Only 10% of Americans Can Get 20/20 on This Classic Literary Quiz

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Identify classic novels like Pride and Prejudice, Oliver Twist, and Frankenstein based on a short description!

 Jun 03, 2020

1 of 20What book is this?

A headstrong girl learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential, all the while her mother is trying to marry off her 5 daughters.
The Awakening
Frankenstein
Pride and Prejudice

2 of 20What book is this?

This book is Sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on the white whale that bit off Ahab's leg at the knee during the ship's previous voyage.
The Catcher in the Rye
The Canterbury Tales
Moby-Dick

3 of 20What book is this?

This book follows the emotions and experiences of a young girl, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the master of Thornfield Hall.
The Grapes of Wrath
Jane Eyre
The Awakening

4 of 20What book is this?

This book revolves around the passionate and destructive love between its two central characters, the headstrong and beautiful Catherine Earnshaw and her brooding hero/devil, Heathcliff.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Wuthering Heights
The Catcher in the Rye

5 of 20What book is this?

This book is about a young boy in search of freedom and adventure on shores of the Mississippi River. He is kidnapped by Pap, his drunken father because he wants the boy's $6000.
Gulliver's Travels
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lord of the Flies

6 of 20What book is this?

This book is about the town of Maycomb which is suffering through the Great Depression, but Atticus is a prominent lawyer and the Finch family is reasonably well off. One summer, Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill, and the trio acts out stories together.
Gulliver's Travels
Oliver Twist
To Kill a Mockingbird

7 of 20What book is this?

An epic poem of the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for 10 years (although the action of the poem covers only the final six weeks) trying to get home after the Trojan War.
Plato's Republic
Beowolf
Odyssey

8 of 20What book is this?

This book tells the story of a young woman, who conceives a daughter through an affair and is forced to wear a red A.
The Scarlet Letter
Les Misérables
Anna Karenina

9 of 20What book is this?

A young woman travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had a love affair with his housemaid.
Oliver Twist
Anna Karenina
Great Expectations

10 of 20What book is this?

A 16-year-old narrates the events that take place in the few days between the end of the fall school term and Christmas.
Gulliver's Travels
The Catcher in the Rye
Robinson Crusoe

11 of 20What book is this?

A girl falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.
The Secret Garden
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Canterbury Tales

12 of 20What book is this?

This story is about an orphan that was born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker before escaping to London.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oliver Twist
Great Expectations

13 of 20What book is this?

This book follows the lives of the four March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood.
The Scarlet Letter
Little Women
Great Expectations

14 of 20What book is this?

A man obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked.
Frankenstein
Dracula
Don Quixote

15 of 20What book is this?

The story of a young blacksmith boy Pip and his two dreams—becoming a gentleman and marrying the beautiful Estella.
The Catcher in the Rye
Great Expectations
The Grapes of Wrath

16 of 20What book is this?

A man sells his soul so that his painting will age and he will not. While he stays young and beautiful, his painting records all of his sins.
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Dracula
The Picture of Dorian Gray

17 of 20What book is this?

The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society.
Lord of the Flies
War and Peace
The Fountainhead

18 of 20What book is this?

A man is framed and escapes, becoming rich and later returning to society to avenge himself on the men who conspired to destroy him.
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Catcher in the Rye
Great Expectations

19 of 20What book is this?

This book is about a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Frankenstein
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dracula

20 of 20What book is this?

A dog is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs.
David Copperfield
The Call of the Wild
The Canterbury Tales
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