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Literary Murder

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Literary Murder game quiz
"Here's a look at murder in literature: plays, novels and short stories."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Raskolnikov, a student who commits murder, is a character in a novel by what author?
    Hugo
    Dostoevsky
    Tolstoi
    Camus


2. The haunting quality of the victim's eye is a motive for murder in which short story by Poe?
    The Cask of Amontillado
    Murders in the Rue Morgue
    The Tell-Tale Heart
    Hop-Frog


3. 'Lord of the Flies' deals with the murderous impulses of what group?
    The Very Religious
    The Elderly
    Children
    Pacifists


4. This play by Arthur Miller deals with fatal criminal negligence by one of the characters
    After the Fall
    Death of a Salesman
    All My Sons
    The Price


5. An accidental killing by an individual of limited intelligence is a key part of a novel by what author?
    John Steinbeck
    Jack London
    Ernest Hemingway
    Sinclair Lewis


6. In Agatha Christie's short story, 'Witness for the Prosecution', who is the murderer?
    The defendant's wife
    The defendant's attorney
    The defendant's girl friend
    The defendant


7. Which play by Eugene O'Neill involves the murder of a man by his wife?
    Anna Christie
    Long Day's Journey Into Night
    Strange Interlude
    Mourning Becomes Electra


8. In Oscar Wilde's 'Picture of Dorian Gray', whom does Dorian kill?
    His girl friend
    The artist who painted the picture
    His romantic rival
    The cabaret singer


9. Which author describes a social climbing young man whose murder of a woman is largely based on his quest for status and prestige?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Theodore Dreiser
    Herman Melville
    Thomas Wolfe


10. The killing of Tybalt and Mercutio are key events in which one of Shakespeare's plays?
    Julius Caesar
    Romeo and Juliet
    Macbeth
    Othello


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Compiled Jun 28 12