15 Question LIterature Quiz

Walt Whitman

1. What is the profession of Jean Brodie in the Muriel Spark novel “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”?
2. Who wrote Adam Bede?
3. Which story is told in the first person (or “first horse”) as an autobiographical memoir told by a highbred horse?
4. Who wrote Scoop, A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited?
5. Whose novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests in several countries, and, faced with death threats and a religious edict, he spent nearly a decade underground?
6. Which phrase was coined to identify authors and poets living in Paris after the First World War and includes Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson, Waldo Peirce, and John Dos Passos?
7. Who is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry, winning the Pulitzer in 1947 for All the King’s Men, and two Pulitzers poetry in 1957 and 1979?
8. What play did the artisans decide to put on in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
9. Who is “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman about?
10. What book begins and ends with the same sentence, “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.”?
11. Who is the author of The Souls of Black Folk?
12. On which novel is the movie Apocalypse Now based?
13. In the Kinsey Millhone Mystery Series by Sue Grafton, what is “B” for?
14. In the JAMES BOND series, who is M’s secretary?
15. What does the “L” stand for in L. Frank Baum?

1. School Teacher
2. George Eliot
3. Black Beauty
4. Evelyn Waugh
5. Salmon Rushdie
6. The “Lost” Generation
7. Robert Penn Warren
8. Pyramus and Thisbe
9. Abraham Lincoln
10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
11. W.E.B. Dubois
12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
13. Burglar
14. Miss Moneypenny
15. Lyman


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