Quiz: How Well Do You Know Literary Mothers?

There are many memorable mothers in literature and throughout literary history. Test your literary knowledge this Mother's Day with this quiz. (Then check out my literary fathers quiz!)

The agoraphobic architect Bernadette Fox, from the humorous Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, agrees to do what when her daughter Bee receives straight A's?
Mrs. Bennett is the loquacious and somewhat frivolous mother determined to marry off her five daughters to wealthy men in this Jane Austen novel.
This bad mom from Greek mythology takes revenge on her husband, Jason, by killing their children in a play by Euripides.
One of the most beloved mothers in literature is the mother of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. What do the March sisters call their mother?
Margaret White is the abusive and fanatically religious mother in which Stephen King horror novel?
In which novel does Adele leave her second husband and pack up her 12-year-old daughter, Ann August, to drive cross country from their small Wisconsin town to Beverly Hills, with hopes of getting her daughter work in Hollywood?
All but one of these are memoirs about mothers by prominent writers. Which memoir is NOT about the writer's mother?
In which Shakespeare play does the protagonist have a strained relationship with his mother, in part because she married her husband's brother after he murdered her husband/his father?
This stern but loving woman raises an imaginative girl on Prince Edward Island in a series of popular young adult novels.
Molly Weasley, the loving and protective mother of the Weasley children in the Harry Potter series, fights off which villain to protect her youngest daughter, Ginny?
This philosopher and feminist was the mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.
This cartoonist wrote graphic memoirs about both her parents. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama is about her mother and their complex relationship.
After being told she'd given birth to a daughter, this character said, "I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
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