Book Quiz: Philip Roth’s middle name and Synge’s island?

10 bookish brain teasers

Jodie Foster stars in Claude Chabrol’s The Blood of Others, based on a Brian Moore screenplay

Jodie Foster stars in Claude Chabrol’s The Blood of Others, based on a Brian Moore screenplay

 

1. Joan Lingard, author of the award-winning and million-selling Kevin and Sadie series, was born in which city?

a) Belfast

b) Dublin

c) London

d) Edinburgh

2. Brian Moore wrote the screenplay for Claude Chabrol’s 1984 film ‘The Blood of Others’ (‘Le sang des autres’). Who wrote the novel on which it was based?

a) Jean-Paul Sarte

b) André Malraux

c) Simone de Beauvoir

d) André Gide

3. Who wrote the story ‘The Quiet Man’, adapted for the big screen by John Ford?

a) Walter Macken

b) Liam O’Flaherty

c) Seán Ó Faoláin

d) Maurice Walsh

4. On which island is JM Synge’s cottage?

a) Inishmore

b) Inishmaan

c) Inisheer

d) Inishboffin

5. Which of these is not a work by Günter Grass?

a) Cat and Mouse

b) The Dog Years

c) From the Diary of a Snail

d) The Call of the Frog

6. ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is set in which city?

a) Madrid

b) Seville

c) Bilbao

d) Barcelona

7. What is Philip Roth’s middle name?

a) Shakespeare

b) Milton

c) Yeats

d) Dickens

8. What was Frank O’Connor’s real name?

a) Conor Michael Francis

b) Michael Francis O’Donovan

c) Francis Ford Coughlan

d) Francis Mary Conway

9. What is John le Carre’s real name?

a) David Cornwell

b) Bernard Cornwell

c) Patrick Cornwell

d) Victor Cornwell

10. Which of these Irish writers has not lived in Berlin?

a) Julian Gough

b) Hugo Hamilton

c) Francis Stuart

d) John Banville

Answers: 1d; 2c; 3d; 4b; 5d; 6d; 7b; 8b; 9a; 10d

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