Quiz: Round One

By the time you read this, my Book Group Quiz will have finished. Inspired by Gaskella’s literary quiz in Abingdon, we decided to make our own – five of us have contributed rounds, with me doing three of them. Over the next few days I’ll pop up my questions for your delectation. Do have a go in the comments, but make sure you don’t read the answers if you want to have a go yourself!

First off, the picture round. These all fit nicely onto an A4 sheet, but I don’t know how to transfer that to my blog – so I’ve had to put them all up individually. They are all sections from book covers – I’m only looking for the title of the book, but feel free to throw in the author too, if you’re up for a challenge.

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19 thoughts on “Quiz: Round One

  • December 16, 2009 at 12:06 am
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    Hello. 2 is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. 13 is A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. 15 is Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence.

    Not high scoring, but I had to comment as I know the family of the artist who designed the Brave New World cover. His granddaughter is at Oxford.

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  • December 16, 2009 at 12:17 am
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    3 is Fingersmith by Sara Waters,
    4 is Chocolat by Joanne Harris,
    5 is Notes from a Scandal by Zoe Heller,
    6 is Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger,
    7 is Spies (I think) I can't remember the author of that one as I haven't read it.
    8 is the Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood
    11 is Lucky Jim by K.Amis (not sure aboutthis one)
    12 is Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (this is a guess based on the picture)
    13 1001 Books to read before you die

    What fun! Really enjoyed that. I wonder what the other ones are.

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  • December 16, 2009 at 12:17 am
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    #6 is Her Fearful Symmetry. #8 is The Blind Assassin. 9. is Memoirs of a Geisha. Those are the ones that I recognize (beyond what Jane has already listed).

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  • December 16, 2009 at 12:41 am
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    Doing well, guys! I won't give the answers yet, but will just say to The Literary Stew that 13 *does* appear on the cover of 1001 Books – very good, hadn't thought of that – but that's not where it started!

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  • December 16, 2009 at 8:50 am
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    11. is Filth by Irvine Welsh. I haven't read it and I'd be surprised if you had.

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  • December 16, 2009 at 9:22 am
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    Oh what fun. I recognise the following:
    3 – Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    4 – Chocolat by Joanne Harris
    5 – Notes from a Scandaly by Zoe Heller
    6 – Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
    8 – The Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood
    9 – Memoirs of a Geisha by Athur Golden
    13 – A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    11 and 15 look familar, but for the life of me I can't think which books these are from

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  • December 16, 2009 at 9:48 am
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    1. is Mrs Dalloway and 10. is Midnight's Children I think – everyone else has got there before me on the others!

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  • December 16, 2009 at 9:52 am
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    7 is Spies by Michael Frayn, 8 is Blind Assassin by Margaret Attwood, 13 A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess

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  • December 16, 2009 at 11:51 am
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    3. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
    4. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
    5. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller
    6. Her Fearful Symmetery – Audrey Niffenegger
    7. Spies – Michael Frayn
    8. Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
    11. Filth – Irvine Welsh
    13. Clockwork Orange – (forgotten the author)
    14. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan (a guess as I actually have no idea on this one it just made me think of it)

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  • December 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm
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    What fun!

    3. Fingersmith
    4. Chocolat
    5. Notes on a Scandal
    6. Her Fearful Symmetry
    8. The Blind Assassin
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha
    10. This one is driving me crazy! I can see the cover but can't place it.
    11. Filth
    12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    13. A Clockwork Orange
    14. Enduring Love
    15. The Orange Penguin Lady Chatterley's Lover

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  • December 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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    I suspect quite a few them had different covers in the US, as that's often the case, so this round might be biased towards the Brits!

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  • December 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm
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    What a fun idea. Here's what I thought before looking at everyone else's answers:
    1-Something published by Persephone Books
    3-Fingersmith
    6-Her Fearful Symmetry
    7-Something by Susan Hill (total guess)
    8-Blind Assassin
    9-Memoirs of a Geisha
    11-looks like it would work for Animal Farm
    13-A Clockwork Orange.

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  • December 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm
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    I am not looking at any of the comments (promise). Can only doa few:

    6 Her fearful symmetry by Audrey whatshername
    7 Blind Assassin – M Atwood
    11 Book by Irving Walsh cannot think of the title!
    12 Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
    13 Clockword Orange – Burgess
    14 Lady C's Lover – DH Lawrence

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  • December 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm
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    6. Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha ?
    11. Animal Farm – George Orwell
    13. A Clockwork Orange

    And no. 14 looks sooo familiar, but can't think what it is.

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  • December 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm
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    And 1. Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf?

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