Literature Multiple Choice #1

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about famous works of literature?
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Last updated: January 28, 2019
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1. What did the raven say in Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven"?
Nevermore
Can I have some more, please?
A pox on both your houses
Caw!
2. What is Atticus Finch's profession in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
Doctor
Pastry chef
Baseball player
Lawyer
3. In the novel "Heart of Darkness", what was the profession of Kurtz?
Christian missionary
Soldier
Author
Ivory trader
4. Which of the following WASN'T written by Jane Austen?
Sense and Sensibility
Emma
Wuthering Heights
Pride and Prejudice
5. Who was the main character of J.D. Salinger's "A Catcher in the Rye"?
Holden Caulfield
Dean Moriarty
Humbert Humbert
Gregor Samsa
6. In Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", what did the main character metamorphosize into?
A giant bug
An angel
A 6 inch tall person
A woman
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?
Harper Lee
George Sand
George Eliot
A. A. Milne
9. Who was Don Quixote's squire?
Rodrigo Suerte
Lucrezia Borgia
Carlos Santander
Sancho Panza
10. Which of these is NOT a character in "Les Misérables"?
Inspector Javert
Cosette
Jean Valjean
Madame Defarge
Madame Defarge appears in "A Tale of Two Cities"
11. What was the war in "War and Peace"?
Napoleon's invasion of Russia
World War One
Crimean War
U.S. Civil War
12. Who killed Hector?
Achilles
Julius Caesar
Helen
He killed himself
13. Who wrote "The Canterbury Tales"?
Geoffrey Chaucer
Virginia Woolf
John Bunyan
V. S. Naipaul
14. In the story "Maltilda" by Roald Dahl, what supernatural power does Matilda have?
Telekinesis
Telepathy
Precognition
Telekinesis is the ability to move objects with one's mind
15. Where did James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" take place?
Athens
The Moon
New York City
Dublin
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2019
Good mix of lit from all over the world.
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Level 71
Feb 23, 2019
Except for Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, that's true.
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Level 54
Jan 5, 2020
Heart of darkness was set in africa
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Level 70
Mar 20, 2021
Right, but this is about where the books were written and/or published, not where they took place.
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Level 73
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 22
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 61
Feb 23, 2019
13/15 having read none of these books.
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Level 72
Feb 23, 2019
I did badly - but it was a very good quiz. Thanks