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QUIZ! November Events

This series of quizzes uses various events – national, international, literary or historical – that take place this month to ask relevant literary questions. The events for November are some National and International Days, Divali, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

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  • Question of

    Which author has the first name Arch, the third name Chipp but goes by his second name?

    • Colson Whitehead
    • Stephen King
  • Question of

    Which writer’s parents committed him to an asylum because he wanted to write?

    • Paul Coelho
    • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Question of

    Which modern British author was once a bilingual secretary for Amnesty International?

    • JK Rowling
    • Kate Atkinson
  • Question of

    What is the name of the female protagonist of Bhutto’s novel The Runaways?

    • Anita
    • Suni
  • Question of

    Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier is set in which American state?

    • New Jersey
    • New York
  • Question of

    Which poet wrote In Quintum Novembris, 21 years after the failed Gunpowder Plot?

    • John Milton
    • Aphra Behn
  • Question of

    Which Victorian wrote the hugely popular Guy Fawkes in 1840?

    • William Harrison Ainsworth
    • Walter Scott
  • Question of

    Which novel of Conrad’s has the characters of Kurtz and Marlow?

    • Heart of Darkness
    • The Secret Agent
  • Question of

    The Witcher novels by Sapkowski are in which genre?

    • Fantasy
    • Horror
  • Question of

    In Boyne’s The Absolutist what does Tristan take to Marian from her brother?

    • Letters
    • A photograph
  • Question of

    Finish the title of Keneally’s World War 1 novel: The Daughters of —

    • Mars
    • Thieves
  • Question of

    Which book begins, ‘All children, except one, grow up’?

    • Peter Pan
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Question of

    What is Scout’s real name in To Kill a Mockingbird?

    • Jean Louise
    • Laurie Jo
  • Question of

    Which child’s name is in the title of Roald Dahl’s best-selling book?

    • Charlie
    • Matilda
  • Question of

    Who wrote the mystery Still Life which opens on Thanksgiving?

    • Louise Penny
    • David Baldacci
  • Question of

    Which famous American wrote The Thanksgiving Visitor, based on their own childhood memories in Alabama?

    • Truman Capote
    • Fannie Flagg
  • Question of

    Finish the title of Chabon’s novel: The Yiddish Policeman’s —

    • Union
    • Murder
  • Question of

    Which century is part of the setting for Kadish’s The Weight of Ink?

    • 17th
    • 9th
  • Question of

    What genre of novels does Ian Rankin write?

    • Crime
    • Dystopian
  • Question of

    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely fine is set in which Scottish city?

    • Glasgow
    • Aberdeen

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