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John Steinbeck

The works of this famous American author focus on the people and history of California.


 

Quiz ID:#1703
Fun:** (1.96)
Difficulty:*** (2.25)
Category:Literature > Authors
Created By:liser*us*****

 

 

 



#1   Steinbeck's work drew upon the people from this area in California.







#2   This novel, written in the late 1930's, received a Pulitzer Prize less than two years later, when the film version was made.







#3   John Steinbeck was awarded with the Nobel Prize in 1962.




#4   Which John Steinbeck novel(la) was made into a movie in 1992 that John Malkovich and Gary Sinise starred in?







#5   John Steinbeck was nominated for an Academy Award in 1945.




#6   Steinbeck died in Salinas Valley December 20, 1968.




#7   Which U.S. President did Steinbeck consider a friend near the end of his life?

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#8   Which author and playwright, who was held in contempt by Congress for refusing to name names during the infamous HUAC trials, did Steinbeck stand up for?







#9   What University did Steinbeck attend?

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#10   Steinbeck recycled a phrase from a very famous English playwright, Shakespeare, for the title of this novel.







#11   Which two families did Steinbeck use in the "East of Eden" to write about relationships between family members and neighbors?







#12   What state did the Joads travel from on their way to the promised land of California in "The Grapes of Wrath"?

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