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Bet you can’t pass this quiz. Only 1 in 10 people can answer question no. 10 correctly. And you?

  • “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. What character of Shakespeare’s dramas says this?

    • Macbeth
    • Cordelia
    • Hamlet
    • Caliban
  • There is a novel whose main character is not a human but a dog named Buck. Which novel is that?

    • L. P. Hartley’s “The Go-Between”
    • Jack London’s “A Call of the Wild”
    • Rudyard Kipling’s “Kim”
    • Bernard Cornwell’s “Sharpe’s Tiger”
  • “Howl” is the title of a famous work of English literature. What literary genre is it and who is the author?

    • A novel by Bram Stoker
    • An essay by Kurt Vonnegut
    • A theatre play by Henry Miller
    • A poem by Allen Ginsberg
  • Which one is a character of Victor Hugo’s novel “Les Misérables”?

    • Cosette
    • Eugénie Grandet
    • Odette
    • Christine Daaé
  • Who kills Achilles’s companion Patroclus in Homer’s “Iliad”?

    • Lycaon
    • Agenor
    • Polydamas
    • Hector
  • What’s the name of the sea monster that swallowed ships by creating a whirlpool in the waters in Homer’s “Odyssey”?

    • Calypso
    • Aeolus
    • Charybdis
    • Polyphemus
  • What was the given name of Ivanhoe in Sir Walter Scott’s novel?

    • Wilfred
    • Cedric
    • Harold
    • Brian
  • Which famous 730 page novel tells a story comprising just one day in the life of its protagonist?

    • Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time”
    • Robert Musil’s “The Man Without Qualities”
    • Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”
    • James Joyce’s “Ulysses”
  • Which novel depicts a middle-aged professor who becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old girl?

    • Colette’s “Chéri”
    • Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita”
    • Judy Blume’s “Forever”
    • Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer”
  • In what European city did Anne Frank write her poignant diary while she was hiding from the Nazis?

    • Berlin
    • Warsaw
    • Amsterdam
    • Prague
  • Stephen King’s first published novel was released on April 1974. What was it?

    • “Carrie”
    • “The Shining”
    • “The Dead Zone”
    • “Cujo”
  • “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, a science fiction comedy series, was written by:

    • Kurt Vonnegut
    • Neil Stephenson
    • Robert Heinlein
    • Douglas Adams
  • What is the given name of Madame Bovary in Gustave Flaubert’s celebrated novel?

    • Fantine
    • Emma
    • Cécile
    • Sonia
  • Who was the author of the realist novel “The Grapes of Wrath”

    • William Faulkner
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • John Steinbeck
    • Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  • Who guides Dante through Hell and Purgatory in his “Divine Comedy”:

    • Ulysses
    • Virgil
    • Ovid
    • Aeneas


Ricardo Gondelles

Written by Ricardo Gondelles

Thirty years of experience in journalism and the publishing world is easily said. Yet, I feel so open to learning that I like to imagine what comes for the next 30 years. As a writer, editor and proofreader, my passion for the written word keep me discovering new realms. Bilingual (Spanish-English), I’m a language lover who’s going through French and Italian as well (I don’t know what comes next, Russian?). My goal in life is to have things done as best as I can, and I take pride in it. Contact me.

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