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Literature Hodgepodge

written by: Jeopardybound
Are you an avid reader and someone who likes to learn as much as they can? Instead of mindless texting and talking on the phone, do you find yourself always carrying around some type of book to read while waiting around in day-to-day society? Well then, if you answered yes, you might just have what it takes to pass this hodgepodge quiz full of questions all things literature. Good luck, not that you'll need it!

Question 1:

What Shakespeare historical play was being performed at the Globe Theatre in 1613 when a fire broke out from a misguided theatrical cannon shot?
Henry IV Part II
Richard II
The Tempest
Henry VIII

Question 2:

Along with H.G. Wells, what 19th century French author, famous for his “Journey to the Center of the Earth” novel, is known as the “Father of Science Fiction?”  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 3:

Sporting a male pseudonym, what female French novelist maintained a romantic relationship with Frederic Chopin from 1837-1847?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
George Sand
George Eliot
George Orwell

Question 4:

A.A. Milne created the character of Christopher Robin as one of Winnie-the-Pooh’s best friends and based him on his real life son, Christopher Robin Milne.

Question 5:

Known as the “Sage of Concord”, what American Transcendentalist owned the land where Henry David Thoreau built his cabin near Walden Pond in Massachusetts?
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Herman Melville
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question 6:

What best-selling American author, born Howard Allen O’Brien, created the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt?
Dean Koontz
Stephenie Meyer
Anne Rice
Stephen King

Question 7:

Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, this 2009 movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams chronicles a romance over time between Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire.
The International
Sunshine Cleaning
The Time Traveler's Wife

Question 8:

With characters such as Fiver, Bigwig, and General Woundwort, what Richard Adams heroic fantasy novel follows the story of a small group of rabbits?
Watership Down
The Bureaucrats
Rabbit, Run
Lord of the Flies

Question 9:

Often coming in at number one on 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century lists, what is the name of the James Joyce book that depicts a day in the life of Leopold Bloom?
Finnegans Wake
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Question 10:

This Jacquelyn Mitchard’s novel, which was the first book chosen for Oprah’s Book Club in 1996, was made into a 1999 Michele Pfeiffer and Treat Williams movie.
The Heart of a Woman
Song of Solomon
The Deep End of the Ocean
She's Come Undone

Question 11:

What is generally considered to be the bestselling book of all time?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 12:

Which 19th century epistolary novel by Wilkie Collins is considered to be the first modern detective novel in the English language?
Murder on the Orient Express
The Moonstone
A Study in Scarlet
The Count of Monte Cristo

Question 13:

Which anti-war science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut follows the journeys through time of American soldier, Billy Pilgrim, mostly set in Dresden, Germany?
Breakfast of Champions
Mother Night
Slaughterhouse Five
Cat's Cradle


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