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Female Literary Legends Quiz

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Pride and Prejudice and Emma were works by what early feminist author?
Charlotte Bronte
Jane Austen
Kate Chopin
Margaret Atwood

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Beloved and Song of Solomon were influential texts by what critically-acclaimed author?
Maya Angelou
Octavia Butler
Toni Morrison
Zora Neale Hurston

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Wuthering Heights was a text by what legendary author?
Emily Bronte
Kate Chopin
Emily Dickinson
Regina Foree

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What author wrote Ariel and The Bell Jar?
George Elliot
Louisa May Alcott
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Sylvia Plath

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Madeline L'Engle is best known for wiring what text about children rescuing their father from quantum physics gone awry?
Female Literary Legends Quiz
Words with Voices
A Wrinkle In Time
The Space Age
Allowance for Mistakes

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The Kitchen God's Wife and The Valley of Amazement were notable works of what author?
Amy Tan
Ella Reigh
Kate Chopin
Agatha Christie

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O Pioneers! and My Antonia were both ground-breaking works by what author?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sylvia Plath
Shirley Jackson
Willa Cather

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The Color Purple was an influential social commentary by what author?
Georgette Scott
Alice Walker
Toni Morrison
Octavia Butler

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Jane Eyre is a classic text by what author?
Agatha Christie
Louisa May Alcott
Emil Dickinson
Charlotte Bronte

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Legendary short stories "The Storm" and "The Story of an Hour" were early feminist texts by what author?
Emily Bronte
Jane Austen
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Kate Chopin

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What author wrote such works as Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse?
Jane Austen
Charlotte Bronte
George Elliot
Virginia Woolf

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Maya Angelou is perhaps most famous for her poem about domesticated avians which bore what title?
"Canary Stares at Cats"
"Clipped Wings in America"
"Songbird Sits Alone"
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

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"Because I Could not Stop for Death," and "A Clock Stopped' were just some of the the poems by what author?
Mary Shelley
Virginia Woolf
Emily Dickinson
Alice Walker

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What feminist philosopher penned the text The Second Sex?
Mary Shelley
Simone de Beauvoir
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sylvia Plath

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman became a legend of literature for writing what short story of a mentally ill woman recovering in solitude?
"The Blue Wallpaper"
"The Yellow Wallpaper"
"The Purple Wallpaper"
"The Red Wallpaper"

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What is the name of the Greek poet and philosopher of Lesbos who wrote "Ode to Aphrodite"?
Regina
Sappho
Esmeralda
Wendi

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"A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Good Country People" are grim short stories by what author?
Emily Bronte
Willa Cather
Isabel Allende
Flannery O'Connor

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The Haunting of Hill House was a horror text by what author?
Agatha Christie
Madeline L'Engle
Mary Shelley
Shirley Jackson

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Kindred and Parable of the Sower were two influential works by what author?
Octavia Butler
Maya Angelou
Alice Walker
Toni Morrison

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Agatha Christie wrote many mysteries. Which work did she write featuring Hercule Poirot solving a mystery aboard a train?
The Boxcar Killings
Anselar-Cobb Express
The Belmont Limited
Murder on the Orient Express

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The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence were novels by what author?
Edith Wharton
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Emily Bronte
Virginia Woolf

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City of the Beasts and The House of the Spirits were widely-acclaimed works by what prolific author?
Winona Patrick
Isabel Allende
E. B. White
Amy Tan

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Harriet Beecher Stowe rallied anti-slavery attitudes with what text?
Roots
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Amistad
Uncle Tom's Cabin

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What author wrote Little Women?
Kate Chopin
Louisa May Alcott
Sylvia Plath
Ursula Le Guin

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The texts Middlemarch and Romola were both iconic pieces by what author?
George Eliot
Francine Mayer
Simone de Beauvoir
Flannery O'Connor

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What author wrote To Kill a Mockingbird?
Madeline L'Engle
Betty Friedan
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harper Lee

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What is the name of the utopian author who gained renown through such works as The Disposessed and "The Ones Who Walk away from Omelas"?
Ursula Le Guin
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Emily Bronte
Harper Lee

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What more recent author gained renown with her social commentaries such as The Handmaid's Tale?
Sappho
Willa Cather
Simone de Beauvoir
Margaret Atwood

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Their Eyes Were Watching God is just one of the many iconic texts by what author?
Zadie Smith
Lucy Hickock
Regina MacGregor
Zora Neale Hurston

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What influential philosopher wrote The Feminine Mystique?
Jane Austen
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Betty Friedan
Sappho

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What is the name of the classic text by Mary Shelley about a mad scientist who raises the dead into an abomination?
Wuthering Heights
The Evil Dead
Frankenstein
Herbert West: The ReAnimator

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