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15 Literature Questions

A Varied & Fairly Difficult Literature Quiz 15 Questions.

 
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1

Samuel Pepys wrote the bulk of his diary in which shorthand system?

  • Shelton System
  • Pitman System
  • Groote System

2

(First published in 1970) Which author wrote 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'?

  • Richard Bachman
  • Richard Wright
  • Richard Bach

3

Which 'John' won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932?

  • John Grisham
  • John Galsworthy
  • John Steinbeck

4

(First published in 1920) What was the first novel written by Agatha Christie?

  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Murder on the Links
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

5

Which author won the Booker Prize in 1989 with 'The Remains of the Day'?

  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • V. K Arseniev
  • Oda Sakunosuke

6

In which Evelyn Waugh book would you find Captain Grimes, Mr Prendergast & Egdon Heath Prison?

  • A Handful of Dust
  • Vile Bodies
  • Decline and Fall

7

Who wrote the novel on which the Barbra Streisand movie 'Yentl' was based?

  • Nelson Algren
  • Saul Bellow
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer

8

(In 1957) Which Author published her second volume of autobiography 'Testament of Experience'?

  • Vera Brittain
  • Cate Tiernan
  • Kathy Acker

9

Which publishing company was founded by Allen Lane in 1935?

  • Penguin Books
  • Mills & Boon
  • Bloomsbury Publishing

10

Who wrote the novels 'Mila 18' & 'Armageddon'?

  • Leon Uris
  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Joseph Heller

11

Which classic work of Japanese literature by Murasaki Shikibu is considered by many to be the world's first novel?

  • The Tale of Genji
  • Goodbye Tsugumi
  • Naoko

12

Which famous English author was reputedly killed in a pub brawl in 1593?

  • John Donne
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Edmund Spenser

13

Which British politician wrote the Trilogy of novels: Coningsby, Sybil & Tancred?

  • Benjamin Disraeli
  • Andrew Bonar Law
  • Winston Churchill

14

Which Roman historian & author wrote 'Ab Urbe Condita Libri' (Books from the Foundation of the City)

  • Vitruvius
  • Tacitus
  • Livy

15

Which British-born Canadian author was known as 'The Canadian Kipling'?

  • Saul Bellow
  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Robert Service

 

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