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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Joe Biden – elected 2020

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

    Prize winning Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart is set in which century of the late 20th century?

    • 1980s
    • 1970s
  • Question of

    Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell won which prestigious award?

    • Women’s Prize for Fiction
    • Booker
  • Question of

    Finish the title of Mary Trump’s damning book: Too — and Never Enough.

    • Much
    • Many
  • Question of

    Louise Gluck won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Which genre does she write in?

    • Poetry
    • Children’s
  • Question of

    The first volume of President Obama’s biography was published. What is it called?

    • A Promised Land
    • The Audacity of Hope

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