How Well Do You Know Marcel Proust?

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How Well Do You Know Marcel Proust? - Quiz

If you consider Marcel Proust is a novelist and essayist; you are right. He is! This French writer and critic was born in Auteuil. His family history is characterized by wealth and intellect courtesy of his pathologist father and royal mother. Having read much about him, test how much you know by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was Marcel Proust Born?
    • A. 

      10 July 1871

    • B. 

      9 January 1869

    • C. 

      5 September 1879

    • D. 

      17 March 1871

  • 2. 
    In how many parts was ' In search of Lost Time' published?
    • A. 

      Six parts

    • B. 

      Nine parts

    • C. 

      Seven parts

    • D. 

      Three parts

  • 3. 
    When was Proust baptized?
    • A. 

      17 August 1871

    • B. 

      5 August 1871

    • C. 

      21 May 1893

    • D. 

      19 June 1891

  • 4. 
    How old was Proust when he became a pupil at Lycée Condorcet?
    • A. 

      8 years old

    • B. 

      11 years old

    • C. 

      12 years old

    • D. 

      15 years old

  • 5. 
    How many years did Proust spend in Coligny Barracks as a soldier?
    • A. 

      A year

    • B. 

      12 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      5 years

  • 6. 
    In what year did Marcel Proust die?
    • A. 

      1921

    • B. 

      1922

    • C. 

      1918

    • D. 

      1908

  • 7. 
    Who is Marcel Proust's father?
    • A. 

      Adrien Proust

    • B. 

      Thomas Proust

    • C. 

      Albert Proust

    • D. 

      Alexander Proust

  • 8. 
    How many pages are in Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time'?
    • A. 

      2000 pages

    • B. 

      About 420 pages

    • C. 

      About 3200 pages

    • D. 

      4270 pages

  • 9. 
    Who translated 'In Search of Lost Time' to English?
    • A. 

      Scott Monchieff

    • B. 

      James Wilson

    • C. 

      Thomas Bidden

    • D. 

      Alice Orwell

  • 10. 
    How old was Proust when he died?
    • A. 

      49 years old

    • B. 

      53 years old

    • C. 

      51 years old

    • D. 

      58 years old

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