Book club Christmas quiz (1)

It was our book club party, last night and as usual I ran the quiz… Here are the first sixteen questions:

  1. Literature: who said “God bless us one and all!”
  2. TV: Julian Fellows wrote which Sunday night drama which ran for several series and started with the news of the sinking of the Titanic?
  3. Geography: What is the capital of Australia?
  4. Literature: who wrote The Secret History?
  5. Food: what is capellini, lasagnetti, pappardelle and croxetti?
  6. History: what was the name of the only four English monarchs who followed each other directly in succession?
  7. Literature: who is Robert Galbraith better known as?
  8. Weston: what is the surname of the family who own the Grand Pier?
  9. Poetry: which famous dramatist wrote a poem beginning: ‘Blow, blow, thou winter wind,’
  10. Film: which Graham Greene novel was made into a film starring Trevor Howard, Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton, with music by Anton Karas?
  11. Fifty-fifty: John le Carré’s second novel was a detective story ‘A Murder of Quality’
  12. Geography: The Hay-on-Wye book festival is held in which county?
  13. Literature: What is Shardlake’s first name?
  14. History: which King reputedly burnt the cakes?
  15. Mythology: which Roman god is the god of beginnings and endings, passages and transitions, gates, doors, doorways and entrances?
  16. Literature: The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, The Wax Apple, A Pocket Full of Rye, Nemesis. Which was NOT written by Agatha Christie?


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