Think you're well-read? Take our World Lit quiz

Sure, you can impress the members of your local book club. But how well read are you, really? Would your book knowledge stand up in a bracing World Lit 101 classroom discussion? The following questions are based on a core cluster of internationally renowned literary titles that appear again and again on the must-read lists of many of America's top colleges. Have you read them? Do you remember them?  (Warning: Spoilers and challenging questions abound!)

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1. Who gave the heroine of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" this piece of advice?

The answer is Mr. Bennet. He says this to Elizabeth when she refuses to marry Mr. Collins. Mr. Bennet continues on to say, “your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” Easiest choice ever.

The answer is Mr. Bennet. He says this to Elizabeth when she refuses to marry Mr. Collins. Mr. Bennet continues on to say, “your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” Easiest choice ever.

The answer is Mr. Bennet. He says this to Elizabeth when she refuses to marry Mr. Collins. Mr. Bennet continues on to say, “your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” Easiest choice ever.

The answer is Mr. Bennet. He says this to Elizabeth when she refuses to marry Mr. Collins. Mr. Bennet continues on to say, “your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.” Easiest choice ever.

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day, you must be a stranger to one of your parents.”

Mrs. Phillips

 

Mr. Gardiner

 

Mr. Bennet

 

Mrs. Bennet

 
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