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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Franklin Pierce – 1853

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

    Dickens’ Bleak House was published. What is the name of the destitute young crossing sweeper?

    • Jo
    • Charlie
  • Question of

    Lucy Snowe is the heroine of which Charlotte Bronte novel published in this year?

    • Villette
    • The Professor
  • Question of

    Cranford and Ruth were novels published by which famous female author?

    • Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot)
  • Question of

    Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave was published. Where is he captured and sold into slavery?

    • Washington DC
    • New York
  • Question of

    Which Dumas published a novel called La Comtesse de Charny?

    • Pere
    • Fils

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