Literature Test: Would You Pass

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  • 1. 
    The slogans "War Is Peace", "Freedom Is Slavery" and "Ignorance Is Strength" are from which novel?
    • A. 

      Catch-22

    • B. 

      Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • C. 

      For Whom The Bell Tolls

    • D. 

      A Canticle For Leibowitz

  • 2. 
    Who wrote under the pen name of George Eliot?
    • A. 

      Eleanor Lavish

    • B. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • C. 

      James Percival

    • D. 

      Mary Ann Evans

  • 3. 
    Which story is not in James Joyce's "Dubliners"?
    • A. 

      The Sisters

    • B. 

      Araby

    • C. 

      Paper Pills

    • D. 

      The Dead

  • 4. 
    Which work by William Faulkner is about the Compson family?
    • A. 

      The Sound And The Fury

    • B. 

      Absalom, Absalom!

    • C. 

      Light In August

    • D. 

      The Unvanquished

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a novel by Toni Morrison?
    • A. 

      Infants Of The Spring

    • B. 

      Jazz

    • C. 

      Song Of Solomon

    • D. 

      Beloved

  • 6. 
    In "Robinson Crusoe", how did Friday come to be Crusoe's servant and companion?
    • A. 

      Friday Was Already On The Island

    • B. 

      Robinson Saved Him From Cannibals

    • C. 

      He Washed Up On The Island

    • D. 

      He Survived The Shipwreck

  • 7. 
    In Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick", who is the voice of reason?
    • A. 

      Starbuck

    • B. 

      Flask

    • C. 

      Stubb

    • D. 

      Ahab

  • 8. 
    What is the syllabic pattern of the haiku?
    • A. 

      A,A,B,B,A,A,B

    • B. 

      5,7,5

    • C. 

      4,4,7,7,4

    • D. 

      3,5,7

  • 9. 
    She wrote "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"?
    • A. 

      Jupiter Jones?

    • B. 

      Carson McCullers?

    • C. 

      Helga Mustovski?

    • D. 

      Ramona Quinby?

  • 10. 
    Which Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. book uses the phrase "so it goes" repeatedly after any character's death?
    • A. 

      Breakfast Of Champions

    • B. 

      Deadeye Dick

    • C. 

      Slaughterhouse-Five

    • D. 

      Cat's Cradle

  • 11. 
    John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost" was continued in what sequel?
    • A. 

      Paradise Found

    • B. 

      The Inferno

    • C. 

      Paradise Regained

    • D. 

      Before The Fall

  • 12. 
    Which writer of science fiction is credited with the invention of the telecommunications satellite?
    • A. 

      Ben Bova

    • B. 

      Frank Herbert

    • C. 

      Robert A. Heinlein

    • D. 

      Arthur C. Clarke

  • 13. 
    In Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women", how does her youngest sister Amy get revenge on Jo?
    • A. 

      Burns Jo's Hair While She Is Asleep

    • B. 

      Doesn't Get Revenge

    • C. 

      Throws Jo's Manuscript In The Fire

    • D. 

      Throws Pillows At Jo

  • 14. 
    Who was the author of "Auntie Mame"?
    • A. 

      Robert Cormier

    • B. 

      Patrick Dennis

    • C. 

      Steven King

    • D. 

      Erica Jong

  • 15. 
    Which of the following towns from Stephen King's novel "The Stand" is a real place?
    • A. 

      Ogunquit, Maine

    • B. 

      Shoyo, Arkansas

    • C. 

      Arnette, Texas

    • D. 

      May, Oklahoma

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