Quiz – Bev’s Lockdown Books

Apart from all my cupboards being stunningly clean and tidy, lockdown has meant plenty of reading time. This quiz is about some of the books that have seen me through this strange and worrying time.

  • Question /

    Kim-Jiyoung, Born 1982 is an excellent story about the unequal lives of women in which Asian country?

    • South Korea
    • China
  • Question /

    Who, in Matilda, says this: ‘“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”’

    • Miss Trunchbull
    • Mr Wormwood
  • Question /

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the first part of Maya Angelou’s biography. Where did the title come from?

    • A poem
    • The Bible
  • Question /

    Who wrote The Moment of Lift – a call for women’s empowerment, rights and freedoms?

    • Melinda Gates
    • Malala Yousafzai
  • Question /

    Finish the title of the non-fiction book by James Patterson: The Kennedy —

    • Curse
    • Clan
  • Question /

    In Great Expectations, what is the name of the convict who – literally – turns Pip’s world upside down?

    • Magwitch
    • Jaggers
  • Question /

    Jane Austen’s Lady Susan is a short work written in which form?

    • Epistolary
    • A play
  • Question /

    Finish the title of this interesting take on history by James Shapiro: Shakespeare in a Divided —

    • America
    • World
  • Question /

    The harrowing Book of Night Women by Marlon James is about the uprising of slaves in which country?

    • Jamaica
    • America
  • Question /

    In the excellent Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Anne Hathaway is given her correct name, what is it?

    • Agnes
    • Angelica
  • Question /

    Where in the UK is Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams set?

    • London
    • Birmingham
  • Question /

    To Kill a Man by Sam Bourne is a book in which genre?

    • Thriller
    • Horror
  • Question /

    What is the title of the story of investigative journalism by Kantor and Twohey which lit the fuse for the Me Too Movement?

    • She Said
    • He Said
  • Question /

    Who wrote Dodger, the tale of a sewer scavenger living in Dickensian London?

    • Terry Pratchett
    • Neil Gaiman
  • Question /

    Finish the title of Bill Bryson’s revisit to various places in Britain: The Road to — Dribbling

    • Little
    • Upper
  • Question /

    Who wrote Smile, the heart breaking story of an Irish man who can’t admit or cope with the abuse he suffered at the hands of religious school teachers?

    • Roddy Doyle
    • John Boyne
  • Question /

    How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee has been longlisted for which major 2020 prize?

    • Women’s Prize for Fiction
    • Booker Prize
  • Question /

    What is the name of the excellent follow up novel by Tayari Jones whose An American Marriage was a 2019 prize winner?

    • Silver Sparrow
    • The Untelling
  • Question /

    In which American state did Tara Westover begin her journey in the inspiring biography Educated?

    • Idaho
    • Montana
  • Question /

    Finish the title of this short story by Lionel Shriver: The Standing —

    • Chandelier
    • Icicle

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