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