How book-smart are you? Take our book quiz this Book Lovers Day 2019!

Question 1

Name the book by Gabriel García Márquez that begins with the line “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

Question 2

Solve the following anagrams of the characters from Lord of the Rings:

  • Gabbing Boils
  • Oar Rang
  • Goofing Bards

Question 3

From To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, what is Scout’s surname?

Question 4

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, what is the name of the broom that Harry got, and who sent it?

Question 5

In the Hunger Games, what is the name of Katniss’ stylist?

Question 6

What Jane Austen novel starts with the line “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”?

Question 7

Guess the book: “Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king”

Question 8

In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which day of the week could Arthur Dent never get the hang of?


How did you do; are a book-worm or do you need to brush up on your literary knowledge? Check your answers below:



Question 1: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Question 2:

  • Bilbo Baggins
  • Aragorn
  • Frodo Baggins

Question 3: Finch

Question 4: Firebolt, Sirius

Question 5: Cinna

Question 6: Pride and Prejudice

Question 7: The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory

Question 8: Thursdays