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Famous and Influential North American Writers Quiz: Part I

A quiz about the enormous contribution to literature and culture made by writers from the USA. 12 Questions.

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Who wrote the anti slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"?

  • Mary Baker Eddy
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Frances Hodgeson Burnett
  • Ivy Compton Bennett

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Who wrote the book "Gone with the Wind" on which the famous film was based?

  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Margaret Kennedy
  • Margaret Attwood
  • Margaret Mason

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Which amazing writer wrote the story "The Pit and the Pendulum"?

  • Ray Bradbury
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Stephen King
  • Edgar Allan Poe

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Who wrote the popular novel about coming of age called "Little Women"?

  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Susan Coolidge
  • Lucy Maud Mongomery
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Who was the author of the influential novel writtten about the USA during the depression, "The Grapes of Wrath"?

  • Truman Capote
  • John Steinbeck
  • F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Harper Lee

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This popular, short novel helped to raise conciousness about race issues. Who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • Lillian Hellman
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Harper Lee
  • Hedda Hopper

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Which author wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?

  • Truman Capote
  • J D Salinger
  • Henry Miller
  • Harper Lee

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Which 'Jazz Age' writer wrote "The Last Tycoon"?

  • Henry Miller
  • Saul Bellow
  • F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Truman Capote

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Who wrote the famous short story "Rip Van Winkle"?

  • Nathanial Hawthorne
  • L Frank Baum
  • Mark Twain
  • Washington Irving

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"Something wicked this Way Comes" is one of Stephen King's favourite novels. Who wrote it?

  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Henry Miller

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Who wrote the play "The Crucible", about the Salem witch trials?

  • Arthur Miller
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Henry Miller
  • Thornton Wilder

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The expression "Catch 22" has entered the English language but who wrote the original novel?

  • J D Sallenger
  • John Updike
  • Joseph Heller
  • John Steinbeck