Books Quiz - Fictional Characters 4 (Questions)

Characters in stories take many forms, although it has been said that there are certain ‘archetypes’. ‘Flat’ characters (usually only found in small, supporting roles) will usually fit into one type, though more rounded characters (the protagonist and other major players) may be a combination of several different types, with some traits more dominant than others. There are twelve archetypes - the Innocent, the Orphan, the Hero, the Caregiver, the Explorer, the Rebel, the Lover, the Creator, the Jester, the Sage, the Magician and the Ruler.

This is the fourth and last quiz in our series on fictional characters. "Easy" questions include those on Jane Eyre, Peter Pan and The Old Curiosity Shop but maybe not so easy are those concerning the characters conceived by Damon Runyan, Marcus Brewer and Harold Pinter. See how well you know these inhabitants of fictional worlds.

1. What is the name of the title character in H G Wells' novel The Invisible Man?
[ ] Graham
[ ] Gresham
[ ] Griffin
[ ] Grimond
2. What is the name of the evil moneylender in the Dickens novel The Old Curiosity Shop?
[ ] Quilp
[ ] Quince
[ ] Quint
[ ] Quist
3. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, what is the name of Jane's cruel aunt?
[ ] Mrs Raine
[ ] Mrs Reed
[ ] Mrs Rice
[ ] Mrs Royce
4. In Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a former pupil of which public school?
[ ] Charterhouse
[ ] Eton
[ ] Harrow
[ ] Westminster
5. In the novels by Ian Rankin, what is the name of Inspector Rebus's daughter?
[ ] Sadie
[ ] Sammy
[ ] Shelley
[ ] Steffi
6. In the Damon Runyan short stories, who is the constant companion of Harry the Horse?
[ ] Dutch Joe
[ ] French Jim
[ ] Portuguese Jack
[ ] Spanish John
7. In Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe, who is the title character's father?
[ ] Cedric the Briton
[ ] Cedric the Celt
[ ] Cedric the Norman
[ ] Cedric the Saxon
8. What is the favourite tipple of Colin Dexter's creation, Inspector Morse?
[ ] Brandy
[ ] Claret
[ ] Real ale
[ ] Whisky
9. What is the name of the tramp in the Harold Pinter play The Caretaker?
[ ] Davies
[ ] Jenkins
[ ] Roberts
[ ] Williams
10. Marcus Brewer is a character in which Nick Hornby novel?
[ ] About a Boy
[ ] A Long Way Down
[ ] High Fidelity
[ ] How To Be Good

 

Books Quiz - Fictional Characters 4 (Answers)
1. What is the name of the title character in H G Wells' novel The Invisible Man?
[ ] Graham
[ ] Gresham
[x] Griffin
[ ] Grimond
Griffin finds a way to make himself invisible but cannot reverse the process
2. What is the name of the evil moneylender in the Dickens novel The Old Curiosity Shop?
[x] Quilp
[ ] Quince
[ ] Quint
[ ] Quist
He lusts after the angelic Little Nell
3. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, what is the name of Jane's cruel aunt?
[ ] Mrs Raine
[x] Mrs Reed
[ ] Mrs Rice
[ ] Mrs Royce
She sends Jane away to school at Lowood
4. In Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a former pupil of which public school?
[ ] Charterhouse
[x] Eton
[ ] Harrow
[ ] Westminster
Hook's final words in the play are Eton's motto, Floreat Etona (May Eton Flourish)
5. In the novels by Ian Rankin, what is the name of Inspector Rebus's daughter?
[ ] Sadie
[x] Sammy
[ ] Shelley
[ ] Steffi
To date (2015) Rebus has appeared in 20 novels written by Rankin
6. In the Damon Runyan short stories, who is the constant companion of Harry the Horse?
[ ] Dutch Joe
[ ] French Jim
[ ] Portuguese Jack
[x] Spanish John
Other characters in Runyan's stories include Nathan Detroit, Benny Southstreet, Big Jule, Good Time Charley, Dave the Dude and The Seldom Seen Kid
7. In Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe, who is the title character's father?
[ ] Cedric the Briton
[ ] Cedric the Celt
[ ] Cedric the Norman
[x] Cedric the Saxon
The book tells the story of noble Saxon families
8. What is the favourite tipple of Colin Dexter's creation, Inspector Morse?
[ ] Brandy
[ ] Claret
[x] Real ale
[ ] Whisky
He was rarely known to buy a round!
9. What is the name of the tramp in the Harold Pinter play The Caretaker?
[x] Davies
[ ] Jenkins
[ ] Roberts
[ ] Williams
Donald Pleasence was the first actor to play Davies, both on stage and in film
10. Marcus Brewer is a character in which Nick Hornby novel?
[x] About a Boy
[ ] A Long Way Down
[ ] High Fidelity
[ ] How To Be Good
In the film version of the book, starring Hugh Grant, Marcus Brewer was played by Nicholas Hoult