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Literature Quiz 34

Books and Authors Quiz

Books and authors quiz
The authors in this set of questions are all born in the month of January

1. This 1915 Nobel Prize winner has written a book on Mahatma Gandhi in 1924.
Primo Levi
Romain Rolland
Mark Shepard
Louis Fischer

2. Her book "The Borrowers" was recognized as the year's outstanding children's book by a British author and won her the 1952 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association. Who is she?
Nancy Bell
Jeanine Baker
Anna Sewell
Mary Norton

3. "Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness" is an autobiographical work recognized as an iconic work of nature writing. Do you the American writer who is known for his writings on environmental, political, and philosophical issues?
Henry David Thoreau
Rachel Carson
Edward Abbey
Aldo Leopold

4. His 1968 nonfiction novel "Armies of the Night" won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction as well as the National Book Award. "The Executioner's Song" fetched him another Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1979. Who is this author?
Norman Mailer
Arthur Millr
Neil Simon
George S Kauffman

5. The famous fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin, first appeared in which story?
The Purloined Letter
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Murder in the Madhouse
The Mystery of Marie Roget

6. The 1915 novel "Of Human Bondage" is considered to be the masterpiece of this English playwright and novelist.
Ben Jonson
J B Preistley
W. Somerset Maugham
T S Eliot

7. Who is the creator of Doctor Dolittle, the doctor who can talk to animals in their own language?
Hugh Lofting
L Frank Baum
Tedd Arnold
Harriet Adams

8. American author Walter R Brooks is known for his children's books. Which one of the following anthropomorphic animals is the central character in his series of 26 children's books?
Perry the Platypus
Roger Rabbit
Furry fandom
Freddy the Pig

9. The fantasy series which narrates the adventures of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his lively companions as they journey through the magical land of Prydain is one of the best-selling novels for children. Do you know who the author is?
Rick Riordan
George R R Martin
Lloyd Alexander
C S Lewis

10. This 1951 novel by Jerome David Salinger featuring the fictional character Holden Caulfield is consistently listed as one of the best novels of the twentieth century. Name the book
The Lord of the Rings
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
Fahrenheit 451

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