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Hunts in literature – quiz


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen turns 70 on Saturday. To mark the occasion, we’re in hot pursuit of answers. Can you run them to ground?

1What is the name of the pirate who buries the treasure Jim Hawkins searches for in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island?Captain BluebeardCaptain FlintCaptain HookCaptain Long John Silver2What is the colour of Wally’s trousers in Where’s Wally?RedWhiteBlueBlack3During the treasure hunt in Gone Girl, Amy directs Nick to the hometown of which famous author?Robert Louis StevensonErnest HemingwayMark TwainHarper Lee4During the witch-hunts in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, which of the 10 Commandments does John Proctor forget when questioned?Thou shalt not bear false witnessThou shalt not stealThou shalt not commit adulteryThou shalt not covet5In Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, where is Tess cornered by police after going on the run?StonehengeBig BenHadrian’s WallArthur’s Seat6In the first Lord of the Rings book, The Fellowship of the Ring, how does Elrond stop the Nazgûl pursuing Frodo?He frightens them with a stern lookHe uses magic to banish them far awayHe sets them on fireHe washes them all away with a giant wave7In Tom Clancy’s novel The Hunt for Red October, what is Red October?A foreign spyA shipA submarineA nuclear weapon8In No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh is hired to kill Llewelyn Moss and recover the money he stole. How much money was it?$2.4 million$3 million$5.6 million$10 million9What object does Ralph try to take back from the other boys before they start hunting him in The Lord of the Flies?His shoesHis trousersHis conch shellHis glasses10Finally, we’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. I’m not ______?HungryA bearPro-huntingScared

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