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Literary Events in the Times of Presidents – Theodore Roosevelt – 1901

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

    Which Chekov play ends with the famous line: If we only knew… If we only knew.

    • Three Sisters
    • The Cherry Orchard
  • Question of

    Which major literary award was first published in this year?

    • Nobel
    • Pulitzer
  • Question of

    An author from which country won the prize in Question 2?

    • France
    • Sweden
  • Question of

    Freud’s ground breaking work was published that transformed the way we think. What was the name of the work?

    • On Dreams
    • The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
  • Question of

    Tolstoy was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church. For what cause?

    • Rejection of religious rituals
    • Infidelity

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