Just for fun: test your knowledge of English Literature
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The device Chaucer employs in The Canterbury Tales of many characters gathered together, each telling stories, was not new. The idea had been used by an Italian author in a work probably begun sometime in the late 1340's. Who was this Italian poet?
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Anthony Burgess' last novel, published in 1993, is called A Dead Man in Deptford. Who is its central character, to whom the title refers?
3 of 10
What is the name of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice?
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Falstaff is considered one of Shakespeare's finest comic creations. In which of the following plays does he not appear?
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In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's forthcoming birthday is mentioned. How old will she be?
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How many times is Elizabeth Bennet proposed to in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?
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Who wrote " His flashing eyes, his floating hair!/ Weave a circle around him thrice, / And close your eyes with holy dread, / For he on honey-dew hath fed, / And drunk the milk of Paradise."?
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From which of Charles Dickens' novels does this first line come: "My father's name being Pirrip, and my christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both nothing longer or more explicit than Pip."?
9 of 10
In James Joyce's short story "The Dead", what is Gretta reminded of when she hears a guest at the party sing The Lass of Anghrim?
10 of 10
Who wrote "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"?