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Can You Guess the Book Based on Its Obscure Subtitle?

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1. The Children’s Crusade: A duty-Dance With Death

A) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
B) Lord of the Flies by Williams Golding
C) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

2. The Modern Prometheus

A) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
B) Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
C) Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

3. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

A) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
B) My Antonia by Willa Cather
C) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

4. What You Will

A) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
B) The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
C) Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

5. A Romance of Exmoor

A) Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H Lawrence
B) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
C) Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore

6. The Parish Boy’s Progress

A) The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
B) Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
C) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

7. Life Among the Lowly

A) Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
B) The Color Purple by Alice Walker
C) Animal Farm by George Orwell

8. A Novel Without a Hero

A) Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
B) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
C) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

9. His Grooms and Companions

A) Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
B) Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
C) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

10. The Saga of an American Family

A) The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
B) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
C) Roots by Alex haley

11. A Pure Woman Faithfully Represented

A) Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
B) Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
C) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

12. A Study of Provincial LIfe

A) Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
B) Ulysses by James Joyce
C) Middlemarch by George Eliot

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Answers: 1:C; 2:A; 3:A; 4:C; 5:C; 6:C; 7:A; 8:A; 9:A; 10:C; 11:C; 12:C

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