Answer the following questions about the life and work of Jules Verne and see how much you know about this great French novelist. 1. Where and when was Verne born? 2. On which river is the town of Nantes situated? 3. What games did young Verne like to play? 4. What job did his father do? 5. Why was Verne a disappointment to his father when he went to university in Paris? 6. What did Verne do to support himself when he could not earn money by writing? 7. What was the title of Verne's first successful novel? 8. How many novels did Verne write? 9. What type of novels did he write? 10. What was the title of the novel in which he wrote about a space flight? 11. Who was Captain Nemo? 12. What is the name of the hero of Around the World in 80 Days? 13. Where does he live? 14. What is the name of his manservant? 15. What bet does Fogg make with his friends at the Reform Club? 16. Who chases Fogg around the world? 17. What happens on the day Fogg leaves London? 18. How does Fogg travel on the first leg of his journey?