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Book Titles Quiz

Can you name the famous book title from the plot summary?

Book Titles Quiz Questions I

  1. The first published and best known of seven novels mostly set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures ruled by an evil white witch.
  2. Whilst reading in a meadow, a white rabbit rushes by, feverishly consulting a watch. She follows him down a hole, where she grows and shrinks.
  3. Edmond Dantes, a young sailor from Marseilles, is falsely accused of treason, arrested, and imprisoned without trial.
  4. English schoolboys struggling to recreate their society after surviving a plane crash and descending to murderous savagery.
  5. A retired gentleman of La Mancha, dons a home-made helmet and rusty armour and recruits a squire called Sancho Panza.
  6. In a totalitarian state, Winston Smith navigates the Thought Police, Big Brother, and more.




  7. Set in 1930s Edinburgh, she advises her girls, "Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth, and Beauty come first. Follow me."
  8. The story of Billy Pilgrim and his survival in the firebombing of Dresden, Germany, in 1945.
  9. A series of three fantasy novels following the coming of age of two children, Lyra and Will, who travel through parallel universes while meeting both friends and foes in the form of polar bears, withces and more.
  10. Some have described this as the greatest work of literature ever written. In 1874 Russia, Prince Oblonsky, has an affair with his housemaid.
  11. Offred, is forcibly assigned to produce children for the "commanders" – the ruling class of men in the Republic of Gilead.
  12. Set in the 1790s, it tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park.
  13. Every year for the past 36 years, Henrik Vanger receives an anonymous dried flower in a picture frame on his birthday.
  14. Miss Havisham is a wealthy spinster, who once jilted at the altar, insists on wearing her wedding dress for the rest of her life.
  15. The story depicts the character's struggle to lead a normal life after serving a long prison sentence for stealing bread to feed his sister's children.

Answers:

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis - 1950)
  2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll - 1865)
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas - 1844)
  4. Lord of the Flies (William Golding - 1954)
  5. Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes - 1605)
  6. 1984 (George Orwell - 1949)
  7. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark - 1961)
  8. Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut - 1969)
  9. His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman - 1995, 1997 and 2000)
  10. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy - 1878)
  11. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood - 1985)
  12. Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen - 1811)
  13. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson - 2005)
  14. Great Expectations (Charles Dickens - 1861)
  15. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo - 1862)




Book Titles Quiz Questions II

  1. Set in the 1920's on Long Island, a mysterious millionaire pursues former debutante Daisy Buchanan.
  2. The story of Ahab, captain of the Pequoda, whose on a mission of revenge.
  3. The novel depicts the life-altering relationship of Wilbur, a barnyard pig, and a spider.
  4. The author says that the chapters are intended to be read in any order and the title means "a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork".
  5. Exploring themes of justice and innocence in the American south in the 1930s through the experiences of a six year old girl watching as her father defends a black man on trial.
  6. English social life through the lens of three generations of the Brangwen family in Nottinghamshire spanning roughly 65 years from the 1840s to 1905.
  7. Young Englishwoman Jean Paget becomes romantically interested in a fellow prisoner of World War II in Malaya, and after liberation emigrates to Australia to be with him.
  8. Follow the adventures of Arthur Dent, who discovers that the Earth was actually a giant supercomputer, created by another supercomputer, Deep Thought.
  9. Set in southern England in 1972. Featuring Howard Kirk, a liberal sociology don at the University of Watermouth.
  10. A coming-of-age novel following the lives of the four March sisters and details their passage from childhood to womanhood.
  11. Primarily follows the storyline of Captain John Yossarian, a crewman of a World War II bomber who is stationed on a small Mediterranean island where he desperately attempts to stay alive.
  12. The is book was officially banned in England in 1929. It chronicles the appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day in June 1904.
  13. Set in a Victorian farming community it describes the relationships of Bathsheba Everdene with her neighbour William Boldwood, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak, and the wasteful soldier Sergeant Troy.
  14. A future American society where books are outlawed and all that are found are burnt.
  15. Portraying India's transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of India, this novel won the 1981 Booker Prize.

Answers:

  1. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1925)
  2. Moby-Dick (Herman Melville - 1851)
  3. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  4. Naked Lunch (William Burroughs - 1959)
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee - 1960)
  6. The Rainbow (D. H. Lawrence - 1915)
  7. A Town Like Alice (Nevil Shute - 1950)
  8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams - 1979)




  9. The History Man (Malcolm Bradbury - 1975)
  10. Little Women ( Louisa May Alcott - 1868)
  11. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller - 1961)
  12. Ulysses (James Joyce - 1922)
  13. Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy - 1874)
  14. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury - 1953)
  15. Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie - 1981)