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Are You A Literary Genius?
Test your literary knowledge with this informative trivia
Are You A Literary Genius?
1. Sishu is the literary work of which Indian author?
a)
Vikram Seth
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Rabindranath Tagore
d) Arundhati Roy

2. Which of the following has not been seriously suggested as being the true author of Shakespeare's works?
a)
Edward DeVere, Earl of Oxford
b) John Webster
c) William Stanley, Earl of Derby
d) Francis Bacon

3. Shakespeare's character named Beatrice appears in which play?
a)
The Tempest
b) Othello
c) A Midsummer Night's Dream
d) Much Ado About Nothing

4. Who was played by Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet (1996)?
a)
Horatio
b) Laertes
c) Polonius
d) Hamlet

5. Who wrote the novel Pather Dabi in Bengali?
a)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
Are You A Literary Genius?b) Bankimchandra
c) Rabindranath Tagore
d) Saratchandra Chattopadhay

6. Who wrote the Geet Gobindom?
a)
Dijendralal Sarkar
b) Ballal Sen
c) Jaidev
d) Dhoyi

7. Who is also called the Bidrohi Kobi in Bengali literature?
a)
Saratchandra Chattopadhay
b) Ashapurna Debi
c) Rabindranath Tagore
d) Kazi Nazrul Islam

8. Which author is a Bengali writer and an Oscar winning film director?
a)
Chhabi Biswas
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Satyajit Ray
d) Bankimchandra

9. Which famous national leader of India has written books on the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates and the ancient Roman king Marcus Aurelius?
a)
Mahatma Gandhi
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) C.Rajagopalachari
d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Are You A Literary Genius?10. Who is the author of The Three Musketeers?
a)
Miguel De Cervantes Saaverda
b) William Shakespeare
c) Alexandre Dumas
d) Robert L.B. Stevenson

11. Who is the author of The Name Of The Rose?
a)
John Steinbeck
b) William Shakespeare
c) Umberto Eco
d) J.K. Rowling

12. Who is the author of Les Miserables?
a)
Alexandre Dumas
b) William Shakespeare
c) Victor Hugo
d) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

13. Who is the author of Wuthering Heights?
a)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
b) Margaret Mitchell
c) Emily Bronte
d) Jane Austen

14. Who is the author of Around The World In Eighty Days?
a)
Herman Melville
b) Jules Verne
c) Jonathan Swift
d) Graham Greene

15. Who is the author of The Grapes Of Wrath?
a)
Umberto Eco
b) J.R.R. Tolkien
c) Ernest Hemingway
d) John Steinbeck

16. Who is the author of The Last of The Mohicans?
a)
James Fenimore Cooper
b) John Steinbeck
c) Mark Twain
d) Jules Verne

17. Who is the author of Moby Dick?
a)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
b) Mark Twain
c) Herman Melville
d) William Golding

18. Who is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
a)
Emily Bronte
b) Harriet Beecher Stowe
c) Margaret Mitchell
d) Alice Walker

19. Who is the author of Hamlet?
a)
Christopher Marlowe
b) Geoffrey Chaucer
c) Edith Wharton
d) William Shakespeare

20. Who is the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four?
a)
George Orwell
b) Charles Dickens
c) Aldous Huxley
d) Jules Verne

21. Who is the author of Ulysses?
a)
Umberto Eco
b) Theodore Dreiser
c) James Joyce
Are You A Literary Genius?d) J.R.R. Tolkien

22. Who is the author of Sense And Sensibility?
a)
Jane Austen
b) Emily Bronte
c) Charlotte Bronte
d) E.M. Forster

23. "There are more things on heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." This is a famous quote from which play by Shakespeare?
a)
Hamlet
b) Julius Caesar
c) King Lear
d) Romeo Juliet

24. Which literary award did Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter Of Maladies win?
a)
Gyanpeeth award
b) The Nobel Prize for literature
c) The Pulitzer
d) No Award was won

25. "Tomorrow is just another day." Which famous American novel ends with this sentence?
a)
Roots
b) Gone with the Wind
c) The Great Gatsby
d) Seeds

26. Which book about adolescent angst portrayed through the hilarious misadventures of its 16-year-old protagonist Holden Caulfield is considered a masterpiece of modern literature?
a)
To Kill A Mockingbird
b) Bridget Jones' Diary
c) The Catcher in the Rye
d) The Dog Catcher

27. Which play by George Bernard Shaw is based on the mythical Greek story of a sculptor who fell in love with Galatea, a lovely statue made by him?
a)
Man and Superman
b) Saint Joan
c) SuperGirl
d) Pygmalion

28. The Famous Five often go off to an island and have one of their fantastic adventures. What is this island called?
a)
Timbuctoo
b) Kirrin Island
c) Fairy Isle
d) None

29. Who wrote the book The Origin of Species?
a)
Sir Alexander Fleming
b) Louis Pasteur
c) Charles Darwin
d) Stephen Hawking

30. In which city's open market did Marks and Spencer's start?
a)
Manchester
b) Bradford
c) Barnsley
d) Leeds

Answers
1. c) Rabindranath Tagore
2. b) John Webster
3. d) Much Ado About Nothing
4. d) Hamlet
5. d) Saratchandra Chattopadhay
6. c) Jaidev
7. d) Kazi Nazrul Islam
8. c) Satyajit Ray
9. c) C.Rajagopalachari
10. c) Alexandre Dumas
11. c) Umberto Eco
12. c) Victor Hugo
13. c) Emily Bronte
14. b) Jules Verne
15. d) John Steinbeck
16. a) James Fenimore Cooper
17. c) Herman Melville
18. b) Harriet Beecher Stowe
19. d) William Shakespeare
20. a) George Orwell
21. c) James Joyce
22. a) Jane Austen
23. a) Hamlet
24. c) The Pulitzer
25. b) Gone with the Wind
26. c) The Catcher in the Rye
27. d) Pygmalion
28. b) Kirrin Island
29. c) Charles Darwin
30. d) Leeds


 
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