Literature Multiple Choice #2

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about famous works of literature?
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First submittedMarch 19, 2019
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1. Which of these was not one of the Brontë sisters?
Anne
Madeline
Emily
Charlotte
2. Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?
Sylvia Plath
John Steinbeck
F. Scott Fitzgerald
William Faulkner
3. Which of these four books was published first?
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Catcher in the Rye
Les Misérables
Gulliver's Travels
4. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which novel?
Catch-22
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Sun Also Rises
The Catcher in the Rye
5. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, what is the name of the creature?
Adam
Prometheus
it has no name
Frankenstein
6. Which of these novels featured a controlled language called "Newspeak" that was designed to limit the populace's freedom of thought and imagination?
Brave New World
When the Sleeper Wakes
Nineteen Eighty-Four
A Clockwork Orange
7. Which of these books was NOT written by Ernest Hemingway?
The Old Man and the Sea
Death Comes for the Archbishop
A Moveable Feast
A Farewell to Arms
8. The movie "Apocalypse Now" is a loose adaptation of what novel?
Lord of the Flies
War and Peace
The Canterbury Tales
Heart of Darkness
9. Which of these characters possessed a portrait that somehow let them remain unaffected by their hedonistic lifestyle?
Bluebeard
Stephen Dedalus
Baron Munchausen
Dorian Gray
10. Which of these Jane Austen novels was published after she died?
Northanger Abbey
Pride and Prejudice
Emma
Mansfield Park
11. Which of these authors initially published many of their works in serial form?
Mark Twain
Charles Dickens
Jonathan Swift
J.D. Salinger
12. Which of these authors wrote a popular series of children's books based on her childhood in a pioneer family?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Louisa May Alcott
13. What novel starts with the line "Call me Ishmael"?
The Count of Monte Cristo
Treasure Island
Moby Dick
The Red Badge of Courage
14. Whose short stories include "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Colour Out of Space", and "The Dunwich Horror?"
O. Henry
H.P. Lovecraft
Edgar Allan Poe
Arthur C. Clarke
15. Which of these novels is NOT from a Russian author?
Crime and Punishment
War and Peace
The Master and Margarita
The Castle
"The Castle" is by Franz Kafka
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Level 89
Jun 13, 2019
And the English Literature degree comes in handy for the first time ever!
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2019
Missed 3. For two of them I chose the correct answer first and then changed my mind.
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2019
Which ones?
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Level 63
Jun 18, 2019
Question #8 contains a redundant "is".
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2019
Thanks! I've made an edit and submitted it for approval. I actually didn't realize til just now that the quiz is now for points. Thanks Quizmaster!
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Level 43
Aug 3, 2019
Got the Frankenstein one wrong, as the creature gave himself the name Adam, I've always considered that his name. Therefore he has a name, in my mind, anyway.

I was debating between Les Miserables and Gulliver's Travels, and chose wrong.

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Level 68
Aug 3, 2019
The creature compares himself (enviously and unfavorably) to the biblical Adam, but never uses it as a name. When talking to Frankenstein, he makes three references:

First, "Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed."

Later, he says "Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with, and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature: but I was wretched, helpless, and alone."

Finally, "But it was all a dream: no Eve soothed my sorrows, or shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator; but where was mine? he had abandoned me, and, in the bitterness of my heart, I cursed him."

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Level 79
Aug 3, 2019
I'm embarrassed at how many I missed - 6. So many times I narrowed it down to two, then chose the wrong one.
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Level 37
Aug 3, 2019
Same here. Multiple choice defeated me this time around.
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2019
Great quiz, I enjoyed it!
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2019
Ugh. So anglocentric!!
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2019
Yes, but it's difficult to find non-English language answers that would be commonly known among the Jetpunk audience and not repeat yourself too often.
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2020
I've made a second quiz that pulls from a wider variety of cultures and languages. It's not for points, but why not check it out anyway?
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Level 66
Mar 17, 2020
I think you can make the case that Bulgakov was not Russian. Yes, he was born in Kiev which was then in part of the Russian Empire, but nevertheless that was then as now Ukrainian. I refreshed my memory in Wikipedia; indeed he served in the Ukrainian People's Army.