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Patrick O'Brian: Quiz


Question 1:
What did Patrick O'Brian do for a living?
Musician, Composer, Entertainer
Writer, Lecturer
Professional rugby player
novelist and translator

Question 2: It was a critical success, with a recommendation in the ________ and positive reviews in publications including the New York Herald Tribune and the Saturday Review of Literature[8].
New StatesmanPrivate EyeThe EconomistGranta

Question 3:
Who is Patrick O'Brian's spouse?
Mary Miller
Mary Tolstoy O'Brian
Ma Shin
John Altoon

Question 4:
Where was Patrick O'Brian born?

Question 5:
When did Patrick O'Brian die?

Question 6: It was notable for being the first book of contemporary fiction ever published by the ________[9], to whose annuals for boys he had been a regular contributor for some years.
LondonOxford University PressUnited KingdomJohn Fell (clergyman)

Question 7: In 1934 he underwent a brief period of pilot training with the ________ but this was not successful, and by 1935 he was living in London, where he married his first wife, Elizabeth, in 1936.
British ArmyLuftwaffeBritish Armed ForcesRoyal Air Force

Question 8: Between 1946 and 1949 the O'Brians lived in Cwm Croesor, a remote valley in north ________, where they initially rented a cottage from Clough Williams-Ellis.
WalesEnglandScotlandUnited Kingdom

Question 9: O'Brian was born Richard Patrick Russ, in Chalfont St. Peter, ________ and was the son of a physician of German descent and an English mother of Irish descent.

Question 10: Caesar (1930, his first book, which led him to be often labelled by critics as the 'boy-________')
Individualist anarchismHenry David ThoreauNoam ChomskyAnarchism


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