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Snow In Literature

written by: Eve
 
This is a quiz about the symbolism of snow in literature.

Question 1:


In what fairy tale does Kay's grandmother describe snow flakes as "white bees swarming"?
The Little Match Girl
Thumbelina
The Snow Queen
Rapunzel

Question 2:


What fictional character, described as 'valiant', found herself in a snowy wood "at night- time with snow under her feet and snowflakes falling through the air"?
Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice
Alice in Alice in Wonderland
Pippi in Pippi the Longstocking
Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Question 3:


What best-selling novel was written by American writer David Guterson in the early morning hours over a ten-year period?
The Wrong Kind of Snow
Snow
The Snow Tourist
Snow Falling on Cedars

Question 4:


What poet, honored with four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, wrote the 1922 poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?
Robert Frost
Robert Lowell
Ralph Waldo Emerson
E. E. Cummings

Question 5:


Who wrote the novel "The Long Winter", which is set in South Dakota during the severe winter of 1880–1881?
Louisa May Alcott
Edith Wharton
Harper Lee
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Question 6:


The novel "Miss Smilla's Sense of Snow" tells the story of Smilla Jaspersen who has developed an almost intuitive understanding of all types of snow. What nationality is author Peter Høeg who penned the novel?
Canadian
Danish
Austrian
German

Question 7:


What Victorian novelist idealised white Christmas by persistently depicting snow-carpeted streets and people "scraping the snow from the pavements in front of their dwellings, and from the tops of their houses"?
Thomas Hardy
William Thackeray
Oscar Wilde
Charles Dickens

Question 8:


What English poet wrote the poem "In the Bleak Midwinter" in which "Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow"?
Matthew Arnold
Robert Browning
Elizabeth Barret Browning
Christina Rossetti

Question 9:


In what fantasy novel do armored white bears live in the ice-and-snow-locked land Svalbard?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Snow Blind
Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
Arctic Adventure

Question 10:


What American Modernist poet wrote the poem "The Snow Man", which opens with the lines,
"One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;"?
Emily Dickinson
Wallace Stevens
Ezra Pound
Walt Whitman

 


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