100 Literature General Knowledge Questions
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1) Tweedledum and Tweedledee are two characters of which Children’s book?
Answer: Alice in Wonderland.
2) Who is the author of The Origin Of Species?
3) People of which religion consider ‘The Bhagavad Gita’ as their sacred text?
4) The abbreviated form of which book is NEB?
Answer: New English Bible.
5) Who invented the character, Robinson Crusoe?
Answer: Daniel Defoe.
6) Shakespeare’s four greatest tragedies are Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet and __________?
Answer: King Lear.
7) Name the mega-selling writer who has written “Deception Point”?
Answer: Dan Brown.
8) What is the meaning of the phrase ‘Mein Kampf’ in Hitler’s autobiography of the same name?
Answer: My Struggle.
9) By what name was Shakespeare’s mother known before her marriage?
Answer: Mary Arden.
10) In which Charles Dickens’ novel we find the characters Bently Drummle, Joe Gargary, and Herbert Pocket?
Answer: Great Expectations.
11) Mention the exact number of sonnets written by William Shakespeare?
12) Name the only play written by Shakespeare in which there is no song.
Answer: The Comedy Of Errors.
13) Mr. Freeze’ is the arch-enemy of a famous superhero of a comic book. What is the name of that superhero?
14) In Which Book of the Holy Bible did the death of Moses take place?
15) “Bird of Paradise” is a book written by a renowned psychiatrist. What is the name of him?
Answer: R.D. Laing.
16) The ‘Almagest’ is a book written by a Greek Astronomer. What is the name of him?
17) Who is the author of the classic masterpiece “Anna Karenina”?
Answer: Leo Tolstoy.
18) Name the female novelist who has authored ‘Sense and Sensibility’?
Answer: Jane Austen.
19) “Absolutely Mahvelous” is the autobiography of a person who wrote it at the age of 21. Who is he?
Answer: Billy Crystal.
20) Which novel of William Peter Blatty written in 1971? It has been adopted in which epic Horror Film?
Answer: The Exorcist.
21. Who is the author of “Roots” that inspired a TV blockbuster?
Answer: Alex Haley.
22) In which novel of Roald Dahl, the character Willy Wonka can be found?
Answer: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
23) Find the missing word in the Best Selling Book by Barak Obama: ‘The Audacity Of _______.’
24) Name the book that became the best-seller in 1794 in America?
Answer: It was the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. This book had been published in England the year before – three years after his death.
25) “Rites of Passage” is a novel written by?
Answer: William Golding.
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26) Which short story writer and playwright composed the works The Cherry Orchard and The Three Sisters?
Answer: Anton Chekhov.
27) “I, Robot” is written by an American who was born in Russia. What is the name of him?
Answer: Isaac Asimov.
28) Who is the author of ‘The Alchemist’ (play)?
Answer: Ben Jonson.
29) Name the book rated by Americans as their second favorite, only next to ‘The Bible’.
Answer: Sears Roebuck Catalog.
30) What was the name of the first novelist to have his works serialized?
Answer: Charles Dickens.
31) In all the plays written by Shakespeare, only one contains the name of an animal. Name the animal.
32) Name the pioneering novel which was typed on a Typewriter?
Answer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
33) ‘The War of The World’s’ is a famous work of which author?
Answer: H.G. Wells.
34) Mention the year in which the first free library of Britain opened?
35) The story of a children’s book written by Richard Adams was seen in a movie in the year 1978. What was the name of that book?
Answer: Watership Down.
36) (The Mousetrap) is an interesting play. Who wrote this play?
Answer: Agatha Christie.
37) Utilitarianism is written by a philosopher of the 19th century. What is his name?
Answer: John Stuart Mill.
38) Who is the author of the popular novel “Three Men in a Boat”?
Answer: Jerome K Jerome.
39) “Keeping it Simple” is a cookery book. Who authored it?
Answer: Gary Rhodes.
40) Name the Italian Astronomer who is the author of The Starry Messenger?
41) ‘A Brief History of Time’ is a famous book written in 1988. Who is its author?
Answer: Stephen Hawking.
42) Name the Shakespearean character who had spoken the maximum number of lines?
43) Who is the poet of The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner?
Answer: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
44) Who is the author of “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”?
Answer: Agatha Christie.
45) In which book of Agatha Christi did the demise of Poirot take place?
46) Scientists have borrowed the term ‘Quark’ from a book written by a famous author. What is the name of that author?
Answer: James Joyce.
47) Bram Stoker gave birth to a popular literary character in one of his novels in the year 1897. What was the name of that character?
Answer: Count Dracula.
48) Name the book that was banned in 1932 in Ireland.
Answer: Brave New World – Aldus Huxley.
49) Who is the author of ‘Without Ties’?
Answer: Gianni Versace.
50) ‘Androcles And The Lion’ is an interesting play written by?
Answer: George Bernard Shaw.
Literature General Quiz Questions (51-75) part 3
51) Who is the author of The Wild Palms, The Sound And The Fury, and As I Lay Dying?
Answer: William Faulkner.
52) What is the name of the city mentioned in the book of Genesis? The name is still found.
53) Who was the writer of ‘My Life and Loves’ a 1926 book which was banned in the United States?
Answer: Frank Harris.
54) Who was the authoress of “Pride and Prejudice”?
Answer: Jane Austen.
55) Who is the writer of “There but for Fortune”?
Answer: Phil Ochs.
56) “Ozymandias” and “Ode to the West Wind” are two widely read poems of which poet?
57) ‘The Female Eunuch’ is the significant work of which Australian feminist?
Answer: Germaine Greer.
58) “Crime and Punishment” is a novel by a Russian author. What is his name?
Answer: Fyodor Dostoevsky.
59) Name the best selling or most-widely bought book in the USA, only next to The Bible.
Answer: Dr. Spock’s Baby And Child Care.
60) Oxford University’s which library is acclaimed for its exclusive collection of rare manuscripts and books?
Answer: The Bodleian Library.
61) Who ended his writing career with ‘The Last Tycoon’?
Answer: F Scott Fitzgerald.
62) What is the name of the third part in ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’?
Answer: The Return Of The King.
63) In ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare, who did the fairies worship as their queen?
64) Who is the author of Lord Of The Flies?
Answer: William Golding.
65) What is the name of the Bible’s fifth book?
66) ‘The English Roses’ is a children’s story written in 2003. Who is the author of this book?
67) Name the play with which Shakespeare’s started his career as a playwright.
Answer: Titus Andronicus.
68) Who was the founder of the pioneering public library in London city?
Answer: Robert Ford.
69) Elmer Gantry is a critique of ‘Evangelism’. Who wrote the book?
Answer: Sinclair Lewis.
70) ‘West Side Story,’ a musical is based on a tragedy by Shakespeare. Which tragedy is it?
Answer: Romeo and Juliet.
71) “Being Freddie” is the autobiography of which sportsman?
Answer: Andrew Flintoff.
72) “Satanic Verses” is a controversial work. Who wrote it?
Answer: Salman Rushdie.
73) Which book of the Old Testament speaks about the miseries of one man?
74) Who is the author of “The Napoleon of Netting Hill”?
Answer: G.K. Chesterton.
75) Name the person from Britain who wrote 30 books. A million copies of 28 books were sold in Britain out of these 30 books.
Answer: Alistair Maclean.
Literature Online Questions and Answers Part 4 (76-100)
76) Name the British dramatist who wrote, “The Norman Conquests” – a trilogy?
Answer: Alan Ayckbourn.
77) Bedknobs And Broomsticks is a book for children. Who wrote it?
Answer: Mary Norton.
78) Who wrote Frankenstein?
Answer: Mary Shelley.
79) Name the book of the Bible that follows Matthew?
80) The three witches play a central role in which Shakespearean tragedy?
81) What was the name of the fifth novel in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series which was released in the June of 2003?
Answer: Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix.
82) Whose lover has been referred to by D. H. Lawrence in one of his books?
Answer: Lady Chatterley.
83) Who is the author of “The White Company”?
Answer: Arthur Conan Doyle.
84) What is the name of the Old Testament’s fifth book?
85) What is the name the novel by George Orwell where we find the character ‘Napoleon’?
Answer: Animal Farm (the chief pig).
86) Which play is Shakespeare’s ‘swan song’?
Answer: The Tempest.
87) The Mousetrap is the longest-running stage drama. Who wrote it?
Answer: Agatha Christie (First Performed In London’s West-End In 1952, And Still Running There, As At 2006.
88) Who became the best-selling author in the 2000s in Britain?
Answer: J.K. Rowling.
89) Which book of the Bible immediately follows Genesis?
90) “Lipstick on Your Collar” is a musical drama written for TV. Who is the writer?
Answer: Dennis Potter.
91) ‘With A Vampire’ is a book interview. Who wrote it?
Answer: Ann Rice.
92) Name the novel on Harry Potter which has the title with the word ‘Blood’ in it for the first time.
Answer: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
93) The character of Mustardseed was found in which Shakespearean play?
Answer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
94) Name the first-ever book which was printed in 1456 from movable type.
Answer: The Mazarin Bible.
95) What term do novelists use for writing a novel that will be published under the name of someone else who is not the author?
96) ‘What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS’ is a brilliant book written by a basketball player. Name the player.
Answer: Magic Johnson.
97) The Series Of Harry Potter Books was written by whom?
Answer: Joanne ‘Jo’ Rowling (J.K. Rowling).
98) Alfred Jingle is a character from which Charles Dickens’ novel?
Answer: Pickwick Papers.
99) Who is the author of ‘Kidnapped’?
Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson.
100) Which Violent Film of 1971 was An Adaptation of The Siege Of Trencher’s Farm?
Answer: Straw Dogs.