Back to school: Take the famous schools in literature quiz!

Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor
Students board a school bus at the end of the school day at Leviton Dual Language Elementary School, on November 4, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Writers tend to be a well-educated bunch, so it's no surprise that schools turn up often in literature. Whether it's public school, an exclusive boarding school, or the school of hard knocks, characters are constantly being educated about the world around them. I hope you took notes in class, because you're about to take the Monitor's schools in literature quiz! No peeking at your classmate's answers.

1. In the 'Harry Potter' series, which of these was NOT the name of one of Hogwart's founders?

Godric Gryffindor

Helga Hufflepuff

Petunia Dursley

Salazar Slytherin

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