Top 10 literature facts Selected as the most interesting among literature related questions in Literature quiz Where do the names of Uranus moons (Ariel, Umbriel, Miranda, Titania, Oberon) come from?Shakespeare's characters. William Herschel, Englishman, discoverer of Uranus and its major moons, was very patriotic for naming. He originally named Uranus as "George Star" to honour king of England, but the name was changed later.Created by: Cleotheatre facts » Phillip K. Dick, author of SF novels that have been made into numerous films ("Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Paycheck") denied the existence of a certain person. Who was that person?Stanislaw Lem is a Polish SF writer, author of "Solaris". In 1974 Philip K. Dick (probably suffering from schizophrenia) sent the letter to the FBI stating that "Lem is probably a composite committee rather than an individual, since he writes in several styles and sometimes reads foreign, to him, languages (...) these people are Marxists (...) and a threat to our whole field of science fiction"Created by: globalquiz.orgfilm facts » Which institution awards the Pulitzer prize?Columbia University. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer gave money in his will to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and establish the Prize. The prizes are given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917.Created by: globalquiz.orguniversities facts » Which famous novel was rejected by a number of publishers, so eventually its author had to pay the cost of publication himself?In Search of Lost Time (Proust). André Gide was famously given the manuscript to read to advise on publication and rejected it. In early 1914, he wrote to Proust to apologize "The rejection of this book will remain one of the most stinging and remorseful regrets of my life".Created by: globalquiz.orgnovels facts » In Samuel Beckett's play 'Waiting for Godot', how does Godot look like?He never shows up. In Waiting for Godot, two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.Created by: globalquiz.orgtheater facts » Where was Bertrand Russel from?United Kingdom. Bertrand Russell was born on 18 May 1872 as the youngest child of Viscount and Viscountess Amberley, an influential Whig family of the British aristocracy since the rise of the Tudor dynasty. His grandfather, the Earl Russell, served twice as Prime Minister in the 1840s and 1860s.Created by: globalquiz.orgwriters facts » Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?Oscar and Nobel Prize. He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got Nobel Prize in Literature of 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood Shaw won Oscar for best written screenplay in 1938.Created by: smyruNobel prize facts » What is the title of the national epic poem of England?Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines. It may be the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature.Created by: bordello się tu zrobiłłothe United Kingdom facts » Whose quotations are contained in the famous "Little Red Book"?Mao Tse-Tung. In 1966, all regions across China were ordered to build hundreds of new printing houses to publish the "Quotations of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung". The most popular versions were printed in small sizes that could be easily carried and were bound in bright red covers, becoming commonly known in the West as the Little Red Book. The book was printed in about 1 billion copies, which makes its second only to the Holy Bible.Created by: Tschukacommunism facts » Which novel describes just one day?Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904, making a lot of parallels between it and events the mythical story of Odysseus (Latin Ulysses). Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.Created by: life-o-holicculture facts » Play literature quiz and see all the questions.