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Trivia Quiz - John Steinbeck: Awesome American Writer


What do you know about the life of writer John Steinbeck? Questions about his writings, his education, his finances, and awards

Quiz Number: 3247
Date Submitted: October 14, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 68.2 percent
Times Taken: 103 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: John Steinbeck

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1. In John Steinbeck's book "The Grapes Of Wrath," what was the name of the family portrayed in the story?
  A.   The Joads
  B.   The Miltons
  C.   The Smalls
  D.   The Tiflins

2. Where was John Steinbeck born?
  A.   San Francisco, California
  B.   Riverside, California
  C.   Salinas, California
  D.   San Diego, California

3. Where did John Steinbeck attend college?
  A.   Fresno Pacific University
  B.   Humboldt State University
  C.   Stanford University
  D.   Chapman University

4. Which Steinbeck novel tells the tragic story of two displaced migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California?
  A.   The Wayward Bus
  B.   The Moon is Down
  C.   The Long Valley
  D.   Of Mice and Men

5. What was the name of John Steinbeck's first novel, published in 1929?
  A.   East Of Eden
  B.   The Pearl
  C.   The Red Pony
  D.   Cup Of Gold

6. John Steinbeck's first success came with what book in 1935?
  A.   Of Mice and Men
  B.   Tortilla Flat
  C.   The Grapes of Wrath
  D.   The Red Pony

7. In 1939, John Steinbeck won a Pulitzer Prize for what book?
  A.   Sweet Thursday
  B.   Cannery Row
  C.   Of Mice and Men
  D.   The Grapes of Wrath

8. What award did John Steinbeck win in 1962?
  A.   Nobel Prize in Literature
  B.   Pulitzer Prize
  C.   The Man Booker Prize
  D.   The Caldecott Medal

9. What is the name of the book that chronicles Steinbeck's travels across the U.S.?
  A.   Charley and I in a Pickup Truck
  B.   Travels With Charley: In Search of America
  C.   I Drove, Charley Rode
  D.   On the Road with Charley

10. In his book, "The Long Valley", there is a story called "Saint Katy The Virgin." Who was Katy?
  A.   a pig
  B.   a nun
  C.   a little girl
  D.   an older woman of considerable age


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