Moments in Classic Literature

Classic Writers are wonderful and it is always interesting to read advice from the greats. How well do you know your classics? Test your knowledge on classic literature with this quiz.

In a play by Arthur Miller, the protagonist says: 'Sure he was my son. But I think to him they were all my sons'. What action follows this comment?

What author wrote a poem in which a serviceman's participation in war is described as 'a lonely impulse of delight'?

What author suggested an irrational basis for certain human behaviors in 'The Imp of the Perverse'?

In which of his plays did Shakespeare observe that 'there are more things in heaven and earth ... than are dreamt of in your philosophy'?

In which novel by Charles Dickens does a character intentionally sacrifice his life for another person?

In a famous short story, a motive for murder is described as follows: 'Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man.' What story is this?

Who said 'God is his own interpreter and he will make it plain'?

Thomas Hardy's novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge', deals with the theme of retribution. What sin was the protagonist guilty of committing?

In which of these novels does the protagonist NOT commit a murder?