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Cruel Literature

written by: Aeria
 
Literature always triggers emotions stronger than those you can feel when watching a movie. It is so because it is your own brain draws the setting, defines the features of the characters and gives the proper sound of each voice or melody. However there's not only the romantic and positive aspect about literature. It has its own dark side. Take the quiz and find out some interesting negatives.

Question 1:


An edition of Milton's works was bound in:
Bear's fur
Golden plates
Used newspapers
Human skin

Question 2:


Binding books with human hide was a common practice once. Why?
Because of lack of any other proper material
Because it was fashionable at the time
Because the narrative in the book was about the story of the hide's owner
Because this sold the books more quickly than anything

Question 3:


The name of Cruella de Vil from "101 Dalmatians" is meaningful because:
She is the owner of the dalmatians
She wants the puppies for their fur
She doesn't give them any food
She actually likes cats and not dogs

Question 4:


Who is the Shakespearean villain who had his own brother executed and innocent children killed because they were hindrances to his kingly ambition?
Othello
Richard III
Edmund
Aaron the Moor

Question 5:


According to psychologists villains in fairy-tales actually have an important role for the children's mind formation, namely:
They always lose the battle
They make the story really funny
They are interesting models of behaviour
They help children decide what is bad

Question 6:


The famous evil female Baba Yaga comes from:
A Moroccan song
An Uzbekistanian fairy-tale
A Norse legend
Russian folklore

Question 7:


"Harry Potter" is concidered "malicious literature" by some, because:
It is about witchcraft
Most of its characters are strange beings
Its characters are mainly clad in black clothes
It comprises too many volulmes

Question 8:


It turns out that people like reading about crime. The top-selling English-language author of all time is:
Ben Johnson
Agatha Christie
Virginia Woolf
Edgar-Allan Poe

 


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