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Literature Multiple Choice Quiz

Answer these questions about famous books and authors.
Last updated: June 23, 2019
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1. Which of these was not one of the Brontë sisters?
Madeline
Charlotte
Emily
Anne
2. Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?
John Steinbeck
William Faulkner
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sylvia Plath
3. Which of these four books was published first?
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gulliver's Travels
Sense and Sensibility
Les Misérables
4. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which novel?
The Catcher in the Rye
Catch-22
The Sun Also Rises
Slaughterhouse-Five
5. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, what is the name of the creature?
Prometheus
Frankenstein
Adam
it has no name
6. Which of these novels featured a controlled language called "Newspeak" that was designed to limit the populace's freedom of thought and imagination?
When the Sleeper Wakes
Nineteen Eighty-Four
A Clockwork Orange
Brave New World
7. Which of these books was NOT written by Ernest Hemingway?
Death Comes for the Archbishop
A Farewell to Arms
The Old Man and the Sea
A Moveable Feast
8. The movie "Apocalypse Now" is a loose adaptation of what novel?
War and Peace
Heart of Darkness
The Canterbury Tales
Lord of the Flies
9. Which of these characters possessed a portrait that somehow let them remain unaffected by their hedonistic lifestyle?
Bluebeard
Baron Munchausen
Dorian Gray
Stephen Dedalus
10. Which of these Jane Austen novels was published after she died?
Northanger Abbey
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Emma
11. Which of these authors initially published many of their works in serial form?
J.D. Salinger
Jonathan Swift
Mark Twain
Charles Dickens
12. Which of these authors wrote a popular series of children's books based on her childhood in a pioneer family?
Louisa May Alcott
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Laura Ingalls Wilder
13. What novel starts with the line "Call me Ishmael"?
Moby Dick
Treasure Island
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Red Badge of Courage
14. Whose short stories include "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Colour Out of Space", and "The Dunwich Horror?"
Edgar Allan Poe
Arthur C. Clarke
H.P. Lovecraft
O. Henry
15. Which of these novels is NOT from a Russian author?
Crime and Punishment
The Master and Margarita
War and Peace
The Castle
"The Castle" is by Franz Kafka
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level 85
Jun 13, 2019
And the English Literature degree comes in handy for the first time ever!
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level 65
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 68
Jun 23, 2019
Which ones?
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level 60
Jun 18, 2019
Question #8 contains a redundant "is".
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level 68
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!