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Do You Know Which Book Came Out First?

It's harder than you might think.

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  1. <i>1984</i>
    1984
    <i>Animal Farm</i>
    Animal Farm
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Animal Farm was published in 1945, while 1984 was published in 1949.

  2. <i>Cat's Eye</i>
    Cat's Eye
    <i>The Blind Assassin</i>
    The Blind Assassin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cat's Eye was published in 1988, while The Blind Assassin came out in 2000.

  3. <i>To the Lighthouse</i>
    To the Lighthouse
    <i>Mrs Dalloway</i>
    Mrs Dalloway
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mrs Dalloway was published in 1925, while To the Lighthouse came out in 1927.

  4. <i>Go Tell It on the Mountain</i>
    Go Tell It on the Mountain
    <i>Giovanni's Room</i>
    Giovanni's Room
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Go Tell It on the Mountain came out in 1953, while Giovanni's Room was published in 1956.

  5. <i>Emma</i>
    Emma
    <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>
    Pride and Prejudice
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pride and Prejudice was published in 1813, while Emma came out in 1815.

  6. <i>Tender Is the Night</i>
    Tender Is the Night
    <i>The Great Gatsby</i>
    The Great Gatsby
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, while Tender Is the Night came out in 1934.

  7. <i>Beloved</i>
    Beloved
    <i>Sula</i>
    Sula
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sula was published in 1973, while Beloved came out in 1987.

  8. <i>Pet Semetary</i>
    Pet Semetary
    <i>The Shining</i>
    The Shining
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Shining was published in 1976, while Pet Semetary came out in 1982.

  9. <i>Kafka on the Shore</i>
    Kafka on the Shore
    <i>The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle</i>
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle was originally published in 1994, and the English translation came out in 1997; Kafka on the Shore was originally published in 2002, and the English translation came out in 2005.

  10. <i>Slouching Towards Bethlehem</i>
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    <i>Play It As It Lays</i>
    Play It As It Lays
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem was published in 1968, while Play It As It Lays came out in 1970.

  11. <i>White Teeth</i>
    White Teeth
    <i>On Beauty</i>
    On Beauty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    White Teeth, Zadie Smith's debut, came out in 2000, while On Beauty was published in 2005.

  12. <i>A Farewell to Arms</i>
    A Farewell to Arms
    <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>
    The Sun Also Rises
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926, while A Farewell to Arms came out in 1929.

  13. <i>Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret</i>
    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
    <i>Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing</i>
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret was published in 1970, while Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing came out in 1972.

  14. <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i>
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    <i>Love in the Time of Cholera</i>
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    One Hundred Years of Solitude was originally published in 1967, and the English translation was published in 1970; Love in the Time of Cholera was originally published in 1985, and the English translation was published in 1988.

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