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    A friend of mine from college who was into literature stuff has often quizzed my literature IQ through email. I must admit that I have lately developed the hobby of reading more literature novels. I never had the chance to read literature text in college due to my science background load. I would like to share with you guys some of the questions he used to ask me. This is how this quiz will work. If you answer most of the questions, I will donate one literature textbook to any charity organization of your choice ;) .

    1. What family was depicted in John Steinbeck monumental novel about the plight of dust bowl?
    2. Who wrote the satirical collections of stories about New York called the four million?
    3. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is to Sherlock Holmes as Dorothy L. Sawyer is to what?
    4. In Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice what woman is known for her shrewd lawyerly mind
    5. How many poems were published in Emily Dickinson lifetime? (she has a total of 1800 poems)
    6. Which play did the British government banned due to its hint of insanity of George III
    7. In the Irish legend Deirdre , the Heroine has six gift most desired by woman, can you name the six gift?
    8. What was Samuel Clemens pen name?
    9. Who was the author of this line “ I saw the best of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked”

    Disclaimer: The terms and conditons of the game are subject to change.I personally did not write the above quiz. I do not have the answers to some of the questions. But it will be fun if we all find out together. :cool:

    PS To the cheaters; honesty is the best policy. We are all learning together

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    The only ones I know are #1 and #8 :(

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    i knew all…i once considered a major in english lit.
    1. What family was depicted in John Steinbeck monumental novel about the plight of dust bowl?
    The Joads, in the Grapes of Wrath.

    2. Who wrote the satirical collections of stories about New York called the four million?
    William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry.

    3. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is to Sherlock Holmes as Dorothy L. Sawyer is to what?
    Its Dorothy L. Sayers…and its Lord Peter Wimsey

    4. In Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice what woman is known for her shrewd lawyerly mind
    Portia.

    5. How many poems were published in Emily Dickinson lifetime? (she has a total of 1800 poems)
    About ten of her poems were published in her lifetime.

    6. Which play did the British government banned due to its hint of insanity of George III?
    King Lear.

    7. In the Irish legend Deirdre, the Heroine has six gifts most desired by woman; can you name the sixth gift?
    The gift of chastity.

    8. What was Samuel Clemens pen name?
    Mark Twain

    9. Who was the author of this line “I saw the best of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked”
    Allen Ginsberg in Howl and other poems.

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    Originally posted by Cara:
    The only ones I know are #1 and #8 :(

    What are the answers please? :D

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    Loooooooool@Pilli Pilli.

    @!#$%!. You don’t count. You practically live and breath in B & N.

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    oh plz….like u didn’t know the answers either…j.lee…I don’t suffer from modesty like u do… ;)

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    Congratulation Besbeso! You are the first winner of literature quiz.You got 7 out of 8 right.Emily Dickinson did not published ten poems in her lifetime.But you got close to the number, which practically make any guess you make closer to the real answer.In one of your answer I have an objection to it.We may need an outside help since I am English litreture rookie.In the Irish legend Deidre, the heroine sixth gift is needlework.But I let you have that one until I get someone else object to it.As for now lets wait until tomorrow and see if anyone can object to that answer too. I will send one of my old literature textbook to any of your charity organization of your choice ;)

    PS You better be a US local; the brother can’t afford overseas shipping and handling fees :D

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