Booker Quiz

Hello everyone! This is me – The Hungryreader and I am hosting this quiz on Booker Prize Winners on my blog today. Please leave your answers in the form of a comment. Please do not forget to include your name and email address. The 2 winners will receive a copy of “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes and “Pigeon English” by Stephen Kelman. This Quiz is only open to residents of India. Please submit your responses by the 31st of October 2011. The winners will be picked by lots.

Here we go:

1. Which book won the first ever Booker Prize in 1969?
2. Which Thomas Keneally book won the Booker?
3. In which month is the Man Booker prize shortlist usually announced?
4. In 2008 which novel won the 40th Anniversary ‘Best of Booker’ award?
5. Who, at 32, was the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize?
6. Which author famously said that she planned to spend her prize money on building a swimming pool in her house in Provence?
7. In which year were only two books shortlisted?
8. Who was the first Irish novelist to win the prize?
9. Which book is the fastest selling Man Booker winner ever, selling over half a million copies in th the UK alone?
10. Name the Penelope Fitzgerald title that won the Booker?

So start commenting and posting your answers.

All the Best…

The Hungryreader…

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9 thoughts on “Booker Quiz

  1. Soham Sabnis (@sohamsabnis)

    1. Which book won the first ever Booker Prize in 1969? P H Newby for Something to Answer For
    2. Which Thomas Keneally book won the Booker? Schindler’s Ark 1982
    3. In which month is the Man Booker prize shortlist usually announced? September
    4. In 2008 which novel won the 40th Anniversary ‘Best of Booker’ award? Midnight’s Children
    5. Who, at 32, was the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize? Ben Okri
    6. Which author famously said that she planned to spend her prize money on building a swimming pool in her house in Provence? A.S.Byatt,
    7. In which year were only two books shortlisted? 1975
    8. Who was the first Irish novelist to win the prize? J.G. Farrell
    9. Which book is the fastest selling Man Booker winner ever, selling over half a million copies in th the UK alone? Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
    10. Name the Penelope Fitzgerald title that won the Booker? Offshore

    Soham sabnis
    email: soham.sabnis@gmail.com

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  2. Venkat Prasanna

    ^True.
    @Hungryreader: Instead of questions, how about posting the pictures of authors and their books and ask questions based on it? BTW, I’m submitting the answers though! 🙂

    1. Something to Answer For

    2. Schindler’s Ark

    3. Midnight’s Children

    4. September

    5. Ben Okri

    6. A.S. Byatt

    7. 1975

    8. Anne Enright for the book “The Gathering”

    9. “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel

    10. Offshore

    Thanks to Random House India for notifying about this contest on their Facebook page. 🙂

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  3. manas panda

    1.something to answer for
    2.schindler’s ark
    3.august
    4midnight’s children
    5.ben okri
    6.as byatt
    7.1975
    8.anne enright
    9. life of pi
    10. offshore

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  4. Karan

    1. Something to Answer For by P.H. Newby
    2. Schindler’s Ark
    3. September
    4. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
    5. Ben Okri
    6. AS Byatt
    7. 1975
    8. J. G. Farrell
    9. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
    10. Offshore

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  5. Tushar Rai

    1. Something to Answer For
    2. Schindler’s Ark
    3. September
    4. Midnight’s Children
    5. Ben Okri
    6. A.S.Byatt
    7. 1975
    8. Iris Murdoch
    9. Wolf Hall
    10. Offshore

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  6. Ashish

    1. Something to Answer For
    2. Schindler’s Ark
    3. September
    4. Midnight’s Children
    5. Ben Okri
    6. A.S. Byatt
    7. 1975
    8. Iris Murdoch
    9. Wolf hall
    10.Offshore

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  7. thehungryreader Post author

    Alright. Thanks a lot for participating in the quiz guys. I’m sorry, however there were no winners for this one.

    The correct answers are:

    1. Something to Answer For
    2. Schindler’s Ark
    3. September
    4. Midnight’s Children
    5. Ben Okri
    6. A.S. Byatt
    7. 1975
    8. Roddy Doyle – Pure Irish
    9. Wolf Hall and
    10. Offshore

    Sorry folks.

    Reply

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