Book club Christmas quiz – answers and part 2!

Here are the answers to the questions I set yesterday – questions which I had given our book club at our Christmas party:


  1. Literature: who said “God bless us one and all!” Tiny Tim
  2. TV: Julian Fellows wrote which Sunday night drama which ran for several series and started with the news of the sinking of the Titanic? Downton Abbey
  3. Geography: What is the capital of Australia? Canberra
  4. Literature: who wrote The Secret History? Donna Tartt
  5. Food: what is capellini, lasagnetti, pappardelle and croxetti? Pasta
  6. History: what was the name of the only four English monarchs who followed each other directly in succession? George
  7. Literature: who is Robert Galbraith better known as? J.K.Rowling
  8. Weston-super-Mare: what is the surname of the family who own the Grand Pier? Michael
  9. Poetry: which famous dramatist wrote a poem beginning: ‘Blow, blow, thou winter wind,’ Shakespeare
  10. Film: which Graham Greene novel was made into a film starring Trevor Howard, Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton, with music by Anton Karas? The Third Man
  11. True or false: John le Carré’s second published novel was a detective story ‘A Murder of Quality’ True
  12. Geography: The Hay-on-Wye book festival is held in which county? Powys
  13. Literature: What is Shardlake’s first name? Matthew
  14. History: which King reputedly burnt the cakes? King Alfred
  15. Mythology: Which Roman god is the god of beginnings and endings, passages and transitions, gates, doors, doorways and entrances? Janus
  16. Literature: Which of these novels was NOT written by Agatha Christie? The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, The Wax Apple, A Pocket Full of Rye, Nemesis. Which was NOT written by Agatha Christie? The Wax Apple

Here are the remaining questions:


Who are these women writers:



Find the titles of these books:

  1. T K A M                 by Harper Lee
  2. T G G                     by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. A F                         by George Orwell
  4. T H                         by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. T C I T R                by J.D. Salinger
  6. F 451                      by Ray Bradbury
  7. T G O W                by John Steinbeck
  8. T L T W A T W     by C.S. Lewis
  9. T L P                      by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  10. B N W                   by Aldous Huxley
  11. O T R                    by Jack Kerouac
  12. D                           by Frank Herbert
  13. U                           by James Joyce
  14. T H G T T G         by Douglas Adams
  15.  A Q O T W F      by Erich Maria Remarque

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