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Quiz on Literature & Films Based on Literature

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Cebu Rizalista

on 30 September 2012

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Literary Quiz Difficult Round 2. Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan, culture
hero, and trickster figure. According to the myth, what gift was given by Prometheus to mankind which caused him to be punished by Zeus? 5. Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare,
believed to have been written between 1605
and 1608. The play is based on the life of the
legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. In 2011, Ralph Fiennes directed and starred as Coriolanus with Gerard Butler as Aufidius in a modern-day film adaptation Coriolanus. Ralph Fiennes, the lead
actor and director of the
said film also played the
role of a villain in a fantasy film. Name this literary villain
played by Ralph Fiennes. Lord
Voldemort 8. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien. It is the sequel to Tolkien's fantasy
novel and children's book which is
still regarded up to the present as a
classic in children's literature. What is the title of the
said children's novel
and prequel to the
Lord of the Rings? The Hobbit 1. American Psycho is a psychological
thriller and satirical novel by Bret
Easton Ellis, published in 1991. In 2000, writer Guinevere Turner
and writer/director Mary Harron
adapted American Psycho into a
dark, comic film released by Lions
Gate Films. Identify the actor who played the main character Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker who is also a manic serial killer. He is also the lead actor in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Christian
Bale 3. A Walk to Remember
is a 2002 American
coming-of-age teen
romantic drama film starring Shane West
and Mandy Moore on the lead roles. It is an adaptation of a novel of the same name which was set in 1958-'59 in Beaufort, North Carolina about two teenagers who fall in love with each other despite the disparity of their personalities. Name the author of
A Walk to Remember. Nicholas
Sparks Fire 9. Game of Thrones is a medieval
fantasy television series created for the U.S. channel HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. What is the collective title of
George R. R. Martin's yet to be completed seven-volume fantasy series? A Song of
Ice and Fire 6. Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels
written by the British
author J. K. Rowling. The final novel and the final two-part film installment titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows chronicles the events directly following Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the final confrontation between the wizards Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. In both novel and films the Deathly Hallows are three magical objects possessing great powers. What is the name given to the wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows, seen in the previous video which was considered in both novel and films to be the most powerful wand in existence? The
Wand 10. The Social Network is a 2010
American drama film written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. Who directed
the movie? David
Fincher 4. The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay co-written by Coppola. It was an adaptation of a novel of the same name which details the story of a fictitious Sicilian Mafia family based in New York City (and Long Beach, New York) and headed by Don Vito Corleone, who became synonymous with the Italian Mafia. Who co-wrote the screenplay of the film who is also the author of the novel from which it is based from? Mario
Puzo 7. The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Who was the comrade and lover of Achilles whose death at the hands of Hector prompted the greatest warrior to re-enter the Trojan War? Patroclus English
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