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Question 1: Brigid O'Shaughnessy is the classic ________.
VampireFilm noirFemme fataleTheda Bara

Question 2: The Maltese Falcon is a 1930 detective novel by ________, originally serialized in the magazine "Black Mask".
Dashiell HammettNick & NoraUnited StatesDetective fiction

Question 3: The Maltese Falcon itself is a good example of a ________,[2] in that it serves as motivation for several of the character's actions but has little other significance.
Notorious (1946 film)Alfred HitchcockNorth by NorthwestMacGuffin

Question 4: The Maltese Falcon (2001), an audio adaptation by the ________ starring Jane Lapotaire, Tom Wilkinson and Peter Acre was published as an audio book in 2001[5] and broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2009.
Raidió Teilifís ÉireannNorwegian Broadcasting CorporationBBCTG4

Question 5: The Maltese Falcon (1931), the first version, pre-Code production starring Ricardo Cortez and ________
Bebe DanielsGloria SwansonAlla NazimovaRoscoe Arbuckle

Question 6: Satan Met a Lady (1936), a light-comedy adaptation starring ________ and Warren William, with Sam Spade becoming "Ted Shane".
Bette DavisAcademy Award for Best ActressIngrid BergmanBette Davis filmography

Question 7: Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon (2008), an audiobook dramatization by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear,starring ________, Sandra Oh and Edward Herrmann, was released in 2008 by Blackstone Audio.
Sin City (film)Quentin TarantinoVirginia MadsenMichael Madsen

Question 8: The novel investigates in richer detail the back stories of ________, his partner Miles Archer and other memorable characters from the original story.
The Maltese Falcon (1941 film)Film noirThe Maltese Falcon (novel)Sam Spade

Question 9: The Maltese Falcon (1941) the third version, considered to be a film noir classic, starring ________, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet.
James CagneyJames Stewart (actor)Humphrey BogartLauren Bacall

Question 10: Spade attempts to explain himself to Brigid O'Shaughnessy with the Flitcraft parable, in which Hammett makes an oblique reference to the philosopher ________, but O'Shaughnessy has no idea what he is getting at.
Charles Sanders PeirceAlfred North WhiteheadAristotleScientific method


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