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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Herbert Hoover – 1929

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

    What was the name of the first Ellery Queen mystery novel, published in this year?

    • The Roman Hat Mystery
    • The French Powder Mystery
  • Question of

    The first ‘talkie’ movie of a Shakespeare play was made starring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Which play was it?

    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Question of

    Sherlock Holmes was banned in the Soviet Union, for what reason?

    • Holmes’ interest in the occult
    • Anti-communist passages
  • Question of

    Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury was published. Which literary device does it use?

    • Stream of consciousness
    • Multiple narrators
  • Question of

    Virginia Woolf’s ground breaking feminist essays A Room of One’s Own introduces the idea of Shakespeare’s sister. What name does Woolf give her?

    • Judith
    • Rebecca

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