Sub-Categories: Harry Potter Trivia, Mark Twain Trivia, Playwrights Trivia, Poetry Trivia, Shakespeare Trivia

General Literary Trivia Questions:

1) Who was the first Chinese writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Choose Your Answer: A: Cao Yu, B: Ba Jin, C: Gao Xingjian, D: Zhang Ailing

2) What was the working title of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel Gone With the Wind?

Choose Your Answer: A: The Plantation, B: Tara, C: The Rhett Butler Affair, D: Ba! Ba! Black Sheep

3) What Russian dramatist wrote The Inspector General?

Choose Your Answer: A: Nikolai Gogol, B: Anton Chekhov, C: Maxim Gorky, D: Alexander Pushkin

4) What poet wrote the following lines?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by.

Choose Your Answer: A: Emily Dickinson, B: Robert Frost, C: Walt Whitman, D: Langston Hughes

5) What is the name of the student in Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment who commits a cold-blooded murder?

Choose Your Answer: A: Trofimov, B: Smerdjakov, C: Yepihodov, D: Raskolnikov

6) What famous literary character offers this sage advice: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be"?

Choose Your Answer: A: Ebeneezer Scrooge, B: Tom Sawyer, C: Polonius, D: King Lear

7) What did Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis have in common?

Choose Your Answer: A: They were married to the same woman, B: They were born in the same small town, C: They were both descended from William Shakespeare, D: They died on the same day

8) What poet wrote To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960), Transformations (1971), and The Death Notebooks (1974)?

Choose Your Answer: A: Anne Sexton, B: e.e. cummings, C: Sylvia Plath, D: Shell Silverstein

9) What play by Tennessee Williams contains characters named "Big Daddy" and "Big Mama"?

Choose Your Answer: A: A Streetcar Named Desire, B: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, C: The Glass Menagerie, D: Long Day's Journey Into Night

10) What novel ends with the following line?

"It is a far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."

Choose Your Answer: A: The Sound and the Fury, B: A Tale of Two Cities, C: Moby Dick, D: Wuthering Heights

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