Schuller's Literature Quiz

Booklovers come in various shapes and sizes, but few are true geeks of literature. Measure your level of biblomania and random literary trivia here. How do you rank on the scale of literacy?

Math, science, and engineering students need not apply; this quiz contains some real literary apocrypha. And uses big words, like apocrypha. You're lucky I didn't write the whole thing in Old English.

Created by: James
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. "Stately plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."
Ulysses, James Joyce
Tristram Shandy, Laurence Sterne
Vineland, Thomas Pynchon
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
4. "A man of highest virtue does not keep to virtue, and that is why he has virtue."
The Republic, Plato
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
Gospel of St. Mark
The Pearl of Great Price
5. "Scarcely had the Abbey-Bell tolled for five minutes, and already was the Church of the Capuchins thronged with Auditors."
Don Quixote
The Monk, Matthew Lewis
Orlando, Virginia Woolf
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
6. "How long, how long in infinite pursuit/Of this and that endeavor and dispute?/Better be fruitful with the merry Grape/Than sadden after none or bitter fruit."
Edward Fitzgerald
John Milton
John Dryden
Omar Khayyam
7. Gilgamesh was the mythic king of
Nineveh
Ur
Uruk
Babylon
8. "Ic swefna cyst secgan wille..."
Beowulf
The Battle of Maldon
The Dream of the Rood
The Wife's Lament
9. Defamiliarization as a concept in the critical theory of literature, is most associated with:
Viktor Navorsky
Helene Cixous
Matthew Arnold
Viktor Shklovsky
10. "No no, go not to Lethe, neither drink/Wolfsbane, tight-rooted for its poisonous wine..."
Keats
Blake
Wordsworth
Coleridge
11. "The world is too much with us, late and soon..."
Coleridge
Shelley
Wordsworth
Keats
12. Njall of the eponymous Saga met his death by...
Impalement
Torture
Suffocation
Drowning
13. In The Crying of Lot 49, Lot 49 includes an important object that is...
An old coin
A historic sword
An ancient artifact
A postage stamp
14. Paul Atreides is the hero of the science fiction novel
Ilium, by Dan Simmons
Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card
Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut
Dune, by Frank Herbert
15. Which Kurt Vonnegut novel includes both miniature Chinese people and a means of communication with the afterlife?
The Sirens of Titan
Slapstick
Slaughterhouse 5
Galapagos
16. In linguistics, the major consonantal sound change associated with the Germanic language family, as distinguishing it from other Indo-European languages, is:
Grimm's Law
Verner's Law
Ohm's Law
Werner's Law

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