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Literature Multiple Choice

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about famous works of literature?
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Last updated: January 28, 2019
First submittedJanuary 28, 2019
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1. What did the raven say in Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven"?
Caw!
Nevermore
A pox on both your houses
Can I have some more, please?
2. What is Atticus Finch's profession in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
Lawyer
Pastry chef
Doctor
Baseball player
3. In the novel "Heart of Darkness", what was the profession of Kurtz?
Christian missionary
Soldier
Ivory trader
Author
4. Which of the following WASN'T written by Jane Austen?
Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering Heights
Sense and Sensibility
Emma
5. Who was the main character of J.D. Salinger's "A Catcher in the Rye"?
Humbert Humbert
Dean Moriarty
Gregor Samsa
Holden Caulfield
6. In Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", what did the main character metamorphosize into?
A 6 inch tall person
A woman
A giant bug
An angel
7. Which of these English kings did Shakespeare NOT write a play about?
William the Conqueror
Henry VIII
Richard III
8. Which one of these authors was a man?
George Sand
George Eliot
A. A. Milne
Harper Lee
9. Who was Don Quixote's squire?
Carlos Santander
Rodrigo Suerte
Sancho Panza
Lucrezia Borgia
10. Which of these is NOT a character in "Les Misérables"?
Inspector Javert
Jean Valjean
Madame Defarge
Cosette
Madame Defarge appears in "A Tale of Two Cities"
11. What was the war in "War and Peace"?
World War One
U.S. Civil War
Crimean War
Napoleon's invasion of Russia
12. Who killed Hector?
Achilles
Helen
Julius Caesar
He killed himself
13. Who wrote "The Canterbury Tales"?
Virginia Woolf
V. S. Naipaul
Geoffrey Chaucer
John Bunyan
14. In the story "Maltilda" by Roald Dahl, what supernatural power does Matilda have?
Telekinesis
Precognition
Telepathy
Telekinesis is the ability to move objects with one's mind
15. Where did James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" take place?
Athens
New York City
Dublin
The Moon
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level 70
Jan 29, 2019
Good mix of lit from all over the world.
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level 68
Feb 23, 2019
Except for Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, that's true.
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level 49
Jan 5, 2020
Heart of darkness was set in africa
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level 69
Feb 24, 2019
Really? 15 questions. 1 book in Classic Greek, 1 in German, 1 in French, 1 in Spanish, 1 in Russian, 10 in English.
One could claim that this is an English speaking site and English literature should be given preference. But to pretend that this test is somehow a good representation of world's literature is just delusional.
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level 21
Jan 29, 2019
Quizmaster and some of the others can you just check out my quizzes and see if you can make it featured if not how to get it featured
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level 69
Jan 30, 2019
Great quiz!
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level 72
Feb 4, 2019
Great quiz! And I was pleased to see from the scores that we seem to be a literary bunch as well, as opposed to just sports, geography, and history nerds :-D
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level 64
Feb 23, 2019
Somehow I managed to get all of them, even though I had to guess a few times. There's a typo in the “Maltilda” question by the way.
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level 60
Feb 23, 2019
13/15 having read none of these books.
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level 69
Feb 23, 2019
I did badly - but it was a very good quiz. Thanks