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What year was "The War of the Worlds" published?

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1898. "The War of the Worlds", a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, was published in 1898.

The aliens in "The War of the Worlds" arrive on Earth from which planet?

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Mars. "The War of the Worlds" is the earliest story that deals with the battle between man and alien.

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is set in which part of Italy?

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Verona. Verona is a city in Northern Italy.

While Harry and Voldemort were having a "Harry Potter" duel, who was first out of Voldemort's wand?

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Cedric Diggory. Robert Pattinson plays Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films.

In the bestseller "Like Water For Elephants", what causes the main character to join the circus?

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His Parents' Death In A Car Crash. The movie "Water for Elephants" stars Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

In the title of Richard Dawkins' 2006 plea for science over religion, what is God?

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A Delusion. Richard Dawkins published "The Selfish Gene" in 1976.

How many "Canterbury Tales" did Chaucer finish before he died?

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24. Chaucer's father and grandfather were vintners, or wine sellers.

In the book "Lisey's Story", written by Stephen King, what was Scott Landon's profession?

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Author. The protagonist in Stephen King's "Misery" is also an author.

What is the best-selling author Tyler's first name?

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Anne. Anne Tyler wrote "The Accidental Tourist" in 1985.

In Lisa Gardner's "Gone", which main character is abducted from her car?

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Rainie Conner. Ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy works with his daughter, Kimberly, an FBI agent, in Lisa Gardner's "Gone".

Which alien race mined Earth for its resources in "Battlefield Earth"?

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The Psychlos. "Battlefield Earth" was written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

In the "Twilight" book "Breaking Dawn", why does Edward want Bella to get an abortion?

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He Fears For Her Well Being. Edward fears that the unborn baby is a monster.

What's the first short story in Stephen King's "Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales"?

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Autopsy Room Four. "Autopsy Room 4" was first published in Robert Bloch's anthology "Psychos" in 1997.

In "Hamlet", where does King Claudius send Hamlet to be executed?

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England. In "Hamlet", while King Claudius tells his stepson that he is being banished, he asks the King of England to execute him.

Which book by J. R. R. Tolkien did not contain excerpts of the 2007 book "The Children of Hurin"?

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The Hobbit. "The Hobbit" was awarded a New York Herald Tribune Prize for Best Juvenile Fiction.

Who is the main character in "The Giver"?

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A Boy Named Jonas. The Ceremony in which 12-year-olds are given their life assignments occurs in December.

In colonial times, who wrote and delivered a sermon known as "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?

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Jonathan Edwards. Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan minister, best known for a sermon called "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".

In "The Aeneid", who is Aeneas' chief antagonist?

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Turnus. Turnus was the King of the Rutuli.

"Metamorphosis" is a famous novella by which author?

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Franz Kafka. "The Metamorphosis" is often studied at colleges and universities.

 

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