Quiz: American Novelists Quiz

Here are 13 quiz questions about American Novelist. Let us see how much you know about literature by American writers.

1. What was Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Christopher Samuels
Clement Christopher

2. Who wrote The Color Purple?
Maya Angelou
Alice Walker
Toni Morrison

3. Stephen King hails from what state?

4. What writer’s commencement speech to Kenyon College in 2005 was published as This Is Water in 2009?
David Foster Wallace
John Irving
Jonathan Franzen

5. Who was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction?
Willa Cather
Pearl S. Buck
Edith Wharton

6. Who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
Sinclair Lewis
Mark Twain
Thornton Wilder

7. The Museum of Edgar Allen Poe opened in 1922 in what US city, blocks away from the writer’s former home?
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Richmond, VA

8. Who wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls?
John Steinbeck
Ernest Hemingway
Upton Sinclair

9. Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind was born in what southern city?
Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, SC
Jackson, MS

10. How many sequels did John Updike write to his novel Rabbit, Run?

11. Olive Kitteredge, a novel by Elizabeth Strout, became an HBO miniseries starring what Academy Award-winning actress?
Jessica Lange
Julianna Moore
Frances McDormand

12. What post-apocalyptic book follows a father and son as they traverse a ruined landscape?
The March by E.L. Doctorow
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
After This by Alice McDermott

13. What best-seller follows the lives of a missionary family from America who move deep into the Belgian Congo?
The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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