Quiz: The Great American Read

Inspired by PBS’s eight-part series The Great American Read, we've got a quiz to test your knowledge of some of the nation's best-loved books. How well do you know these books?

(We've also created a Great American Read booklist to make it easy for you to find all the titles in one place.)

1. Big Brother is a character featured in which novel?
2. Which of these novels is narrated by death?
3. Which book is about building a cathedral in England in the 12th century?
4. Which book is semi-autobiographical account of the author’s childhood in a New York borough?
5. In which novel is the major form of transportation an elevator?
6. Which book recounts the life and adventures of a girl growing up on Prince Edward Island?
7. A place called Gilead shows up twice on the list, most obviously in Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. What other book features a location called Gilead?
8. In which novel is a character named Edmond Dantès falsely accused of treason, arrested and imprisoned in an island fortress?
9. What book series contains the following titles: Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, and The Days of Anna Madrigal?
10. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in a want of a wife” is the opening line to which novel?
11. This story focuses on best friends Alfred Archibald Jones and Samad Miah Iqbal in London.
12. A Newbery-award winning book tells the story of a pig and spider who become friends. What is the name of the pig?
13. In which novel does Antonio Márez y Luna look back on his childhood growing up in New Mexico just after World War II?
14. What novel or novel series features Jonas, a boy chosen as the Receiver of Memory to remember the stories of the time before?
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