Monday, November 4, 2019

A small quiz on English novel 2

1. Who wrote "King Solomon's Mines", the first English fiction novel set in Africa?

 Wilkie Collins
 Joseph Conrad
 Benjamin Disraeli
 H. Rider Haggard


2. Wilkie Collins wrote "The Woman In White" as well as which other famous novel?

 Dracula
 The Moonstone
 Murder in the Rue Morgue
 The Invisible Man


3. Which detective made his first appearance in 1893 and has, between then and 1978, appeared in over 4,000 stories by some 200 authors?

 Gideon of The Yard
 Bulldog Drummond
 Paul Temple
 Sexton Blake


4. Which author, American by birth, wrote "The Bostonians"?

 Herman Melville
 Henry James
 Oliver Wendell Holmes
 Walt Whitman


5. Which American novelist, best known for an anti-slavery book, also wrote
"The Minister's Wooing" and "Old Town Folks"?

 Emily Dickinson
 Harriet Beecher Stowe
 Mrs Gaskell
 George Eliot


6. Which Victorian Prime Minister also had a successful literary career, writing several novels?

 Peel
 Gladstone
 Disraeli
 Palmerston


7. Bram Stoker will always be remembered for "Dracula", but when he was alive he was better known as the personal assistant to which actor?

 Sarah Siddons
 David Garrick
 Henry Irving
 Ellen Terry
8. Who wrote the book that details the life of Tom and Maggie Tulliver?

 Mrs Gaskell
 Anthony Trollope
 Anne Bronte
 George Eliot
9. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote many action packed adventure novels. Which of the following is NOT by him?

 The Three Musketeers
 Kidnapped
 Treasure Island
 The Master of Ballantrae
10. Which author, chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907?

 Rudyard Kipling
 William Makepeace Thackeray
 H.G. Wells
 Thomas Hardy

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