Saturday, March 06, 2010

World Book Day - Quiz answers

Here, as promised, are the answers to the World Book Day fun quiz:-

1. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
'The Go-Between' by L P Hartley

2. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte

3. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen

4. "Yes, of course, if it's fine tomorrow," said Mrs Ramsay.
'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf

5. I was set down from the carrier's cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began.
'Cider with Rosie' by Laurie Lee

6. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.
'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens

7. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
'The Great Gatsby' by F Scott Fitzgerald

8. 'The Bottoms' succeeded to 'Hell Row'.
'Sons and Lovers' by D H Lawrence

9. In the first place ........ is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women.
'Cranford' by Elizabeth Gaskell

10. A strange melancholy pervades me to which I hesitate to give the grave and beautiful name of sadness.
'Bonjour Tristesse' by Francoise Sagan

Thanks for all you comments on the quiz post and I'm glad you enjoyed taking part!


  1. I really need to get more cultural. I think I have only read one book in that list! There are some great book suggestions in there for me - once I have got through Steinbeck. The current book is proving a bit of a challenge for me!

  2. Brilliant Rosie, you have made me want to re read some of thise books - especially the Great Gatsby which I read when I was a teenager and cannot really remember much about (although I still have the book.) I love a good quiz - can you do one with character next? xxxx

  3. This was good fun Rosie although we only managed a lamentable five out of ten, despite having read most on the list.

    Cider with Rosie caused the most dispute, neither of us got that right!

  4. So glad you all enjoyed the quiz and got some inspiration from it for future reading or re-reading:)

  5. This was a great idea Rosie and lots of fun. I'm surprised I didn't get the Virginia Woolf one as I've read To The Lighthouse a couple of times - oh dear!!

    Jeanne x

  6. GotCider with Rosie - we read that in school. P&P was an easy one too.

    Great fun! Hope you are doing well

    Rosie x

  7. i whizzed past the answers so that i could go first to the questions and see if i could get any right. i only got 2 even though i've read 4 of the books (mind you i've just had a flare up of lupus, which has impaired my emory). i feel inspired to read them again and read the others too :o)

    your blog is such fun xxx


  8. Yes..Bonjour Tristesse..I loved that book...must read it again sometimes:)This was fun...thank you!