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    The Hardest Book Quiz You Will Ever Take

    Test your knowledge!

    1. 1. How many languages has the Harry Potter series been translated into?

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      The books have been translated into 73 languages

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    2. 2. In which city was Vladimir Nabokov’s 'Lolita' first published?

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      'Lolita' was published in 1955 in Paris, in 1958 in New York, and in 1959 in London.

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    3. 3. Who wrote the novels 'Norwegian Wood' and 'The Wind up Bird Chronicle'?

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      'Norwegian Wood' and 'The Wind up Bird Chronicle' are some of Murakami’s most notable works.

      Haruki Murakami / Via haruki-murakami.com
    4. 4. Who said this in their autobiography?

      "The human brain comprises 70% water, which means it's a similar consistency to tofu."

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      It was Partridge!

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    5. 5. What was Dr. Seuss’ full name?

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      Dr. Seuss’ full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He loved to wear crazy hats to parties. When he was having a hard time coming up with rhymes, he would sometimes put on one of his many “thinking caps” for inspiration.

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    6. 6. Who do you think has sold more children’s books than any other author?

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      More than 220 million of R.L Stein's “Goosebumps” books have been sold since 1992, when the first book in the series, Welcome to the Dead House, was published.

    7. 7. To where is Isadora Zelda White Stollerman Wing travelling to in Erica Jong's 'Fear of Flying?

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      The novel begins on an airplane ride to Vienna, where the narrator is headed to attend a psychoanalytic conference of mostly Freudian analysts.

    8. 8. Dan Brown is probably best known for penning 'The Da Vinci Code'. But what did he do for a living before becoming a best selling author?

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      Dan Brown was a pop singer and songwriter before writing The Da Vinci Code. He wrote a terrible song about phone sex. Seriously, Google it.

      Daily Mail / Via Dan Brown was a pop singer and songwriter before writing The Da Vinci Code.
    9. 9. What was 'Of Mice and Men' orginally titled?

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      Of Mice and Men was originally titled Something that Happened.

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    10. 10. What was the first ever book to be written with a typewriter?

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      'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' was the first book written with a typewriter.

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    11. 11. How long did it take Charles Dickens to write 'A Christmas Carol'?

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      Charles Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol' in six weeks.

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    12. 12. If you were to stretch out all the shelves in the New York Public Library, how far would they extend?

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      If you stretched out all the shelves in the New York Public Library, they would extend eighty miles. The books most often requested at this library are about drugs, witchcraft, astrology and Shakespeare.

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    13. 13. In America, how many books are sold per second?

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      In America, 57 books are bought per second. It would take a shelf 78 miles long to hold all of one day's purchases.

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    14. 14. What book cover is this?

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      It's Jeffrey Eugenides's cult classic 'The Virgin Suicides'.

    15. 15. Kate Bush's 'This Sensual World' contains a soliloquy from James Joyce's...

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      The song is inspired by Molly Bloom stepping out of the black and white, two-dimensional pages of James Joyce's Ulysses into the real world, and is immediately struck by the sensuality of it all.

      Via wunderbuzz.co.uk
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