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Do You Know The Original Language Of These Famous Novels?

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  1. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Which of these novels was first written in German?</span>
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    <i>The Reader</i> by Bernhard Schlink
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Three Musketeers</i> by Alexandre Dumas
    Via Amazon/Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    Via Amazon/Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Around the World in 80 Days</i> by Jules Verne
    Via Amazon/CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
    Via Amazon/CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Madame Bovary</i> by Gustave Flaubert
    Via Amazon/Bantam Classics
    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    Via Amazon/Bantam Classics
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink!

    Originally titled Der Vorleser, the novel was published in German in 1995. The Three Musketeers, Around the World in 80 Days, and Madame Bovary were all published in French.

    The Reader by Bernhard Schlink!
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
  2. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Which one of these was </span>NOT<span style="font-weight: normal;"> first written in Russian?</span>
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    <i>Crime and Punishment</i> by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Via Amazon/Penguin Classics
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Via Amazon/Penguin Classics
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>War and Peace</i> by Leo Tolstoy
    Via Amazon/Vintage
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    Via Amazon/Vintage
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Anna Karenina</i> by Leo Tolstoy
    Via Amazon/Oxford University Press
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    Via Amazon/Oxford University Press
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Metamorphosis</i> by Franz Kafka
    Via Amazon/Classix Press
    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    Via Amazon/Classix Press
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka!

    Originally titled Die Verwandlung, the novella was published in German in 1915.

    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka!
    Via Amazon/Classix Press
  3. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Which of these children's stories was first published in English?</span>
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    <i>The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales</i> by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
    Via Amazon/Penguin Random House
    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
    Via Amazon/Penguin Random House
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Pippi Longstocking</i> by Astrid Lindgren
    Via Amazon/Puffin Books
    Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
    Via Amazon/Puffin Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Neverending Story</i> by Michael Ende
    Via Amazon/Puffin Books
    The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
    Via Amazon/Puffin Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Little Prince</i> by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Via Amazon/Mariner Books
    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Via Amazon/Mariner Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">All of the above</span>
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    <span style="font-weight: normal;">None of the above</span><br>
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    Wrong!

    None of them were!

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, which was first published under the name Children's and Household Tales, and The Neverending Story were written in German, Pippi Longstocking was written in Swedish, and The Little Prince was written in French.

  4. What language was The Alchemist originally written in?

    Amazon/Harper Collins Publishers
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    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">German</span>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">Portuguese</span>
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    <span style="font-weight: normal;">English</span>
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    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">Spanish</span>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Alchemist!

    The novel — written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho — was first published in Portuguese in 1988.

  5. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Only one of these novels was originally published in Spanish. Which one was it?</span>
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    <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> by Gabriel García Márquez
    Via Amazon/Harper Collins Publishers
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
    Via Amazon/Harper Collins Publishers
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents</i> by Julia Alvarez
    Via Amazon/Algonquin Books
    How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
    Via Amazon/Algonquin Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The House on Mango Street</i> by Sandra Cisneros
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
    The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao</i> by Junot Díaz
    Via Amazon/Riverhead Books
    The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
    Via Amazon/Riverhead Books
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    One Hundred Years of Solitude!

    Written by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, the novel was first published in Spanish in 1967. The House on Mango Street, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao were all first published in English.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude!
    Via Amazon/Harper Collins Publishers
  6. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Which of these was </span>NOT <span style="font-weight: normal;">first written in French?</span>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i> by Gaston Leroux
    Via Amazon/Simon & Brown
    The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
    Via Amazon/Simon & Brown
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Stranger</i> by Albert Camus
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
    The Stranger by Albert Camus
    Via Amazon/Vintage Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>All Quiet on the Western Front</i> by Erich Maria Remarque
    Via Amazon/Ballantine Books
    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
    Via Amazon/Ballantine Books
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Count of Monte Cristo</i> by Alexandre Dumas
    Via Amazon/Wordsworth Classics
    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    Via Amazon/Wordsworth Classics
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    All Quiet on the Western Front!

    The novel was first published in German in 1929.

    All Quiet on the Western Front!
  7. Which language was this novel originally written in?

    Amazon/Vintage Crime
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    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">Swedish</span>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">Danish</span><br>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">Norwegian</span>
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    Incorrect
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">German</span><br>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Swedish!

    Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was first published posthumously in Swedish in 2005.

  8. <span style="font-weight: normal;">Only one of these ancient texts was written in Greek. Which one was it?</span>
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    Incorrect
    <i>The Aeneid</i> by Virgil
    Via Amazon/Penguin Random House
    The Aeneid by Virgil
    Via Amazon/Penguin Random House
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Aesop's Fables</i> by Aesop
    Via Amazon/Running Press
    Aesop's Fables by Aesop
    Via Amazon/Running Press
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Metamorphoses</i> by Ovid
    Via Amazon/Penguin Random House
    Metamorphoses by Ovid
    Via Amazon/Penguin Random House
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Aesop's Fables by Aesop!

    The Aeneid and Metamorphoses were both written in Latin!

    Aesop's Fables by Aesop!
    Via Amazon/Running Press
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