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The Lit Quiz: What Do You Know about Good Books and Their Authors?

Readers and literature lovers beware! Maybe your comprehension is supreme in the context of reading a story. Great! But what do you know about the author, the writer who entertains and captivates? What do you know about their work, the polished work of their hands and mind? Let’s see, shall we?

  • Question of

    One of the first novels of the English language was Robinson Crusoe written by Daniel Defoe. In what year was this novel first published?

    • 1747
    • 1822
    • 1719
    • 1553
  • Question of

    The Swiss Family Robinson and other works of the robinsonade genre were inspired by Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. True or false?

    • Yes
    • True.
    • False.
  • Question of

    Alexandre Dumas was the author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. What nationality was he?

    • Yes
    • Dutch
    • Australian
    • French
    • German
  • Question of

    The French author Jules Verne was renowned for his fantasy novels. Which of the following Vernian novels predicted Americans landing on the Moon?

    • Master of the World
    • Journey to the Center of the Earth
    • From the Earth to the Moon
    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Question of

    Edith Nesbit was an author who lived from 1858 to 1924. Among her acquaintances and friends was fellow author H.G. Wells. Which if the following books did she NOT write?

    • Yes
    • No
    • The Book of Dragons
    • The Enchanted Castle
    • How to Train Your Dragon
    • Five Children and It
  • Question of

    Who was the author of Frankenstein (1818)?

    • Yes
    • Buster Keaton
    • Mary Shelley
    • Buster Crab
    • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Question of

    Jane Austen was an author who lived from 1775 to 1817. Which of the following titles was not penned by her?

    • Yes
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Sense and Sensibility
    • Of Intellect and Interest
    • Persuasion
  • Question of

    What famous female writer wrote the classics Little Women and Little Men?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Alice Walker
    • Harriet A. Jacobs
    • Carolyn Garcia
    • Louisa May Alcott
  • Question of

    Which of the following was NOT written by Mark Twain?

    • Tom Sawyer, Detective
    • No Promises in the Wind
    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
    • Joan of Arc
  • Question of

    Mark Twain and President Ulysses S. Grant were friends. True or false?

    • Yes
    • True.
    • False.
  • Question of

    Which songwriter won the 2016 Nobel prize for literature?

    • Yes
    • Bob Dylan
    • Tom Petty
    • Josh Groban
    • Elvis
  • Question of

    Which of the following won the 1907 Nobel for literature because of their “power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration”?

    • Yes
    • President Theodore Roosevelt
    • Rudyard Kipling
    • St. Teresa of Calcutta
    • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Question of

    What genre was the author G.A. Henty known for?

    • Yes
    • Science fiction
    • Historical fiction
    • Comedy
    • Romance
  • Question of

    Was J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion published during his lifetime?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Which of the following names was another one of Dr. Seuss’s pseudonyms?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Theo LeSieg
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Mel Gibson
    • Al Hedison
  • Question of

    Who wrote the children’s book series How to Train Your Dragon?

    • Yes
    • C.S. Lewis
    • Suzie Wilde
    • Edith Nesbit
    • Cressida Cowell
  • Question of

    Which of the following is the woman author of over 220 romance novels?

    • Yes
    • Nora Roberts
    • Roberta Flack
    • Angelina Jolie
    • Jennifer Lopez
  • Question of

    Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel The Martian has become a hugely acclaimed book. Before being picked up by a big publishing company, he self-published The Martian. In what year did he originally self-publish his book?

    • Yes
    • 2007
    • 2009
    • 2010
    • 2011
  • Question of

    Which of the following novels has NOT been adapted into a feature film?

    • Yes
    • Life of Pi
    • The Robe
    • The Two Towers
    • The Hobbit
    • James and the Giant Peach
    • The Martian
    • No Promises in the Wind
    • A Christmas Carol

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