Can You Pass This Basic Lit Test?

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    Harper Lee
    Toni Morrison
    Maya Angelou
    Kurt Vonnegut
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is an autobiographical work by Maya Angelou.

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    Pride and Prejudice
    Sense and Sensibility
    Emma
    Persuasion
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That quote was spoken by Charlotte in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

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    Orgota
    Ekumen
    Gethen
    Winter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The coalition of planets that Genly Ai represents in The Left Hand of Darkness was called the Ekumen.

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    Jane Eyre
    Wuthering Heights
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    Mrs. Dalloway
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mrs. Dalloway was written by Virginia Woolf, while the other three books were written by the Brontë sisters.

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    Zora Neale Hurston
    Sylvia Plath
    Madeleine L'Engle
    Margaret Atwood
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Margaret Atwood was born in Canada.

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    Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
    Frankenstein; or, The Modern Homunculus
    Doctor Frankenstein; or, The Modern Man
    Frankenstein; or, The Monstrous Man
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The full title of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic is Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

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    Alice Munro
    Joan Didion
    Nora Ephron
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Short story author Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2013.

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    Mrs. Who
    Mrs. Where
    Mrs. Whatsit
    Mrs. Which
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which are supernatural beings who assist Meg Murry on her adventures.

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    George Eliot
    Acton Bell
    Ayn Rand
    Ellis Bell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mary Ann Evans claimed that she used a male pen name to ensure her work be taken seriously, but also to separate her writing from the work she did as an editor and critic.

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    Pierce Brown
    J.K. Rowling
    Stephenie Meyer
    Suzanne Collins
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The three novels of the Hunger Games series were written by American novelist Suzanne Collins.

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    San Francisco
    New York City
    Honolulu
    Seattle
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Joy Luck Club takes place in San Francisco, and the 16 vignettes that make up the novel are told over a game of mahjong.

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    The Sigil of the Mockingjay
    The Sign of the Divergent
    The Sigil of the Ka-tet
    The Sign of the Deathly Hallows
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The symbol represents the three legendary objects wielded by the Master of Death in the Harry Potter books: the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Cloak of Invisibility.

Can You Pass This Basic Lit Test?

Listen, I know you did your best, but I'm gonna be straight with you...that wasn't great. Maybe literature wasn't really your best subject in school.

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Hey! Not bad! You've definitely read at least a few books. Time to dust off that library card and get reading, though, if you want to get more than 10 right on this quiz.

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Hot damn! You did REALLY well on that. Are you sure you're not a Nobel laureate? Is that you, Alice Munro?

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