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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?
William Hope Hodgson
Nathaniel Hawthorne
James Joyce
Bram Stoker

Question 2:


This French writer's grandmother was an Afro-Caribbean slave who married a white nobleman.
Alexandre Dumas'
Victor Hugo's
Jules Verne's
Voltaire'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?
Emily Bronte
George Elliott
Jane Austen
Margaret Mitchell

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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.
The Old Man and the Sea
For Whom the Bell Tolls
A Farewell to Arms
The Sun Also Rises

Question 8:


What white whale does Captain Ahab seek in Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick"?
Sperm Whale
Blue Whale
Killer Whale
Pilot 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 Days of the Barons and Harold
The Last of the Mochicans
The Last Days of the Saxon Kings
The Last Days of Pompeii

Question 10:


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

 


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