100 Literature General Knowledge Questions

100 Literature General Knowledge Questions


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?
Answer: Darwin.


3) People of which religion consider ‘The Bhagavad Gita’ as their sacred text?
Answer: Hinduism.


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?
Answer: 154.


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?
Answer: Batman.


14) In Which Book of the Holy Bible did the death of Moses take place?
Answer: Deuteronomy.


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?
Answer: Ptolemy.


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 _______.’
Answer: Hope.


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.
Answer: Shrew.


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?
Answer: 1852.


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?
Answer: Galileo.


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?
Answer: Hamlet.


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?
Answer: Curtain.


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.


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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.
Answer: Damascus.


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?
Answer: Shelley.


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?
Answer: Titania.


64) Who is the author of Lord Of The Flies?
Answer: William Golding.


65) What is the name of the Bible’s fifth book?
Answer: Deuteronomy.


66) ‘The English Roses’ is a children’s story written in 2003. Who is the author of this book?
Answer: Madonna.


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?
Answer: Job.


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?
Answer: Mark.


80) The three witches play a central role in which Shakespearean tragedy?
Answer: Macbeth.


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?
Answer: Deuteronomy.


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?
Answer: Exodus.


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?
Answer: Ghosting.


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.


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