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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Bill Clinton – 1993

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

    Roddy Doyle’s Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha won which prestigious award?

    • Booker
    • Pulitzer
  • Question of

    In Eugenides debut novel, The Virgin Suicides, how many Lisbon sisters are there?

    • 5
    • 3
  • Question of

    Faulks’ Birdsong is set during World War 1 and which decade in the last half of the 20th century?

    • 1970s
    • 1980s
  • Question of

    A John Grisham thriller in which Boyd Boyette, a US Senator from Louisiana goes missing. Which book?

    • The Client
    • The Chamber
  • Question of

    In Proulx’s The Shipping News where do Quoyle and his daughters move to from New York state?

    • Newfoundland
    • Nova Scotia

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