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Literature Multiple Choice Quiz

Answer these questions about famous books and authors.
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Last updated: June 23, 2019
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1. Which of these was not one of the Brontë sisters?
Emily
Madeline
Charlotte
Anne
2. Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
William Faulkner
Sylvia Plath
John Steinbeck
3. Which of these four books was published first?
Gulliver's Travels
Sense and Sensibility
Love in the Time of Cholera
Les Misérables
4. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which novel?
The Catcher in the Rye
The Sun Also Rises
Catch-22
Slaughterhouse-Five
5. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, what is the name of the creature?
Prometheus
it has no name
Adam
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?
Nineteen Eighty-Four
When the Sleeper Wakes
A Clockwork Orange
Brave New World
7. Which of these books was NOT written by Ernest Hemingway?
A Farewell to Arms
A Moveable Feast
The Old Man and the Sea
Death Comes for the Archbishop
8. The movie "Apocalypse Now" is a loose adaptation of what novel?
Heart of Darkness
War and Peace
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?
Stephen Dedalus
Baron Munchausen
Bluebeard
Dorian Gray
10. Which of these Jane Austen novels was published after she died?
Emma
Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
Mansfield Park
11. Which of these authors initially published many of their works in serial form?
Jonathan Swift
Charles Dickens
Mark Twain
J.D. Salinger
12. Which of these authors wrote a popular series of children's books based on her childhood in a pioneer family?
Louisa May Alcott
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lucy Maud Montgomery
13. What novel starts with the line "Call me Ishmael"?
Moby Dick
Treasure Island
The Red Badge of Courage
The Count of Monte Cristo
14. Whose short stories include "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Colour Out of Space", and "The Dunwich Horror?"
O. Henry
Arthur C. Clarke
Edgar Allan Poe
H.P. Lovecraft
15. Which of these novels is NOT from a Russian author?
The Castle
War and Peace
The Master and Margarita
Crime and Punishment
"The Castle" is by Franz Kafka
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level 86
Jun 13, 2019
And the English Literature degree comes in handy for the first time ever!
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level 66
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 61
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 41
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 67
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 76
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 38
Aug 3, 2019
Same here. Multiple choice defeated me this time around.
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level 77
Aug 3, 2019
Great quiz, I enjoyed it!
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level 58
Aug 3, 2019
Ugh. So anglocentric!!
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level 70
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.