SILLY POETRY

“O frabjous Day! Calloo Callay!” What event has prompted this happy outburst? The killing of the Jabberwocky

 

‘ A funny old bird the pelican…’ Why? Its beak holds more than its belly can

 

‘The Cow is of a bovine ilk; one end is moo; the other milk’ Who is the author of this two line poem? Ogden Nash

 

FIRST WORLD WAR-POETRY

Which poem title translates (ironically) as “It is Sweet and Fitting " Dulce Et Decorum Est (Wilfrid Owen) the full quote is’ It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country’

 

Who wrote the poem ‘Everyone Sang’? Siegfried Sassoon

 

In ‘Naming of Parts’ of parts by Henry Reed what are they naming the parts of? A Rifle

 

FIRST WORLD WAR-BOOKS

Who was a Foxhunting Man, then an Infantry Officer, but eventually made progress? Siegfried Sassoon

 

Which two poets featured in the Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker? Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, again!

 

What was the nationality of the author who wrote ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’? German

 

In the Sebastian Faulks novel Birdsong, where does much of the war action take place? Underground

 

ROOMS

Who had a Room of Their Own? Virginia Woolf

 

Who trapped their main character and child in a single room? Emma Donoghue

 

Which author left room at the top? John Braine

 

Which author had a room with a view? E.M. Forster



POLITICIANS

What was the more distinguished career of the author of Coningsby? Disraeli-Prime Minister

 

Who wrote ‘The History of The English Speaking Peoples’? Winston Churchill

 

What is the title of Barack Obama’s book about a member of his family? Dreams From My Father

 

What prominent current UK politician wrote ‘ Seventy Two Virgins’? Boris Johnson

 

What is the name of the anti-hero in House Of Cards? Francis Urquhart

'LEFT FIELD’ AMERICAN AUTHORS; BOOKS INTO FILMS

Which author had Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, A Scanner Darkly made into films? Philip K Dick

 

Can you name the three films? Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner darkly

 

Who wrote the original novel ‘ Fight Club’? Chuck Palahniuk

 

What author places his hero at various times in Dresden and on the planet Tralfamadore? Kurt Vonnegut

 

RAYMOND CHANDLER

At which private school in South London was Raymond Chandler educated? Dulwich College

 

In The Long Goodbye what is the drink (must be made with GORDONS gin, and one other ingredient) ) that Terry Lennox and Marlowe share when they meet in the bar? A Gimlet-the other ingredient is Roses lime juice

 

Who wrote the ‘homage novel’, The Black Eyed Blonde in Chandler’s style, using one of Chandler’s title and existing characters? Benjamin Black aka John Banville

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