Literary Settings

A good novel requires a quality setting to add both realism and credibility to its plot. Can you recall where these major literary works took place?

1 of 10
In Notes from the Underground, Dostoevsky's painfully conscious Underground Man hemmed and hawed in which Russian city?
Moscow
St. Petersburg
Omsk
Samara
2 of 10
John Steinbeck's East of Eden was set in which of the following California counties?
San Diego County
Salinas County
Napa County
Sonoma County
3 of 10
Isak Dinesen's memoir Out of Africa recalls events that took place in which country in Africa?
Kenya
Congo
South Africa
Tanzania
4 of 10
Joseph Heller's brilliantly satiric Catch-22 is set on which of the following islands?
Pianosa
Cyprus
Elba
Montecristo
5 of 10
Mark Twain's comical short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," takes place in what U.S. state?
Mississippi
Missouri
Kentucky
California
6 of 10
William Faulkner frequently set stories in which fictional county in Mississippi?
Lafayette
Noxube
Yoknapatawpha
Sunflower
7 of 10
In Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa gallivants around which city in Britain while indulging in flashbacks of her youth and preparing for a party?
Southampton
Leeds
Brighton
London
8 of 10
Upton Sinclair's magnum opus The Jungle recounted with shocking realism the disturbing truth about the meatpacking industry in which Midwestern U.S. city?
Chicago
St. Louis
Milwaukee
Detroit
9 of 10
The events depicted in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter occurred in and around which Massachusetts locale?
Nantucket
Cape Cod
Salem
Boston
10 of 10
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man lives in which U.S. city?
New Orleans
Chicago
Washington, D.C.
New York