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?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. "Stately plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed."
  2. "A man of highest virtue does not keep to virtue, and that is why he has virtue."
  3. "Scarcely had the Abbey-Bell tolled for five minutes, and already was the Church of the Capuchins thronged with Auditors."
  4. "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."
  5. Gilgamesh was the mythic king of
  6. "Ic swefna cyst secgan wille..."
  7. Defamiliarization as a concept in the critical theory of literature, is most associated with:
  8. "No no, go not to Lethe, neither drink/Wolfsbane, tight-rooted for its poisonous wine..."
  9. "The world is too much with us, late and soon..."
  10. Njall of the eponymous Saga met his death by...
  11. In The Crying of Lot 49, Lot 49 includes an important object that is...
  12. Paul Atreides is the hero of the science fiction novel
  13. Which Kurt Vonnegut novel includes both miniature Chinese people and a means of communication with the afterlife?
  14. In linguistics, the major consonantal sound change associated with the Germanic language family, as distinguishing it from other Indo-European languages, is:

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