Are You Ready For College Literature?

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Are You Ready For College Literature? - Quiz


Test your knowledge and familiarization with this quiz and see how many books/authors you know that are on the college literature list.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Match the author with the author’s work or something about the author.  William Bradford

    • A.

      The Catcher in the Rye

    • B.

      Of Plimoth Plantation

    Correct Answer
    B. Of Plimoth Plantation
    Explanation
    William Bradford is the author of "Of Plimoth Plantation."

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  • 2. 

    John Smith

    • A.

      The Generall Historie of Virginia

    • B.

      The Call of the Wild

    Correct Answer
    A. The Generall Historie of Virginia
    Explanation
    The given answer, "The Generall Historie of Virginia," is the correct answer because it is the only book title listed among the options. The other two entries, "John Smith" and "The Call of the Wild," are not book titles but rather the name of an author and another book title, respectively. Therefore, "The Generall Historie of Virginia" is the only valid answer choice.

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  • 3. 

    James Weldon Johnson

    • A.

      Charlotte's Web

    • B.

      The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

    Correct Answer
    B. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man." This is a novel written by James Weldon Johnson. It tells the story of an African American man who can pass as white and explores themes of racial identity, discrimination, and the complexities of racial passing. "Charlotte's Web" is a children's book written by E.B. White and is unrelated to James Weldon Johnson.

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  • 4. 

    L. Frank Baum

    • A.

      The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • B.

      Lost in Yonkers.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." This is because L. Frank Baum is the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," not "Lost in Yonkers." Therefore, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Horatio Alger

    • A.

      Foundation

    • B.

      Ragged Dick

    Correct Answer
    B. Ragged Dick
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ragged Dick." Ragged Dick is a novel written by Horatio Alger, an American author, in 1868. The novel tells the story of a poor bootblack named Dick Hunter who rises from poverty to success through hard work, determination, and moral character. The Horatio Alger Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and support to young people who have overcome adversity and demonstrated strong character. Therefore, the correct answer is "Ragged Dick" because it is a novel written by Horatio Alger.

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  • 6. 

    Zane Grey

    • A.

      Riders of the Purple Sage

    • B.

      Tarzan of the Apes

    Correct Answer
    A. Riders of the Purple Sage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Riders of the Purple Sage." This is because Zane Grey is the author of this novel, which is a classic Western novel published in 1912. "Tarzan of the Apes" is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, not Zane Grey. Therefore, the correct answer is "Riders of the Purple Sage."

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  • 7. 

    E. B. White

    • A.

      Arrowsmith

    • B.

      Charlotte's Web

    Correct Answer
    B. Charlotte's Web
    Explanation
    Charlotte's Web is the correct answer because E.B. White is the author of this famous children's book. Arrowsmith is a novel written by Sinclair Lewis, not E.B. White. Therefore, the only option that matches the author is Charlotte's Web.

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  • 8. 

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

    • A.

      Tarzan of the Apes

    • B.

      The Good Earth

    Correct Answer
    A. Tarzan of the Apes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tarzan of the Apes" because Edgar Rice Burroughs is the author of this famous novel. It is a classic adventure story that follows the life of Tarzan, a man who was raised by apes in the African jungle. The novel explores themes of identity, survival, and the clash between civilization and the wild. It has been widely acclaimed for its exciting plot, vivid descriptions of the jungle, and its iconic protagonist.

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  • 9. 

    Dashiell Hammett

    • A.

      Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • B.

      The Maltese

    Correct Answer
    B. The Maltese
    Explanation
    The given answer, "The Maltese," is the title of a novel written by Dashiell Hammett. The question provides two options, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and "The Maltese," and the correct answer is "The Maltese."

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  • 10. 

    Raymond Chandler

    • A.

      The Big Sleep

    • B.

      The Reivers

    Correct Answer
    A. The Big Sleep
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Big Sleep." This is because Raymond Chandler is the author of this novel, which is a classic detective story featuring his iconic character, Philip Marlowe. "The Reivers" is actually a novel written by William Faulkner, not Raymond Chandler. Therefore, "The Big Sleep" is the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Zora Neale Hurston

    • A.

      The Right Stuff

    • B.

      Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Correct Answer
    B. Their Eyes Were Watching God
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Their Eyes Were Watching God." This is the title of a novel written by Zora Neale Hurston. The other two options, "The Right Stuff" and "Zora Neale Hurston," are not the titles of any of her works. Therefore, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Sinclair Lewis

    • A.

      Arrowsmith

    • B.

      Carrie

    Correct Answer
    A. Arrowsmith
    Explanation
    Sinclair Lewis is the author of the novel "Arrowsmith".

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  • 13. 

    Pearl S. Buck

    • A.

      Humboldt's Gift.

    • B.

      The Good Earth

    Correct Answer
    B. The Good Earth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Good Earth" because it is a novel written by Pearl S. Buck. Humboldt's Gift is a novel written by Saul Bellow, not Pearl S. Buck. Therefore, "The Good Earth" is the only option that matches the author.

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  • 14. 

    William Faulkner

    • A.

      The Reivers

    • B.

      Hondo

    Correct Answer
    A. The Reivers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Reivers" because it is the only book listed that was written by William Faulkner. "Hondo" is not a book written by Faulkner, so it cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    Isaac Asimov

    • A.

      House Made of Dawn

    • B.

      Foundation

    Correct Answer
    B. Foundation
    Explanation
    The given answer "Foundation" is a book written by Isaac Asimov. The question seems to be asking for the title of a book written by Isaac Asimov, and "Foundation" fits this criteria. "House Made of Dawn" is a separate book written by N. Scott Momaday and is not related to Isaac Asimov.

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  • 16. 

    Tom Wolfe

    • A.

      The Right Stuff

    • B.

      Long Day's Journey into Night

    Correct Answer
    A. The Right Stuff
    Explanation
    The given answer is "The Right Stuff" because Tom Wolfe is the author of this book. "The Right Stuff" is a non-fiction book that explores the lives of the first American astronauts and the early days of the U.S. space program. It delves into the psychological and physical challenges faced by these astronauts and the competitive nature of the space race during the Cold War. "Long Day's Journey into Night" is a play written by Eugene O'Neill and is not related to Tom Wolfe.

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