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Question 1: Christie's works, particularly featuring detectives ________ or Miss Jane Marple, have given her the title the 'Queen of Crime' and made her one of the most important and innovative writers in the development of the genre.
Agatha ChristieMurder on the Orient ExpressLord Edgware DiesHercule Poirot

Question 2: ________ of crime fiction into films have been hugely successful.
EvolutionNatural selectionAdaptationModern evolutionary synthesis

Question 3: While the archetype for a murder mystery dates back to the "The Three Apples" in the ________,[1] crime fiction began to be considered as a serious genre only around 1900.
Islamic Golden AgeAbbasid CaliphateOne Thousand and One NightsArabic literature

Question 4: Wilkie Collins' epistolary novel The Woman in White was published in 1860, while ________ (1868), is often thought to be his masterpiece.
Detective fictionThe MoonstoneGentleman detectiveUnited Kingdom

Question 5: It has several sub-genres, including ________ (including the whodunnit), legal thriller, courtroom drama and hard-boiled fiction.
Crime fictionMystery filmDetective fictionLocked room mystery

Question 6: The author ________ (which itself was a pseudonym) wrote his crime fiction under the name of Ed McBain.
87th PrecinctEvan HunterArthur C. ClarkeLester del Rey

Question 7: It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or ________, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred.
NovelNarrative modeHistorical fictionPoetry

Question 8: For a detailed explication of the history of the relationship between crime fiction and the film industry, see the main article ________ and mystery film.
Crime filmIndian mafiaBollywoodFilm noir

Question 9: The evolution of the print mass media in the ________ and the United States in the latter half of the 19th century was crucial in popularising crime fiction and related genres.
CanadaWalesEnglandUnited Kingdom

Question 10: The evolution of ________ was one of the landmarks in the history of crime fiction.
Locked room mysteryColumbo (TV series)John Dickson CarrDetective fiction


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