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Murder In Literary Fiction

written by: Eve
 
Check your knowledge of one of the most treated subjects in literature. All these literary works have something in common: murder. You will have to name the author, the novel, or a character. Enjoy!

Question 1:


Name of the impoverished ex-student who executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker in the novel "Crime and Punishment"?
Rumyantsev
Karamazov
Rasputin
Raskolnikov

Question 2:


Which novel is narrated in the first person by Patrick Bateman, a serial killer and Manhattan businessman?
American Psycho
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
The Outsider

Question 3:


What novel contains a macabre description of the evil Roger pushing a boulder onto the outcast boy known as Piggy?
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Rings
Outer Dark
The Butcher Boy

Question 4:


Name the author of Chronicle of a Death Foretold, which tells, in the form of a pseudo-journalistic reconstruction, the story of the murder of Santiago Nasar.
Erich Maria Remarque
Ernest Hemingway
Gabriel García Márquez
William Golding

Question 5:


In which famous Albert Camus novel the protagonist Meursault kills an Arab man in French Algiers?
The Stranger
Candid
Madame Bovary
The Wretched

Question 6:


Who does Dorian Gray murder in Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray?
Basil Hallward who painted his portrait
James Vane, Sibyl's brother
Lord Henry
Sibyl Vane, the actress who fell in love with him

Question 7:


Which character is murdered by Humbert Humbert in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita?
Clare Quilty, a successful playwright and child pornographer
Dick Schiller, Lolita’s husband
Lolita
Charlotte Haze, Lolita’s mother

Question 8:


Who wrote The Tell-Tale Heart, a story in which the haunting quality of the victim's eye is a motive for murder?
William Golding
Edgar Allan Poe
Mary Shelley
Bram Stoker

Question 9:


Which of the following characters was not murdered by the monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein?
Victor Frankenstein
Victor's bride, Elizabeth
Victor's friend, Henry Clerval
Victor's brother, William

Question 10:


In this Shakespearean play, prior to commiting murder the character begins to hallucinate, seeing a bloody dagger appear in the air.
Hamlet
Othello
King Lear
Macbeth

 


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