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Literary Trivia

Let’s play literary trivia this week. I’ve gathered some questions from American, British, Classic, and Children’s literature to try to stump you.

The answers will be posted in next week’s blog. There’s no prize for the most correct answers, so why look them up? Have fun!

  1. What author became famous for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln?

  2. The crime novel The Godfather, also a hit movie, was written by whom?

  3. Who wrote the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are?

  4. The hero Beowulf faces a monster known by what name?

  5. What color was Anna Karenina’s bag in Tolstoy’s novel?

  6. In which state do Mark Twain’s characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn live?

  7. What novel written by Oscar Wilde has to do with immortality?

  8. Which character in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was the voice of reason?

  9. What novel centers around marriage during the Victorian era, describing the fascination that a group of sisters have over one man?

  10. What pen name did Norman Bean write under?

  11. In what fictional town is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird set?

  12. What other novels did Margaret Mitchell have published before Gone with the Wind?

  13. What is the name of the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter?

  14. Mary Ann Evans was the real name for which author?

  15. In 1984, who serves as the leader of The Party?

  16. Who wrote “Under Milk Wood” a 1954 radio drama commissioned by the BBC and later adapted for the stage?

  17. What pen name did Eric Arthur Blair write under?

That’s it. Have fun

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