Literary Quiz - Quiz on Books, Authors and Characters By: scholastic world on 17:50 / comment : 0 Literary Quiz - Quiz on Books, Authors and Characters Today's set of ten questions are on world famous authors and their works. Take this literature quiz to learn more about the famous authors, their works and characters they created. 1. Tusitala is a word in Samoan language which means "writer of stories. Who did the Samoan people referred to as "tusitala"? RL Stevenson RL Stine HG Wels Rudyard Kipling 2. By what pen name Mary Anne Evans became famous? Mark Twain George Eliot James Herriot Ellery Queen 3. Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell were the pseudonyms adopted by the Bronte sisters. Which one of the following is NOT among the Bronte sisters? Emily Charlotte Anne Maria 4. Who created Rip Van Winkle, the fictional character who slept for so many years that when he woke up his clothes had grown out of fashion? Victor Hugo Jonathan Swift Washington Irving Alexander Dumas 5. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but said no to the Nobel Prize. Who is he? Ernest Hemingway George Bernardshaw Jean-Paul Sartre Pablo Neruda 6. Endymion is a poem first published in 1818 which begins with the line "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever". Who wrote it? William Wordsworth John Keats PB Shelley John Milton 7. Five Weeks in a Balloon is the first novel by a very famous adventure story writer. Can you name him? Jules Verne RL Stevenson Walter Scott Alexander Dumas 8. This English novel was first published as a 19-volume monthly serial from 1847 to 1848, carrying the subtitle Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Life and was later published as a single volume in 1848 with the subtitle "A Novel without a Hero". What was its title? Emma Vanity Fair Pilgrim's Progress Tess of the d'Urbervilles 9. The Foundation series is a science fiction series of books which won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. Name the famous science fiction writer HG Wels Carl Sagan Isaac Asimov Jules Verne 10. What was the title of the first novel of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which he introduced the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes? The Hound of Baskervilles The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Sign of the Four A Study in Scarlet Tag: books quiz literary quiz literature quiz quizzes Share !