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A quiz about books

This quiz contains questions about well-known fantasy novels, young adult books, and stories about time. How many answers can you get?

Finish the line:

  1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to…” (Harry Potter)

  2. ‘One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and…’ (The Lord of the Rings)

  3. “Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds ever be…” (The Hunger Games)

  4. ‘All children, except one, …’ (Peter Pan)

  5. “Don’t you know that everybody’s got a … of their own?” (Mary Poppins)

Opening lines:

  1. ‘There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it’ is the opening line of which classic children’s novel?

  2. “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink” is the opening line of which novel?

  3. What is the opening line of the hobbit?

  4. ‘It was a dark and stormy night’ is the opening line of which novel by Madeleine L’Engle?

  5. ‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’ is the opening line of which 20th Century novel?


  1. What do Tolkien’s initials J. R. R. stand for?

  2. Which author wrote The Wizard of Earthsea?

  3. What was Lewis Carroll’s real name?

  4. Who wrote the novel Dragon Rider?

  5. Robert Galbraith is the pen name of which famous author?

Book titles:

  1. What is the fifth Harry Potter book called?

  2. What is the title of the Game of Thrones novel series?

  3. Name a novel by Mark Haddon containing the word ‘time’.

  4. Name Erin Morganstern’s first novel.

  5. Name a title by Ian McEwan that contains the word ‘time’.

General knowledge:

  1. What is the name of the compass on The Northern Lights book cover by Philip Pullman?

  2. What are Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’s first names?

  3. Name the five Divergent factions.

  4. Beowulf is a text written in what language?

  5. In which children’s fantasy novel does a girl named Ping appear?


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