81 Literature Trivia Questions And Answers

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1. What Is the name of the author of The Origin Of Species?
Answer: Darwin

2. Which religion is associated with ‘The Bhagavad Gita’?
Answer: Hinduism


3. NEB is the abbreviation of which book?
Answer: New English Bible

4. What Is the name of the person that invented the character, Robinson Crusoe?
Answer: Daniel Defoe

5. Which Shakespeare literary piece completes this “Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, and?”
Answer: King Lear

6. What Is the name of the mega-selling writer who has written “Deception Point”?
Answer: Dan Brown

7. What Is Shakespeare mothers name before marriage?
Answer: Mary Arden

8. ‘Mein Kampf’ in Hitler’s autobiography means?
Answer: my struggle

9. What Is the number of sonnets written by William Shakespeare?
Answer: 154

10. In which Charles Dickens’ novel do we find the character Bentley Drummle?
Answer: Great Expectations

11. The only play was written by Shakespeare in which there is no song was?
Answer: The Comedy Of Errors

12. Mr. Freeze’ is the arch-enemy of which superhero?
Answer: batman

13. The death of Moses takes place in which book of the Holy Bible?
Answer: Deuteronomy

14. What Is the name of the author of the classic masterpiece “Anna Karenina”?
Answer: Leo Tolstoy

15. “Bird of Paradise” is a book written by which person?
Answer: R.D. Laing

16. Who was the person that wrote The ‘Almagest’?
Answer: Ptolemy


17. What Is the name of the female novelist who has authored ‘Sense and Sensibility?
Answer: Jane Austen

18. “Absolutely Mahvelous” is the autobiography of who?
Billy Crystal

19. The character Willy Wonka can be found in which Roald Dahl’s novel?
Answer: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

20. What Is the name of the William Peter Blatty novel that was written in 1971?
Answer: The Exorcist

21. What Is the name of the author of “Roots” that inspired a TV blockbuster?
Answer: Alex Haley

22. What Is the Missing Word in the Best Selling Book by Barack Obama: ‘The Audacity Of __.’
Answer: Hope

23. What Is the name of the book that became the best-seller in 1794 in America?
Answer: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

24. Who wrote “Rites of Passage”?
Answer: William Golding

25. Who wrote “I, Robot”?
Answer: Isaac Asimov

26. Who wrote The Cherry Orchard and The Three Sisters?
Answer: Anton Chekhov

27. What Is the name of the person that wrote ‘The Alchemist’ (play)?
Answer: Ben Jonson

28. The book rated by Americans as their second favorite, only next to ‘The Bible’ is?
Sears Roebuck Catalog

29. The first novel to be typed on a Typewriter was?
Answer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

30. The first novelist to have his works serialized was?
Answer: Charles Dickens

31. The only animal to be ever mentioned in Shakespeare’s play was?

32. The first free library in Britain opened in which year?
Answer: 1852.

33. Who wrote ‘The War of The Worlds’?
Answer: H.G. Wells

34. The book that immediately follows Genesis in the bible is?
Answer: Exodus

35. Who wrote the musical drama “Lipstick on Your Collar”?
Answer: Dennis Potter

36. Who wrote the book interview ‘With A Vampire’?
Answer: Ann Rice

37. The Harry Potter novel which has the title with the word ‘Blood’ in it for the first time?
Answer: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

38. Which Shakespeare play is the character of Mustardseed found?
Answer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

39. In 1456, the first-ever book which was printed from movable type was?
Answer: The Mazarin Bible

40. ‘What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS’ is written by which basketball player?
Answer: Magic Johnson.

41. When you write a novel or literary piece under someone else’s name, what is it called?

42. Who wrote The Series Of Harry Potter Books?
Answer: Joanne ‘Jo’ Rowling

43. Which Charles Dickens novel had a character named Jingle?
Answer: Pickwick Papers

44. What Is the name of the person that wrote ‘Kidnapped’?
Answer: Robert Louis Stevenson

45. Who wrote (The Mousetrap) play?
Answer: Agatha Christie

46. Which philosopher wrote Utilitarianism?
Answer: John Stuart Mill.

47. Who authored the popular novel “Three Men in a Boat”?
Answer: Jerome K Jerome.

48. The cookery book “Keeping it Simple” was written by who?
Answer: Gary Rhodes

49. Which Italian astronomer wrote The Starry Messenger?
Answer: Galileo

50. Who wrote ‘A Brief History of Time’ in 1988?
Answer: Stephen Hawking

51. What Is the name of the person that wrote Curtain?
Answer: Agatha Christie

52. Which Shakespearean character spoke the maximum number of lines?
Answer: Hamlet

53. Who did the fairies worship as their queen in ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’?
Answer: Titania

54. What Is the name of the person that wrote Lord Of The Flies?
Answer: William Golding

55. The fifth book in the Bible is?

56. Who wrote the children’s book ‘The English Roses’?
Answer: Madonna

57. Shakespeare started his playwright career with?
Answer: Titus Andronicus

58. The first public library in London city was founded by?
Answer: Robert Ford

59. Who is the author of the book ‘Evangelism’?
Answer: Sinclair Lewis

60. The ‘West Side Story,’ was based on which Shakespeare tragedy?
Answer: Romeo and Juliet

61. “Being Freddie” is the autobiography of which person?
Answer: Andrew Flintoff

62. Who wrote the controversial “Satanic Verses”?
Answer: Salman Rushdie

63. Name the person that wrote “The Napoleon of Notting Hill”?
Answer: G.K. Chesterton

64. Alistair Maclean wrote how many books?
Answer: 30

65. Who wrote the trilogy “The Norman Conquests”?
Answer: Alan Ayckbourn

66. Who wrote the children’s book Bedknobs And Broomsticks?
Answer: Mary Norton

67. What Is the name of the author of Frankenstein?
Answer: Mary Shelley

68. Which Shakespearean tragedy had three witches?
Answer: Macbeth

69. The poet that wrote The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner was?
Answer: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

70. What Is the name of the person that wrote “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”?
Answer: Agatha Christie.

71. Scientists have borrowed the term ‘Quark’, a book that was written by?
Answer: James Joyce

72. Which literary piece was banned in 1932 in Ireland?
Answer: Brave New World

73. Who was the person that wrote ‘Without Ties’?
Answer: Gianni Versace.

74. Brave New World was written by who?
Aldus Huxley

75. Who wrote the play ‘Androcles And The Lion’?
Answer: George Bernard Shaw

76. Who was the person that wrote The Wild Palms, The Sound And The Fury?
Answer: William Faulkner

77. ‘My Life and Love’ was banned in which country?
Answer: United States

78. Who wrote “There but for Fortune”?
Answer: Phil Ochs

79. Who wrote the book “Pride and Prejudice”?
Answer: Jane Austen.

80. Who wrote the famous poems “Ozymandias” and “Ode to the West Wind”?
Answer: Shelley

81. Which Australian feminist wrote ‘The Female Eunuch’?
Answer: Germaine Greer

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