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Trivia Quiz - Truman Capote: American Writer


What do you know about the life and times of Truman Capote?

Quiz Number: 3272
Date Submitted: November 12, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 60.6 percent
Times Taken: 78 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Truman G Capote

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1. Name the Truman Capote book that is often credited with pioneering the "True Crime" genre of non-fiction?
  A.   In Cold Blood
  B.   Beat The Devil
  C.   The Innocents
  D.   The Grass Harp

2. Truman Capote's novella "Breakfast At Tiffany's" was made into a successful film with Audrey Hepburn in the lead role as what character?
  A.   Mag Wildwood
  B.   Sally Tomato
  C.   Holly Golightly
  D.   Miss Beverly Hills

3. Truman Capote was a neighbor and close friend of author Harper Lee when growing up. Later, Harper Lee used Truman Capote as the inspiration for what character in her book "To Kill A Mockingbird"?
  A.   Jem Finch
  B.   Atticus Finch
  C.   Boo Radley
  D.   Dill

4. From 1943-1946, Truman Capote wrote short stories, including this one that won him an O. Henry Award at the age of 19:
  A.   A Mink Of One's Own
  B.   Shut A Final Door
  C.   Preacher's Legend
  D.   Miriam

5. In his 1965 book "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote wrote about the murders of a Kansas farm family by Richard Hickock and Perry Smith. What was the family's name?
  A.   Clutter
  B.   Jones
  C.   Chestor
  D.   Carter

6. In 1972, Truman Capote accompanied what rock group on their 1972 American Tour?
  A.   The Kinks
  B.   The Rolling Stones
  C.   The Who
  D.   The Guess Who

7. What author went along with Truman Capote to Holcomb, Kansas to give assistance for the book "In Cold Blood"?
  A.   Harper Lee
  B.   Gore Vidal
  C.   Tennessee Williams
  D.   Marcel Proust

8. Truman Capote's main role as an actor came in this 1976 Neil Simon murder mystery spoof?
  A.   The Cheap Detective
  B.   The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
  C.   The Sunshine Boys
  D.   Murder By Death

9. Truman Capote narrated his hour-long screen play "The Thanksgiving Visitor", filmed by Frank Perry. What actress won an Emmy award for her performance in the film?
  A.   Geraldine Page
  B.   Carol Channing
  C.   Beatrice Arthur
  D.   Cloris Leachman

10. Which actor won an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote in the 2005 movie "Capote"?
  A.   Jake Gyllenhaal
  B.   Heath Ledger
  C.   Ryan Gosling
  D.   Philip Seymour Hoffman


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