Thursday, 16 February 2017

Literary Quiz 12 - Books and Authors Quiz



1. William Sydney Porter was an American author famous for his short stories with surprise endings. We all known him by his pen name. What is it?
Ernest Hemingway
Edgar Allan Poe
Mark Twain
O Henry

2. Alexei Maximovich Peshkov was a Russian writer who was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is primarily known by the name
Anton Chehkov
Leo Tolstoy
Alexander Pushkin
Maxim Gorky

3. He is best known for his "Essays of Elia", and Elia was the pseudonym used by this English writer. Who was he?
Charles Dickens
Charles Lamb
Clive Hamilton
Daniel Defoe

4. Writer of "A Passage to India", he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years, but never won the coveted Prize. Who is he?
Leo Tolstoy
James Joyce
E M Forster
Vladimir Nabokov

5. The original title of the poem was 'The Way of the Soul' and the poem is an account of the poets thoughts and emotions as he grieves over the death of a close friend. Name the poem
In Memoriam
Funeral Blues
Crossing The Bar
Remember

6. Henrik Ibsen was a major 19th-century playwright who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, 1903 and 1904 and is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare. In which language he wrote his plays?
English
German
Danish
Spanish

7. Which one of the following works by William Shakespeare, is NOT a tragedy?
Hamlet
The Merchant of Venice
Macbeth
Othello

8. Who wrote "Don Quixote", considered to the first modern novel?
Thomas Malory
Daniel Defoe
George Elliot
Miguel de Cervantes

9. Who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", a poem inspired by James Cook's second voyage of exploration?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Wordsworth
John Keats
William Blake

10. "Always a Reckoning" is a collection of poems by a Nobel Peace Prize winning US President. Who is he?
Theodore Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
Woodrow Wilson
Jimmy Carter

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