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The Most Popular Revenge Stories In Literature

written by: Eve
 
Here are some trivia questions about literary works where revenge and retaliation are a major theme.

Question 1:


In this classic story of carefully wrought revenge, Edmond Dantes is falsely accused of a crime and thrown into a dungeon on an isolated prison.
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Great Expectations
Bound by a Promise
A Tale of Two Cities

Question 2:


This tale of revenge focuses on the passionate love between the two main characters, Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw and on the destructive effect of jealousy.
The Scarlet Letter
The Little Sister
Rebecca
Wuthering Heights

Question 3:


In this novel, Miss Havisham at first seeks to protect her adopted daughter Estella from the cruelty of men, but then sharpens her into a weapon of revenge to be used against them.
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Little Sister
Hard Times
Great Expectations

Question 4:


This prominent character in Homer's The Iliad is the king of Sparta who seeks revenge against Paris for stealing his wife, Helen.
Menelaus
Hector
Patroclus
Achilles

Question 5:


When Hamlet goes to confront his mother in her bedchamber, he hears a noise from behind the tapestry. Thinking that Claudius is hiding there, Hamlet draws his sword and stabs through the fabric. Who does he actually kill?
Polonius
Laertes
Horatio
Ophelia

Question 6:


Which of these novels tells the story of a bullied teenage girl’s brutal revenge on her peers at prom?
Carrie
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
True Grit
Kiss Me While I Sleep

Question 7:


In the novel Frankenstein, who did the monster kill after he swore revenge on his creator for bringing him into a world that hated him?
Victor's fiancee Elizabeth
All of these
Victor's friend Henry
Victor's brother William

Question 8:


Why does Captain Ahab seek revenge on the notorious white whale in the novel Mobi Dick?
The whale has killed all the members of his crew.
The whale had bitten off his leg.
None of these
The whale had killed his son.

Question 9:


In this famous detective novel, a self-appointed group of twelve convicts a man named Ratchett to death and then murder him.
Murder on the Orient Express
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
A Study in Scarlet

Question 10:


In this novel, Inigo Montoya, the Spanish fencing master, has dedicated his entire life to hunting down and killing the man who murdered his father.
First Blood
Best Served Cold
The Princess Bride
The Head of the Viper

 


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