Literature Multiple Choice #2

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about famous works of literature?
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1. Which of these was not one of the Brontë sisters?
2. Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?
Sylvia Plath
William Faulkner
F. Scott Fitzgerald
John Steinbeck
3. Which of these four books was published first?
Love in the Time of Cholera
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Catcher in the Rye
4. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which novel?
The Catcher in the Rye
The Sun Also Rises
5. In the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, what is the name of the creature?
It has no name
6. Which of these novels featured a controlled language called "Newspeak" that was designed to limit the populace's freedom of thought and imagination?
Brave New World
A Clockwork Orange
Nineteen Eighty-Four
When the Sleeper Wakes
7. Which of these books was NOT written by Ernest Hemingway?
A Moveable Feast
Death Comes for the Archbishop
The Old Man and the Sea
A Farewell to Arms
8. The movie "Apocalypse Now" is a loose adaptation of what novel?
Heart of Darkness
Lord of the Flies
The Canterbury Tales
War and Peace
9. Which of these characters possessed a portrait that somehow let them remain unaffected by their hedonistic lifestyle?
Stephen Dedalus
Dorian Gray
Baron Munchausen
10. Which of these Jane Austen novels was published after she died?
Pride and Prejudice
Northanger Abbey
Mansfield Park
11. Which of these authors initially published many of their works in serial form?
Mark Twain
Charles Dickens
Jonathan Swift
J.D. Salinger
12. Which of these authors wrote a popular series of children's books based on her childhood in a pioneer family?
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Louisa May Alcott
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Laura Ingalls Wilder
13. What novel starts with the line "Call me Ishmael"?
The Red Badge of Courage
The Count of Monte Cristo
Moby Dick
Treasure Island
14. Whose short stories include "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Colour Out of Space", and "The Dunwich Horror?"
O. Henry
Edgar Allan Poe
Arthur C. Clarke
H.P. Lovecraft
15. Which of these novels is NOT from a Russian author?
The Castle
Crime and Punishment
War and Peace
The Master and Margarita
"The Castle" is by Franz Kafka
Level 94
Jun 13, 2019
And the English Literature degree comes in handy for the first time ever!
Level 72
Jun 14, 2019
Missed 3. For two of them I chose the correct answer first and then changed my mind.
Level 66
Jun 23, 2019
Which ones?
Level 63
Jun 18, 2019
Question #8 contains a redundant "is".
Level 66
Jun 23, 2019
Thanks! I've made an edit and submitted it for approval. I actually didn't realize til just now that the quiz is now for points. Thanks Quizmaster!
Level 44
Aug 3, 2019
Got the Frankenstein one wrong, as the creature gave himself the name Adam, I've always considered that his name. Therefore he has a name, in my mind, anyway.

I was debating between Les Miserables and Gulliver's Travels, and chose wrong.

Level 76
Aug 3, 2019
The creature compares himself (enviously and unfavorably) to the biblical Adam, but never uses it as a name. When talking to Frankenstein, he makes three references:

First, "Remember that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed."

Later, he says "Like Adam, I was created apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with, and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature: but I was wretched, helpless, and alone."

Finally, "But it was all a dream: no Eve soothed my sorrows, or shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator; but where was mine? he had abandoned me, and, in the bitterness of my heart, I cursed him."

Level 77
Mar 22, 2021
Brilliant knowledge. Thank you for sharing.
Level 70
Sep 18, 2022
Call me a philistine, but I like the creature's dialogue in the 1931 film version better. But thanks for the elucidation.
Level 75
Aug 3, 2019
I'm embarrassed at how many I missed - 6. So many times I narrowed it down to two, then chose the wrong one.
Level 37
Aug 3, 2019
Same here. Multiple choice defeated me this time around.
Level 87
Aug 3, 2019
Great quiz, I enjoyed it!
Level 64
Aug 3, 2019
Ugh. So anglocentric!!
Level 78
Aug 5, 2019
Yes, but it's difficult to find non-English language answers that would be commonly known among the Jetpunk audience and not repeat yourself too often.
Level 66
Mar 17, 2020
I've made a second quiz that pulls from a wider variety of cultures and languages. It's not for points, but why not check it out anyway?
Level 72
Mar 17, 2020
I think you can make the case that Bulgakov was not Russian. Yes, he was born in Kiev which was then in part of the Russian Empire, but nevertheless that was then as now Ukrainian. I refreshed my memory in Wikipedia; indeed he served in the Ukrainian People's Army.
Level 70
Sep 18, 2022
The first English version of "The Master and Margarita" was famous for its somewhat hit and miss translation from the original Russian. When Bulgakov mentions a dentist the translator changed that to "Dante scholar."

And we thought Google Translate was to blame for all these misunderstandings.

Level 66
Sep 20, 2022
Yes, Bulgakov was Ukrainian. These choices need to be changed to avoid confusion. Especially, now, I would think it important to make this distinction. Bulgakov was in fact a doctor, and worked as an army physician for the White Army when they were fighting against the Bolsheviks. His book The White Guard, which was banned in the Soviet Union, draws on many of his experiences whilst he was in the army. His book The Heart of a Dog, is a thinly veiled satire of the Soviet Union and the Russian revolution, and this was also banned in the Soviet Union.