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  1. How are Athos, Porthos and Aramis better known?
  2. Gigi is a 1944 novella by which French writer?
  3. Which adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne tells the story of Phileas Fogg?
  4. Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin is best known by what pen name?
  5. Pierre Boulle is best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai and which novel adapted into a 1968 film starring Charlton Heston?
  6. Who wrote the novel Papillon?

  7. Which writer was nominated for both the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902?
  8. Which two novels are the most famous works of author Victor Hugo?
  9. Francois-Marie Arouet was known by which nom de plume?
  10. Edmond Dantes is the title character of which 1844 adventure novel?
  11. What is the better known name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, actor, playwright and the greatest of all French writers of comedy, who died in Paris in 1673?
  12. Published in 1856 what was the debut novel of Gustave Flaubert?
  13. Which writer was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature?
  14. In a famous play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac had a very large what?
  15. What is the most famous novel of French author Gaston Leroux?
  16. What is the English translation of Le Rouge et le Noir, a historical novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830?
  17. Les Miserables depicts the main character's 19-year-long struggle to lead a normal life after serving a prison sentence for stealing what?
  18. Which French novelist wrote the monumental novel In Search of Lost Time?
  19. Which writer, whose works include The Stranger and The Plague, was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature?
  20. The 120 Days of Sodom is a novel by which French writer?
  21. Joanne Harris is an English-French author best known for which 1999 novel that was adapted the following year into a film of the same name?
  22. Which 1864 novel tells the story of German professor Otto Lidenbrock?


  1. The three musketeers
  2. Colette
  3. Around the World in Eighty Days
  4. George Sand
  5. Planet of the Apes
  6. Henri Charriere
  7. Emile Zola
  8. Les Miserables (1862) and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831)
  9. Voltaire
  10. The Count of Monte Cristo (by Alexandre Dumas)
  11. Moliere
  12. Madame Bovary
  13. Jean-Paul Sartre
  14. Nose
  15. The Phantom of the Opera
  16. The Red and the Black

  17. A loaf of bread
  18. Marcel Proust
  19. Albert Camus
  20. Marquis de Sade (Donatien Alphonse Francois)
  21. Chocolat
  22. Journey to the Center of the Earth