Books Quiz - Genre - Autobiographies 2 (Questions)

People have been writing down accounts of their lives since time immemorial and we have memoirs by such people as Julius Caesar, Flavius Josephus and Saint Augustine of Hippo. One of the first great autobiographies was written by the sculptor Benvenuto Cellini in the 16th Century. In it he writes:

"Everyone who has to his credit what are or really seem great achievements, if he cares for truth and goodness, ought to write the story of his own life in his own hand."

Autobiographies have been written by everyone from TV presenters to businessmen, from comedians to chefs, and from sportsmen to newspaper editors. The question is, who wrote what? Are you a fan of celebrities and do you read all of their autobiographies? See how much you know about the life and the writings of famous people by taking this quiz.

1. Which TV presenter is the author of the 2001 autobiography Memoirs of an Unfit Mother?
[ ] Judy Finnigan
[ ] Davina McCall
[ ] Esther Rantzen
[ ] Anne Robinson
2. Which businessman called his 1998 autobiography Losing My Virginity?
[ ] Richard Branson
[ ] James Dyson
[ ] Bill Gates
[ ] Alan Sugar
3. Which former newspaper editor wrote the 2007 autobiography Don't You Know Who I Am?
[ ] Kelvin MacKenzie
[ ] Piers Morgan
[ ] Eve Pollard
[ ] Janet Street-Porter
4. Which comedian wrote the 2006 autobiography Semi-Detached?
[ ] Harry Enfield
[ ] Gryff Rhys Jones
[ ] Mel Smith
[ ] Paul Whitehouse
5. Which DJ wrote the 2006 autobiography subtitled The Story of One Man and his Mouth?
[ ] Vernon Kay
[ ] Chris Moyles
[ ] Jonathan Ross
[ ] Terry Wogan
6. Which celebrity chef wrote the 2006 autobiography Humble Pie?
[ ] Jamie Oliver
[ ] Gordon Ramsay
[ ] Delia Smith
[ ] Anthony Worral Thompson
7. Who called his 2006 autobiography Totally Frank?
[ ] Michael Crawford
[ ] Frankie Dettori
[ ] Frank Lampard
[ ] Frank Skinner
8. What is the title of Stephen Fry's 1997 autobiography?
[ ] Ahab Is My Washpot
[ ] Boaz Is My Washpot
[ ] Noah Is My Washpot
[ ] Moab Is My Washpot
9. What title did Bob Dylan give to the first volume of his autobiography, published in 2004?
[ ] Chronicles Vol 1
[ ] Dispatches Vol 1
[ ] Guardians Vol 1
[ ] Heralds Vol 1
10. What is the title of Barbara Windsor's 2000 autobiography?
[ ] Nothing of Me
[ ] Some of Me
[ ] Most of Me
[ ] All of Me

 

Books Quiz - Genre - Autobiographies 2 (Answers)
1. Which TV presenter is the author of the 2001 autobiography Memoirs of an Unfit Mother?
[ ] Judy Finnigan
[ ] Davina McCall
[ ] Esther Rantzen
[x] Anne Robinson
n the book Anne describes the day she stopped drnking after picking her daughter up from school and driving to a petrol station to buy a bottle of vodka
2. Which businessman called his 1998 autobiography Losing My Virginity?
[x] Richard Branson
[ ] James Dyson
[ ] Bill Gates
[ ] Alan Sugar
The book takes us through the first 43 years of Branson's life, ending in January 1993
3. Which former newspaper editor wrote the 2007 autobiography Don't You Know Who I Am?
[ ] Kelvin MacKenzie
[x] Piers Morgan
[ ] Eve Pollard
[ ] Janet Street-Porter
It's subtitle is: Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition
4. Which comedian wrote the 2006 autobiography Semi-Detached?
[ ] Harry Enfield
[x] Gryff Rhys Jones
[ ] Mel Smith
[ ] Paul Whitehouse
Griff also wrote To the Baltic with Bob describing his adventures on the high seas with his sailing friend
5. Which DJ wrote the 2006 autobiography subtitled The Story of One Man and his Mouth?
[ ] Vernon Kay
[x] Chris Moyles
[ ] Jonathan Ross
[ ] Terry Wogan
The first part of the title is The Gospel According to Chris Moyles
6. Which celebrity chef wrote the 2006 autobiography Humble Pie?
[ ] Jamie Oliver
[x] Gordon Ramsay
[ ] Delia Smith
[ ] Anthony Worral Thompson
In the book Ramsay describes the abuse and neglect he received from his alcoholic father
7. Who called his 2006 autobiography Totally Frank?
[ ] Michael Crawford
[ ] Frankie Dettori
[x] Frank Lampard
[ ] Frank Skinner
He also wrote the Frankie's Magic Football series of children's books
8. What is the title of Stephen Fry's 1997 autobiography?
[ ] Ahab Is My Washpot
[ ] Boaz Is My Washpot
[ ] Noah Is My Washpot
[x] Moab Is My Washpot
The title is taken from Psalm 60
9. What title did Bob Dylan give to the first volume of his autobiography, published in 2004?
[x] Chronicles Vol 1
[ ] Dispatches Vol 1
[ ] Guardians Vol 1
[ ] Heralds Vol 1
There is as yet no Chronicles Vol 2
10. What is the title of Barbara Windsor's 2000 autobiography?
[ ] Nothing of Me
[ ] Some of Me
[ ] Most of Me
[x] All of Me
In the book Windsor discloses that she never wanted children because her father rejected her