So last week’s literary quiz might have been a bit inaccessible. The highest score that anyone got was our resident Georgian David Ingle, an editor at the ever worthy Georgia Review, who reportedly scored 7 out of 10.

This week’s quiz will be slightly softened, not so much that the Literary Men of the world will feel unchallenged; rather, that there might be at least one Literary soul out there who manages to get all ten right (to be fair, when the Literary Man took his own quiz, literally seconds after creating it and reading all the answers, he only got four questions right, so, you know, whatevs).

Question 1: The current year’s Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction is:

  • A: Chang-rae Lee
  • B: Jonathan Dee
  • C: Jennifer Egan
  • D: Gary Shteyngart
Question 2: Which South American author wrote MEMORIES OF MY MELANCHOLY WHORES, THE LEAF STORM, and CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD?
  • A: Jorge Luis Borges
  • B: Mario Vargas Llosa
  • C: Carlos Fuentes
  • D: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Question 3: Robert Penn Warren, author of the American classic ALL THE KING’S MEN, earned his undergraduate degree at which university?
  • A: Sewanee (the University of the South)
  • B: Wake Forest
  • C: Duke University
  • D: Vanderbilt University
Question 4: The Southern Review, LSU’s quarterly literary magazine, which
publishes fiction, poetry, and strange maps of the Gulf Shore, was founded by whom?
  • A: Walker Percy
  • B: Flannery O’Connor
  • C: Robert Penn Warren
  • D. William Faulkner
Question 5: What is the oldest graduate writing program in the United States?
  • A: Columbia University
  • B: University of Oregon
  • C: Iowa University
  • D: University of Texas
Question 6: Which of the following is NOT a novel written by Toni Morrison?
  • A: THE BLUEST EYE
  • B: BELOVED
  • C: A MERCY
  • D: LOVED ONES
Question 7: Hunter S. Thompson’s first well-known published story feature an account of which sporting event?
  • A: The Superbowl
  • B: The World Series
  • C: The Kentucky Derby
  • D: The Indianapolis 500
Question 8: Who wrote FIGHT CLUB, which was turned into a pretty bad ass movie?
  • A: Aaron Sorkin
  • B: Steven Spielberg
  • C: Steven Soderbergh
  • D: Chuck Palahniuk
Question 9: Who wrote the novel DELIVERANCE?
  • A: James Dickey
  • B: Allan Tate
  • C: Alan Ginsberg
  • D: Bob Dylan
Question 10: Which author was not affiliated with Columbia University in some way throughout their career?
  • A: Jack Kerouac
  • B: Hunter S. Thompson
  • C: Thomas Merton
  • D: F. Scott Fitzgerald