Tag: English Literature

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quiz

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author. Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quiz Questions

1. What was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s original name?
a) Harriet Rebecca Lane
b) Harriet Martineau
c) Harriet Elizabeth Beecher
d) Madeleine Stowe

2. When was Harriet Beecher Stowe born?
a) 10 February 1809
b) 14 June 1811
c) 11 August 1804
d) 17 November 1816

3. Where was Harriet Beecher Stowe born?
a) Litchfield
b) Boston
c) Revere
d) Lynn

4. Where did Harriet Beecher Stowe come into contact with fugitive slaves?
a) Springfield
b) New York
c) Cincinnati
d) Pittsfield

5. When did Harriet Beecher Stowe publish The Mayflower?
a) 1831
b) 1843
c) 1835
d) 1838

6. Which paper serially published Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
a) The Atlantic Monthly.
b) Christian Union
c) Independent
d) National Era

7. When was Uncle Tom’s Cabin published in book form?
a) 1842
b) 1846
c) 1852
d) 1848

8. Where was Harriet Beecher Stowe enthusiastically received in 1853?
a) Brazil
b) Australia
c) Spain
d) England

9. When did Harriet Beecher Stowe die?
a) 3 March 1873
b) 6 May 1885
c) 1 July 1896
d) 31 December 1886

10. Where did Harriet Beecher Stowe die?
a) Hartford
b) Brunswick
c) New Haven
d) Bridgeport

Harriet Beecher Stowe Quiz Questions and Answers

1. What was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s original name?
c) Harriet Elizabeth Beecher

2. When was Harriet Beecher Stowe born?
b) 14 June 1811

3. Where was Harriet Beecher Stowe born?
a) Litchfield

4. Where did Harriet Beecher Stowe come into contact with fugitive slaves?
c) Cincinnati

5. When did Harriet Beecher Stowe publish The Mayflower?
b) 1843

6. Which paper serially published Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
d) National Era

7. When was Uncle Tom’s Cabin published in book form?
c) 1852

8. Where was Harriet Beecher Stowe enthusiastically received in 1853?
d) England

9. When did Harriet Beecher Stowe die?
c) 1 July 1896

10. Where did Harriet Beecher Stowe die?
a) Hartford

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:34:49.

Mary Shelley Quiz

Portrait of Mary Shelley

Reginald Easton painted this miniature portrait of Mary Shelley, on a flax coloured background. It incorporates a circlet backed by blue, the same seen in the Rothwell painting and a shawl. Seymour, p543 Abinger Collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary Shelley Quiz Questions

1. Which is Mary Shelley’s most famous novel?
a) Frankenstein
b) Lodore
c) The Last Man
d) Valperga

2. What was Mary Shelley’s maiden name?
a) Maria Kempes
b) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
c) Marie Pen
d) Barbara Cartland

3. When was Mary Shelley born?
a) 31 January 1796
b) 30 August 1797
c) 4 May 1794
d) 19 December 1795

4. Where was Mary Shelley born?
a) Bristol
b) Edinburgh
c) London
d) Plymouth

5. When did Mary Shelley elope with Percy Bysshe Shelley?
a) 3 March 1812
b) 27 July 1814
c) 21 April 1816
d) 18 October 1811

6. When did Mary Shelley marry Percy Bysshe Shelley?
a) 3 March 1814
b) 29 June 1817
c) 21 August1818
d) 30 December 1816

7. Which volcano’s eruption is said to have caused Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein as the unnatural chill due to eruption confined her indoors at Vila Diodati on Lake Geneva?
a) Krakatoa
b) Mount Pinatubo
c) Eyjafjallajokull
d) Tambora

8. When did Mary Shelley write Falkner?
a) 1823
b) 1837
c) 1826
d) 1832

9. When did Mary Shelley die?
a) 1 February 1851
b) 11 November 1856
c) 7 August 1867
d) 18 May 1862

10. When was The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844 published?
a) 1956
b) 1944
c) 1972
d) 1987

Mary Shelley Quiz Questions with Answers

1. Which is Mary Shelley’s most famous novel?
a) Frankenstein

2. What was Mary Shelley’s maiden name?
b) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin

3. When was Mary Shelley born?
b) 30 August 1797

4. Where was Mary Shelley born?
c) London

5. When did Mary Shelley elope with Percy Bysshe Shelley?
b) 27 July 1814

6. When did Mary Shelley marry Percy Bysshe Shelley?
d) 30 December 1816

7. Which volcano’s eruption is said to have caused Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein as the unnatural chill due to eruption confined her indoors at Vila Diodati on Lake Geneva?
d) Tambora

8. When did Mary Shelley write Falkner?
b) 1837

9. When did Mary Shelley die?
a) 1 February 1851

10. When was The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844 published?
d) 1987

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:34:50.

J. B. Priestley Quiz

John Boynton Priestley

Statue of John Boynton (J.B.) Priestley This statue is situated at the side of the National Media Museum, near the Public Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Boynton Priestley Quiz Questions

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1. When was John Boynton Priestley born?
a) 18 January 1884
b) 19 April 1888
c) 13 September 1894
d) 30 December 1892

2. Where was John Boynton Priestley born?
a) Bradford
b) Manchester
c) Liverpool
d) Edinburgh

3. Which college did John Boynton Priestley attend?
a) Christ College
b) St. Joseph’s College
c) St. Andrew’s College
d) Trinity College

4. Which book of John Boynton Priestley was published in 1925?
a) The English Comic Characters
b) Lost Empires
c) Bright Day
d) When We Are Married

5. Which book of John Boynton Priestley is a novel about travelling performers?
a) The English Novel
b) The Good Companions
c) Found, Lost, Found
d) Johnson over Jordan

6. Whose time theories influenced John Boynton Priestley?
a) Herbert George Wells
b) Jules Verne
c) Albert Einstein
d) John William Dunne

7. When was An Inspector Calls published?
a) 1914
b) 1946
c) 1918
d) 1940

8. Which honour did John Boynton Priestley accept in 1977?
a) George Cross
b) Knighthood
c) Order of Merit
d) Peerage

9. When did John Boynton Priestley die?
a) 7 March 1974
b) 8 June 1979
c) 14 August 1984
d) 20 November 1978

10. Where did John Boynton Priestley die?
a) Alveston
b) York
c) Conway
d) Dover

 

John Boynton Priestley Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was John Boynton Priestley born?
c) 13 September 1894

2. Where was John Boynton Priestley born?
a) Bradford

3. Which college did John Boynton Priestley attend?
d) Trinity College

4. Which book of John Boynton Priestley was published in 1925?
a) The English Comic Characters

5. Which book of John Boynton Priestley is a novel about travelling performers?
b) The Good Companions

6. Whose time theories influenced John Boynton Priestley?
d) John William Dunne

7. When was An Inspector Calls published?
b) 1946

8. Which honour did John Boynton Priestley accept in 1977?
c) Order of Merit

9. When did John Boynton Priestley die?
c) 14 August 1984

10. Where did John Boynton Priestley die?
a) Alveston

27 novels of John Boynton Priestley

  1. Adam in Moonshine (1927)
  2. Benighted (1928)
  3. The Good Companions (1929)
  4. Angel Pavement (1930)
  5. Faraway (1932)
  6. Wonder Hero (1933)
  7. They Walk in the City (1936)
  8. The Doomsday Men (1937)
  9. Let the People Sing (1939)
  10. Blackout in Gretley (1942)
  11. Daylight on Saturday (1943)
  12. Three Men in New Suits (1945)
  13. Bright Day (1946)
  14. Jenny Villiers (1947)
  15. Festival at Farbridge (1951)
  16. Low Notes on a High Level (1954)
  17. The Magicians (1954)
  18. Saturn over the Water (1961)
  19. The Thirty-First of June (1961)
  20. Salt Is Leaving (1961)
  21. The Shapes of Sleep (1962)
  22. Sir Michael and Sir George (1964)
  23. Lost Empires (1965)
  24. It’s an Old Country (1967)
  25. The Image Men Vol. 1: Out of Town (1968)
  26. The Image Men Vol. 2: London End (1968)
  27. Found Lost Found (1976)
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Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:33:11.