Difficult Literature Quiz 2 (20 Questions)

1.) The short story “The Princess and the Pea” involves how many mattresses?

2.) What author created the character Dr. Jekyll?

3.) Sharing its name with a Greek goddess, what name belonged to the fictional Russian ship that brought Count Dracula to England in Bram Stoker’s Dracula?

4.) What decade first saw Roger Tory Peterson issue his landmark field guide Guide to the Birds?

5.) Dr. Griffin represented the titular character of what H.G. Wells novel?

6.) Who wrote the works involving both Tarzan and John Carter?

7.) Who wrote Tuck Everlasting?

8.) Dante’s Inferno involves how many circles of hell?

9.) Who wrote Robinson Crusoe?

10.) “Who is John Galt?” represents the first line of what novel?

11.) What author who died in May 2012 wrote Really Rosie and In the Night Kitchen?

12.) Santiago struggles to catch what kind of fish for three days in The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway?

13.) Who wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

14.) J.R.R. Tolkien first released The Hobbit in what year?

15.) Douglas Adams published what science fiction book – the first in a series of five – on October 12th, 1979?

16.) What African-American poet began a poem with the question “What happends to a dream deferred?”?

17.) What leading African-American educator described his early life in his book Up from Slavery?

18.) What name belongs to the fictional Dutch boy who had a pair of silver skates in a story written by Mary Mapes Dodge?

19.) Who wrote The Metamorphosis?

20.) Who wrote the Henry Huggins stories as well as Dear Mr. Henshaw?

Answers
1.) 20 mattresses
2.) Robert Louis Stevenson
3.) Demeter
4.) the 1930s
5.) The Invisible Man
6.) Edgar Rice Burroughs
7.) Natalie Babbitt
8.) nine circles of hell
9.) Daniel Defoe
10.) Atlas Shrugged
11.) Maurice Sendak
12.) marlin
13.) Truman Capote
14.) 1937
15.) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
16.) Langston Hughes
17.) Booker T. Washington
18.) Hans Brinker
19.) Franz Kafka
20.) Beverly Cleary

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