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Deaths of Literary Figures

written by: zizou
This quiz is about the deaths of famous authors and poets.

Question 1:

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This English poet died of tuberculosis at the young age of 25. He is one of the key figures of the Romantic movement and achieved lasting fame only after his death in 1821.
Alfred Tennyson
John Keats
William Shakespeare
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Question 2:

Keats' last request was to be buried under a tombstone reading the following.
"Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Earth."
"Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."
"Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Literature."
"Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Rome."

Question 3:

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What is the image on Keats' gravestone?
A mirror
Bow and arrow
His portrait
A lyre with broken strings

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Question 4:

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This American author, who wrote 'A Farewell to Arms', 'The Sun Also Rises', 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and 'The Old Man and the Sea', is the first Nobel laureate to have committed suicide.
Alexandre Dumas
Franz Kafka
John Galsworthy
Ernest Hemingway

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Question 5:

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This 19th century English novelist, whose works include 'Vanity Fair(1848)', died on Christmas Eve.
William Wordsworth
William Makepeace Thackeray
William Blake
William Shakespeare

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Question 6:

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This British novelist, best known for her novel 'Wuthering Heights' caught a cold during the funeral of her brother, which led to tuberculosis. She ultimately died of the disease.
Emily Bronte
Anne Bronte
Charlotte Bronte
Jane Austen

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Question 7:

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This American writer, best remembered for the children's books, 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Stuart Little' died of Alzheimer's disease.
Ted Hughes
Lyman Frank Baum
E. B. White
J. M. Barrie

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Question 8:

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This American poet and novelist primarily known for her poetry and a semi-autobiographical novel, 'The Bell Jar', killed herself with gas from an oven at the age of 30.
Sylvia Plath
Anne Bronte
Mary Shelley
Jane Austen

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Question 9:

Which of the following authors/poets did NOT die of tuberculosis?
Franz Kafka
Anne Bronte
Emily Bronte
All of them died of tuberculosis.

Question 10:

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This French novelist and poet wrote his first novel 'Le Diable au corps' (1923; The Devil in the Flesh) at age 17. He died, aged 20, of typhoid.
Salvatore Quasimodo
Raymond Radiguet
Alain Fournier
Franz Kafka

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