1 Which Englishman sold the most novels in France during the month of March?
a Sebastian Faulks
b Hugh Laurie
c David Thewlis
d Ken Follett
2 Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall, takes its title from the family seat of which Tudor figure?
a Thomas Cromwell
b Jane Seymour
c Anne Boleyn
d Thomas More
3 Which cartoonist published The Book of Genesis Illustrated, an adaptation of the first book of the Bible?
a Chris Ware
b Art Spiegelman
c Robert Crumb
d Joe Sacco
4 Which posthumously published work consists of 138 handwritten index cards with about 150 words on each?
a The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov
b Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
c Beginners by Raymond Carver
d The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
5 Which political text became an overnight bestseller when the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, gave a copy to Barack Obama in April?
a A New Society by Che Guevara
b The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra
c Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky
d Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
1 How many games were there the record last set in the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Andy Roddick and Roger Federer?
a 25 b 30 c 35 d 40
2 During a Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster, which club orchestrated the fake blood injury that led to the “Bloodgate” scandal?
b London Irish
c London Wasps
3 The Sheffield-born athlete Jessica Ennis won the gold medal in which event at the 2009 world championships?
a Long jump
b 5,000 metres
4 Who took the final wicket of the England cricket team’s Ashes-winning Test series?
a Stuart Broad
b Steve Harmison
c Andrew Flintoff
d Graeme Swann
5 The violence surrounding which two African countries’ World Cup qualifier play-off matches caused a diplomatic incident?
a Tunisia and Libya
b Burundi and Rwanda
c Egypt and Algeria
d Morocco and Cameroon
1b Hugh Laurie
2b Jane Seymour
3c Robert Crumb
4a The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov
5d Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
4d Graeme Swann
5c Egypt and Algeria