Authors by Country Quiz

For each author, name their country of origin.
Give the modern name of the country - not necessarily what it was called during the author's life.
Answers must correspond to yellow box
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Last updated: January 5, 2017
First submittedJuly 17, 2011
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Author
Country
Leo Tolstoy
Russia
Dante
Italy
Agatha Christie
United Kingdom
Günter Grass
Germany
Victor Hugo
France
Homer
Greece
Harper Lee
United States
Author
Country
James Joyce
Ireland
Miguel de Cervantes
Spain
Gabriel García Márquez
Colombia
Hans Christian Andersen
Denmark
Pablo Neruda
Chile
Jorge Luis Borges
Argentina
Khaled Hosseini
Afghanistan
Author
Country
Stieg Larsson
Sweden
Paulo Coelho
Brazil
Salman Rushdie
India
José Saramago
Portugal
Franz Kafka
Czech Republic
Orhan Pamuk
Turkey
Alan Paton
South Africa
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Level 58
Jul 17, 2011
good quiz
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Level 53
Jul 18, 2011
Fun quiz. Total brain fart with Kafka...
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Level 73
Oct 25, 2011
100% with 1.03 on the clock
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Level 40
Dec 29, 2012
I missed the José Saramago question. Which wouldn't be too bad... if I wasn't currently 1/2 way through one of his books.
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2014
Got them all but had to guess on Saramago and Paton.
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2014
No Tolkien?! I am displeased xD
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Level 58
Aug 4, 2014
I wonder what the right answer would be for him: English? German? Danish? Or South African? :-)
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Level 80
Aug 6, 2014
Dunedein
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Level 50
Aug 4, 2014
Oh... my.... gosh.... I had literally 0 seconds left when I finished typing South Africa, and yet somehow miraculously it accepted it.
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Level 50
Aug 4, 2014
And--ha--but I just found out--I've never taken this before but it said Alan Paton was 50% correct for me... I love it!
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Level 52
Aug 5, 2014
good quiz! it helped that every country was only in there once. At one point I tried every latin-american country on the Spanish names :) 100%
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Level 82
Oct 25, 2015
ARGH! I know just "US" is not accepted for United States, but forgot. Bleh.
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Level 28
Jul 12, 2016
Passionate quiz!!
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2016
Please accept Czechia for Czech Republic
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Level 77
Oct 27, 2016
Not Poland for Günter Grass?
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Level 53
Dec 4, 2016
Djilas is right. Grass was born in Gdansk which is in Poland nowadays.
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Level 72
Dec 10, 2016
Agree. Why not Michael Ende for Germany? Americans like Michael Ende, I believe :)
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Level ∞
Jan 5, 2017
Poland will work now
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Level 72
Jan 29, 2017
I'm a little bit troubled with Homer here. Though his place of birth (as his existence) is not known, he mostly is thought to be born in Ionia, now modern Turkey.
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Level 60
Feb 27, 2017
Homer isn't a great inclusion in any case, being possibly mythical and without a defined biography even if you agree that he's real.
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Level 80
Feb 26, 2017
Can't believe I got them all. Guessed about five of them.