Bookworm Challenge

Bookworm Challenge

Please read each question carefully and select the correct answer by clicking on the corresponding button. The answer key will be provided after the quiz is scored. Streeeetch that mind!


Samuel Clemens, commonly known as _______, created the characters Tom Sawyer and ________.

Bret Harte, Huckleberry Finn
Bret Harte, Tar-Baby
Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, Daisy Miller
Joel Chandler-Harris, Tar-Baby
I don't know

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,/ And sorry I could not travel both/ And be one traveler, long I stood/ And looked down one as far as I could/ To where it bent in the undergrowth." What is the name of the poem from which these lines come, and who is the poet?

The Road Not Taken, Emily Dickinson
The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
The Wood-Pile, Robert Frost
Never May the Fruit Be Plucked, Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Wood-Pile, Ezra Pound
I don't know

Which famous "Doctor" is less commonly known as Theodor Geisel?

Dr. Spock
Dr. Zhivago
Dr. Jekyll
Dr. Seuss
I don't know

Which of the following statements about Virginia Wolfe is NOT true?

She was a skilled proponent of the "stream of consciousness" style of writing.
She was American-born.
She was married, but had a lesbian affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West.
She committed suicide in 1941.
I don't know

Who wrote the following lines?: "in Just-/ spring when the world is mud- /luscious the little/ lame balloonman/ whistles far and wee"

Ezra Pound
e.e. cummings
T.S. Eliot
Emily Dickinson
I don't know

Which of the following statements is NOT true about the famous American playwright Tennessee Williams?

He was born in Mississippi.
He grew up under the guidance of a stable and very supportive father.
His sister suffered from mental imbalances and was eventually given a prefrontal lobotomy.
Many of his plays, including "A Streetcar Named Desire", "The Night of the Iguana" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" were made into excellent movies.
He became drug-dependent and eventually died by choking on the lid of a pill bottle.
His later plays touch on themes of sexuality, violence, incest, and drugs.
I don't know

What do Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas De Quincy have in common, besides being 19th century writers?

They were both married to the same woman, at different times.
They shared a summerhouse in Ireland.
They were both opium addicts.
They both hanged themselves.
I don't know
It takes time to develop a positive mindset. You can't undo years of negative thinking overnight!
"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."
Mark Twain
Sometimes, the best thing to do when you don't know what to do is to do nothing.