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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.
Joseph Heller
Philip Roth
Jack Kerouac
John Fowles

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.
Midnight's Children
Death Comes for the Archbishop
The Stoic
An American Tragedy

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
The Sound and the Fury
To the Lighthouse
To Kill a Mockingbird

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.
Evelyn Waugh
Ian McEwan
Salman Rushdie
Martin Amis

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?
The Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Flies
American Pastoral
Native Son

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.
On the Road
Naked Lunch
A Passage to India
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
Salman Rushdie
Zadie Smith
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?
War and Peace
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
all of these
Moby Dick

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?
The Blind Assassin
A Clockwork Orange
The Catcher in the Rye
The Moviegoer

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 Lord of the Rings
The Painted Bird
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

 


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