Novels and Authors General Knowledge Questions Answers

Novels and Authors General Knowledge Questions Answers


Novels and Authors General Knowledge Questions Answers


1. In which novel does this statement occur? “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal”?
Answer: Animal Farm.


2. Who wrote, “There’s no sweeter tobacco comes from Virginia, and no better brand than “Three Castles”?
Answer: William Makepeace Thackeray.


3. Who was the first woman novelist in England?
Answer: Aphra Behn (1640-89).


4. Whose detective is ‘Lord Peter Wimsey’?
Answer: Dorothy L. Sayers.


5. About literacy editors who said, sadly, ‘No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft’?
Answer: H.G. Wells.


6. What is a trashy novel?
Answer: A combination of traditional and romantic.


7. Which science fiction writer wrote “Pebbles in the sky”?
Answer: Isaac Asimov.


8. Which American Jewish novelist got the Nobel Prize for peace?
Answer: Elie Wiesel.


9. Who is the winner of 1989 Booker Prize?
Answer: Kazuo Ishiguro.


10. Who really is John Le Carre?
Answer: David John Moore Cornwell.


11. ‘Wandering’, ‘Journey to the East’ are some of the books by this author who wrote a book on Indian characters which was later filmed. Who is he?
Answer: Hermann Hesse, The filmed book is “Siddhartha”.


12. Who wrote the perennial children’s classic ‘Swiss Family Robinson’?
Answer: Johann David Wyss.


13. Who wrote the popular Famous French Novel ‘Gigi’?
Answer: Colette.


14. Who wrote the famous Malayalam Novel ‘Chemmeen’?
Answer: Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.


15. Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty – a critic said. Who?
Answer: Oscar Wilde.


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16. Whose detective is Philip Marlowe?
Answer: Raymond Chandler’s.


17. How many stories does Boccaccio’s ‘Decameron’ contain?
Answer: 100.


18. Which is the first Inspector Maigret book by Simenon?
Answer: Inspector Maigret Investigations.


19. In which country was Boris Pasternak’s ‘Dr. Zhivago’ first published?
Answer: Italy.


20. When was ‘Dr. Zhivago’ first published?
Answer: 1957.


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