American Writers

I suppose I am biased but while I enjoy the work of writers of all nationalities, there is a special place in my heart for American writers. Perhaps it is because of the shared knowledge of place.

If you share my appreciation for American writers, please take a few minutes and take this quiz and see just how much you know. I promise it will be fun!

Created by: stephanie walburn of cat and a library card
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  1. In what country did Ernest Hemingway write The Old Man and the Sea?
  2. For which novel did John Steinbeck win the Pulitzer prize?
  3. What American writer co-wrote the screenplay for To Have and Have Not?
  4. To what fellow author did Herman Melville dedicate Moby Dick?
  5. She was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Yale.
  6. The Weary Blues is a book of poems that is said to have launched whose writing career?
  7. Francis Scott Key was second cousin, three times removed to what Jazz Age writer?
  8. Who famously attended West Point but was kicked out after only a few months?
  9. What American humorist penned a non-fiction travel book titled A Tramp Abroad?
  10. What satirical humanist once supported himself by working in a public relations capacity for General Electric?

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