From Page to Screen

Since the dawn of cinema, classic literature has been a goldmine for filmmakers seeking great material. This quiz will test your knowledge of Everyman's Library titles that were brought (for better or worse) to the silver screen. Answer all 14 questions below correctly, and you'll be entered to win a set of new Everyman's Library titles!

Quiz written by Ashley Gillespie

Who played the female lead in the 1990 film version of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale?
Julia Roberts
Diane Lane
Emily Watson
Natasha Richardson

What did Maggie Smith, star of the film version of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie become in 1990?:
A Dame
A Scientologist
A nun
A politician

Who directed the film version of James M. Cain's Double Indemnity?
John Huston
John Ford
Billy Wilder
Frank Capra

The plot of the 2002 film, The Hours, hinges on what classic novel by Virginia Woolf?
A Room of One's Own
To the Lighthouse
The Waves
Mrs. Dalloway

Leigh Brackett wrote the screenplay for Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye and worked on the screenplay for which other Chandler novel over 20 years earlier?
The Lady in the Lake
The High Window
The Big Sleep
The Little Sister

Who was the esteemed British actor who played Cassius in the 1953 film interpretation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and over forty years later played Mr. Touchett in the film version of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady?
Sir Laurence Olivier
Peter O'Toole
Sir John Gielgud
Sir Ian McKellen

How many American film versions of James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice are there?

Oprah Winfrey starred in a film interpretation of one of Toni Morrison's novels. What was the novel?
The Bluest Eye

Which cast member of 1995's film version of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is also credited with writing the screenplay?
Emma Thompson
Kate Winslet
Hugh Grant
Greg Wise

Matt Damon played the title role in the film version of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley. What was the name of the character played by Jude Law?
Johnny Blackstone
Dickie Greenleaf
Aaron Redtail
Ben Affleck

Which famous musician played Captain Nately in the film version of Joseph Heller's Catch-22?
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Art Garfunkel
Keith Richards

John Huston's film version of The Maltese Falcon starred which 1940s screen star:
Humphrey Bogart
Cary Grant
Walter Matthau
Jimmy Stewart

Where was Omar Sharif, who played a Russian in the film version of Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, actually born?

Vladimir Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 version of Lolita, although much of it was rewritten by director Stanley Kubrick. Lolita's age was changed in the film to pacify censors. In the novel she is twelve, how old is she in the film?

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