Literature Quiz Finals - Inspirations Round
What literary character was inspired by the textile
manufacturer William Arkwright, who was rendered impotent after a riding
accident in the late 1870s.
2. What famous villain is based on the Jewish doctor Roderigo Lopez, who was hanged for conspiring to kill one of his own patients in 1592.
3. Sir Mansfield
Cummings had a habit that continued into a tradition. Ian Fleming changed it a
little when he described the chief of MI6. What habit?
4. He was the most
spectacular of the model 110 race pilots and 1931 was a year of his great
success. Including the national air races held in Cleaveland he entered 65 races
at venues around the country and won 41 of them. There were complaints that his
engine was modified and thus should not be allowed in the Type Classified
classes but it's manufacturer, the Warner Aircraft Corporation of Detroit put up
a $10,000 bet that no one could find an illegal part in the engine. Who? What
did he inspire?
5. What character from Dickens' novels was loosely based on his own father?