Trivia Quiz – American Literature

Choose the correct answer.

What’s the title of J. D. Salinger’s most famous novel?

  1. The Winter of Our Discontent
  2. The Lord of the Flies
  3. Franny and Zooey
  4. The Catcher in the Rye

Who of the following is NOT remembered as a great American poet?

  1. Walt Whitman
  2. Emily Dickinson
  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. Willa Cather

What was Mark Twain’s real name?

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Mark Twain
  3. Samuel Clemens
  4. Richard Bachman

What is the name of the family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath?

  1. The Joads
  2. The Bradys
  3. The Rochesters
  4. The Hermanns

Who is the author of As I Lay Dying?

  1. Truman Capote
  2. John Steinbeck
  3. Mark Twain
  4. William Faulkner

Who wrote The Color Purple?

  1. Toni Morrison
  2. Alice Walker
  3. Willa Cather
  4. Raymond Carver

In which state is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby set?

  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Texas
  4. Alaska

What famous beat generation writer wrote On the Road?

  1. Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  2. Jack Kerouac
  3. Allen Ginsberg
  4. Diane di Palma
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