American Literature 1

Published: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
  1. Which US playwright wrote both "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible"?
  2. Who wrote the best-selling self improvement book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People"?
  3. Which American author did Edgar Allan Poe accuse of plagiarism?
  4. Which novel opens with the line "Call me Ishmael….."?
  5. What was the title of Stephen King’s first novel?
  6. In which war was Ernest Hemingway’s "For Whom the Bell Tolls" set?
  7. How long did Jack Kerouac take to write "On the Road"?
  8. Which author was responsible for the Alex Cross series of books?
  9. What was the title of F Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished last novel?
  10. Which writer’s novels include "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye"?
  11. Which John Steinbeck novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940?
  12. Which work of Mark Twain is often referred to as The Great American Novel?
  13. Holden Caulfield features as a character in which novel?
  14. Whose most famous novel is "The Carpetbaggers"?
  15. Who wrote the novel "The Colour Purple"?
  16. How are the sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy described in the title of a novel?
  17. Which US author wrote the Rabbit Tetrology?
  18. In which play is Blanche DuBois a major character?
  19. Which author inspired the names of rock bands Steely Dan and Soft Machine?
  20. What was the title of Harper Lee’s first novel published in 1960?
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