1. This person joined the Shell Oil Company after graduating from high school. He later joined the RAF during WWII. He claimed that he was the person who coinedthe word "gremlin". He married actress Patricia Neal(best-known as Dominique Francon in "The Fountainhead") and wrote the screenplay for the Bond film "You Only Live Twice". Better known for something else. Who ?A. ROALD DAHL.2. This work so far has 9 parts. Each part starts with the lines
"The _____ __ _______ turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.What ? (the blanks give the answer)A. THE WHEEL OF TIME
ROBERT JORDAN. (INCIDENTALLY HIS VERSION OF ARMAGEDDON IS CALLED TARMON GAI
DON)3. She was born in Greece and was brought up by a university professor called Lob. The surname she adopted was taken from the person who was Merlin
s tutor(in Arthurian legend). She set up a criminal organization called the Network. After making enough, she retired and settled in London. She was brought out of retirementby a person from the British Secret Service. Who ?A. MODESTY BLAISE.4. This painter started a new art style that was later adopted by the neo-impressionists. His most famous work was the mural-sized "Sunday afternoon at the island of La Grand Jatte". He died at the age of 31. Who ?A. GEORGES SEURAT. THE STYLE WAS POINTILLISM.5. Fill in the 2 blanks
The Warden, ___________, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, _____________.A. BARCHESTER TOWERS, THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET
S SIX BARSETSHIRE NOVELS.6. This person was born in 1899. Starting off as a child actor, he first appeared (alongside Lilian Gish) in DW Griffith
s "Hearts of the World". His first stageappearance as a leading actor was in Beaumont & Fletcher
s "Knight of the BurningPestle". His first success was a play that dealt with drug addiction and shockedaudiences. One of his plays
"Cavalcade" was later turned into a movie(with himwriting the script) and it received the Oscar for Best Picture. Who ?A. NOEL COWARD.
FAMOUS FOR "HAY FEVER", "IN WHICH WE SERVE" AND FOR SINGING "MADDOGS AND ENGLISHMEN".7. This author was described as a "philologist" and a "gipsy gentleman" by a gipsy friend of his. The titles of his two most successful books come from the Romany translation of these two terms. Who ?A. GEORGE BORROW
THE TWO BOOKS WERE "LAVENGRO" AND "ROMANY RYE".8. First lines of a famous 20th-cent. Book
" I am going to pack my two shirts with my other socks and my best suit in the little blue cloth my mother used to tie round her hair when she did the house, and I am going from the Valley".