Friday, 4 October 2013

Literature Quiz

Charles Dickens.

Thanks to all brave people who joined the quiz from Shakespeare to Dickens from Tolkien to Rowling.

Here are the answers of the quiz:

1. O brave new world,

That has such people in it..  


Aldous Huxley in "Brave New World"

Shakespeare in "The "Tempest"





George Orwell in "Animal Farm"


3.It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...

Charles Dickens in " A Tale of Two Cities"


4. To be or not to be...

Shakespeare in "Hamlet"

5.The Road goes ever on and on 

Down from the door where it began. 

Now far ahead the Road has gone, 

And I must follow, if I can, 

Pursuing it with eager feet, 

Until it joins some larger way 

Where many paths and errands meet. 

And whither then? I cannot say.


J.R.R.Tolkien in "Lord of the Rings" 


6. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail.

Charles Dickens in "A Christmas Carol"


 7.Oh, East is East and West is West,and never the twain shall meet... 

 Rudyard Kipling in The Ballad of East and West


8.Jack:May I ask you then what you would advise me to do? I need hardly say I would do anything in the world to ensure Gwendolen's happiness.

Lady B.: I would strongly advise you,Mr W., to try  and acquire some relations as soon as possible, and to make a definite effort to produce at any rate one parent, of either sex, before the season is quite over. 

Oscar Wilde in "The Importance of being Ernest"


9. Please Sir may I have some more?

 Charles Dickens in "Oliver Twist"


10. "Petrificus Totalus" ... " Impedimenta! Incarcerus!"

J.K.Rowling in "Harry Potter" 



Arkansas Patti said...

Phew, I barely made passing but I at 73, that is a good thing.
The quiz was fun and hope you have more of them.

Leslie: said...

I recognized all the quotes but could only match 4 of them! Not good for a teacher! lol Lots of fun, though, Wil.

Sylvia K said...

A fun post for the day, Wil!! I barely passed, too, but I'll blame it on my 80 years!! Forgetting is the thing I do best these days!! Have a lovely weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I had fun with it! Reminded me to get back to my long-held reading goal of reading classics that I know something about, know who wrote them, could even talk about, but have never actually READ. The ones in your post that I need to add to my list are Huxley and Orwell.

Kay said...

Oh shucks! I wish I'd tried. I do recognize a lot of those.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Oops missed the quiz. We were on our road trip.
So glad to be back home!