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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 Mexican–American War
the Vietnam War
the War of Independence

Question 2:


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

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.
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
the Russian Revolution of 1917
the 1812 French invasion of Russia
WWI

Question 4:


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

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?
Malta
Sicily
Sardinia
Cephallonia

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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 Jane Grey
Lady Frances Brandon
Jane Seymor
Mary Tudor

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?
King Rat
Tai-Pan
Noble House
Shōgun

 


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