Question 1: This is the Stuttgart Public Library, a cube-shaped spectacle of modern architecture. Where is it located?
Correct Answer: Germany
Fact: The Stuttgart Public Library was established in 1901, but the modern city library seen here, designed as a monolithic cube by architect Eun Young Yi, opened in 2011.
Question 2: A book question on World Book Day: What type of novel is written as a series of letters?
- Fantasy novel
- Epistolary novel
Correct Answer: Epistolary novel
Fact: A novel that includes letters, journal entries, and newspaper clippings is known as an epistolary novel. 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding is a great example of this type of novel.
Question 3: World Book Day coincides with the date of birth, and death, of which famous writer?
- Charles Dickens
- Mark Twain
- William Shakespeare
Correct Answer: William Shakespeare
Fact: While the exact date of the Bard's birth is not recorded, it is most commonly celebrated on April 23. We know he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in England in April 1564 and was baptized on April 26. He also died on April 23, in 1616, when he was 52.