Free Quiz Questions on Authors. Topics include names, habits, awards, etc.

  1. Who wrote Brave New World (full name)?

    Aldus Huxley

  2. Who wrote the 'Man in the Iron Mask'?

    Alexander Dumas

  3. Who wrote 2001, A Space Odyssey? Arthur C Clarke, Jules Verne or Isaac Asimov?

    Arthur C Clarke

  4. Who wrote the classic children’s novel “Swallows and Amazons”

    Arthur Ransome

  5. Terry Pratchett is one of the best-selling authors in the world today (author of the Discworld series) But is he a Christian, a Buddhist or an Atheist?


  6. Who was the most borrowed author from Scottish libraries in the 1990s: John Grisham, Catherine Cookson or Roald Dahl?


  7. Who wrote Robinson Crusoe?

    Daniel Defoe

  8. When Anthony Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange was he mainly tripping on acid, drunk on alcohol or straight and sober?

    Drunk on booze

  9. What famous horror story, first published in 1816, was written by Mary Shelley?


  10. Which of these books was written by a woman: Dracula, Frankenstein or The Curse of The Mummy?

    Frankenstein, (written by Mary Shelley)

  11. Which famous English author’s real name was Eric Blair?

    George Orwell

  12. Who wrote the books 'Billy Budd' and 'Moby Dick'?

    Herman Melville

  13. Who created the James Bond character and wrote the original books?

    Ian Fleming

  14. Who is the most borrowed author from Scottish libraries in the last year [2005]: John Grisham, Ian Rankin or JK Rowling?

    Ian Rankin

  15. Who wrote Northanger Abbey

    Jayne Austin

  16. What do the letters J and K stand for in the authour J. K. Rowling`s name?

    Joanne Kathleen

  17. In literature, who wrote 'The 39 Steps'?

    John Buchan

  18. Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels (both names)

    Jonathon Swift

  19. Who wrote Catch 22 (both names)

    Joseph Heller

  20. Who wrote `20,000 Leagues Under The Sea`?

    Jules Verne

  21. Which famous author’s real name was Charles Dodgson?

    Lewis Caroll (author of Alice in Wonderland)

  22. Who wrote 'Gone with the Wind'?

    Margaret Mitchell

  23. What type of books have been written by Samuel Delaney, Fredrick Pohl, and Harlan Ellison?

    Science Fiction

  24. Who is the author of ‘The Dark Tower’ series of fantasy novels?

    Stephen King

  25. The mystery of Edwin Drood was whose last (but unfinished) novel?

    Charles Dickens

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