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"The following is a quiz about many classic books I've read. I'll give you a summary and an author, and you have to figure out the title. Enjoy!"
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This story is actually a play written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tragic tale of two lovers who get secretly married. The story ends with both of them dying because of a misunderstanding. What play is this?
Romeo and Juliet
This novel was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and told the story of a woman who had committed the crime of adultery. As part of her punishment, she had to wear a giant red 'A' on her chest. What novel is this?
The Scarlet Letter
Study in Scarlet
This is a classic science-fiction novel, written by H.G. Wells. It tells a story about aliens from Mars invading England. The aliens destroy lots of England, until they get killed by bacteria. What is this novel?
War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
Off on a Comet
This a classic story about a man's quest for revenge. Written by Herman Melville, it tells the tale of Captain Ahab, who seeks to kill the whale that bit off his leg.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
What novel, written by the American author John Steinbeck, is about a family struggling through the Great Depression?
Of Mice and Men
The Dust Bowl
The Grapes of Wrath
This novel is by Jules Verne, who wrote many famous works including 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea'. What is the name of one of his other books, the one about traveling into the Earth and finding a strange world?
Digging into the Earth
Into the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth
This one isn't a novel, it's a short story. It was written by Edgar Allan Poe, an author big on horror. This is one of his more well known stories, about a man killing another because he didn't like the man's eye. What is the name of this short story?
The Tell-Tale Heart
Study in Scarlet
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Fall of the House of Usher
This is a novel about a man who goes on many voyages, and ends up stuck on many different islands. The narrator meets many strange people, including ones that are tiny and others that are really tall. This is by Johnathan Swift. What is this novel?
Around the World in Eighty Days
The Mysterious Island
Narrative of A. Gordon Pym
This is a story by Washington Irving. It involves the two well-known characters, Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. What is the name of this story?
The Headless Horseman
Rip Van Wrinkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Devil and Tom Walker
This is a book by the author Jack London. It tells the story of a wolf-dog that slowly becomes more like a pet dog. What is this novel?
Into the Wild
Being a Dog
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