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PACK – 03

See if you can match the books with their authors.


1.A Tale of Two Cities

    • Willaim Faukner
    • James Joyce
    • Daniel Defoe
    • Charles Dickens


2.Robinson Crusoe

    • Jonathan Swift
    • Daniel Defoe
    • Samuel Johnson
    • Adam Smith


3.The Odyssey

    • Plato
    • Socrates
    • Aristotle
    • Homer


4.Leaves of Grass

    • Walt Whitman
    • ee cummings
    • Robert Frost
    • Oscar Wilde


5.The Return of the Native

    • Henry James
    • Henry Fielding
    • Thomas Hardy
    • T.S. Eliot


6.Crime and Punishment

    • Leo Tolstoy
    • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Aleksandr Pushkin
    • Alexander Blok


7.Heart of Darkness

    • George Bernard Shaw
    • Joseph Conrad
    • James Joyce
    • Thomas Hardy


8.The Trial

    • Franz Kafka
    • Virginia Woolf
    • Sinclair Lewis
    • Langston Hughes


9.The Great Gatsby

    • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Aldous Huxley
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • Vladimir Nabokov


10.The Sun Also Rises

    • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Aldous Huxley
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • Vladimir Nabokov


11.Of Mice and Men

    • Aldous Huxley
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • Vladimir Nabokov
    • John Steinbeck


12.Waiting for Godot

    • Samuel Beckett
    • Aldous Huxley
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • John Steinbeck


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PACK – 02

Books and Authors Quiz

Books and Authors Quiz

The author of the book Gitanjali is

  • Nevil Shute
  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • Roger Caras
  • Mulk Raj Anand

The author of the book The Grapes of Wrath is

  • Vikram Seth
  • Paul Scott
  • John Steinbeck
  • Mark Tully

The author of the book Glimpses of World History is

  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Rachel Carson
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • R. K. Narayan

The author of the book of Human Bondage is

  • Alex Haley
  • Somerset Maugham
  • Larry Collins
  • Patrick White

The author of the book Kim is

  • Larry Collins
  • Mikhail Sholokhov
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Raga Rao

The author of the book And Quiet Flows the Don is

  • Mikhail Sholokhov
  • Roger Caras
  • Caryl Phillips
  • Boris Pasternak

The author of the book Pride and Prejudice is

  • Jerome K. Jerome
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • Romain Rolland
  • Jane Austen

The author of the book Robinson Crusoe is

  • J. D. Salinger
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Mark Twain
  • Thackeray

The author of the book Promessi Sposi, The Betrothed is

  • Graham Greene
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Alassandro Manzoni
  • Geoffrey Chaucer

The author of the book A Town like Alice is

  • Nevil Shute
  • Boris Pasternak
  • James Herriot
  • Alex Haley

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PACK – 01

1 Author of ‘Bitter Sweet’ is
Noel Coward
John O’hara
2 Author of ‘Deserted Village’ is
Oliver Goldsmith
3 ‘Afflnence Society’ has been written by
4 ‘Kabir Samman’ is given for excellence in the field of
Space Research
5 Nobel Prize(literature 1990) was recieved by
Octavio Pazz
6 The books ‘My Years With Indira Gandhi’has been written by
Khushwant Singh
Mihir Bose
Praful Mohanti
7 The author of the book ‘Changing Village , Changing Life’ is
Praful Mohanti
Andhra Bettile
8 The book’The Players of the Past’ has been written by
David Candena
Khushwant Singh
9 The book ‘My son’s Father’ is written by
Mihir Bose
Don Morris
Don Martindole
10 Author of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ is
Rabindranath Tagore
William Wordsworth
Jonathan Swift
11 Author of ‘India Divided’ is
Rajendra Prasad
Zail Singh
12 Author of ‘Unhappy India’ is
John Ruskin
Lala Lajpat Rai
Jawaharlal Nehru
13 Author of ‘The National Voice’ is
Bankim Chandra Chatterji
Prem Chand
14 Who has written ‘Mother India’ ?
Sarojini Naidu
Rajiv Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Katherine Mayo
15 Author of ‘All the President’s Men’ is
Khushwant Singh
Jonathan Swift
Janardan Thakur
16 Author of ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ is
William Shakespeare
Jules Verne
17 Author of ‘Tale of Two Cities’ is
Charles Dickens
Kenneth Arrow
John O’hara
18 Who has written ‘Shakuntala’?
19 Author of ‘Runs and Ruins’ is
Imran Khan
Ian Botham
Clive Lloyd
20 Author of ‘The Gathering Storm’
Benazir Bhutto

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Writing a Book Review

Writing a Book Review

By Grace Fleming, About.com Guide

There are several acceptable ways to write a book review, but if your teacher doesn’t provide you with specific instructions, you might feel a little lost when it comes to formatting your paper.

There is a format used by many teachers and college professors when it comes to reviewing history texts. It isn’t found in any style guide, but it does contain aspects of the Turabian style of writing.

Although it might seem a little strange to you, many history teachers like to see a full citation for the book you’re reviewing (Turabian style) at the head of the paper, right below the title. While it might seem odd to start with a citation, this format mirrors the appearance of book reviews that are published in scholarly journals.

Below the title and citation, write the body of the book review in essay form without subtitles.

As you write your book review, remember that your goal is to analyze the text by discussing the strengths and weaknesses—as opposed to summarizing the content. You should also note that it’s best to be as balanced as possible in your analysis. Include both strengths and weaknesses. On the other hand, if you think the book was either dreadfully written or ingenious, you should say so!

Here are some other important elements to include in your analysis:

  1. Date/range of the book. Define the time period that the book covers. Explain if the book progresses chronologically or if it addresses events by topic. If the book addresses one particular subject, explain how that event fits into a broader time scale (like the Reconstruction era).
  2. Point of view. Can you glean from the text if the author has a strong opinion about an event? Is the author objective, or does he express a liberal or conservative viewpoint?
  3. Sources. Does the author use secondary sources or primary sources, or both? Review the bibliography of the text to see if there is a pattern or any interesting observation about the sources the writer uses. Are the sources all new or all old? That fact could provide interesting insight into the validity of a thesis.
  4. Organization. Discuss whether the book makes sense the way it is written or if it could have been better organized. Authors put a lot of time into organizing a book and sometimes they just don’t get it right!
  5. Author information. What do you know about the author? What other books has he/she written? Does the author teach at a university? What training or experience has contributed to the author’s command of the topic?

The last paragraph of your review should contain a summary of your review and a clear statement that conveys your overall opinion. It is common to make a statement such as:

  • This book delivered on its promise because…
  • This book was a disappointment because…
  • This book contributed significantly to the argument that…
  • The book [title] provides the reader with deep insight into…

The book review is an opportunity to give your true opinion about a book. Just remember to back up a strong statement like those above with evidence from the text.

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