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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – James A Garfield – 1881

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

    Who was the Italian author of The Adventures of Pinocchio?

    • Carlo Collodi
    • Enrico Mazzanti
  • Question of

    What is the name of the boy hero of Stevenson’s Treasure Island?

    • Jim Hawkins
    • Billy Bones
  • Question of

    The first volume of the History of Woman Suffrage by Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was published in the US. How many volumes did it run to?

    • 6
    • 4
  • Question of

    In James’ Portrait of a Lady where is the New Yorker, Isabel, invited to by her maternal aunt?

    • London
    • Rome
  • Question of

    In Ibsens’ play Ghosts, what does Helen believe her son inherited from his father?

    • Syphilis
    • Alcoholism

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