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  • 1. 
    In literature, where would you find "W.A.S.T.E."?
    • A. 

      Christie's "The Mousetrap"

    • B. 

      Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

    • C. 

      Pynchon's "Crying Of Lot 49"

    • D. 

      Golding's "Lord Of The Flies"

  • 2. 
    Which author wrote "All Creatures Great and Small"?
    • A. 

      Lord Byron

    • B. 

      Charles Dickens

    • C. 

      Lord Tennyson

    • D. 

      James Herriot

  • 3. 
    Who is seen as the "citadel of the family" in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"?
    • A. 

      Ma Joad

    • B. 

      Pa Joad

    • C. 

      Rosasharn

    • D. 

      Tom Joad

  • 4. 
    In Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita", how does Lolita's mother Charlotte die?
    • A. 

      She Is Killed By Humbert Humbert

    • B. 

      She Is Hit By A Car

    • C. 

      She Is Killed By Lolita After Lolita Finds Out That She Has Married Humbert Humbert

    • D. 

      She Dies After A Bout With An Abdominal Problem

  • 5. 
    "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know", were the words of which famous romantic poet?
    • A. 

      Lord Byron

    • B. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • C. 

      John Keats

    • D. 

      Robert Browning

  • 6. 
    What was the setting for Kate Chopin's novel, "The Awakening"?
    • A. 

      West Virginia

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Oklahoma

    • D. 

      Louisiana

  • 7. 
    Which William Burroughs book begins with the line, "I can feel the heat closing in"?
    • A. 

      Nova Express

    • B. 

      Naked Lunch

    • C. 

      Junky

    • D. 

      Queer

  • 8. 
    Which female poet wrote a novel that has been compared to "Catcher in the Rye"?
    • A. 

      Margaret Atwood

    • B. 

      Sylvia Plath

    • C. 

      Marge Piercy

    • D. 

      Anne Sexton

  • 9. 
    Who wrote the trilogy of "Sexus", "Nexus" and "Plexus"?
    • A. 

      Oscar Wilde

    • B. 

      Anais Nin

    • C. 

      Charles Bukowski

    • D. 

      Henry Miller

  • 10. 
    Who won the National Book Award for "All the Pretty Horses"?
    • A. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • B. 

      Cormac McCarthy

    • C. 

      John Irving

    • D. 

      Tom Robbins

  • 11. 
    What is M.C. Escher's full name?
    • A. 

      Hirsh Pauly Giger

    • B. 

      Anthony Joseph Gallant

    • C. 

      Maurits Cornelous Escher

    • D. 

      Murray Christophe Escher

  • 12. 
    Which book records road trips taken by Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise?
    • A. 

      Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

    • B. 

      The Rum Diary

    • C. 

      On The Road

    • D. 

      Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

  • 13. 
    Who was the rat living under the Wilbur's trough in the book, "Charlotte's Web"?
    • A. 

      Bernard

    • B. 

      Templeton

    • C. 

      Clifford

    • D. 

      Oscar

  • 14. 
    What screenplay did Marilyn Monroe's husband, Arthur Miller, write for her?
    • A. 

      Some Like It Hot

    • B. 

      The Misfits

    • C. 

      Bus Stop

    • D. 

      Niagara

  • 15. 
    Who submitted John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces" for publication?
    • A. 

      His Mother

    • B. 

      His Best Friend

    • C. 

      His English Professor

    • D. 

      He Did It Himself

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