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Books and Authors II

written by: zizou
 
A simple quiz on English, American, French, Spanish and Irish writers and their literary works. Hope you like it.

Question 1:


Apart from writing a bestselling horror fiction, he also worked as an acting and business manager of Irving's Lyceum Theatre, London. Who is he?
Nathaniel Hawthorne
William Hope Hodgson
Bram Stoker
James Joyce

Question 2:


This French writer's grandmother was an Afro-Caribbean slave who married a white nobleman.
Victor Hugo's
Alexandre Dumas'
Voltaire's
Jules Verne's

Question 3:


She wrote her only best-seller novel bedridden, with a broken ankle only for her amusement, keeping it secret from her friends. Who is she?
Margaret Mitchell
Emily Bronte
Jane Austen
George Elliott

Question 4:


What was the name of the only brother of the sister authors Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte?
Branwell
Edward
Edmund
Arthur

Question 5:


According to many scholars, Miguel Cervantes penned the first modern novel. What is its title?
The Iliad
The Impossible Dream
Don Quixote
La Galatea

Question 6:


Which of the following Irish writers did not receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in the 20th century?
Samuel Beckett
William Butler Yeats
James Joyce
Seamus Heaney

Question 7:


Ernest Hemingway fictionalized his experiences of World War I in this book which tells the story of an American soldier, Lt. Fredric Henry, who falls in love with a British nurse, named Catherine Barkley.
A Farewell to Arms
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Question 8:


What white whale does Captain Ahab seek in Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick"?
Pilot Whale
Killer Whale
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale

Question 9:


English Baron George Bulwer-Lytton liked to use the words 'the last' in the titles of his books. Which of the following books was not written by him?
The Last of the Mochicans
The Last Days of the Barons and Harold
The Last Days of Pompeii
The Last Days of the Saxon Kings

Question 10:


Who penned the children's story "The Old Man of Lochnager"?
David Beckham
Eric Clapton
Prince Charles
Harold Wilson

 


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