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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – John F Kennedy – 1961

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

    Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer was published in America, how many years after its first publication in France?

    • 27
    • 10
  • Question of

    Writer and activist Arundhati Roy was born on November 24th. In which country?

    • India
    • Pakistan
  • Question of

    A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul is set where?

    • Trinidad
    • Barbados
  • Question of

    In Yates’ Revolutionary Road where is April desperate to move to?

    • Paris
    • New York
  • Question of

    In Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth what type of animal is Tock?

    • Dog
    • Horse

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