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Fictional Characters 4
Inspector Morse's favourite tipple is real ale.

Fictional Characters 4

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.
In the Damon Runyan short stories, who is the constant companion of Harry the Horse?
Dutch Joe
French Jim
Portuguese Jack
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
2.
In the novels by Ian Rankin, what is the name of Inspector Rebus's daughter?
Sadie
Sammy
Shelley
Steffi
To date (2015) Rebus has appeared in 20 novels written by Rankin
3.
In Peter Pan, Captain Hook is a former pupil of which public school?
Charterhouse
Eton
Harrow
Westminster
Hook's final words in the play are Eton's motto, Floreat Etona (May Eton Flourish)
4.
What is the name of the tramp in the Harold Pinter play The Caretaker?
Davies
Jenkins
Roberts
Williams
Donald Pleasence was the first actor to play Davies, both on stage and in film
5.
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
The book tells the story of noble Saxon families
6.
What is the favourite tipple of Colin Dexter's creation, Inspector Morse?
Brandy
Claret
Real ale
Whisky
He was rarely known to buy a round!
7.
What is the name of the evil moneylender in the Dickens novel The Old Curiosity Shop?
Quilp
Quince
Quint
Quist
He lusts after the angelic Little Nell
8.
In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, what is the name of Jane's cruel aunt?
Mrs Raine
Mrs Reed
Mrs Rice
Mrs Royce
She sends Jane away to school at Lowood
9.
Marcus Brewer is a character in which Nick Hornby novel?
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
10.
What is the name of the title character in H G Wells' novel The Invisible Man?
Graham
Gresham
Griffin
Grimond
Griffin finds a way to make himself invisible but cannot reverse the process

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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