Quiz – Genres Timeline Epistolary Literature

A new series. Each quiz focuses on a specific genre with the questions in date order – a kind of potted history genre by genre.

  • Question /

    The title of the first truly epistolary novel is translated as Prison of Love. What language was it written in?

    • Spanish
    • French
  • Question /

    Finish the title of the famous book: Letters to a Portuguese —

    • Nun
    • Father
  • Question /

    In Pamela by Samuel Richardson what position does the 15 year old Pamela hold in Mr B’s household?

    • Servant
    • Scullery maid
  • Question /

    Who wrote the infamous Les Liaisons Dangereuses?

    • Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Question /

    What was Jane Austen’s epistolary novel called?

    • Lady Susan
    • Sanditon
  • Question /

    Who writes the letters in Shelley’s Frankenstein that frame the rest of the novel?

    • Captain Walton
    • Dr Frankenstein
  • Question /

    In Balzac’s History of Two Brides, what are the names of the protagonists?

    • Louise and Renée
    • Marie and Agnes
  • Question /

    Which Brontë sister wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

    • Anne
    • Charlotte
  • Question /

    The final note in Stoker’s Dracula is ‘written’ how many years after the main events in the novel?

    • 7
    • 2
  • Question /

    The Documents in the Case is a crime novel written in epistolary form. Who wrote it?

    • Dorothy L Sayers
    • Agatha Christie
  • Question /

    Finish the title of Wilder’s novel: The Ides of —

    • March
    • May
  • Question /

    In Bellow’s Herzog, what number divorce is Herzog going through?

    • 2nd
    • 4th
  • Question /

    In Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, what animal is Algernon?

    • Mouse
    • Cat
  • Question /

    What was Stephen King’s first published novel?

    • Carrie
    • Salem’s lot
  • Question /

    Walker’s The Color Purple takes place in which state in the southern United States?

    • Georgia
    • South Carolina
  • Question /

    In Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, how old is Charlie, the protagonist?

    • 15
    • 17
  • Question /

    Meg Cabot’s novel The Boy Next Door takes the epistolary novel into the electronic age. Which electronic device is used instead of traditional letters?

    • Emails
    • Text Messages
  • Question /

    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga is set in which country?

    • India
    • Afghanistan
  • Question /

    What is the name of the protagonist in Weir’s The Martian?

    • Mark
    • Mike
  • Question /

    The Wright Sister by Patty Dann imagines the life of the sister of the famous Wilbur and Orville Wright. What is her name?

    • Katherine
    • Kitty

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