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Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Greatest Novels

written by: Eve
 
This quiz features novels included on Time magazine's 100 best English language novels from 1923 to 2005. The novels were picked by Time critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo and the list was published in 2006.

Question 1:


This author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "American Pastoral" and his 1969 bestseller "Portnoy's Complaint" were both included in Time magazine's 100 Best Novels list.
John Fowles
Joseph Heller
Jack Kerouac
Philip Roth

Question 2:


This novel by Theodore Dreiser, included in Time magazine's 100 Best Novels list, tells the story of a young man, Clyde Griffiths and deals with subjects such as religion, abortion and capital punishment.
The Stoic
Death Comes for the Archbishop
An American Tragedy
Midnight's Children

Question 3:


This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Alabama, is narrated by six-year-old Scout Finch.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
To the Lighthouse
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Sound and the Fury

Question 4:


This British author's novels "Brideshead Revisited" and "A Handful of Dust" both appeared on the list of Time magazine's list of 100 Greatest Novels.
Martin Amis
Salman Rushdie
Evelyn Waugh
Ian McEwan

Question 5:


What allegorical novel, included on Time magazine's 100 Greatest Novels list, follows a group of young boys marooned on a desert tropical island?
American Pastoral
Native Son
The Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Flies

Question 6:


This novel by Jack Kerouac, regarded as the defining work of the Beat Generation, is based on the spontaneous trips made by the author and his friends.
Naked Lunch
A Passage to India
On the Road
Midnight's Children

Question 7:


"Midnight's Children", one of the books on Time magazine's list of 100 Greatest Novels, was written by this author, who was sentenced to death following the publication of one of his literary works.
Kazuo Ishiguro
Zadie Smith
Salman Rushdie
J.D. Salinger

Question 8:


Which of the following acknowledged literary works was left out of the list of 100 Best English-language Novels, published in Time magazine in 2006?
all of these
Moby Dick
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
War and Peace

Question 9:


What novel on Time magazine's Best Novels list follows Holden Caulfield, a character that has come to be associated with teenage angst and rebellion?
A Clockwork Orange
The Catcher in the Rye
The Moviegoer
The Blind Assassin

Question 10:


What fantasy novel, focusing on the adventures of the Pevensie siblings and set approximately in 1940, appeared on Time magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels?
The Chronicles of Prydain
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lord of the Rings
The Painted Bird

 


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