When I first started doing quizzes in 2009 I focused on classics so for this first quiz of the new round of quizzes (please join in!) I thought I’d go back to the Classics. I’ll be giving you a one sentence review (I’m using the Webster’s Dictionary of American Authors) of past Pulitzer Prize winners and since it’s the first quiz of the round I’ll even give you the choices with the year they won the Pulitzer. Leave your answers in a comment.
No Googling or looking at other commenter answers. Yes, we’re going by the honor system 🙂 Play every week or just one time, you are always welcome 🙂 It only takes once to be eligible for a prize.
Titles-The Age of Innocence (1921), All the King’s Men (1947), Beloved (1988), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1928), The Confessions of Nat Turner (1968), The Good Earth (1932), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Old Man and the Sea (1953), To Kill A Mockingbird (1961), The Yearling (1939)
1. It concerns an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago who finally catches a magnificent fish after weeks of not catching anything. The Old Man and the Sea
2. The work presents a picture of upper-class New York Society in the late 19th century. The Age of Innocence
3. It takes place in a small Alabama town in the 1930’s and is told from the point of view of six-year-old Jean Louise Finch. To Kill A Mockingbird
4. The story concerns the rise and fall of Willie Stark, a character modeled on Huey Long, the governor of Louisiana during the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. All the King’s Men
5. A fictional account of the Virginia slave revolt of 1831, the novel is narrated by the leader of the rebellion. The Confessions of Nat Turner
6. Set in the backwoods of northern Florida, the story concerns the relationship between 12-year-old Jody Baxter and Flag, the fawn he adopts. The Yearling
7. The plot centers on five travelers in 18th century Peru who are killed when a bridge across a canyon collapses. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
8. The work examines the destructive legacy of slavery, as it chronicles the life of a black woman named Sethe. Beloved
9. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. The Grapes of Wrath
10. [It] follows the life of Wang Lung, from his beginnings as an impoverished peasant to his eventual position as a prosperous landowner. The Good Earth