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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"?
Karamazov
Rasputin
Rumyantsev
Raskolnikov

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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.
Gabriel García Márquez
Ernest Hemingway
Erich Maria Remarque
William Golding

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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?
Mary Shelley
Bram Stoker
William Golding
Edgar Allan Poe

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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