Quiz of the Month – December 2013

This month we have a true/false quiz with a slight twist.  The statements below might also, in a way, be both true and false.  How is that possible?  Take the quiz to find out.

You will find the answers to the quiz on my Quiz Answers page.

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey was written by P. D. James.
  2. The Catcher in the Rye was written by J. D. Salinger.
  3. The Odyssey was written by Virgil.
  4. Jane Eyre was written by Currer Bell.
  5. “George Orwell” was a pen name used by Eric Arthur Blair.
  6. Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
  7. Utopia was written in English by Thomas More.
  8. Ralph Ellison wrote The Invisible Man.
  9. The musical My Fair Lady was written by George Bernard Shaw.
  10. Adam Dalgliesh is a character created by British mystery writer P. D. James.
  11. Huck helps Tom, a slave, escape in (The) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  12. “Boz” was an early pen name used by Charles Dickens.
  13. The story for 101 Dalmatians was created by Walt Disney.
  14. The full title of Jonathan Swift’s book about the adventures of Lemuel Gulliver is Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships.
  15. Romance novelist Danielle Steel has been married and divorced five times.
  16. The character “Dill” in To Kill a Mockingbird is based on Truman Capote.
  17. Aldous Huxley got the name for his novel Brave New World from a play by William Shakespeare.
  18. Though he was a celebrated writer, Ernest Hemingway never won a Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
  19. John Kennedy Toole’s novel A Confederacy of Dunces was highly sought after by book publishers.
  20. In Charles Dickens’ Bleak House a man suddenly erupts into flames and dies – a case of spontaneous combustion.
  21. Moby Dick was inspired by an actual incident in which a whale rammed and sank a whaling ship.
  22. The Hobbit was written by C. S. Lewis.
  23. Stieg Larsson died after completing his “Millennium” series.
  24. Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, also wrote a number of science fantasy books including A Princess of Mars.
  25. Winston Churchill wrote a number of bestselling novels in the early part of the 20th century.
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