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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – James Buchanan – 1857

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

    Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was published. What is Mme Bovary’s first name?

    • Emma
    • Heloise
  • Question of

    Which European city is the setting for Charlotte Bronte’s The Professor?

    • Brussels
    • Rome
  • Question of

    In Dickens’ Little Dorrit, what is Mr Dorrit imprisoned for?

    • Debt
    • Forgery
  • Question of

    Elizabeth Gaskell published a biography of which famous woman writer?

    • Charlotte Bronte
    • Jane Austen
  • Question of

    Polish novelist Joseph Conrad was born on December 3rd . Which one of his novels was used as the basis for the film Apocalypse Now?

    • Heart of Darkness
    • The Secret Agent

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