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  • 1. 
    What does the name "Cetus" mean?
    • A. 

      Poison

    • B. 

      Sea Monster

    • C. 

      Whale

    • D. 

      Ugly

  • 2. 
    Who wrote the novel "Aaron's Rod"?
    • A. 

      W. Somerset Maugham

    • B. 

      Toni Morrison

    • C. 

      Evelyn Waugh

    • D. 

      D.H. Lawrence

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the estate in Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw"?
    • A. 

      Quint

    • B. 

      Flora

    • C. 

      Bly

    • D. 

      Aspern

  • 4. 
    In Henry James' book "The Aspern Papers", what was character Jeffery Aspern's occupation?
    • A. 

      Lawyer

    • B. 

      Man Of Leisure

    • C. 

      Poet

    • D. 

      Literary Critic

  • 5. 
    Who wrote the comic mystery "Tourist Season"?
    • A. 

      Carter Hausman

    • B. 

      L'anna Howard

    • C. 

      L.P. Smoanes

    • D. 

      Carl Hiaasen

  • 6. 
    Whose fortune does the count inherit in Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo"?
    • A. 

      Caesar Spada

    • B. 

      Henry VIII

    • C. 

      Louis Xiv

    • D. 

      Abbe Faria

  • 7. 
    According to Kurt Vonnegut, how did Bokononists meditate?
    • A. 

      Sole-To-Sole

    • B. 

      Standing On Their Heads

    • C. 

      Palm-To-Palm

    • D. 

      Kneeling

  • 8. 
    Georges Perec and Raymond Queneau were members of what literary circle?
    • A. 

      The Beat Generation

    • B. 

      The Bloomsbury Group

    • C. 

      Oulipo

    • D. 

      Academie Francaise

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the kid's nemesis in Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian"?
    • A. 

      Glanton

    • B. 

      Whiskey Tom

    • C. 

      Sitting Bull

    • D. 

      Judge Holden

  • 10. 
    What does the Latin word "volvo" mean?
    • A. 

      I Am Rolling

    • B. 

      Good Wheels

    • C. 

      Carriage

    • D. 

      Forward

  • 11. 
    Who is the narrator in Joan Didion's "A Book of Common Prayer"?
    • A. 

      Tuck Bradley

    • B. 

      Leonard Douglas

    • C. 

      Grace Strasser-Menadana

    • D. 

      Charlotte Douglas

  • 12. 
    Which contemporary English author wrote "London Fields"?
    • A. 

      Kingsley Amis

    • B. 

      Martin Amis

    • C. 

      A. S. Byatt

    • D. 

      Jane Mendelsohn

  • 13. 
    Who wrote, "Bend Sinister and Speak, Memory"?
    • A. 

      Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    • B. 

      George Bernard Shaw

    • C. 

      Oscar Wilde

    • D. 

      Vladimir Nabokov

  • 14. 
    In Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita", how does the title character die?
    • A. 

      Murdered By Richard F. Schiller

    • B. 

      Murdered By Humbert Humbert

    • C. 

      Suicide

    • D. 

      In Childbirth

  • 15. 
    Which character is the first person narrator of portions of Charles Dickens' "Bleak House"?
    • A. 

      Sir Leicester Dedlock

    • B. 

      Pip

    • C. 

      Richard Clare

    • D. 

      Esther Summerson

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