American Literature 2 - Answers

Published: Friday 22nd April 2016
  1. Who was the author of "Catcher in the Rye"? J D Salinger.
  2. What were T S Eliot's first names? Thomas Stearns.
  3. Whose works include the novels "White Fang" and "The Call of the Wild"? Jack London.
  4. Which poem by Robert Frost has the opening line, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood"? The Road Not Taken.
  5. Who announced her second novel in 2015, 55 years after her Pulitzer Prize winning debut? Harper Lee.
  6. Who wrote the novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on which the classic movie was based? Truman Capote.
  7. According to Isaac Asimov, what is the first law of robotics? A robot must not injure a human being.
  8. Which movement of the mid-19th century was Ralph Waldo Emerson said to lead? The Transcendentalists.
  9. Which Nobel Prize winning author wrote "Absalom, Absalom!"? William Faulkener.
  10. According to the title of a Ray Bradbury novel at which temperature do books burn? Fahrenheit 451.
  11. Which author was responsible for the Bourne series of novels? Robert Ludlam.
  12. What was the title of Erica Jong's debut novel in 1973? Fear of Flying.
  13. Which American poet and writer was married to Ted Hughes? Sylvia Plath.
  14. Who wrote "The Bonfire of the Vanities"? Tom Wolfe.
  15. Who was the most famous creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs? Tarzan.
  16. Under what name did Stephen King write "The Running Man"? Richard Bachman.
  17. What genre of fiction was Edgar Allen Poe said to have invented? Detective Fiction.
  18. To whom was playwright Arthur Miller married between 1956 and 1961? Marilyn Monroe.
  19. What was the real name of author Mark Twain? Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
  20. Who was the author of the 1959 novel "The Naked Lunch"? William Burroughs.


  1. Ken's Quiz Fan says:

    Q.10 Should be Ray Bradbury not ‘Roy’.

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks Ken’s Quiz Fan

    Question changed


  3. Eddie Alexander says:

    Q.20 it should be spelt William S. Burroughs, not Boroughs. I know it’s a moot point but just for accuracy. Great quiz though.

  4. Jimmy says:

    I think it should be Ludlum
    Note the second u

  5. Jimmy says:

    Only one e in Faulkner

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