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Book
Author
1984
A Farewell to Arms
Anna Karenina
Catch-22
Crime and Punishment
Don Quixote
Gravity's Rainbow
Great Expectations
Gulliver's Travels
Hamlet
Heart of Darkness
Les Miserables
Book
Author
Lolita
Lord of the Flies
Madame Bovary
On the Road
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Bell Jar
The Canterbury Tales
The Catcher in the Rye
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
The Iliad
Wuthering Heights
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Author
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(17)
PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS - for fiction. Maybe just the most famous ones.
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Sep 17, 2010
(14)
You ought to accept "pinchon" for "pynchon." I got it wrong cause I couldn't spell it.
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Oct 1, 2010
(22)
you shouldn't get credit for having it right, if you weren't.
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Jun 22, 2013
(33)
Noing how too spel and noing the anser arnt the same thing.
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Feb 8, 2015
(64)
well played
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Feb 22, 2016
(16)
great quiz
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Mar 1, 2011
(21)
I missed a lot just because I didn't know exactly how to spell them.
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Mar 13, 2011
(27)
All right my first try. Unfortunately my scores on the sports quizzes are very low.
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Mar 29, 2011
(9)
Quiz Bowl RULES if you are a literature player!
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May 24, 2011
(53)
Totally!
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Sep 27, 2014
(44)
more like this please!
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Jun 3, 2011
(13)
25% woo! not too bad, since i haven't read any of them :P
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Jun 19, 2011
(21)
loved this one!!!
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Jun 23, 2011
(20)
I guess my AP English teacher in high school did teach me something after all, I got all the ones he talked about right!
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Jul 26, 2011
(11)
@Gerrit Quizbowl rules if you play, period.
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Aug 5, 2011
(30)
Got 'em all, with over 3 and a half minutes left! Fun quiz, though!
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Aug 12, 2011
(71)
Dammit! I was feeling pretty smug about having 3:29 left. Curse you and your big brain....
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Sep 13, 2013
(57)
3:54, blanked on Heller for a few seconds. Only read half of them so far, though.
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Jul 13, 2017
(49)
Dostoyevsky is a killer for spelling. Also, depending on the Russian translation, the spelling can change. There should be more flexible spelling accepted for this answer.
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Sep 27, 2011
(45)
try reading some of his books. they're excellent. you'll pick up his name in no time
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Dec 24, 2012
(43)
I liked Crime and Punishment :)
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Feb 1, 2015
(66)
Do people actually read comments before answering?
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Feb 7, 2015
(70)
Unfortunately there are always those people.
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Jul 13, 2017
(44)
I agree... I tried to spell it but couldn't figure it out.
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Nov 3, 2015
(26)
Great quiz. My spelling did me in though.
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Sep 30, 2011
(27)
You should accept some alternate spellings for Dostoyevsky
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Dec 9, 2011
(9)
eric blair is the real name of the person who wrote 1984. you should except that as well
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Dec 16, 2011
(46)
Why would anyone put the author's original name when his pen name is so famous- unless of course he/she is keen to show off his/her knowledge.
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Jun 4, 2015
(17)
75% solid C Expected higher. Shocker I spelled Flaubert and. Dostoyevsky correctly.
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Dec 23, 2011
(29)
@luckydeadfish If you know he was born Eric Blair then you know the answer is George Orwell. If anyone tried Eric Blair before George Orwell then that's pure pretentiousness and frankly just ridiculous.
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Jan 12, 2012
(11)
@jadekelly- i completely agree. how on earth would anyone know eric blair and not george orwell.
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Feb 28, 2012
(11)
i cant wait to read 1984, i think id really like it
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Apr 8, 2012
(52)
You shouldn't accept Eric Blair for Orwell. There's a reason he wrote the novel under a psuedonym. Obviously he didn't want to be known as Eric Blair when he put the novel out. And I agree, if you know that much about him, obviously you know he went by Orwell.
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Apr 13, 2012
(20)
Never would've gotten the Flaubert one without competeing in Quiz Bowl
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May 17, 2012
(65)
Me too, and same with Sylvia Plath.
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Dec 23, 2012
(25)
How do I put a picture on a quiz that I created?
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Dec 23, 2012
(66)
You can't, quizmaster will do it if the quiz is featured
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Nov 22, 2016
(25)
I got it; I don't even know what Quiz Bowl is. Some of us *gasp!* actually read.
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Dec 31, 2012
(9)
highfive!
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Apr 24, 2014
(65)
Wow, I commented on this quiz three years ago! It's too bad these comments are too old for a JetPunk "flame war." This time I remembered Pynchon too, thanks again to quiz bowl. And if you don't know what quiz bowl is, look it up. Those of you (us?) who actually read would love it.
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Feb 7, 2015
(29)
Couldn't for the life of me spell Pynchon correctly.
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Aug 1, 2012
(45)
got 20. and most of them i read over the past two years. don quixote was my favorite
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Dec 24, 2012
(40)
Great quiz! More like it please!
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Mar 5, 2013
(9)
steinbeck-steinback, pretty trifling. should accept both.
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Apr 24, 2014
(23)
It is not spelled "steinback". It is not pronounced "steinback". It is spelled and pronounced "Steinbeck". Show the author some respect!
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Nov 11, 2014
(40)
Got all but one, even though I got them all according to the quiz. For the last one I put Charlotte Bronte and it accepted it!
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Apr 25, 2014
(66)
These authors' names are all recognizable and should be spelled correctly. The only exception being Dostoyevsky because Dostoevsky is also frequently used. It's a really good list of books.
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Sep 30, 2014
(64)
Funny, Edward de Vere doesn't work for Hamlet, and "Greek Oral Tradition" doesn't work for the Odyssey :)
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Feb 7, 2015
(64)
*Iliad
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Feb 7, 2015
(68)
Please also accept Bacon for Hamlet
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Feb 8, 2015
(65)
Bacon and Hamlet? Now I'm hungry for breakfast.
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Feb 9, 2015
(56)
I've only read 7, but I got 20.
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Feb 8, 2015
(46)
Hamlet is a play, not a book.
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Feb 8, 2015
(38)
I think you shouldn't accept just 'Brönte' for Wuthering Heights, considering there's three different Brönte's and only Emily wrote Wuthering Heights. Adds a bit of a challenge :)
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Apr 9, 2015
(50)
The three sisters, Emily, Charlotte, and Third!
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Jul 19, 2017
(31)
Generally speaking I think that all answers ought to be spelled correctly or be considered wrong. There's a notable exception in this quiz, a name which, to the best of my knowledge, cannot be spelled correctly with the keyboards we're using. "Dostoyovsky" is properly spelled using the Cyrillic alphabet, and just as any "quotes" we might cite from his works are necessarily not verbatim but are translated, so is any spelling of his name not the correct and original spelling, it is a translation. Such translations may be more or less accurate, but cannot be right or wrong in the same way that English books and author's names can be.
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May 31, 2015
(58)
(fifty) FIRST! haha :)
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Jul 2, 2015
(41)
My mind blanked on Salinger for some reason. Got all the rest.
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Jun 13, 2016
(47)
All right except Pynchon. Never heard of him.
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Oct 17, 2016
(74)
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Gravity's Rainbow
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Jul 13, 2017
(47)
It's a good quiz and I enjoyed it thanks but just two women? And just two twentieth century authors from outside the US? Or did i miss someone?
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Oct 17, 2016
(65)
Depends on how you count Plath & Nabokov (country) and Conrad (date). I count Plath, Orwell, Conrad, and Golding.
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Mar 15, 2017
(63)
Technically Homer didn't write the Iliad, it was an example of oral tradition.
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Jul 13, 2017
(56)
Strictly speaking Hamlet is a play, not a book, but that's pretty nitpicky :)
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Jul 13, 2017
(34)
Hugely US-centric quiz, this looks like an American high school reading list.
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Jul 13, 2017
(32)
Who wasn't tempted to put 'Kate Bush' for Wuthering Heights?
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Jul 13, 2017
(54)
Well I've read 13 of them and I managed to get 19. 'Gravity's Rainbow' and 'Slaughterhouse 5' are among only a handful of books I've bothered to read more than once
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Jul 13, 2017
(66)
Maybe add a little more leeway on the spelling for Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky? Knew them both but in French, we write them Tolstoi and Dostoievksi... Good quiz nevertheless!
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Jul 13, 2017
(42)
This will probably sound incredibly nitpicky, but would you be willing to accept Eric Blair for George Orwell? I had a massive brainfart while taking this and had a hell of a time remembering his pen name, but for some reason, I was able to remember his real name from history class.
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Jul 13, 2017
(37)
I think Eric Blair should be accepted for George Orwell since Orwell was his pen name. Also, no Twain?
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Jul 14, 2017
(69)
This may seem pedantic, but could you add the diaeresis on the e of the final answer? This is one of the only examples known in English language where it's required because if you omit it, the letter would not be pronounced because of the rules of the language.
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Jul 14, 2017
(50)
You're right, that does seem pedantic.
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Jul 19, 2017
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