US Literature Questions

According to Merriam-Webster, which of these controversial words is the oldest?
  • Conversate 22
  • Irregardless 37
  • Firstly Correct 34

61 eliminated Literature

By number of copies sold, the best-selling novelist alive writes mainly in what genre?
  • Romance Correct 67
  • Legal thriller 32
  • Fantasy 39

78 eliminated Literature

The adjective “lilliputian” comes from the works of what author?
  • Voltaire 23,702
  • Lewis Carroll 30,565
  • Jonathan Swift Correct 70,322

56,180 eliminated Literature

In Greek mythology, who stared at his own reflection until he died?
  • Narcissus Correct 267,304
  • Icarus 27,115
  • Apollo 17,505

49,695 eliminated Literature

What novel was written by an author who was mentored by both Emerson and Thoreau?
  • Little Women Correct 13,828
  • The Scarlet Letter 2,305
  • The Grapes of Wrath 2,651

5,178 eliminated Literature

Which Shakespeare play does NOT solely consist of lines in verse?
  • King John 5,121
  • Richard II 6,284
  • Troilus and Cressida Correct 6,769

11,598 eliminated Literature

Which of these is mentioned last in the King James Bible?
  • Ten plagues of Egypt 52,516
  • Three Wise Men Correct Savage 78,495
  • Two Tablets of Stone 47,555

106,609 eliminated Literature

In which of these books are most of the male characters named after plants?
  • The Outsiders 10,460
  • Lord of the Flies 27,753
  • Watership Down Correct Savage 17,196

42,188 eliminated Literature

In the famous line “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” what does its first word mean?
  • Who 412
  • Why Correct 1,534
  • Where 4,251

4,754 eliminated Literature

The author of which best-selling book previously tried to have a singing career?
  • The Da Vinci Code Correct 467
  • The Firm 761
  • Gone Girl 1,219

2,019 eliminated Literature

Steampunk is part of what genre?
  • Horror 38,432
  • Science fiction Correct 170,855
  • Crime 15,965

57,345 eliminated Literature

What nation’s capital is also the name of a key character in the “The Iliad”?
  • France Correct Savage 34,223
  • Germany 12,448
  • Bulgaria 27,175

41,595 eliminated Literature