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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Lyndon B Johnson – 1963

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

    In le Carre’s The Spy who Came in from the Cold where is British agent, Alec Leamas, sent to?

    • East Germany
    • Russia
  • Question of

    What one letter title did Thomas Pynchon give his novel published in this year?

    • V
    • I
  • Question of

    L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time was published for young adults. Which other genre is it in?

    • Fantasy
    • Mystery
  • Question of

    The author of The Life of Pi, Yann Martel was born on June 25th. In which country was he born?

    • Spain
    • India
  • Question of

    Author of The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold, was born on September 6th. Her first published work – in 1999 – was in which genre?

    • Memoir
    • Poetry

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