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Do you know or remember anything about high school literature? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Literature serves as an invaluable teacher and an illustration to students who are first studying to use scripted language to communicate with the world. In many ways, literature can change someone’s outlook on life. Take this quiz and look at how much you know about high school literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which two characters die on the road in "The Grapes of Wrath"?

    • A.

      Ma And Pa

    • B.

      Grandma And Grandpa

    • C.

      The Preacher And Tom

    • D.

      Jim Casy And Noah

    Correct Answer
    B. Grandma And Grandpa
    Explanation
    In "The Grapes of Wrath," Grandma and Grandpa are the two characters who die on the road. This is a significant event in the novel as it highlights the harsh conditions and challenges faced by the Joad family and other migrants during the Great Depression. The deaths of Grandma and Grandpa symbolize the loss and suffering experienced by many families during this time, adding to the overall themes of poverty, resilience, and the struggle for survival in the face of adversity.

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  • 2. 

    What profession was Jim Casy in "The Grapes of Wrath"?

    • A.

      Mechanic

    • B.

      Preacher

    • C.

      Plumber

    • D.

      Salesman

    Correct Answer
    B. Preacher
    Explanation
    In "The Grapes of Wrath," Jim Casy is portrayed as a former preacher. He was once a spiritual leader but has now lost his faith and is searching for a new purpose in life. This is evident in the story as he joins the Joad family on their journey, offering guidance and moral support to the other characters. His background as a preacher adds depth to his character and influences his actions throughout the novel.

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  • 3. 

    In "A Farewell to Arms", the American drives an ambulance for what country?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      America

    Correct Answer
    C. Italy
    Explanation
    In "A Farewell to Arms," the American drives an ambulance for Italy. This is evident from the context of the novel, which is set during World War I in Italy. The protagonist, an American ambulance driver, is serving in the Italian army, providing medical aid and transportation to injured soldiers. Italy was one of the major powers involved in the war, and the novel explores the experiences and challenges faced by the American protagonist in this setting.

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  • 4. 

    In the J.D. Salinger book "The Catcher in the Rye", what does the dream-character of the title do?

    • A.

      Catches Kids Before They Fall

    • B.

      Catches Truant Children

    • C.

      Catches Butterflies

    • D.

      Catches Baseballs

    Correct Answer
    A. Catches Kids Before They Fall
    Explanation
    In the J.D. Salinger book "The Catcher in the Rye", the dream-character of the title is portrayed as someone who catches kids before they fall. This can be interpreted metaphorically, symbolizing the protagonist's desire to protect and save children from the corrupt adult world. The dream-character represents the protagonist's longing for innocence and his struggle to preserve it in a society he perceives as phony and damaging.

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  • 5. 

    Who wrote the novel "The Good Earth"?

    • A.

      Carl Sagan

    • B.

      Jonathan Swift

    • C.

      Sinclair Lewis

    • D.

      Pearl S. Buck

    Correct Answer
    D. Pearl S. Buck
    Explanation
    Pearl S. Buck wrote the novel "The Good Earth".

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  • 6. 

    Who is the antagonist in the Pearl Buck novel "The Good Earth"?

    • A.

      The British

    • B.

      Wang Lung's Uncle

    • C.

      Genghis Khan

    • D.

      Opium Smugglers

    Correct Answer
    B. Wang Lung's Uncle
    Explanation
    In the Pearl Buck novel "The Good Earth," Wang Lung's Uncle serves as the antagonist. He constantly undermines Wang Lung's efforts to improve his life and gain wealth, often taking advantage of him and causing conflict within the family. Wang Lung's Uncle represents the greed and selfishness that can exist within families, posing a constant threat to Wang Lung's success and happiness.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Lotus in "The Good Earth"?

    • A.

      Wang Lung's Concubine

    • B.

      Wang Lung's Aunt

    • C.

      Wang Lung's Sister

    • D.

      Wang Lung's Daughter

    Correct Answer
    A. Wang Lung's Concubine
    Explanation
    Lotus is Wang Lung's concubine in "The Good Earth". A concubine is a woman who lives with and has a sexual relationship with a man to whom she is not married. In the novel, Lotus becomes Wang Lung's concubine after he becomes wealthy and takes her as his second wife. She is portrayed as a beautiful and seductive woman who manipulates Wang Lung and causes tension within his household.

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  • 8. 

    In "The Good Earth", who is O-Lan?

    • A.

      Youngest Daughter

    • B.

      Eldest Daughter

    • C.

      Wang Lung's Wife

    • D.

      Elder Son's Wife

    Correct Answer
    C. Wang Lung's Wife
    Explanation
    O-Lan is Wang Lung's wife. In the novel "The Good Earth," O-Lan is portrayed as a hardworking and loyal wife who supports her husband through both good and bad times. She is depicted as a strong and resilient character, who endures hardships and sacrifices for the well-being of her family. O-Lan's character plays a significant role in the story, highlighting the traditional gender roles and societal expectations during that time period.

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  • 9. 

    In "Gone with the Wind", who does Scarlett O'Hara first marry?

    • A.

      Dr. Meade

    • B.

      Rhett Butler

    • C.

      Charles Hamilton

    • D.

      Ashley Wilkes

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles Hamilton
    Explanation
    In "Gone with the Wind", Scarlett O'Hara first marries Charles Hamilton.

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  • 10. 

    Which character gets rich as a smuggler in the book "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell?

    • A.

      Ashley Wilkes

    • B.

      Stuart Tarleton

    • C.

      Wade Hamilton

    • D.

      Rhett Butler

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhett Butler
    Explanation
    In the book "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, Rhett Butler becomes rich as a smuggler. This is evident through his involvement in various illegal activities, such as blockade running during the American Civil War. Rhett's cunning and resourcefulness allow him to accumulate wealth through these illicit means, making him a successful smuggler in the story.

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  • 11. 

    Who is Scarlett's second husband in "Gone with the Wind"?

    • A.

      Ashley Wilkes

    • B.

      John Wilkes

    • C.

      Rhett Butler

    • D.

      Frank Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    D. Frank Kennedy
    Explanation
    In "Gone with the Wind," Scarlett's second husband is Frank Kennedy. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 12. 

    In "Gone with the Wind", who is Scarlett's third husband?

    • A.

      Brent Tarleton

    • B.

      Ashley Wilkes

    • C.

      Charles Hamilton

    • D.

      Rhett Butler

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhett Butler
    Explanation
    Rhett Butler is Scarlett's third husband in "Gone with the Wind". Throughout the novel, Scarlett has two previous marriages, first to Charles Hamilton and then to Frank Kennedy. However, it is her tumultuous relationship with Rhett Butler that becomes the most memorable. Rhett is a charismatic and complex character who is initially attracted to Scarlett's beauty and spirit. Their marriage is marked by passion, conflict, and ultimately, heartbreak. Rhett's departure from Scarlett at the end of the novel, famously saying "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn", has become one of the most iconic lines in cinematic history.

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  • 13. 

    How does Gatsby die in "The Great Gatsby"?

    • A.

      Heart Attack

    • B.

      Poison

    • C.

      Car Accident

    • D.

      Shot In His Pool

    Correct Answer
    D. Shot In His Pool
    Explanation
    In "The Great Gatsby," Gatsby dies by being shot in his pool. This event occurs towards the end of the novel when George Wilson, the husband of Tom Buchanan's mistress, mistakenly believes that Gatsby is responsible for his wife's death. Seeking revenge, Wilson shoots Gatsby while he is lounging in his pool, ultimately leading to his tragic demise.

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  • 14. 

    Who is elected leader in "Lord of the Flies"?

    • A.

      Ralph

    • B.

      Simon

    • C.

      Piggy

    • D.

      Jack

    Correct Answer
    A. Ralph
    Explanation
    In "Lord of the Flies," Ralph is elected as the leader by the group of boys stranded on the deserted island. He is chosen because he possesses qualities such as intelligence, charisma, and a sense of responsibility. Ralph demonstrates strong leadership skills by establishing rules, organizing tasks, and maintaining order among the boys. He also represents civilization and democracy, contrasting with the savage and authoritarian leadership of Jack. Throughout the novel, Ralph's leadership is tested as the boys descend into chaos, highlighting the importance of his role in maintaining order and attempting to rescue them.

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  • 15. 

    What happens to Piggy in "Lord of the Flies"?

    • A.

      He Is Killed By A Boulder

    • B.

      He Is Stabbed By A Spear

    • C.

      He Drowns

    • D.

      He Catches The Plague

    Correct Answer
    A. He Is Killed By A Boulder
    Explanation
    In "Lord of the Flies," Piggy is killed by a boulder. This occurs during a chaotic moment when a group of boys, who have descended into savagery, push a large boulder off a cliff. Piggy, who is holding the conch shell and trying to restore order, is struck by the boulder and thrown off the cliff, resulting in his death. This event symbolizes the complete breakdown of civilization and the loss of rationality and morality on the island.

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