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Nobel Laureates in Literature: Samuel Beckett

One of the world's most prestigious and coveted recognitions is the Nobel Prize, which recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in one of six categories: Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economics. In this quiz, test your knowledge of Samuel Beckett, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature; his life; and his literary works.


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Category:Literature > Authors
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#1   In what year was Beckett awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation"?

#2   Beckett was born in Dublin, Ireland in the year 1906, on the same day that _____ was celebrated.

#3   Which of the following novels was not a work by Beckett?

#4   Beckett concluded his Nobel Prize acceptance speech with the line, "The perception of human degradation - which we have witnessed, perhaps, to a greater extent than any previous generation - is not possible if human values are denied."

#5   In 1938, Beckett was stabbed in the streets of Paris by a man who had asked him for some money. Beckett was hospitalized for a perforated lung, but afterwards visited the man in prison and asked him why he had attacked Beckett. The man replied:

#6   Which of Beckett's plays features characters such as Estragon, Vladimir, Lucky, and Pozzo?

#7   During World War II, Beckett joined a resistance movement in England, but was forced to flee for his life and to seek refuge in Ireland.

#8   "The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new" is the first line to which one of Beckett's novels?

#9   In what year did Beckett receive an honorary doctorate from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland?

#10   Suzanne Descheveaux-Dumesnil, Beckett's wife, died on July 17th, and Beckett himself died on December 22nd of the same year from respiratory problems. What year was this?





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