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Only bibliophiles will get a perfect score in this Literature Trivia Quiz.
Question 1 of 10
No, it hasn't got much plot, but it's performed very slowly. Where would you most likely see a Noh tragedy?
Question 2 of 10
Who wrote a 1899 poem about "The White Man's Burden" after American white men conquered the Philippines?
Question 3 of 10
What writer became "big brother" himself when he served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927?
Question 4 of 10
Which writer of science fiction is credited with the invention of the telecommunications satellite?
Question 5 of 10
What book, published in 1880 and made into movies in 1907, 1925 and 1959, was the first work of fiction blessed by a pope, namely Leo XIII?
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Question 6 of 10
Which Roman's name was the origin of the Russian word "Tzar"?
Question 7 of 10
What creator of Jeeves made five appearances on Nazi radio in 1941, in which he made light of his experience in a French internment camp?
Question 8 of 10
Tell us the word replaced in this line from Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." I saw the best penguins of my generation, destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix.
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Question 9 of 10
Who praised "a loaf of bread beneath the bough, a flask of wine, a book of verse and thou," even though at least one of those items is prohibited to him on religious grounds?
Question 10 of 10
Since 1982, the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. How would you win it?
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