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Quiz – 800th Quiz

When I started writing quizzes for For Reading Addicts in 2016, I thought I may do a few dozen – and here we are, this is my 800th quiz!. 28 questions all with something 8ish as the theme. Enjoy!



  • Question of

    Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days begins and ends where in London?

    • Reform Club
    • Paddington Station
  • Question of

    Alphabetically, which is Shakespeare’s 8th play?

    • Henry IV part 1
    • Henry IV part 2
  • Question of

    Strindberg’s play Miss Julie premiered in 1888. What time of year is it set?

    • Midsummer
    • Christmas
  • Question of

    Finish the title of Pavesi’s 2021 thriller: The Eighth —

    • Detective
    • Body
  • Question of

    The 2020 novel The Eighth Life by Haratischvili is set in which historical period?

    • Russian Revolution
    • Second World War
  • Question of

    Which of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books was published as a stand alone novel for the first time in 1888?

    • A Study in Scarlet
    • The Sign of Four
  • Question of

    What is the 8th most used word in English?

    • That
    • Have
  • Question of

    Henry James’ The Aspern Papers, published in 1888, are based on the letters of which Romantic poet?

    • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • John Keats
  • Question of

    Which great American/English poet was born on September 26th 1888?

    • TS Eliot
    • Ezra Pound
  • Question of

    What is the 8th most used letter in English (according to Wikipedia)?

    • H
    • R
  • Question of

    The 2021 novel, The Eighth Girl, by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung is set in which European city?

    • London
    • Florence
  • Question of

    Who wrote The Man Who Would be King and Plain Tales from the Hills, both published in 1888?

    • Rudyard Kipling
    • H Rider Haggard
  • Question of

    In Swanson’s 2021 novel, Eight Perfect Murders, where does the character Kershaw get his list of ‘perfect murders’ from?

    • Novels
    • Visions
  • Question of

    Christie’s 8th novel, The Mystery of the Blue Train, was an outing for which of her famous detectives?

    • Hercule Poirot
    • Miss Marple
  • Question of

    What was the 8th of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    • These Happy Golden Years
    • Little Town on the Prairie
  • Question of

    Where in Canada is the setting for Atwood’s Cat’s Eyes, published in 1988?

    • Toronto
    • Ottawa
  • Question of

    Which of Pratchett’s 1988 novels brilliantly begins with a moody Macbethian scene with a voice asking, ‘When shall we three meet again?’ To which there is a reply: ‘Well, I can do next Tuesday.’

    • Wyrd Sisters
    • Sourcery
  • Question of

    Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince was published in 1888, what genre is it?

    • Children’s book
    • Satire
  • Question of

    Which best-selling author wrote the thriller The Eighth Confession?

    • James Patterson
    • John Grisham
  • Question of

    Which of Eco’s famous books was published in 1988?

    • Foucault’s Pendulum
    • The Name of the Rose
  • Question of

    What was the 8th outing for James Bond?

    • For Your Eyes Only
    • Thunderball
  • Question of

    Who is the protagonist of Alcott’s Eight Cousins?

    • Rose
    • Phoebe
  • Question of

    What is the 8th in the Anne of Green Gables series?

    • Rilla of Ingleside
    • Rainbow Valley
  • Question of

    Finish the title of Rushdie’s novel: Two Years Eight —

    • Months
    • Days
  • Question of

    Finish the title of this 2019 Patterson thriller: The 18th —

    • Abduction
    • Birthday
  • Question of

    What sort of animal is the hero of Byars’ book for children, The 18th Emergency?

    • Mouse
    • Panda
  • Question of

    What was the best-selling book in the UK in 2018?

    • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
    • Becoming
  • Question of

    What was the best-selling book in the US in 2018?

    • Becoming
    • Little Fires Everywhere

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