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Trivia Quiz - Sinclair Lewis: Insightful American Writer


What do you know about the life and times of American writer, Sinclair Lewis?

Quiz Number: 3256
Date Submitted: October 21, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 52.5 percent
Times Taken: 16 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: Sinclair Lewis

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Sinclair Lewis Insightful American Writer
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1. In 1930, Sinclair Lewis became the first American to be awarded:
  A.   The Pulitzer Prize
  B.   The Grammy Award
  C.   The Most Valuable Player Award
  D.   The Nobel Prize In Literature

2. Sinclair Lewis wrote about critical views of American society and what type values?
  A.   Communist Values
  B.   Capitalist values
  C.   Fascist values
  D.   Socialist values

3. In 1908, Sinclair Lewis earned a bachelor's degree from what Ivy League School?
  A.   Yale University
  B.   Brown University
  C.   Harvard University
  D.   Columbia University

4. Which of his books, published on October 23, 1920, sold 180,000 copies in the first six weeks of 1921 alone?
  A.   Ann Vickers
  B.   Our Mr. Wrenn
  C.   The Innocents
  D.   Main Street

5. Sinclair Lewis' novel "Babbitt" is set in the fictional city of what? This would be the setting of future novels.
  A.   Yakima
  B.   Owasso
  C.   Zenith
  D.   Bedrock

6. In 1925, Sinclair Lewis published a novel about a idealistic doctor. This novel won him a Pulitzer Prize. What was the book?
  A.   Arrowsmith
  B.   Mantrap
  C.   Dodsworth
  D.   The Job

7. In 1927, Sinclair Lewis wrote a book about Evangelicalism that was denounced by religious leaders. What was the novel?
  A.   Jayhawker
  B.   Work Of Art
  C.   Free Air
  D.   Elmer Gantry

8. Sinclair Lewis also wrote short stories, one of which was published in Cosmopolitan Magazine about a bear cub that wants to escape from the circus. Name this story.
  A.   Circus Escape
  B.   The Bear Cub
  C.   Little Bear Bongo
  D.   A Bear's Life

9. Sinclair Lewis's novel "It Can't Happen Here" was about the election of a U.S. president unlike any before. What was unique about this president?
  A.   Fascist U.S. President
  B.   female U.S. President
  C.   Communist U.S. President
  D.   black U.S. President

10. Sinclair Lewis' novel "Elmer Gantry" was adapted for the screen and won a Best Actor Award for what actor?
  A.   Henry Fonda
  B.   Burt Lancaster
  C.   Clark Gable
  D.   Richard Burton


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