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A Literary Quiz – so who wrote the following?

1 Tom Brown’s Schooldays?
2 Treasure Island?
3 Swiss Family Robinson?
4 Lorna Doone?
5 Gulliver’s Travels?
6 Little Women?
7 Huckleberry Finn?

And in what books would you meet these people?

8  Captain Ahab?
9 The Primrose Family?
10 Tweedledum Tweedledee?
11 Thomas Grimes ?
12 Elizabeth Bennet?
13 Captain Nemo?

And of what poems are these the opening lines?

14 Oh, to be in England now that April’s there?
15 Earth has not anything to show more fair?
16 Mists and mellow fruitfulness?

Can you name the authors of these notable works?

17 A Passage to India?
18 The Old Wives’ Tale?
19 The Canterbury Tales?
20 Wuthering Heights?
21 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?

In which novels by Dickens do we meet?

22 Dolly Varden?
23 The Artful Dodger?
24 Little Nell?

25 And what is the name of the book written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn based on the Soviet Union’s forced labour and concentration camp system?
26 Which writer’s literary works include The Eternal Husband and The House of the Dead?
27 Which two members of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five lived in Cornwall?
28 Founded in 1898, what is the annual reference book of all the world’s warships?
29 Which novel by Ernest Hemingway narrates the tale of a veteran fisherman who catches a huge fish?
30 And what is the last book of the Old Testament?



1 T. Hughes.
2 R L. Stevenson
3 J.R. Wyss
4 R.D. Blackmore
5 Jonathan Swift
6 Louisa M. Alcott
7 Mark Twain
8 Moby Dick
9 Vicar of Wakefield
10 Alice Through the Looking-glass
11 Water Babies
12 Pride and Prejudice
13 Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
14 Home Thoughts from Abroad (Browning)
15 On Westminster Bridge (Wordsworth)
16 To Autumn (Keats)
17 E. M Forster
18 Arnold Bennett
19 Chaucer
20 Emily Bronte
21 Edward Gibbon
22 Barnaby Rudge
23 Oliver Twist
24 Old Curiosity Shop
25 The Gulag Archipelago
26 Fyodor Dostoevsky
27 George and Timmy
28 Jane’s Fighting Ships
29 The Old Man and the Sea
30 Malachi

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