Literature Multiple Choice #3

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about famous works of literature?
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1. Which of these characters is from the region known as La Mancha?
Don Quixote
Othello
Sinbad
D'Artagnan
2. Which story tells of the author's travels through the three realms of the dead: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise?
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Divine Comedy
Gulliver's Travels
The Odyssey
3. Which of these is a single novel rather than a collection of stories?
The Decameron
The Pickwick Papers
One Thousand and One Nights
The Canterbury Tales
4. Which of these is not one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature?
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
The Book of Five Rings
Dream of the Red Chamber
Journey to the West
The fourth one is Water Margin.
5. Who were the Three Musketeers?
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis
Porthos, Athos, and D'Artagnan
D'Artagnan, Porthos, and Aramis
Aramis, D'Artagnan, and Athos
6. Okonkwo is the protagonist of which novel?
The Color Purple
Things Fall Apart
Roots
Cry, the Beloved Country
7. Who lives at the address 221B Baker Street?
Henry Jekyll
Sherlock Holmes
Phileas Fogg
Ebenezer Scrooge
8. Who wrote The Sorrows of Young Werther?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hermann Hesse
Franz Kafka
Hans Christian Andersen
9. Who wrote the Greek tragedies Oedipus Rex and Antigone?
Euripides
Homer
Sophocles
Sappho
10. Which of these is considered the oldest surviving great work of literature?
Water Margin
The Iliad
Beowulf
The Epic of Gilgamesh
11. Which of these characters is not a pirate?
Clement Cleveland
Captain Nemo
Captain Hook
Long John Silver
Captain Nemo is the captain of the submarine Nautilus from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
12. Who told a new tale every night, but always stopped in the middle so that the king would wait for her to finish instead of executing her?
Circe
Nitocris
Penelope
Scheherazade
13. Which of these is not a pen name?
Mark Twain
Lewis Carroll
George Orwell
Edgar Allan Poe
Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Clemens. George Orwell's real name was Eric Arthur Blair. Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Dodgson.
14. One Hundred Years of Solitude is the multi-generational story of what family?
Trueba
Buendía
Trask
Santiago
15. Who wrote Le Morte d'Arthur?
Alexandre Dumas
Thomas Malory
Geoffrey Chaucer
Daniel Defoe
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2020
This quiz was created after someone commented that my first literature multiple choice quiz was too anglocentric. I agreed with them, and this is the result.
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Level 74
Dec 3, 2020
It's good :)
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 34
Jan 5, 2021
I think the pirate question is not clear cut. Captain Nemo engages in actions that are piratical including attacking and sinking ships. In his role in the League of Extraordinary Gentleman he is clearly described as a pirate. I would replace him with someone like Jack Aubrey in the quiz.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2021
That's what I get for using a character from a book I haven't read, I guess.

Jack Aubrey is from the Patrick O'Brian novels that begin with Master and Commander, right? I haven't read those either, but I vaguely remember the movie with Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany.

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Level 65
Jun 18, 2021
Agreed. Nemo attacks without warning, sinks his enemies, and doesn't represent a country. Arguably a pirate.

Jack Aubrey spent some time as a privateer ... not a pirate but pretty close. I suggest replacing Nemo with Horatio Hornblower.

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Level 52
Jan 19, 2022
I also thought about that and since I didn't knew Clement Cleveland it was sort of a 50/50 between those two.

But since I don't remember Nemo ever intentionally hunting down other ships to rob them, I decided to see him more like an embittered rebel than a pirate.