Quiz of the Month – January 2017

This quiz will test your knowledge of books that have been made into movies and your knowledge of the actors who played in the movie adaptations.  In each case I will list a character followed by the book (and its author) in which the character appears.  We will begin with a few simple examples.  As always, you will find the answers on the Quiz Answers page.

  1. Rhett Butler in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind
  2. Dorothy in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  3. Yuri Zhivago  in Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago
  4. Sam Spade in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon
  5. McMurphy in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  6. Scarlett O’Hara in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone  with the Wind
  7. Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire
  8. The Cowardly Lion in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  9. Benjamin Braddock in Charles Webb’s The Graduate
  10. Celie in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple
  11. Michael Corleone in Mario Puzzo’s The Godfather
  12.  Hermione Granger in J. K.  Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone)
  13. Forrest Gump in Winston Groom’s Forrest Gump
  14. Princess Buttercup in William Goldman’s The Princess Bride
  15. Aibileen Clark in Kathryn Stockett’s The Help
  16. Katniss Everdeen in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games
  17. Tom Joad in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
  18. John Hammond in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park
  19. Lora Meredith in Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life (1959)
  20. Sophie Zawistowska in William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice
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