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Cultural Literacy Test - Famous Authors

Take your time with the following cultural literacy test. If you select the correct answer it will be highlighted in green and the related information will be shown. If the first answer selected is incorrect, it will be highlighted in yellow, indicating try again. If the second answer selected is incorrect, the correct answer will be displayed. See the Bibliography to learn more about this test.

Wrong Answer Try Again Correct
1. Ernest Hemingway
All The King's Men
Catch 22
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Grapes of Wrath
2. H.G. Wells
Ironweed
War Of The Worlds
The Ice Man Cometh
Around The World in Eighty Days
3. Eugene O'Neill
The Ice Man Cometh
Caine Mutiny
The Reivers
Catch 22
4. Mario Puzo
Red Badge of Courage
The Godfather
A Bell For Adano
Ironweed
5. Joseph Heller
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Red Badge of Courage
Catch 22
The Color Purple
6. Stephan Crane
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Color Purple
The Executioner's Song
Red Badge of Courage
7. Jules Verne
A Bell For Adano
Advise or Consent
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Around The World in Eighty Days
8. Tennessee Williams
Advise or Consent
Cat On A Tin Roof
Ironweed
Our Town
9. Herman Wouk
Grapes of Wrath
Ironweed
Caine Mutiny
Our Town
10. Allen Drury
To Kill A Mockingbird
Advise or Consent
The Color Purple
Our Town
11. John Steinbeck
Grapes of Wrath
To Kill A Mockingbird
Gone With The Wind
All The King's Men
12. Margaret Mitchell
The Executioner's Song
Ironweed
Gone With The Wind
Our Town
13. John Hersey
Ironweed
A Bell For Adano
The Color Purple
The Reivers
14. Robert Penn Warren
The Reivers
Our Town
The Color Purple
All The King's Men
15. Harper Lee
The Color Purple
The Executioner's Song
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Reivers
16. Alice Walker
The Executioner's Song
The Color Purple
Our Town
The Reivers
17. Thorton Wilder
Ironweed
Our Town
The Reivers
The Executioner's Song
18. Norman Mailer
The Ice Man Cometh
Ironweed
The Executioner's Song
The Reivers
19. William Kennedy
Ironweed
Advise or Consent
Red Badge of Courage
All The King's Men
20. William Faulkner
Ironweed
The Color Purple
The Reivers
Grapes of Wrath
SCORING KEY
90-100%
Excellent. You are on your way to true cultural literacy.
80-89%
Good. You have more than a passing knowledge of this subject.
70-79%
Fair. You have a competent grasp of many aspects of this subject.
60-69%
Poor. You could use some improvement in this area.
Below 60%
Time for literacy training.
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