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Brian O'Nolan: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: At Swim-Two-Birds was one of the last books that ________ read and he praised it to O'Nolan's friends - praise which was subsequently used for years as a jacket blurb on reprints of O'Brien's novels.
Ulysses (novel)Finnegans WakeDublinersJames Joyce

Question 2: A Bash In The Tunnel (Brighton: Clifton Books 1970), essays on James Joyce by Flann O’Brien, ________, Samuel Beckett, Ulick O'Connor & Edna O’Brien.
IrelandIrish languageDublinPatrick Kavanagh

Question 3: Flann O'Brien is considered a major figure in twentieth century ________.
IrelandIrish peopleAnglo-IrishIrish literature

Question 4: The British writer ________ stated that, "If we don't cherish the work of Flann O'Brien we are stupid fools who don't deserve to have great men.
Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess bibliographyA Clockwork OrangeNinety-nine Novels

Question 5: Flann O'Brien novels have attracted a wide following for their bizarre humour and Modernist ________.
Meta-referenceMetatheatreStory within a storyMetafiction

Question 6: The name is taken from a character (Myles-na-Coppaleen) in ________'s play The Colleen Bawn, who is the stereotypical charming Irish rogue.
Dion BoucicaultCharles MathewsCharles KeanJoseph Jefferson

Question 7: Meanwhile, the story's ________, Shaun Svoolish, chooses a comfortable, bourgeois life rather than romance and heroics:
PlatoHeroGreek hero cultGreek mythology

Question 8: As a novelist, O'Nolan was powerfully influenced by ________.
James JoyceDublinersFinnegans WakeUlysses (novel)

Question 9: O'Nolan wrote prodigiously during his years as a student at ________ where he was an active member of the well known Literary and Historical Society.
Université catholique de LouvainUniversity College DublinQueen's University BelfastVrije Universiteit Brussel

Question 10: As Myles na gCopaleen (or Myles na Gopaleen), O'Nolan wrote short columns for ________, mostly in English but also in Irish, which showed a manic imagination that still astonishes.
Evening HeraldMetro (Associated Metro Limited)Sunday IndependentThe Irish Times
















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