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From the page to the silver screen: a quiz

Many great movies (not to mention some downright awful ones!) have been based on well-known novels and other works of fiction, often with changes of title. This quiz will test your knowledge of the links. With any luck, not too difficult!

  • Question of

    Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone did not have exactly that title when first published in book form in the UK. Which phrase did the American movie moguls (and book publishers) think was beyond their audience, despite making far more historical sense?

    • Pardoner`s Stone
    • Necromancer`s Stone
    • Philosopher`s Stone
    • Manciple`s Stone
  • Question of

    Which film is based on a James Jones novel set in Honolulu prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor?

    • From Here to Eternity
    • The Thin Red Line
    • The Merry Month of May
    • To The End Of The War
  • Question of

    Joseph Conrad`s novel Heart of Darkness became what on screen?

    • Out of Africa
    • Full Metal Jacket
    • Fahrenheit 451
    • Apocalypse Now
  • Question of

    Clueless was a 1995 film and a TV sitcom that ran from 1996 to 1999. On which Jane Austen novel was it (very) loosely based?

    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Emma
    • Northanger Abbey
    • Persuasion
  • Question of

    What was the full title of the H G Wells story that formed the basis of Things to Come (1936)

    • The Form of Things to Come
    • The Fear of Things to Come
    • The Shape of Things to Come
    • The Hope of Things to Come
  • Question of

    Which Herman Melville novel was first filmed in 1926 as The Sea Beast?

    • Moby Dick
    • Moby Duck
    • Moby Richard
    • Moby Dock
  • Question of

    Which Quentin Tanantino film was based on Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard?

    • Kill Bill
    • Jackie Brown
    • Reservoir Dogs
    • Pulp Fiction
  • Question of

    Peter George’s thriller Red Alert led to which Stanley Kubrick film?

    • A Clockwork Orange
    • Eyes Wide Shut
    • Dr Strangelove
    • Barry Lyndon
  • Question of

    Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner started life as which novel by Philip K Dick?

    • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    • Galactic Pot-Healer
    • Ubik
    • Counter-Clock World
  • Question of

    The book won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960, and Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his role in the 1962 movie. The title?

    • Days of Wine and Roses
    • The Music Man
    • The Miracle Worker
    • To Kill a Mockingbird


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