Pubs and bars in literature: 10 questions

  1. The Moon Under Water was an essay about the ideal pub written by which famous English novelist?
  2. The Korova Milk Bar is frequented by the protagonists of which controversial book published in 1962?
  3. The Tabard in Southwark is the starting point for which classic work of English literature?
  4. The Boar’s Head is Falstaff’s local, and appears in Shakespeare’s plays dealing with which King?
  5. Which work by Daphne Du Maurier is given its title by the pub at the centre of the novel?
  6. What is the name of the establishment, presided over by Madam Rosmerta, at which Harry Potter and friends drink Butterbeer when allowed out from Hogwarts to visit the nearby town of Hogsmeade?
  7. Two men drink six pints of beer in five minutes in a pub called the Horse and Groom, in order to cushion their systems against the effects of space travel. Which book begins like this?
  8. The Green Dragon and the Prancing Pony make appearances in which trilogy?
  9. Which novel begins with a mysterious stranger walking into the Admiral Benbow inn?
  10. The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters is a fictional pub and gathering place of those who make money fishing dead bodies from the Thames. Which author created it?

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  1. The Moon Under Water was an essay about the ideal pub written by which famous English novelist?
    A: George Orwell
  2. The Korova Milk Bar is frequented by the protagonists of which controversial book published in 1962?
    A: A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
  3. The Tabard in Southwark is the starting point for which classic work of English literature?
    A: The Canterbury Tales
  4. The Boar’s Head is Falstaff’s local, and appears in Shakespeare’s plays dealing with which King?
    A: Henry IV (Parts I and II)
  5. Which work by Daphne Du Maurier is given its title by the pub at the centre of the novel?
    A: Jamaica Inn
  6. What is the name of the establishment, presided over by Madam Rosmerta, at which Harry Potter and friends drink Butterbeer when allowed out from Hogwarts to visit the nearby town of Hogsmeade?
    A: The Three Broomsticks
  7. Two men drink six pints of beer in five minutes in a pub called the Horse and Groom, in order to cushion their systems against the effects of space travel. Which book begins like this?
    A: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  8. The Green Dragon and the Prancing Pony make appearances in which trilogy?
    A: The Lord of the Rings
  9. Which novel begins with a mysterious stranger walking into the Admiral Benbow inn?
    A: Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters is a fictional pub and gathering place of those who make money fishing dead bodies from the Thames. Which author created it?
    A: Charles Dickens

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