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Quiz about Authors British or American
Quiz about Authors British or American

Authors: British or American? Trivia Quiz


I will give you the author's name and you tell me if that author is British or American.

A multiple-choice quiz by JaniceC. Estimated time: 9 mins.
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Author
JaniceC
Time
9 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
2,691
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
16 / 20
Plays
6788
Last 3 plays: bernie73 (18/20), pehinhota (20/20), Reamar42 (18/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) author of the "Tarzan" novels. American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 2 of 20
2. O. Henry, pseudonym of William Sidney Porter (1862-1910) was a short-story writer. American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 3 of 20
3. D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, critic, and essayist, wrote "Lady Chatterley's Lover". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 4 of 20
4. Henry James (1843-1916) was a novelist and author of short stories, critical essays, and plays. He wrote "Daisy Miller" and "Portrait of a Lady". By birth, American or British?

Answer: (One word)
Question 5 of 20
5. Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was a science fiction author. His works include "Dune" and its many sequels. American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 6 of 20
6. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is the author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 7 of 20
7. John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" which was published posthumously. American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 8 of 20
8. John Galsworthy (1867-1933), author of many novels, is well known for "The Forsyte Saga". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 20
9. C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), author of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and other children's novels about Narnia. American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 20
10. Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was a novelist and short-story writer. Her collections include "A Good Man is Hard to Find". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 11 of 20
11. Jane Austen (1775-1817), author of "Pride and Prejudice", "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 12 of 20
12. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is a fairly well known playwright. American or English?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 13 of 20
13. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) author of "Little Women". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 14 of 20
14. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) author of "The House of Mirth" and "Ethan Frome". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 15 of 20
15. J. D. Salinger (1919- ), reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Franny and Zooey". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 16 of 20
16. Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) playwright and novelist, won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 17 of 20
17. Truman Capote (1924-1984) wrote "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 18 of 20
18. Joyce Carol Oates (1938- ) is a novelist, playwright and short-story writer. Her novels include "A Garden of Earthly Delights", "Son of the Morning" and "The Rise of Life on Earth". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 19 of 20
19. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) wrote "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 20 of 20
20. William Styron (1925- ) is the author of "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice". American or British?

Answer: (One Word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) author of the "Tarzan" novels. American or British?

Answer: American

Burroughs was born in Chicago.
2. O. Henry, pseudonym of William Sidney Porter (1862-1910) was a short-story writer. American or British?

Answer: American

He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.
3. D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, critic, and essayist, wrote "Lady Chatterley's Lover". American or British?

Answer: British

He was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
4. Henry James (1843-1916) was a novelist and author of short stories, critical essays, and plays. He wrote "Daisy Miller" and "Portrait of a Lady". By birth, American or British?

Answer: American

Henry James was born in New York. He became a British citizen in 1915.
5. Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was a science fiction author. His works include "Dune" and its many sequels. American or British?

Answer: American

He was born and educated in the Pacific Northwest.
6. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is the author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". American or British?

Answer: British

Born in South Africa, he came to England at the age of three and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford.
7. John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel "A Confederacy of Dunces" which was published posthumously. American or British?

Answer: American

He was born in New Orleans.
8. John Galsworthy (1867-1933), author of many novels, is well known for "The Forsyte Saga". American or British?

Answer: British

He was educated at Oxford and trained for the law.
9. C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), author of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and other children's novels about Narnia. American or British?

Answer: British

10. Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was a novelist and short-story writer. Her collections include "A Good Man is Hard to Find". American or British?

Answer: American

She was born in Georgia and educated at the University of Iowa.
11. Jane Austen (1775-1817), author of "Pride and Prejudice", "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility". American or British?

Answer: British

I suspect everyone got this one right!
12. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is a fairly well known playwright. American or English?

Answer: English

If you got this one wrong, you aren't even trying!
13. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) author of "Little Women". American or British?

Answer: American

She was born in Pennsylvania and spent most of her early years in Massachusetts.
14. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) author of "The House of Mirth" and "Ethan Frome". American or British?

Answer: American

She was a New Yorker.
15. J. D. Salinger (1919- ), reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Franny and Zooey". American or British?

Answer: American

The creator of Holden Caulfield was a New Yorker. He passed away in 2010.
16. Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) playwright and novelist, won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". American or British?

Answer: American

He also wrote "Our Town". Can you get much more American than that?
17. Truman Capote (1924-1984) wrote "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". American or British?

Answer: American

He was born in New Orleans.
18. Joyce Carol Oates (1938- ) is a novelist, playwright and short-story writer. Her novels include "A Garden of Earthly Delights", "Son of the Morning" and "The Rise of Life on Earth". American or British?

Answer: American

She was born in Lockport, New York.
19. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) wrote "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped". American or British?

Answer: British

Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Sotland.
20. William Styron (1925- ) is the author of "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice". American or British?

Answer: American

William Styron is Virginian.
Source: Author JaniceC

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