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Take This Literary Quiz

abstract: Who can resist a quiz? Bibliophiles will be keen to see how well you do answering this geographical literary quiz posted on Matador, a fantastic travel website. Book titles and author names are provided and the question is not what country the author derives from, rather it asks which country the book title's narrative is set. We've replicated the list with links to purchase each book in case you missed an answer and want to fill in your reading void:

1. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • a) Venezuala b) Columbia c) Equador d) Peru
  • 2.The Reader: A novel by Bernardt Schlink
  • a) France b) Poland c) Germany d) Austria
  • 3.Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • a) Iran b) Macedonia c) Belgium d) Greece
  • 4. Ulysses (Annotated: Revised and Expanded Edition) by James Joyce
  • a) England b) Greece c) Ireland d) Turkey
  • 5.The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende
  • a) Argentina b) Peru c) Chile d) Columbia
  • 6.Adventures of Tintin (Complete Slipcase) by Herge
  • a) France b) Belgium c) Luxemburg d) the Netherlands
  • 7. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • a) Camaroon b) The Democratic Republic of Congo c) Gabon d) South Africa
  • 8.Disgrace by J.M. Coetze
  • a) South Africa b) Lesotho c) United Kingdom d) The Netherlands
  • 9. Things Fall Apart by Chinoa Achebe
  • a) Uganda b) Nigeria c) Kenya d) Ghana
  • 10.Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • a) Mexico b) Cuba d) The United States d) Puerto Rico
  • 11.A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • a) Afghanistan b) Iraq c) Iran d) Pakistan
  • 12.Let the Right One In John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • a) Norway b) The Netherlands c) Sweden d) Denmark
  • Click title for answers.


    July 27, 2015

    Quiz Answers

    1. Columbia 2. Germany 3. Iran 4. Ireland 5. Chile 6. Belgium 7. The DRC 8. South Africa 9. Nigeria 10. Cuba 11. Afghanistan 12. Sweden



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