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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Andrew Jackson – 1829

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 of

    Which of Mary Ann Evans’ (George Eliot) historical novels opens in this year?

    • Middlemarch
    • Mill on the Floss
  • Question of

    Goethe’s Faust, the most famous and most watched play ever produced in Germany opened this year. What is the profession of the eponymous character?

    • Scholar
    • Medical doctor
  • Question of

    Louis Braille invented a new embossed alphabet that allows the blind to read. Was he himself blind?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The Last Day of a Condemned Man is a short novel by which famous French writer?

    • Victor Hugo
    • Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • Question of

    Which famous Scandinavian writer wrote a travelogue entitled ‘A Journey on Foot’ in this year?

    • Hans Christian Andersen
    • Henrik Ibsen

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