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  • 1. 

    Who wrote "The Lone Ranger" and "Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"?

    • A.

      Wilma Mankiller

    • B.

      Jake Page

    • C.

      Sherman Alexie

    • D.

      Graham Greene

    Correct Answer
    C. Sherman Alexie
    Explanation
    Sherman Alexie is the correct answer because he is the author of both "The Lone Ranger" and "Tonto Fistfight in Heaven." These two books are notable works in his literary career. Wilma Mankiller, Jake Page, and Graham Greene are not associated with these specific works.

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  • 2. 

    During which seasons is the Greek goddess Persephone allowed to be with her mother?

    • A.

      Spring And Summer

    • B.

      Winter And Summer

    • C.

      Winter And Spring

    • D.

      Autumn And Spring

    Correct Answer
    A. Spring And Summer
    Explanation
    Persephone, the Greek goddess, is allowed to be with her mother during the seasons of Spring and Summer. This is because in Greek mythology, Persephone spends half of the year in the Underworld with her husband Hades, which represents the Winter season. However, during the other half of the year, she is allowed to return to the Earth and be with her mother, Demeter, which symbolizes the Spring and Summer seasons.

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  • 3. 

    In A.A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh", what name is on the outside of Winnie the Pooh's house?

    • A.

      Edward Bear

    • B.

      Sanders

    • C.

      Bear

    • D.

      Pooh

    Correct Answer
    B. Sanders
    Explanation
    In A.A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh," the name on the outside of Winnie the Pooh's house is Sanders. This is revealed in the story when Piglet brings a sign to put on Pooh's house that says "Mr. Sanders." This name is significant because it shows that Pooh's house was previously owned by someone named Sanders before Pooh claimed it as his own.

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  • 4. 

    What is Lolita's real name?

    • A.

      Christine

    • B.

      Elizabeth

    • C.

      Ernestine

    • D.

      Delores

    Correct Answer
    D. Delores
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Delores. This suggests that Lolita's real name is Delores.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the protagonist of "Lolita" who was in love with the title character?

    • A.

      Vladimir Nabokov

    • B.

      Humbert Humbert

    • C.

      Claire Quilty

    • D.

      James Curtis

    Correct Answer
    B. Humbert Humbert
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Humbert Humbert. In Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita," Humbert Humbert is the main character and narrator. He becomes infatuated with a young girl named Dolores Haze, whom he refers to as Lolita. The story revolves around Humbert's disturbing obsession and their illicit relationship.

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  • 6. 

    Who wrote the book "The Count of Monte Cristo"?

    • A.

      J.F. DuBois

    • B.

      Douglas Adams

    • C.

      William Shakespeare

    • D.

      Alexandre Dumas

    Correct Answer
    D. Alexandre Dumas
    Explanation
    Alexandre Dumas wrote the book "The Count of Monte Cristo." This novel is a classic work of literature and is considered one of Dumas' most famous and enduring works. It tells the story of Edmond Dantès, a young sailor who is wrongfully imprisoned and seeks revenge against those who betrayed him. Dumas' writing style and intricate plot have made "The Count of Monte Cristo" a beloved and widely read novel.

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  • 7. 

    Who wrote the book "Anchored Nowhere: A Navy Wife's Story"?

    • A.

      Barbara Keirsbilck Bennett

    • B.

      Hillary Rodham Clinton

    • C.

      Erma Bombeck

    • D.

      Louisa May Alcott

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbara Keirsbilck Bennett
    Explanation
    Barbara Keirsbilck Bennett is the author of the book "Anchored Nowhere: A Navy Wife's Story".

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  • 8. 

    In the story "Jane Eyre", what are the names of Jane's cousins?

    • A.

      St. Joe, Mary, Diana

    • B.

      St. John, Mary, Diana

    • C.

      St. John, Maria, Diane

    • D.

      St. Joe, Maria, Diane

    Correct Answer
    B. St. John, Mary, Diana
    Explanation
    In the story "Jane Eyre," Jane's cousins are named St. John, Mary, and Diana. This is evident from the given options, where the correct answer is St. John, Mary, Diana.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of Sherlock Holmes' brother?

    • A.

      Evelyn

    • B.

      Marcel

    • C.

      Mycroft

    • D.

      Barnabus

    Correct Answer
    C. Mycroft
    Explanation
    Mycroft is the correct answer because he is indeed the name of Sherlock Holmes' brother. Mycroft Holmes is a character in the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is portrayed as Sherlock's older brother and is known for his superior intellect and influence in the British government. Mycroft often assists Sherlock in solving cases and plays a significant role in the stories.

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  • 10. 

    In the book "Catch-22", what is Yossarian's ethnic background?

    • A.

      North African

    • B.

      Native American

    • C.

      Mexican

    • D.

      Assyrian

    Correct Answer
    D. Assyrian
    Explanation
    Yossarian's ethnic background in the book "Catch-22" is Assyrian.

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  • 11. 

    Which character was not in "Henry IV, Part 1"?

    • A.

      Hal

    • B.

      Touchstone

    • C.

      Falstaff

    • D.

      Poins

    Correct Answer
    B. Touchstone
    Explanation
    In the play "Henry IV, Part 1," the character Touchstone does not appear. The other options, Hal, Falstaff, and Poins, are all characters that are present in the play.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of Captain Ahab's ship?

    • A.

      Sea Farer

    • B.

      Moby Dick

    • C.

      The Jolly Roger

    • D.

      The Pequod

    Correct Answer
    D. The Pequod
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Pequod. The Pequod is the name of Captain Ahab's ship in the novel "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. The story follows the obsessive Captain Ahab's pursuit of the great white whale, Moby Dick, aboard the ship Pequod. The ship and its crew symbolize the destructive nature of Ahab's quest for revenge, ultimately leading to their tragic fate.

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  • 13. 

    Where was Edgar Allan Poe born?

    • A.

      New York City

    • B.

      Richmond

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      Baltimore

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston.

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  • 14. 

    Who is Charlotte Haze?

    • A.

      Emily Bronte

    • B.

      The Mother Of Lolita

    • C.

      The Wife Of Ishmael

    • D.

      Dr Seuss Character

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mother Of Lolita
    Explanation
    Charlotte Haze is the correct answer because she is indeed the mother of Lolita. In Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita," Charlotte Haze is a middle-aged woman who becomes infatuated with the protagonist, Humbert Humbert. She eventually marries Humbert and becomes the mother of his stepdaughter, Dolores Haze, who is commonly referred to as Lolita. Charlotte's character plays a significant role in the story as she is portrayed as a naive and somewhat oblivious mother figure to Lolita.

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  • 15. 

    What types of people are portrayed in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"?

    • A.

      Busy Mothers With Children

    • B.

      Spiritually Exhausted People

    • C.

      Business Executives

    • D.

      Harried Factory Workers

    Correct Answer
    B. Spiritually Exhausted People
    Explanation
    In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," the types of people portrayed are spiritually exhausted individuals. The poem explores the inner thoughts and feelings of Prufrock, who is plagued by self-doubt, anxiety, and a sense of spiritual emptiness. Through vivid imagery and introspective monologue, T.S. Eliot captures the psychological and emotional struggles of Prufrock, reflecting the spiritual exhaustion experienced by many individuals in modern society.

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