Literature Trivia Question - 2

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  • 1. 
    Which two old men were the principle characters in "Waiting for Godot"?
    • A. 

      Vladimir And Estragon

    • B. 

      Godot And Samuel

    • C. 

      Vladimir And Ponzo

    • D. 

      Their Names Were Constantly Changing

  • 2. 
    What is Amiri Baraka's original name?
    • A. 

      McCoy Tyner

    • B. 

      Samuel Bickens

    • C. 

      Leroi Jones

    • D. 

      Claude Macay

  • 3. 
    Which author has written the "Sweet Valley" series of books?
    • A. 

      Valerie Tripp

    • B. 

      Judy Blume

    • C. 

      R.L. Stine

    • D. 

      Francine Pascal

  • 4. 
    Which poet wrote "The Red Wheelbarrow"?
    • A. 

      Wallace Stevens

    • B. 

      Ezra Pound

    • C. 

      William Carlos Williams

    • D. 

      Anne Sexton

  • 5. 
    Which of the following plays is not descended from Johann Nestroy's "Einen Jux will er sich machen"?
    • A. 

      The Matchmaker

    • B. 

      Awake And Sing

    • C. 

      Hello, Dolly

    • D. 

      On The Razzle

  • 6. 
    "Tyger! Tyger! burning bright" is the start of a verse from which poem by William Blake?
    • A. 

      Songs Of Innocence

    • B. 

      Songs Of Experience

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Don Juan

  • 7. 
    Who wrote "The Day of the Locust"?
    • A. 

      Nathanael West

    • B. 

      Thomas Pynchon

    • C. 

      David Foster Wallace

    • D. 

      D.H. Lawrence

  • 8. 
    What did Dolphous Raymond actually drink from his bottle hidden in the paper bag?
    • A. 

      Cola

    • B. 

      Whiskey

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      Water

  • 9. 
    Who wrote "Prometheus"?
    • A. 

      Lord Byron

    • B. 

      Aeschylus

    • C. 

      Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • D. 

      Virgil

  • 10. 
    Who is Carrie's first acquaintance on her way to Chicago in Dreiser's "Sister Carrie"?
    • A. 

      Jackson

    • B. 

      Powers

    • C. 

      Drouet

    • D. 

      Hohn

  • 11. 
    In Paul Bowles' "A Distant Episode", what is the occupation of the main character before he is kidnapped?
    • A. 

      Professor Of Geology

    • B. 

      Writer

    • C. 

      Environmental Scientist

    • D. 

      Professor Of Linguistics

  • 12. 
    What happens to the grandmother at the end of Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
    • A. 

      She Is Shot To Death

    • B. 

      She Is Spared Because Of Her Kindness To The Fugitive

    • C. 

      She Has A Heart Attack When She Realizes Her Son Has Been Murdered

    • D. 

      She Is Left Alone Out In The Desert By The Killers

  • 13. 
    The film "Barfly" was based on the life of what poet?
    • A. 

      William S. Burroughs

    • B. 

      Charles Bukowski

    • C. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • D. 

      Wallace Stevens

  • 14. 
    Who wrote the erotic classic "Venus In Furs"?
    • A. 

      Truman Capote

    • B. 

      Judy Blume

    • C. 

      Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch

    • D. 

      William S. Burroughs

  • 15. 
    In "The Joy Luck Club" who sat as the east wind?
    • A. 

      An - Mei Hsu

    • B. 

      Jing - Mei Woo

    • C. 

      Amy Tan

    • D. 

      Waverly Jong

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