The Rusc Literary Challenge Quiz

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Test your knowledge of the literary classics we included in the Challenge over these past weeks.Let's see just how many of the editorials you read, and how many of those wonderful literary classics you listened to!If you'd like to refresh your memory before completing the quiz, here's a link to the page which contains all of the literary classics from the Challenge:-https://www.rusc.com/rusc-literary-challenge.aspx


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, was his ________________ novel?
    • A. 

      Second

    • B. 

      Eighth

    • C. 

      Thirteenth

    • D. 

      Eleventh

  • 2. 
    In Great Expectations what is Philip Pirrip's nickname?
    • A. 

      Little P

    • B. 

      Pip

    • C. 

      Phil

    • D. 

      Peewee

  • 3. 
    Who is Pip's mysterious benefactor?
    • A. 

      Miss Havisham

    • B. 

      Joe Gargery

    • C. 

      Estella

    • D. 

      Abel Magwitch

  • 4. 
    What was Silas Marner's profession?
    • A. 

      Weaver

    • B. 

      Thatcher

    • C. 

      Alchemist

    • D. 

      Carpenter

  • 5. 
    In the novel Moby Dick, who narrates the tales of Captain Ahab aboard the Pequod?
    • A. 

      Ishmael

    • B. 

      Queequeg

    • C. 

      Fedallah

    • D. 

      Starbuck

  • 6. 
    Who wrote the novel Moby Dick?
    • A. 

      Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • B. 

      Herman Melville

    • C. 

      George Eliot

    • D. 

      C.S. Lewis

  • 7. 
    The Starbucks coffee chain took its name from the character Starbuck in the novel Moby Dick. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which classic novel had the opening line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
    • A. 

      Pride and Prejudice

    • B. 

      Little Women

    • C. 

      Wuthering Heights

    • D. 

      Brewster's Millions

  • 9. 
    Which classic novel had the opening line, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
    • A. 

      1984

    • B. 

      Heart of Darkness

    • C. 

      A Farewell to Arms

    • D. 

      Great Expectations

  • 10. 
    What's the first name of the lead character in Pride and Prejudice?
    • A. 

      Jane

    • B. 

      Elizabeth

    • C. 

      Mary

    • D. 

      Lydia

    • E. 

      Kitty

  • 11. 
    What's the first name of the oldest sister in Little Women?
    • A. 

      Jo

    • B. 

      Beth

    • C. 

      Meg

    • D. 

      Amy

  • 12. 
    George Eliot was the pen name of which author?
    • A. 

      George Barr McCutcheon

    • B. 

      Mary Ann Evans

    • C. 

      Samuel L. Clemens

    • D. 

      Eric Arthur Blair

  • 13. 
    In the novel Heart of Darkness, on what river does most of the story take place?
    • A. 

      Congo

    • B. 

      Limpopo

    • C. 

      Zambezi

    • D. 

      Nile

  • 14. 
    The young orphan Heathcliff was found in which English city?
    • A. 

      Liverpool

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Leeds

    • D. 

      Leicester

  • 15. 
    In the novel 1984, which of these terms is not used?
    • A. 

      Thoughtcrime

    • B. 

      Doublethink

    • C. 

      Newspeak

    • D. 

      Memorycrime

  • 16. 
    In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, who said "Human beings can be awful cruel to one another"?
    • A. 

      Huckleberry Finn

    • B. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • C. 

      Widow Douglas

    • D. 

      Jim

  • 17. 
    In the novel Pride and Prejudice, who does Jane marry?
    • A. 

      Mr Bingley

    • B. 

      Mr Collins

    • C. 

      Mr Darcy

    • D. 

      Mr Wilson

  • 18. 
    Fill in the blank from the novel Farewell to Arms "All thinking men are ____." 
  • 19. 
    The novel Brewster's Millions was written in which year?
    • A. 

      1902

    • B. 

      1912

    • C. 

      1922

    • D. 

      1932

  • 20. 
    Robert Greaves was the pen name of which author?
    • A. 

      George Barr McCutcheon

    • B. 

      Mary Ann Evans

    • C. 

      Samuel L. Clemens

    • D. 

      Eric Arthur Blair

  • 21. 
    Who is this handsome fellow?
    • A. 

      Charles Dickens

    • B. 

      Mark Twain

    • C. 

      Joseph Conrad

    • D. 

      Ernest Hemingway

  • 22. 
    Which author once said "A classic is something everybody wants to have read, but no one wants to read."
    • A. 

      Mark Twain

    • B. 

      Emily Bronte

    • C. 

      Charles Dickens

    • D. 

      Ernest Hemingway

  • 23. 
    Which author won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954?
    • A. 

      Ernest Hemingway

    • B. 

      Joseph Conrad

    • C. 

      Herman Melville

    • D. 

      Robert Louis Stevenson

  • 24. 
    In the novel Silas Marner, a little child wandered from the snowy night into Silas' house. Who were the child's parents?
    • A. 

      Godfrey and Nancy Cass

    • B. 

      Godfrey Cass and Molly Farren

    • C. 

      Dunsey and Nancy Cass

    • D. 

      Dunsey Cass and Molly Farren

  • 25. 
    In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, the lead character Hank Morgan, convinces King Arthur of his great magical powers by appearing to call forth which natural event?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Solar Eclipse

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Flood

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