Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Gerald Ford – 1974

A new series of 46 mini quizzes in this countdown to a new President. Each quiz asks 5 literary questions from the year of inauguration from George Washington in 1789 to Joe Biden’s election in 2020. Literary events, births, deaths and various shenanigans by famous writers plus their great works, of course.

  • Question /

    Maupin’s Tales of the City series began its long run, finishing in 2014. How many books make up the series?

    • 9
    • 11
  • Question /

    What is the name of the professional shark hunter in Benchley’s bestselling novel Jaws?

    • Quint
    • Quant
  • Question /

    Which feminist writer wrote Fear of Flying?

    • Erica Jong
    • Marilyn French
  • Question /

    Which novel by Stephen King published in this year is one of the most frequently banned books in the United States?

    • Carrie
    • It
  • Question /

    The infamous All the President’s Men by Woodward and Bernstein was published. For which major US newspaper did they write?

    • Washington Post
    • New York Times

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