Books Quiz - Fictional Characters 1 (Questions)

Characters are important parts of drama. We come to understand them through their words, their deeds, their mannerisms, and even – at least in some books – through hearing their thoughts. We also see them behaving in different ways when talking to different people, revealing more of their motives and their personalities. What a character says and what they think may not be the same thing!

Using the plethora of fictional characters who appear in novels, we have selected questions to test your overall knowledge of fiction. You will find contributions from modern authors like Ian Rankin, alongside works by earlier writers such as Shakespeare and Dickens. We also have questions on all the main genres, from horror and sci-fi to romance and mystery. There are a total of four quizzes in the series, so why not try them all out to see how much you know about fictional characters?

1. Who is the most imaginative of the Walker children in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons?
[ ] Tatty
[ ] Titty
[ ] Totty
[ ] Tutty
2. What is the name of the fifteen-year-old protagonist in the Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange?
[ ] Alan
[ ] Albert
[ ] Alex
[ ] Alvin
3. What is the name of the detective created by American writer Rex Stout?
[ ] Nero Crabbe
[ ] Nero Foxxe
[ ] Nero Rabbitt
[ ] Nero Wolfe
4. What is the name of the squire in Treasure Island?
[ ] Squire Tregorran
[ ] Squire Trelawney
[ ] Squire Trescothick
[ ] Squire Trevelyan
5. What is the name of the CID officer created by Leslie Thomas?
[ ] Dangerous Davies
[ ] Homicidal Hopkins
[ ] Powerful Peters
[ ] Ruthless Roberts
6. What is the name of Mr Wickfield's slimy clerk in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield?
[ ] Uriah Heep
[ ] Uriah Hoop
[ ] Uriah Hope
[ ] Uriah Hype
7. What is the first name of Dr No in the Ian Fleming novel?
[ ] Julia
[ ] Julian
[ ] Julie
[ ] Julius
8. Who is the second son of Lord Marchmont in the Evelyn Waugh novel Brideshead Revisited?
[ ] Sebastian Flett
[ ] Sebastian Flitt
[ ] Sebastian Flute
[ ] Sebastian Flyte
9. In J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, who is Captain Hook's bosun?
[ ] Smart
[ ] Smee
[ ] Smithers
[ ] Smythe
10. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, what is the profession of the father of Tom's sweetheart, Becky Thatcher?
[ ] Banker
[ ] Judge
[ ] Riverboat captain
[ ] Schoolmaster

 

Books Quiz - Fictional Characters 1 (Answers)
1. Who is the most imaginative of the Walker children in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons?
[ ] Tatty
[x] Titty
[ ] Totty
[ ] Tutty
Titty is the third-oldest of the Walker children and Able Seaman of the Swallow
2. What is the name of the fifteen-year-old protagonist in the Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange?
[ ] Alan
[ ] Albert
[x] Alex
[ ] Alvin
He was played by Malcolm McDowell in the 1971 film adaptation
3. What is the name of the detective created by American writer Rex Stout?
[ ] Nero Crabbe
[ ] Nero Foxxe
[ ] Nero Rabbitt
[x] Nero Wolfe
Wolfe first appeared in Fer-de-Lance in 1934
4. What is the name of the squire in Treasure Island?
[ ] Squire Tregorran
[x] Squire Trelawney
[ ] Squire Trescothick
[ ] Squire Trevelyan
It's the squire who plans the expedition to the island
5. What is the name of the CID officer created by Leslie Thomas?
[x] Dangerous Davies
[ ] Homicidal Hopkins
[ ] Powerful Peters
[ ] Ruthless Roberts
Peter Davison played him in the 2003 TV series
6. What is the name of Mr Wickfield's slimy clerk in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield?
[x] Uriah Heep
[ ] Uriah Hoop
[ ] Uriah Hope
[ ] Uriah Hype
Heep is notable for his sickening humility, insincerity and frequent reference to his own "'humbleness". His name has become synonymous with being sycophantic
7. What is the first name of Dr No in the Ian Fleming novel?
[ ] Julia
[ ] Julian
[ ] Julie
[x] Julius
In 1962 Dr No became the first of the James Bond novels to be made into a film
8. Who is the second son of Lord Marchmont in the Evelyn Waugh novel Brideshead Revisited?
[ ] Sebastian Flett
[ ] Sebastian Flitt
[ ] Sebastian Flute
[x] Sebastian Flyte
Sebastian has a teddy bear, Aloysius
9. In J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, who is Captain Hook's bosun?
[ ] Smart
[x] Smee
[ ] Smithers
[ ] Smythe
Smee also appears in Barrie's novel, Peter and Wendy
10. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, what is the profession of the father of Tom's sweetheart, Becky Thatcher?
[ ] Banker
[x] Judge
[ ] Riverboat captain
[ ] Schoolmaster
Tom lies for Becky and takes a whipping for damaging the teacher's book, which Becky had ripped