldier from?

    • A.

      Iraq

    • B.

      The Congo

    • C.

      Sierra Leone

    • D.

      Rwanda

    Correct Answer
    C. Sierra Leone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sierra Leone. This can be inferred from the title of the book, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier", which suggests that the author/soldier is recounting his experiences as a child soldier. The book is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah, who was born in Sierra Leone and forced to become a child soldier during the country's civil war.

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  • 10. 

    In "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen, what song is referred to as the Disaster March?

    • A.

      Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

    • B.

      March Of The Beast

    • C.

      Gounod Waltz

    • D.

      Stars And Stripes Forever

    Correct Answer
    D. Stars And Stripes Forever
    Explanation
    In "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen, the song referred to as the Disaster March is "Stars And Stripes Forever."

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  • 11. 

    What unpublished work of J.R.R. Tolkien's did his son Christopher Tolkien edit and publish?

    • A.

      The Hobbit

    • B.

      The Children Of Hurin

    • C.

      Menegroth

    • D.

      Silmarillion

    Correct Answer
    B. The Children Of Hurin
    Explanation
    Christopher Tolkien edited and published "The Children Of Hurin," an unpublished work of J.R.R. Tolkien. This book is a part of Tolkien's larger legendarium, set in Middle-earth, and tells the tragic story of Turin Turambar. Christopher Tolkien carefully compiled and edited his father's extensive notes and manuscripts to bring this story to life and provide readers with a deeper understanding of Tolkien's mythology.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the literary club founded by J.R.R. Tolkien while in Oxford as a professor?

    • A.

      Hobbits

    • B.

      Two Towers

    • C.

      Coalbiters

    • D.

      Inklings

    Correct Answer
    D. Inklings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Inklings." The Inklings was a literary club founded by J.R.R. Tolkien while he was a professor at Oxford. The group consisted of a small circle of friends, including C.S. Lewis, who would gather to discuss and share their literary works. They would meet regularly to critique each other's writings and engage in intellectual discussions. The Inklings played a significant role in shaping the works of its members, including Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia."

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  • 13. 

    Jeffrey Deaver's "The Sleeping Doll" features Kathryn Dance, who first appeared in what book?

    • A.

      The Twelfth Card

    • B.

      The Vanished Man

    • C.

      Garden Of Beasts

    • D.

      The Cold Moon

    Correct Answer
    D. The Cold Moon
    Explanation
    "The Sleeping Doll" is a book by Jeffrey Deaver that features Kathryn Dance as a character. In order to determine which book Kathryn Dance first appeared in, we need to look for a book by the same author that was published before "The Sleeping Doll". Among the given options, "The Cold Moon" is the only book that fits this criteria. Therefore, it can be concluded that Kathryn Dance first appeared in "The Cold Moon".

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  • 14. 

    What is Joyce Carol Oates' novel published in 2007 with a protagonist named Rebecca?

    • A.

      Broke Heart Blues

    • B.

      Foxfire

    • C.

      The Gravedigger's Daughter

    • D.

      The Tattooed Girl

    Correct Answer
    C. The Gravedigger's Daughter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Gravedigger's Daughter." This novel, written by Joyce Carol Oates and published in 2007, features a protagonist named Rebecca. The story revolves around the life of Rebecca Schwart, the daughter of a German gravedigger, and explores themes of family, identity, and survival.

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  • 15. 

    Which book by J. R. R. Tolkien did not contain excerpts of the 2007 book "The Children of Hurin"?

    • A.

      Unfinished Tales

    • B.

      The Silmarillion

    • C.

      The Hobbit

    • D.

      The Lays Of Beleriand

    Correct Answer
    C. The Hobbit
    Explanation
    The Hobbit is the correct answer because it was published in 1937, while "The Children of Hurin" was published posthumously in 2007. Therefore, "The Hobbit" could not have contained excerpts from a book that was published many years after it.

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  • 16. 

    What is the primary subject of the best-selling book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne?

    • A.

      The War In Iraq

    • B.

      The Bible

    • C.

      The Law Of Attraction

    • D.

      Web 2.0

    Correct Answer
    C. The Law Of Attraction
    Explanation
    "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne is a best-selling book that focuses on the concept of the Law of Attraction. The primary subject of the book is not the war in Iraq, the Bible, or Web 2.0, but rather the idea that thoughts and beliefs can manifest into reality. The Law of Attraction suggests that positive thinking and visualization can attract positive outcomes and experiences into one's life. This concept is explored and explained in detail in "The Secret".

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  • 17. 

    One author of "The Children of Hurin" is also the author of what other famous book?

    • A.

      The Da Vinci Code

    • B.

      The Wheel Of Time

    • C.

      The Lord Of The Rings

    • D.

      Perelandra

    Correct Answer
    C. The Lord Of The Rings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Lord Of The Rings." The author of "The Children of Hurin" is J.R.R. Tolkien, who is also famous for writing "The Lord Of The Rings."

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  • 18. 

    "The Da Vinci Code" opens with a murder in which famous museum?

    • A.

      Natural History Museum, London

    • B.

      The Louvre

    • C.

      Smithsonian Institution

    • D.

      Uffizi Gallery

    Correct Answer
    B. The Louvre
    Explanation
    "The Da Vinci Code" opens with a murder that takes place in The Louvre, which is a famous museum located in Paris, France. The novel begins with the curator of the museum being killed, setting the stage for the thrilling and mysterious events that follow. The Louvre is known for its extensive collection of art and historical artifacts, making it a fitting setting for the murder and subsequent investigation in the story.

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  • 19. 

    In Al Gore's "The Assault on Reason" what kind of politics does Gore believe are hurting the U.S.?

    • A.

      The Politics Of War

    • B.

      The Politics Of Fear

    • C.

      The Politics Of Ronald Reagan

    • D.

      The Politics Of The Democrats

    Correct Answer
    B. The Politics Of Fear
    Explanation
    In Al Gore's "The Assault on Reason," he argues that the politics of fear are hurting the U.S. Gore believes that politicians often use fear tactics to manipulate and control the public, diverting attention from important issues and preventing rational discourse. This type of politics creates a climate of anxiety and division, hindering progress and preventing the country from addressing pressing challenges effectively. Gore advocates for a more reasoned and evidence-based approach to politics, where fear is not used as a tool to gain power.

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  • 20. 

    Who are the names of the title characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Children of Hurin"?

    • A.

      Turin And Nienor

    • B.

      Morgoth And Nienor

    • C.

      Morgoth And Glaurung

    • D.

      Turin And Glaurung

    Correct Answer
    A. Turin And Nienor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Turin And Nienor. In J.R.R. Tolkien's book "The Children of Hurin," the title characters are Turin and Nienor. They are siblings and the children of Hurin, a heroic figure in Tolkien's legendarium. The book tells the tragic tale of their lives and the curse that befalls them.

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