Literature: Writers Of Novels! Trivia Quiz

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Below is a Literature trivia quiz on Writers of Novels! Novels are of great help to those of us willing to perfect our grammar skills and add on to the vocabulary we know so far. How many novels have you read so far? Do you know some of the famous writers, their backstories and works? Why don’t you take the test and see how high you score?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which town in Maine does author Stephen King call home?

    • A.

      Portland

    • B.

      Eastport

    • C.

      Brunswick

    • D.

      Bangor

    Correct Answer
    D. Bangor
    Explanation
    Stephen King calls Bangor, Maine his home.

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  • 2. 

    Who wrote long-running play "The Mousetrap"?

    • A.

      Jean Anouilh

    • B.

      Ketti Frigs

    • C.

      Agatha Christie

    • D.

      Margaret Mitchell

    Correct Answer
    C. Agatha Christie
    Explanation
    Agatha Christie wrote the long-running play "The Mousetrap." Agatha Christie was a renowned British author known for her detective novels and plays. "The Mousetrap" is one of her most famous works, having premiered in London's West End in 1952 and still running to this day. It is a murder mystery that has captivated audiences with its suspenseful plot and unexpected twists. Christie's skill in crafting compelling mysteries has made her a beloved and influential figure in the world of crime fiction.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the father of Heracles?

    • A.

      Zeus

    • B.

      Jason

    • C.

      Leander

    • D.

      Theseus

    Correct Answer
    A. Zeus
    Explanation
    Zeus is the correct answer because in Greek mythology, Heracles, also known as Hercules, was the son of Zeus and Alcmene. Zeus, the king of the gods, had an affair with Alcmene and fathered Heracles. This is a well-known mythological story, making Zeus the father of Heracles.

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  • 4. 

    Who told King Shahryar a story every night, thereby keeping him from killing her?

    • A.

      Scheherazade

    • B.

      Dalilah

    • C.

      Zaynab

    • D.

      Julnar

    Correct Answer
    A. Scheherazade
    Explanation
    Scheherazade is the correct answer because she told King Shahryar a story every night, which prevented him from killing her. She used her storytelling skills to captivate the king and leave him wanting to hear more. By doing so, she bought herself time and eventually won his heart, leading to her survival.

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  • 5. 

    "A Doll's House" was written by what author?

    • A.

      Pearl S. Buck

    • B.

      Guy De Maupassant

    • C.

      Chinua Achebe

    • D.

      Henrik Ibsen

    Correct Answer
    D. Henrik Ibsen
    Explanation
    Henrik Ibsen is the correct answer because he is the author of the play "A Doll's House". This play, written in 1879, is a groundbreaking work of realism that explores themes of gender roles, marriage, and societal expectations. Ibsen's play is considered a significant contribution to the feminist movement and has had a lasting impact on the world of theater.

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  • 6. 

    The great epic poem "Paradise Lost" was composed of 12 cantos and was completed in 1667 by what blind author?

    • A.

      Jonathan Swift

    • B.

      Voltaire

    • C.

      John Milton

    • D.

      William Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    C. John Milton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is John Milton. John Milton, a blind author, composed the great epic poem "Paradise Lost" which consists of 12 cantos. It was completed in 1667.

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  • 7. 

    Who wrote "Moll Flanders"?

    • A.

      Henry James

    • B.

      Thomas Hardy

    • C.

      Arnold Bennett

    • D.

      Daniel Defoe

    Correct Answer
    D. Daniel Defoe
    Explanation
    "Moll Flanders" is a novel written by Daniel Defoe. It was first published in 1722 and is considered one of Defoe's most famous works. The novel tells the story of the protagonist, Moll Flanders, who navigates through a life of crime, multiple marriages, and various adventures. Defoe's writing style and realistic portrayal of Moll Flanders's experiences have made the novel a significant piece of literature in the 18th century.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the Greek goddess of forests, hills and hunting?

    • A.

      Demeter

    • B.

      Leto

    • C.

      Hera

    • D.

      Artemis

    Correct Answer
    D. Artemis
    Explanation
    Artemis is the correct answer because she is the Greek goddess associated with forests, hills, and hunting. She is often depicted as a skilled huntress, carrying a bow and arrows, and is known as the protector of wild animals. Artemis is also associated with the moon and is the twin sister of Apollo.

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  • 9. 

    What famous poet from the 1800's was expelled from West Point at age twenty-one?

    • A.

      John Reed

    • B.

      Mynheer Von Underduk

    • C.

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • D.

      Maelzel Maillardet

    Correct Answer
    C. Edgar Allan Poe
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe was a famous poet from the 1800s who was expelled from West Point at age twenty-one. Poe's time at West Point was marked by financial difficulties and disciplinary issues, including neglecting his duties and intentionally disobeying orders. These actions ultimately led to his dismissal from the academy. Despite his expulsion, Poe went on to become one of the most influential and celebrated writers in American literature, known for his dark and macabre tales.

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  • 10. 

    What 60's musician was also a credible poet?

    • A.

      Peter Frampton

    • B.

      Jimmy Page

    • C.

      Paul McCartney

    • D.

      Jim Morrison

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Morrison
    Explanation
    Jim Morrison was a 60's musician who was also a credible poet. He was the lead vocalist of the rock band, The Doors, and was known for his poetic lyrics and performances. Morrison's poetry often explored themes of love, death, and spirituality, and he published several collections of his writings. His ability to combine music and poetry made him a unique and influential figure in the music industry during the 1960s.

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  • 11. 

    Which Stephen King novel is about a young girl with pyrokinetic powers?

    • A.

      Firestarter

    • B.

      Cujo

    • C.

      The Green Mile

    • D.

      The Eyes Of The Dragon

    Correct Answer
    A. Firestarter
    Explanation
    "Firestarter" is the correct answer because it is a Stephen King novel that revolves around a young girl with pyrokinetic powers. The story follows the girl, Charlie McGee, as she tries to escape a government agency that wants to use her powers for their own purposes. The novel explores themes of power, control, and the consequences of using one's abilities.

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  • 12. 

    In which Stephen King novel does a gypsy put a curse on a lawyer?

    • A.

      The Stand

    • B.

      Carrie

    • C.

      Thinner

    • D.

      The Green Mile

    Correct Answer
    C. Thinner
    Explanation
    In the Stephen King novel "Thinner," a gypsy puts a curse on a lawyer. This curse causes the lawyer to rapidly lose weight, no matter how much he eats. As the lawyer's condition worsens, he becomes desperate to find a way to break the curse before it kills him. The novel explores themes of guilt, revenge, and the consequences of one's actions.

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  • 13. 

    What four-part TV miniseries is based on a Stephen King novel?

    • A.

      The Stand

    • B.

      The Shining

    • C.

      Pet Sematary

    • D.

      It

    Correct Answer
    A. The Stand
    Explanation
    "The Stand" is a four-part TV miniseries that is based on a Stephen King novel. It follows the story of a group of survivors after a deadly pandemic wipes out most of the world's population. The miniseries delves into themes of good versus evil and the struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. It is a popular adaptation of Stephen King's work and has garnered a significant following.

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  • 14. 

    How many novels did Margaret Mitchell have published before "Gone with the Wind"?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    B. None
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None" because Margaret Mitchell did not have any novels published before "Gone with the Wind". This suggests that "Gone with the Wind" was her first published novel.

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  • 15. 

    What novel introduced the noun "Droogies"?

    • A.

      A Clockwork Orange

    • B.

      The Warriors

    • C.

      The Catcher In The Rye

    • D.

      Soylent Green

    Correct Answer
    A. A Clockwork Orange
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A Clockwork Orange. This novel, written by Anthony Burgess, introduced the noun "Droogies." The term "Droogies" is used to refer to the members of Alex's gang in the dystopian society depicted in the book. The novel explores themes of violence, free will, and the power of conditioning, making it a significant work in the science fiction genre.

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