Female Writers

Points available: 10


What was George Eliot's real name?

  • A) Mary Ann Evans
  • B) Amandine Dupin
  • C) Florence Balcome
  • D) Adele Foucher

Under what pseudonym did Agatha Christie write her romance novels?

  • A) Clarissa Miller
  • B) Rosalind Hicks
  • C) Mary Westmacott
  • D) Mabel West

Who convinced Beatrix Potter to publish her first book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"?

  • A) Her sister
  • B) The vicar of a nearby church
  • C) The children for whom she wrote it
  • D) Her fiancee, later her publisher

Which of these authors was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame?

  • A) Pearl S. Buck
  • B) Tamora Pierce
  • C) Christina Rossetti
  • D) Willa Cather

Why did Sylvia Plath originally publish her novel "The Bell Jar" under a pseudonym?

  • A) It was considered very controversial.
  • B) She considered it to be too autobiographical.
  • C) She was afraid it would get bad reviews.
  • D) She didn't like it.

Which of these was not the name of one of the Bronte sisters?

  • A) Emily
  • B) Anne
  • C) Jane
  • D) Charlotte

Anne Rice claims to have a collection of several hundred:

  • A) Pairs of shoes
  • B) Horror novels
  • C) Black dresses
  • D) Literary autographs

On which popular show did J.K. Rowling appear as herself?

  • A) "Frasier"
  • B) "Malcolm in the Middle"
  • C) "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • D) "The Simpsons"

Which author's books have never been out of print since they were first published?

  • A) Jane Austen
  • B) George Sand
  • C) Louisa May Alcott
  • D) Margaret Atwood

In what form did Helen Fielding's "Bridget Jones" novels originally exist?

  • A) Letters to a friend
  • B) Her own personal diary
  • C) A newspaper column
  • D) A joke website