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What Series of English Civil Wars were a partial inspiration for Game of Thrones?A Song of Ice and Fire
Name any of the 3 authors who were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for fiction posthumously. Author
What religion was the first to adopt a 'codex' form for its holy texts, resulting in the popularization of the medium and moving to books from scrolls in the Western World?Book
The first collection of stories associated with the character 'Mother Goose' originated in what country in 1695?Children's Books
JK Rowling is the only person to have lost billionaire status because of what?Harry Potter
The District 12 salute described in The Hunger Games was adopted by anti-government protesters in what country in 2014?The Hunger Games
Over 25,000 books, TV series, Films, and other adaptations have been published featuring what British detective?Literary Character
Tolkien repeatedly denied any influence from, and expressed frustration with people attempting to make LOTR into an allegory for what war?The Lord of the Rings
With more than 500 Million copies sold since its publication in the 1600s, what is the best selling novel of all time?Novel
Grover's favorite food, enchiladas were created by what Empire in present day Mexico?Percy Jackson
What playwright wrote The Persians in 472 BC, making it the oldest surviving play?Play
The poem 'Howl' was written by what American beat poet?Poem
Shakespeare began writing poetry due to the Globe theatre being temporarily closed during a quarantine to stop the spread of what disease?Shakespeare
The modern classification of 'Young Adult' fiction began in the 1960s after the publication of what S.E. Hinton work?Young Adult
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