Free Quiz Questions about books. Topics include spy books, sci-fi books and other types

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  1. Who wrote 'The Rights of Man' - and 'The Age of Reason'?

    Thomas Paine

  2. According to the Bible, what kind of bird did Noah first release from the Ark when the rain stopped?

    A raven

  3. Bible: Who did David and Samson both fight against? Philistines, Palestinians or Persians?


  4. Who is described in the Bible as being “six cubits and a span” in height?


  5. In the Old Testament what book comes between Obadiah - Micah


  6. According to the Bible, what was the name of the disciplel who betrayed Jesus to the Romans?

    Judas Escariot

  7. In the bible, are there more books in old or new testament?


  8. What was the best-selling book of the 1980s in the UK? Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins, Delia Smith's Complete Cookery course or The Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend?

    Adrian Mole

  9. A 1999 survey of kids asked what book they would most like to have on Desert Island. Was it Treasure Island, The Bible or The 1998 World Cup Panini Football Sticker Album.


  10. Which country publishes the most books every year: Germany, France or Italy?


  11. Which book is stolen most often from British public libraries: The Bible, The Guinness Book Records or Lord of the Rings?

    Guinness Book of Records

  12. The Bible is the all-time top selling book in the world. What is number two: The Little Red book of Mao Tse Tung, '1984' by George Orwell or The Koran?

    Little Red Book

  13. Which country publishes the most books every year: UK, USA or Germany?


  14. In the book Lord of The Flies by William Golding, is “the Lord of The Flies” a mountain, a pig or a boy?

    a pig

  15. Which George Orwell novel features main characters called Napoleon and Snowball?

    Animal Farm

  16. In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout

    Around the world in 80 days

  17. What type of creature was JR Tolkein’s creation “Bilbo Baggins”: an elf, a dwarf, a human being, or a hobbit?


  18. In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, what kind of animal is Boxer?


  19. In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, what is the name of Ebeneezer Scrooge's deceased partner who comes calling as a ghost?

    Jacob Marley

  20. Which nanny created by P.L. Travers promised to stay "'til the wind changes"?

    Mary Poppins

  21. In Bram Stoker’s original novel – did Dracula have a moustache, a beard or was he clean shaven?


  22. Which Charles Dickens book features a character called the Artful Dodger?

    Oliver Twist

  23. In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, what kind of animal is Moses?


  24. In Lord of The Rings, what kind of character is Gimli: a dwarf, an elf or a human?


  25. In Lord of the Rings – what kind of character is Legolas? A dwarf, an elf or a man?


  26. Which book did JRR Tolkein write first: The Hobbit or Lord of The Rings?

    The Hobbit

  27. What is the third book in the `Lord Of The Rings` trilogy called?`

    The Return Of The King`

  28. In which language was the original book Planet of The Apes?


  29. Within ten years, what year was Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol first published?

    1843 (accept answers from 1833-1853)

  30. Which Dickens novel is set in Essex and features a talking raven called Grip?

    Barnaby Rudge

  31. According to the `Hitchikers` Guide To The Galaxy`, the name of which country is the foulest word in the universe?


  32. The Led Deighton Game Set and Match trilogy is set in which 3 Capital cities?

    Berlin Mexico and London

  33. Which Charles Dickens book features characters called Joe Gargery and Magwitch?

    Great Expectations

  34. What DH Lawrence novel features a randy gardener called Mellors?

    Lady Chatterlys Lover

  35. Is James Bond a member of MI-5 or MI-6?

    MI - 6

  36. In the James Bond books, what is the name of the Russian organisation, an arm of the KGB, whose name means "death to spies"


  37. In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, who is the first ghost to appear?

    The ghost of Jacob Marley

  38. What Christmas book, written by Chris van Allsburg and first published in 1985, tells the story of a boy who gets a silver bell from Santa after riding on a magic train?

    The Polar Express

  39. Which famous novel starts with the line "Call me Ishmael"?

    Moby Dick

  40. Which Ian Fleming novel has the shortest title?

    Dr. No

  41. In literature, how many Pillars of Wisdom did T.E. Lawrence write about?

    7 pillars

  42. The title of whose book translates as "my struggle"?

    Adolf Hitler

  43. What was the title of the first James Bond book?

    Casino Royale

  44. What character from the 1930s and 40s was known as the 'man of bronze'?

    Doc Savage

  45. In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, what is the name of the old miser who must change his ways?

    Ebeneezer Scrooge

  46. Horror star Vincent Price, and the UK’s Liberal Democrats, have both released what; – cook books, history books, or books about politics?

    cook books

  47. Which famous literary character's troubles begin when his parents are killed by Lord Voldemort?

    Harry Potter

  48. What was the name of the farmer who put Peter Rabbit’s father in a pie?

    Mr McGregor

  49. Which famous literary character lived at No.7 in Saville Row in London, before embarking on a famous journey?

    Phileas Fogg

  50. Which Thomas Kennelly novel is the world’s best selling Booker Prize winner? (Clue: – it was filmed under a slightly different name;)

    Schindler's Ark'

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