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Quiz: Who created James Bond?

Last updated on: April 23, 2014 13:21 IST

1. Who among these wrote just one novel?

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The World Book Day is as good a day as any other to find out how well-read you are. Take this quiz and find out for yourself.

Today is World Book Day!

Organised by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright, the World Book Day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995.

And since there’s no better day than today to test how well-read you are, we bring you this special quiz on books.

Let’s start, shall we?

1. Who among these wrote just one novel?
1. Jane Austen
2. Emily Bronte
3. Charles Dickens

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Photographs: Mark Makela/Reuters

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2. Which of these wrote Malgudi Days?

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1. RK Laxman
2. RK Narayan
3. RK Ramanujan


Photographs: Tales from Malgudi Days were adapted into for television.

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3. Who wrote The Diary of a Young Girl?

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1. Jeff Kinney
2. Anne Franke
3. Helen Fielding


Photographs: Book cover of The Diary Of A Young Girl

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4. His book English, August: An Indian Story was made into a film. Who is he?

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1. Amitav Ghosh
2. VS Naipaul
3. Upamanyu Chatterjee


Photographs: Book cover of English, August

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5. Vikram Seth's book A Suitable Boy has been translated into Hindi. What is its title in Hindi?

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1. Ek Achcha Ladka
2. Koi Achcha Sa Ladka
3. Ek Achcha Sa Ladka


Photographs: Book cover of A Suitable Boy

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6. Which of these has NOT been written by Khushwant Singh?

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1. The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories
2. The Hungry Tide
3. Train to Pakistan


Image: Khushwant Singh
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel

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7. Jeet Thayil's book Narcopolis was short-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Who of these has WON the Booker Prize?

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1. Anita Desai
2. Kiran Desai
3. Anita Nair


Photographs: Book cover of Narcopolis

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8. Who created the character James Bond?

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1. Ian Fleming
2. Martin Amis
3. Roald Dahl


Image: Sean Connery as James Bond


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9. Which of Rohinton Mistry's books did politician Aditya Thackeray demanded to be withdrawn from the BA syllabus of the Mumbai University?

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1. Such a Long Journey
2. Family Matters
3. A Fine Balance


Image: Author Rohinton Mistry


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10. From which character's point of view Mrityunjaya, The Death Conqueror, is the Mahabharata narrated?

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1. Duryodhana
2. Krishna
3. Karna


Photographs: Book cover of Mrityunjaya, The Death Conqueror

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