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Literary Quiz

November 8, 2013

from Who Killed Iago? by James Walton: Literary Twosomes, Couples, and Double Acts

1. Which two German academics gave Disney the plots for Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Sleeping Beauty?

2. The New York cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, created which fictional detective–whose name they also used as their joint pseudonym?

3. Who wrote the 1965 play The Odd Couple?

4. As whom are Proteus and Valentine better known in a play of the 1950s?

5. Whose crime novels include Knots & Crosses, Black & Blue, and Hide & Seek?

6. Which same two emotions feature in the titles of two books published by Hunter S. Thompson in 1972 and 1973?

7. Which couple provide the title for a 1988 novel by Peter Carey?

8. Who were the parents of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein?

9. Which two poets published Lyrical Ballads in 1798?

10. Whose first novel, in 1939, was called At Swim-Two-Birds?

 

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Alison permalink
    November 8, 2013 8:50 am

    1 – the grimms
    3 – Neil Simon
    6 – Fear and Loathing

  2. Jenny permalink
    November 8, 2013 9:13 am

    Well, let’s see.
    1. The brothers Grimm.
    2. Ellery Queen.
    3. Neil Simon.
    4. Dunno.
    5. Ian Rankin.
    6. Fear and Loathing.
    7. Oscar and Lucinda.
    8. Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
    9. Dunno.
    10. Flann O’Brien (and it’s on my TBR!)

  3. November 8, 2013 11:08 am

    I had an idea about Shelley’s mother, and know the answer to 1. Otherwise I’m ashamed to know nothing…

  4. November 8, 2013 11:32 am

    1. Grimm brothers! (Jacob & Wilhelm?)
    3. Noel Coward
    4. Those are the dudes from Two Gentlemen of Verona, so maybe that? If it was revived in the 1950s?
    6. Fear and Loathing
    7. Oscar and Lucinda
    8. Mary Wollstonecraft and Something Godwin (William???)
    9. Wordsworth and Coleridge

  5. November 8, 2013 12:16 pm

    I still like these so much better than that other quiz — I actually know some of these.

  6. November 8, 2013 12:26 pm

    1. Grimm Brothers

    4. The Two Gents?

    5. James Patterson

    6. Fear and Loathing

  7. November 11, 2013 8:21 am

    1. The Brothers Grimm
    2. Ellery Queen
    3. Neil Simon
    4. The Two Gentlemen of Verona
    5. Ian Rankin
    6. fear and loathing
    7. Oscar and Lucinda
    8. William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft
    9. Wordworth and Coleridge
    10. Flann O’Brien

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