Quiz of the Month

This month we have a general knowledge quiz.  You will find the answers on my Quiz Answers page.

  1. In Owen Wister’s 1902 novel a character says, “When you call me that, smile.”  Who is he?
  2. Harper Lee recently died.  What was her first name?
  3. In what science fiction novel was the word “grok” coined?
  4. Who did Zelda Sayre marry?
  5. What famous poet was born on the island of Lesbos in 630 BCE?
  6. The Bible (Matthew 7:3 KJV) speaks of a “mote” in one’s eye.  What is a “mote”?
  7. In which Victor Hugo novel is La Esmeralda a major character?
  8. Which author (along with her husband) established Hogarth Press?
  9. What is the title of Stephen King’s novel about a pet cemetery?
  10. The 1926 novel Show Boat was the basis for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical of the same name.  Who wrote the novel?
  11. Stephen Dedalus was the alter ego of what famous writer?
  12. Name the valet in P. G. Wodehouse’s stories that feature the bumbling Bertie Wooster.
  13. What is the real name of author Robert Galbraith?
  14. Who was the first American  to make his living as a writer?
  15. What book was John Milton’s follow-up to Paradise Lost?
  16. What is Dune in Frank Herbert’s novel Dune?
  17. In what novel does Sancho Panza appear?
  18. What is Mr. Darcy’s first name in Pride and Prejudice?
  19. In which tragedy by Shakespeare does a handkerchief play a major role?
  20. In which Charles Dickens novel does Nell Trent appear?
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