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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – He who shall not be named – 2017

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 Obama wrote the best selling book of the year, Becoming?

    • Michelle
    • Barack
  • Question of

    Which Scottish city is the setting for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine?

    • Glasgow
    • Edinburgh
  • Question of

    Who wrote the prize winning Lincoln in the Bardo?

    • George Saunders
    • Colson Whitehead
  • Question of

    Finish the title of this Angie Thomas novel for young adults: The — You Give.

    • Hate
    • Love
  • Question of

    Which book won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, was in the top 10 on the NY Times list and one of Obama’s favourite books of this year?

    • The Power by Naomi Alderman
    • Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

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