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Only A Genius Will Score 20/20 On This Literary Quiz!

Let's see how much of a bookworm you are

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  1. Who wrote "Ulysses" (1922)? 

    Let's start with an easy one.

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    Ernest Hemingway
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    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    James Joyce
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    Virginia Woolf
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's James Joyce!

    It's James Joyce!
  2. Who is the narrator in Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"?
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    Nick Carraway
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    Jay Gatsby
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    Daisy Buchanan
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    Jordan Baker
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Nick Carraway!

    It's Nick Carraway!
  3. Who wrote the poem "Barbara"?

    Let's make it a little bit harder

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    Victor Hugo
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    Boris Vian
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    Guillaume Apollinaire
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    Jacques Prévert
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Jacques Prévert!

    It's Jacques Prévert!
  4. When did the French "Nouveau Roman" develop?
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    1980s
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    1920s
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    1950s-1960s
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    2000s
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    Wrong!

    It's 1950s-1960s!

    The expression "Nouveau Roman" was created by a journalist who wrote on "Le Monde" to define one of Nathalie Sarraute's novels.

  5. ...And what is its main feature?
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    Detailed description of the characters and the society they live in
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    Absence of a plot; meticulous attention to the language
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    The main character analyzes his own behaviour and mind through introspection
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    A circular plot
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    It's absence of a plot!

    The "Nouveau Roman"'s main goal is to create a "perfect style"; at first, this "genre" was considered boring and uninteresting.

  6. Who wrote "Cosmétique de l'ennemi" (The enemy's cosmetique")?
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    Marguerite Duras
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    Annie Ernaux
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    Amélie Nothomb
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    Simone de Beauvoir
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    Wrong!

    It's Amélie Nothomb!

    It's Amélie Nothomb!
  7. What are the names of the Brontë sisters?
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    Wrong!

    Charlotte, Emily and Anne

    They had other siblings but they died at a young age. Nowadays, Charlotte, Anne and Emily are the most famous beacuse of their wonderful literary works.

    Charlotte, Emily and Anne
  8. Who are Dante's "guides" in "The Divine Comedy" ("La Divina Commedia")?
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    Virgil, Beatrice and San Bernardo
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    Virgil and Beatrice
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    Homer and Virgil
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    God, Mary and Archangel Gabriel
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    Wrong!

    It's Virgil, Beatrice and San Bernardo!

    Virgil accompanies Dante through Hell and Purgatory; Beatrice and San Bernardo di Chiaravalle are Dante's guides in Paradise.

  9. Where and when did Futurism develop? 
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    Russia, 1950s
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    France, late 18th century
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    Italy, beginning of the 20th century
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    England, 19th century
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    Wrong!

    Futurism developped in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century!

    This literary and artistic movement was born thanks to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who wrote the "Futurism Manifesto" (Manifesto del Futurismo).

    Futurism developped in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century!
  10. What did Shakespeare write?

    Wohoo! Halfway through the quiz! A quick, simple question:

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    Novels
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    Sonnets, plays and poems
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    Plays
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    Songs
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    Shakespeare wrote about 38 plays, 2 long narrative poems and 154 sonnets

    Shakespeare wrote about 38 plays, 2 long narrative poems and 154 sonnets
  11. Name some of the poets in the "Generación del '27" (Generation of 1927)
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    Luis de Góngora and Francisco de Quevedo
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    Juan Ramón Jiménez and Miguel de Unamuno
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    Federico García Lorca, Pedro Salinas and Jorge Luis Borges
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    Antonio Machado, Miguel de Cervantes and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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    Wrong!

    It's Federico García Lorca, Pedro Salinas and Jorge Luis Borges!

  12. Where was Isabel Allende born?
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    Wrong!

    It's Lima, the capital of Peru!

    Isabel Allende is actually Chilean, but she was born in Peru in 1942.

    It's Lima, the capital of Peru!
  13. Name Anna Karenina's lover
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    Wrong!

    It's Vronskj!

    It's Vronskj!
  14. What are Harper Lee's most famous novels?
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    Wrong!

    To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

    To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
  15. To whom is "The 5th of may" ("Il cinque maggio") by Manzoni dedicated?
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    Wrong!

    It's Napoleon Bonaparte!

    Ei fu. Siccome immobile, Dato il mortal sospiro, Stette la spoglia immemore Orba di tanto spiro, Così percossa, attonita La terra al nunzio sta, [...] Fu vera gloria? Ai posteri L’ardua sentenza

    It's Napoleon Bonaparte!
  16. Which of these novels was inspired by a real life "story"?
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    The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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    Old Goriot (Père Goriot) by Honoré de Balzac
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    The red and the black by Stendhal
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    Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo
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    Wrong!

    It's "The red and the black"!

    A young man called Antoine Berthet shot his lover in a church; this inspired Stendhal for the plot of his novel.

    It's "The red and the black"!
  17. How many novels did Jane Austen write?
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    Jane Austen wrote six novels

    Her novels are: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. She also wrote three short stories, but, unfortunately, some of them are incomplete.

    Jane Austen wrote six novels
  18. What are the names of the "Little women"?
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    Beth, Meg, Jo an Amy are the main characters in "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

    Beth, Meg, Jo an Amy are the main characters in "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
  19. Which masterpiece is considered the first gothic novel?
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    It's "The castle of Otranto" by Horace Walpole!

    In fact, its "subtitle" is "A gothic story"

    It's "The castle of Otranto" by Horace Walpole!
  20. Who does NOT commit suicide?
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    Juliet Capulet
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    Jacopo Ortis
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    Emma Bovary
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    Edmond Dantès
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    Wrong!

    It's Edmond Dantès, the main character in "The count of Monte Cristo"!

    It's Edmond Dantès, the main character in "The count of Monte Cristo"!
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