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Historical Events In Novels

written by: Eve
 
This quiz focuses on historical works of fiction.

Question 1:


What military conflict is depicted in Stephen Crane's novel The Red Badge of Courage?
the American Civil War
the War of Independence
the Mexican–American War
the Vietnam War

Question 2:


What novel by Kurt Vonnegut is based on real life World War II events, written from the perspective of characters?
Slaughterhouse-Five
Hocus Pocus
Cat's Cradle
Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday

Question 3:


The plot and the interactions of the characters in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace take place in the era surrounding this historical event.
the 1812 French invasion of Russia
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
the Russian Revolution of 1917
WWI

Question 4:


What famous French novel depicts the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572, when thousands of Protestants are slaughtered?
Queen Margot
The Three Musketeers
The Red and the Black
Madame Bovary

Question 5:


An important event described in the novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin is the massacre of Italian troops by the Germans in September 1943. On what island did the massacre occur?
Sardinia
Cephallonia
Sicily
Malta

Question 6:


What novel by Charles Dickens is set before and during the French Revolution?
Dombey and Son
Bleak House
A Tale of Two Cities
Hard Times

Question 7:


Which of the following novels is subtitled 'A Narrative of the Time of Nero'?
The Last Emperor
The Physician
The Name of the Rose
Quo Vadis

Question 8:


In the novel The Three Musketeers, which Queen consort of France secretly conducts an affair with the Duke of Buckingham?
Marie Antoinette
Marguerite de Valois
Anne of Austria
Marie de' Medici

Question 9:


Alison Weir's novel Innocent Traitor tells the story of an English noblewoman, known as the The Nine Days' Queen. What was her name?
Lady Frances Brandon
Lady Jane Grey
Mary Tudor
Jane Seymor

Question 10:


Which novel of James Clavel's popular 'Asian Saga' opens in 1945 and focuses on prisoners of war in a Japanese camp in Singapore?
Tai-Pan
Noble House
King Rat
Shōgun

 


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