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Famous and Influential North American Writers Part II Quiz

The second part of the quiz about writers from the USA. 12 Questions.

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Which playwright wrote a number of comedies including "The Odd Couple"?

  • Thornton Wilder
  • Arthur Miller
  • Neil Simon
  • Edward Albee

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Who has written numerous horror novels and short stories including "Salem's Lot"?

  • Stephen King
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Stephen Spielburg
  • Edgar Allen Poe

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"The Catcher in the Rye" is a famous novel about a boy's struggles with adolescence. Who is the author?

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

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Who wrote the epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha"?

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Jerome K Jerome
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
  • William Holman Hunt

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"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a disturbing modern novel by which author?

  • John Updike
  • Alison Lurie
  • Lionel Shriver
  • Annie Proulx

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"The turn of the Screw" is one of the scariest stories ever written. Who was the author?

  • Washington Irving
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Henry James

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Which comic writer wrote the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"?

  • Mark Twain
  • James Thurber
  • John Updike
  • John Steinbeck

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A whale of a tale and a tale of a whale. Who wrote "Moby Dick"?

  • Joseph Conrad
  • Henry James
  • Mark Twain
  • Herman Melville

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Off to the children's shelves now. Which much loved author wrote "Huckleberry Finn" and many other books?

  • Mark Twain
  • L Frank Baum
  • Susan Coolidge
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery

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The charming series of books about Katy, "What Katy Did" etc. were written by which author?

  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Louisa May Allcot
  • Susan Coolidge
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery

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There are several Oz books but "The Wizard of Oz" is the most famous; largely because of the iconic film. Who wrote the books?

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

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Finally, the Greek myths form the basis for these delightful short stories written mainly for children. Who wrote "Tanglewood Tales"?

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