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More of History’s Greatest Authors Quiz

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What is the name of the author who wrote the Gothic vampire classic, Dracula?
Bram Stoker
Alex Cambridge
Garet Meinart
Stephenie Meyer

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What is the name of the famous Roman poet who wrote the epic poem "The Aeneid" which recounted a legend of the founding of Rome?
Homer
Socrates
Virigilus
Aristotle

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What is the name of the famous poet who wrote such works as "The World Is not a Pleasant Place to Be," and also "Knoxville Tennessee"?
Gwendolyn Brooks
Nikki Giovanni
Maya Angelou
Rita Dove

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Rudyard Kipling was an author of quite exotic tastes and wrote what novel about a boy named Mowgli as he makes his way through the wilds of India?
The Jungle Book
The Call of the Wild
Hatchet
The Bengal Boy

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What is the name of the author who wrote the classic English novel Jane Eyre?
Virginia Woolf
Nikki Giovanni
Agatha Christie
Charlotte Bronte

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What is the name of the author who wrote such works as Kidnapped and Treasure Island?
Kurt Vonnegut
Robert Louis Stevenson
Lewis Carol
Leo Tolstoy

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Alfred Lord Tennyson was a famous English poet who was well-renowned in his field. What poem, considered his masterwork, recounted a famous battle of the Crimean War?
"The Princess"
"All the King's Horses"
"The Diamond's Point"
"The Charge of the Light Brigade"

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What classic American poet was responsible for the ever-popular works "Song of Myself" and "Paul Revere's Ride"?
Lewis Carroll
Henry David Thoreau
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Robert Frost

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Niccolo Machiavelli gained notoriety for his extreme views on political power that he expressed in what book about gaining power?
The Emperor's Holiday
The Prince
The Tools of the Monarch
Swallowing the Sun

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What is the name of the author who wrote the original books about a bear named Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods?
Dr. Seuss
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Robert Louis Stevenson
A. A. Milne

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Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet who wrote what largely influential poem that famously repeats the line "Rage, rage against the dying of the light!"?
"Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night"
"To Tell You Is My Wish"
"The Man Who Sold the World"
"The Charge of the Light Brigade"

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George Orwell achieved much notoriety for a number of classic works, but perhaps his most influential book is about a dystopian future and has which title?
1999
1995
1989
1984

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What is the name of the author who is famous for his notable alpine adventure stories including The Call of the Wild and "To Build a Fire"?
William Faulkner
Rudyard Kipling
Jack London
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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What was the name of the author of such counterculture classics as A Clockwork Orange?
Michael Crichton
Anton Chekhov
Anthony Burgess
Alexander Pope

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Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet who introduced the world to the form of poetry native to his home country in what collection that won him a Nobel Prize?
Kalogatok
Gitanjali
Talovedas
The Bengali Bard

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The Tale of Genji is often considered the world's first novel. What is the name of the author of this classic tale of the life of a fictional Japanese nobleman?
Murasaki Shikibu
Hojo Masako
Minonori Yoshitsune
Minonori Yoritomo

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What is the name of the American socialite turned author who wrote about his disillusionment with life in the roaring twenties with such books as The Great Gatsby?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Aldous Huxley
Charles Dickens
Robert Louis Stevenson

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The author Cervantes wrote which influential novel about a man who tried to live his life according to a knightly code even though he wasn't alive in the age of knights?
Tristan and Isolde
Don Quixote
The King of Thorns
The Sea Wolf

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What is the name of the famous horror author who penned such classics as Carrie, The Shining, and It?
Anthony Burgess
Michael Crichton
Stephen King
H.P. Lovecraft

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What is the name of the famous American poet who spent most of her life in reclusion perfecting her craft and wrote such works as "Hope Is the Thing with Feathers" and "There Is Another Sky"?
Emily Dickinson
Nikki Giovanni
Adrienne Rich
Elizabeth Bishop

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What is the name of the 18th century political and religious philosopher who inspired many revolutionaries with his works, "Letters on the English" and "Treatise on Toleration"?
Rousseau
Thomas Hobbes
Montesquieu
Voltaire

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What acclaimed book by author Joseph Conrad followed life in a fictional silver mining town?
Ichigo
The Blue Minutes
The Last Grains Fall
Nostromo

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What author is considered one of the greatest writers of mystery novels because of her works such as Murder on the Orient Express and The Mysterious Affair at Styles?
Anne Hall
Agatha Christie
Gwendolyn Brooks
Elizabeth Bishop

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What is the name of the author who wrote the classic realist novel Mrs. Dalloway?
E. B. Webb
Charlotte Bronte
Virginia Woolf
Jane Austen

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What author wrote such works as Brave New World and Island?
Aldous Huxley
Michael Shaara
Tom Clancy
Johnathan Swift

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What author penned the fantastical stories Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass?
Lewis Carroll
Michael Crichton
Isaac Asimov
Dante Alighieri

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What is the name of the book considered Jules Verne's magnum opus which featured Captain Nemo and his incredible submarine?
Under the Breach
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Sea Wolf
Moby Dick

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What is the name of the author of such works as God Help the Child and Beloved?
Gwendolyn Brooks
Toni Morrison
Nikki Giovanni
Zora Neale Hurston

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Author Mary Anne Evans wrote under what pen name, with which she wrote works such as Adam Bede?
Elizabeth Bishop
Mary Anne Worth
George Elliot
Hope Penton

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Russian writer and philosopher Ayn Rand is most well known for her writing The Fountainhead and what novel about a collapse of the American economy due to government over-regulation?
Atlas Shrugged
The Prince is the Pauper
Nostromo
And All Else Failed

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Michael Crichton is one of the most popular writers of the scientific horror genre. What novel became perhaps his most famous because of its interesting premise of reviving dinosaurs in the modern era?
Prometheus Returns
The Bigger Bang
The Land Time Forgot
Jurassic Park

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