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Pistol Arts Quiz 2

A short quiz pertaining to arts and literature and its related aspects. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Who wrote "Utopia"?

  • H.G. Wells
  • Sir Thomas More
  • Aldous Huxley

2

What term, related to fiction, refers to the structure of interrelated actions, consciously selected and arranged by the author?

  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Denouement

3

In which type of novel are the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of the characters of equal or greater interest than the external action of the narrative?

  • Gothic novel
  • Novel of manners
  • Psychological novel

4

Which American satirist first achieved fame with "Goodbye Columbus" and was later awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral"?

  • James Thurber
  • Joseph Heller
  • Philip Roth

5

Which of these writers is often considered the inventor of the historical novel?

  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Victor Hugo
  • H.G. Wells

6

What is the name given to a pair of rhyming lines of verse that are self-contained in grammatical structure and meaning?

  • Iambic pentameter
  • Couplet
  • Quatrain

7

Which playwright is best known for his play "Oedipus the King"?

  • Sophocles
  • Aristophanes
  • Euripides

8

What famous author wrote under the pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff?

  • Washington Irving
  • Mark Twain
  • Jonathan Swift

9

What Igbo novelist described the effect of colonialism on traditional Igbo life in "Things Fall Apart"?

  • Christopher Okigbo
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Nuruddin Farah

10

Who is commonly considered the greatest Chinese writer of the 20th century?

  • Lu Xun
  • Ai Qing
  • Gao Xingjian

 

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