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Q. Arundhati Roy called Narendra Modi’s nomination as prime minister a…….?
Ans. “Tragedy”
Q. In an August 2008 interview with…….., Arundhati Roy expressed her support for the independence of Kashmir from India?
Ans. The Times of India
Q. Why did Arundhati Roy attract attention in 1994?
Ans. Because she criticized Shekar Kapur’s film Bandit Queen
Q. Which Indian female writer is famous for involvement in environmental
and human rights causes?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. What are the hobbies of Arundhati Roy?
Ans. Cycling, reading, writing and traveling
Q. Who wrote the work Things that Can and Cannot Be Said?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who is the first Indian novelist who has shown general awareness towards social crisis and realities and the burning problems in modern society?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy is the cousin of Pranay Roy?
Ans. True

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Q. Arundhati Roy was leading efforts to prevent the construction of?
Ans. Dams in Narmada
Q. Who wrote the novel The God of Small Things?
Ans. Arundhati Roy

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Q. When was The God of Small Things published?
Ans. 1997

Q. Which novel gave Arundhati Roy financial security?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. Arundhati Roy is the spokesperson of………. Movement?
Ans. Anti-globalization
Q. Arundhati Roy was charged with sedition along with others by Delhi police for…….at a 2010 convention on Kashmir: Azadi: The Only Way?
Ans. Anti-India speech
Q. What is the full name of Arundhati Roy?
Ans. Suzanna Arundhati Roy
Q. Who wrote the screenplay for the movie “In Which Annie Gives it Those Days?”
Ans. Arundhati Roy

Q. A movie based on Arundhati Roy’s experiences as a student of architecture is…….?
Ans. “In Which Annie Gives it Those Days”
Q. Arundhati Roy appeared as a performer in the movie……?
Ans. “In Which Annie Gives it Those Days”
Q. Arundhati Roy was born in?
Ans. 1961
Q. Arundhati Roy was born in?
Ans. Shillong Assam
(present-day Meghalaya)

Q. Arundhati Roy’s mother was…….?
Ans. Mary Roy

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Q. Which famous, female Indian writer’s mother was a Malayali Syrian Christian women’s rights activist from Kerala?
Ans. Arundhati Roy’s mother Mary Roy
Q. Who wrote the screenplay for the movie Electric Moon?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy won the national film award for best screenplay in 1988?
Ans. True

Q. For which screenplay did Arundhati Roy win the national film award for best screenplay in 1988?
Ans. “In Which Annie Gives it Those Days”
Q. Name Arundhati Roy’s first novel?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. Arundhati Roy began writing The God of Small Things in?
Ans. 1992. She completed it in 1996
Q. The God of Small Things is a……….novel?
Ans. Semi-autobiographical
Q. A major part of The God of Small Things captures Arundhati Roy’s childhood experiences in…….?
Ans. Aymanam
Q. What was the name of Arundhati Roy’s father?
Ans. Rajib Roy
Q. Which famous, female Indian writer’s father was a Bengali Hindu tea plantation manager from Calcutta?
Ans. Arundhati Roy’s father Rajib Roy

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Q. How old was Arundhati Roy when her parents divorced?
Ans. Two years old

Q. Which book by Arundhati Roy was listed as one of the New York Times Notable Books of the Year?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. The God of Small Things reached……..on the New York Times Bestsellers List for Independent Fiction?
Ans. Fourth position
Q. The novel The God of Small Things was published in May and it had been sold in…….. countries by the end of June?
Ans. 18
Q. According to The Time, The God of Small Things was one of the five best books of 1997?
Ans. True
Q. In 1984, Arundhati Roy met independent filmmaker…….?
Ans. Pradip Krishen
Q. Arundhati Roy was offered the role of a goatherd in an award-winning movie……?
Ans. Massey Sahib
Q. Who offered Arundhati Roy the role of a goatherd in the award-winning movie Massey Sahib?
Ans. Pradip Krishen

Q. Who wrote The Banyan Tree?
Ans. Arundhati Roy

Q. What is The Banyan Tree?
Ans. It is a television serial

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Q. Who wrote DAM/AGE: A Film with Arundhati Roy?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. What is DAM/AGE: A Film with Arundhati Roy?
Ans. It is a documentary
Q. Arundhati Roy contributed to We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples?
Ans. True
Q. We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples is a book released in 2009 that explores the……?
Ans. Cultures of people around the world
Q. Arundhati Roy’s nonfiction was collected in a single volume titled…..?
Ans. My Seditious Heart
Q. Which famous, female Indian writer obtained a position with the National Institute of Urban Affairs?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Where did Arundhati Roy study architecture?
Ans. The School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

Q. At the School of Planning and Architecture, Arundhati Roy met the architect….?
Ans. Gerard De Cunha
Q. Arundhati Roy’s first husband was?
Ans. Gerard De Cunha
Q. When was Arundhati Roy’s nonfiction collected in a single volume titled My Seditious Heart published?
Ans. 2019

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Q. The volume My Seditious Heart was published by……..?
Ans. Haymarket Books
Q. Arundhati Roy’s second novel is?
Ans. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Q. In 2016, who announced that they would publish The Ministry of Utmost Happiness?
Ans. Penguin India and Hamish Hamilton UK
Q. Which novel by Arundhati Roy was chosen for the Man Booker Prize 2017 Long List?
Ans. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Q. Which novel by Arundhati Roy was nominated as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in January 2018?
Ans. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Q. Arundhati Roy’s second husband was……?
Ans. Pradip Krishen
Q. Pradip Krishen and Arundhati Roy collaborated on what two films……?
Ans. Annie AND Electric Moon
Q. Which famous, female Indian writer ran aerobics classes?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who wrote The Algebra of Infinite Justice?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. What is The Algebra of Infinite Justice?
Ans. It is a collection of essays

Q. Who wrote Power Politics?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Name the debut novel of Arundhati Roy?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. The story of The God of Small Things is set in?
Ans. Kerala

Q. What are the names of the two fraternal twins in the novel The God of Small Things?
Ans. Rahel and Estha. They are seven years old
Q. Early in her career, Arundhati Roy worked for?
Ans. Television and movies
Q. Arundhati Roy received the Booker Prize for fiction in?
Ans. 1997
Q. Arundhati Roy is an artist, an essayist, an activist, an aerobic instructor, an actress and a…….?
Ans. Prominent writer
Q. Who wrote The End of Imagination?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. What is the genre of The End of Imagination?
Ans. Non-fiction
Q. Arundhati Roy is best known for……?
Ans. Her novel The God of Small Things

Q. Who is Baby Kochamma in The God of Small Things?
Ans. Great aunt of the fraternal twins
Q. After how many years do the fraternal twins become reunited?
Ans. 24

Q. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy has been translated into……..languages?
Ans. 50
Q. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness was published in?

Ans. 2017
Q. In which novel did Arundhati Roy write about “Godhra train burning”?
Ans. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Q. The characters Mulaqat Ali, Anjum and Dr. Azad Bhartiya figure in?
Ans. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Q. Arundhati Roy was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in?
Ans. 2004
Q. Why was Arundhati Roy awarded the Sydney Peace Prize?
Ans. For her work in social campaigns and her advocacy of non-violence
Q. In which work did Arundhati Roy capture the anguish among the students prevailing in professional institutions?
Ans. In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones
Q. How many pages are there in The Ministry of Utmost Happiness?
Ans. 449

Q. This book also discusses the abuse of Nuclear bomb showoffs. Which book?
Ans. The Algebra of Infinite Justice

Q. Who wrote Kashmir: The Case for Freedom?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who said, “Each time I step out, I hear the snicker-snack of knives being sharpened but that’s good. It keeps me sharp?”
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. The first Indian resident to win Booker Prize?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who was awarded “special recognition” as a woman of peace at the Global Exchange Human Rights Awards in San Francisco in 2003?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy was awarded……..for her work about civil societies that are adversely affected by the world’s most powerful governments and corporations?
Ans. Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award
Q. Arundhati Roy was awarded The Sahitya Akademi Award for……?
Ans. The Algebra of Infinite Justice
Q. Who wrote War Talk?
Ans. Arundhati Roy

Q. When did a major chunk of the novel The God of Small Things take place?
Ans. 1969, when the twins were seven years old
Q. What was the trademark of the novel The God of Small Things?
Ans. The way it jumped back and forth in time between 1969 and 1993

Q. Who symbolizes the God of small things in the novel The God of Small Things?
Ans. Velutha
Q. Who is the narrator in The God of Small Things?
Ans. Rahel

Q. Who wrote Public Power in the Age of Empire?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. When was The Algebra of Infinite Justice published?
Ans. 2002
Q. Who said, “Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us?”
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. In 2013, which Pakistani TV series was made, based on The God of Small Things?
Ans. Talkhiyaan

Q. “The book keeps all the promises that it makes.” Which book?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. Name the biggest-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author?
Ans. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Q. Who wrote The Cost of Living?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. This semi-autobiographical work departed from the conventional plots and light prose that had been typical among best-sellers. Which work?
Ans. The God of Small Things

Q. The God of Small Things is composed in a lyrical language about……?
Ans. South Asian themes and characters
Q. Which fictional novel by Arundhati Roy takes and glues together some of the worst events in the history of modern India?
Ans. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Q………centers around a tragedy that rends a family apart and its lasting effects on the twins who were at the heart of it?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. In The God of Small Things, Ammu and Baba are the……..of Estha and Rahel?
Ans. Parents

Q. In The God of Small Things, Estha is molested by?
Ans. A beverage vendor

Q. Who said, “I have never been particularly ambitious. I am not a careerist, I am not trying to get anywhere in a career?”
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy attended Corpus Christi High School followed by another school named…….?
Ans. Lawrence School
Q. Who wrote The Doctor and the Saint?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who said, “If you’re happy in a dream, does that count?”
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in?
Ans. 2006

Q. Who wrote Broken Republic: Three Essays?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who wrote Capitalism: A Ghost Story?
Ans. Arundhati Roy

Q. The Sahitya Akademi Award is a national award from……..?
Ans. India’s Academy of Letters
Q. Arundhati Roy refused to accept The Sahitya Akademi Award in protest against the Indian Government’s policies of the brutalization of……..?
Ans. Industrial workers

Q. In 2011, Arundhati Roy was awarded the Norman Mailer Prize for?
Ans. Distinguished writing
Q. Who wrote Broken Republic: Three Essays?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who wrote Capitalism: A Ghost Story?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q………was featured in the 2014 list of Time 100. Time 100 is a list of hundred most influential people in the world?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy is a vehement critic of neo-imperialism and?
Ans. U.S. foreign policy
Q. Along with Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and others, Arundhati Roy signed a letter in The Guardian calling the 2006 Lebanon War a “war crime” and accusing Israel of “state terror”?
Ans. Very true

Q. What reviews did Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things receive in The New York Times?
Ans. A “dazzling first novel” ; “extraordinary” ; “at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple”
Q. The royalties from the sale of this book go to the indigenous rights organisation Survival International. Which book?
Ans. We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples
Q. In 2014, Arundhati Roy’s numerous essays were collected by Penguin India in a……?
Ans. Five-volume set

Q. Arundhati Roy wrote an open letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala, A. K. Antony, saying……?
Ans. “You have blood on your hands.”
Q. Salman Rushdie criticised Arundhati Roy for attacking the iconic status of the……..?
Ans. Taj Mahal Palace and Tower
Q. The Booker Prize Award awarded to Arundhati Roy carried a prize of approximately……?
Ans. 30,000 US dollars
Q. The Shape of the Beast is a collection of……..interviews of Indian author Arundhati Roy?
Ans. 14
Q. Who wrote Listening to Grasshoppers?
Ans. Arundhati Roy

Q. The first edition of this book consists of eleven essays. Which book?
Ans. Listening to Grasshoppers
Q. Who wrote Walking with the Comrades?
Ans. Arundhati Roy

Q……..is an eyewitness account of the Naxalite–Maoist insurgency?
Ans. Walking with the Comrades

Q. The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire was published in?
Ans. 2004
Q. Who said, “The secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets?”
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. In this story the lives of fraternal twins are destroyed by the “love laws”. These “love laws “lay down who should be loved and how and how much.” Which story?
Ans. The God of Small Things
Q. Who wrote the book Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Who wrote The Greater Common Good?
Ans. Arundhati Roy
Q. Arundhati Roy died in…..?
Ans. She is still alive


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