LOVE THE BOOK/HATE THE MOVIE OF MICE AND MEN AND MONSTERS AND OTHER FORMS OF MAMMALIA WAIT, WHAT, HUH? QUOTES A MATTER OF CHARACTER

100

What is blue eyes.
Despite purportedly possessing "his mother's eyes," which were green, in the Harry Potter film series the titular character was depicted as having what color eyes?

100

What is Watership Down, Richard Adams.
This novel concerns anthropomorphized rabbits as they struggle to reach the titular location and establish a new society. Give the title and author.

100

Who are Ursula K. LeGuin and Philip K. Dick.
These two notable science fiction writers share a middle initial and graduated from the same high school, in the same year, without knowing each other.

100

What is "The Hollow Men," T.S. Eliot
"This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper."

100

Who is Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye.
This disaffected teen hates phonies, dreams of giving girls the time, and spends the entirety of his tale roaming New York City after being expelled from Pencey Preparatory.

200

What is Stephen King's IT.
Although still extremely grotesque, an orgy scene was removed from this horror film's adaptation despite the author's objection's to its removal. What is the original text and its author?

200

What is the White Whale, Moby-Dick, inspired by real life sperm whale Mocha Dick.
Herman Melville's greatest work explores issues of class and faith against the backdrop of a hunt. What kind of creature is being hunted?

200

Who is William Burroughs.
This Beat Poet associate killed his wife during a game of 'William Tell,' a game with which he shares his first name.

200

What is Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
"All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

200

Who is Billy Pilgrim, Slaughterhouse Five.
An optometrist who came unstuck in time.

300

Who is Elizabeth Taylor?
What actor has featured in all of these book-to-film adaptations: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, East of Eden, Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Taming of the Shrew?

300

What is a nightingale.
In Ovid's Metamorphosis and other volumes of mythology, what kind of bird is Philomela turned into?

300

Who is Hunter S. Thompson.
What author was severely beaten by a group of Hell's Angels after trying to stop one of them from beating his wife and dog?

300

What is Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut.
"So it goes."

300

Who is Lizzie Bennet, Pride & Prejudice.
Good spirited with a hearty laugh, but carries the heavy burden of being judgmental and thinking she's a cut above the company. Broody, bantering men are her favorite. With a marriage obsessed mother and three sisters.

400

What is Breakfast at Tiffany's.
What novel was made into an extremely successful movie featuring Micky Rooney in horrendous yellow-face?

400

Who is Snowball, from Animal Farm.
This Orwellian creature, inspired by Leon Trotsky, is best known for the coining the phrase, "Four legs good, two legs bad." Give the character name and work.

400

Who is Agatha Christie, regarding Hercule Poirot.
This author, known for being the best selling author of all time, grew to detest one of the characters that had made her mystery novels so popular. Answer with author and character for full points.

400

What is Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, said by Orsino in Act I, scene i.
"If music be the food of love, play on."

400

Who is Humbert Humbert, from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
This alliteratively named character was inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe, created by an avid lepidopterist and is equally committed to his own sinister fixation. He was brought to life on the big screen by Stanley Kubrick.

500

Who is Dracula.
This literary character is the most portrayed of all time, although not always in faithful adaptations of his eponymous novel. Bela Lugosi, John Carradine and Leslie Nielsen have all donned the cape on the big screen.

500

What is the Jabberwock.
This creature meets its end in one of the greatest nonsense poems in existence, included in C.S. Lewis's sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

500

Who is Ambrose Bierce.
This author, known primarily for the frequently anthologized "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," disappeared without a trace at the age of 71 while on a train tour of Civil War battlegrounds.

500

Who is Evelyn Beatrice Hall, though one of many quotes frequently misattributed to Voltaire.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

500

Who is Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire.
This middle-aged school teacher has always relied on the kindness of strangers.

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