Australian Literature Classics MCQs with Answer

Who wrote the iconic Australian novel “Picnic at Hanging Rock”?
a) Tim Winton
b) Peter Carey
c) Joan Lindsay
d) Patrick White
Answer: c) Joan Lindsay

Which Australian author won the Man Booker Prize for “The True History of the Kelly Gang?
a) Peter Carey
b) David Malouf
c) Thomas Keneally
d) Colleen McCullough
Answer: a) Peter Carey

“My Brilliant Career” is a classic Australian novel written by:
a) Miles Franklin
b) Henry Lawson
c) Christina Stead
d) Marcus Clarke
Answer: a) Miles Franklin

Which Australian poet penned “The Man from Snowy River?
a) Judith Wright
b) Dorothea Mackellar
c) Banjo Paterson
d) Oodgeroo Noonuccal
Answer: c) Banjo Paterson

“Cloudstreet” is a renowned novel written by:
a) Tim Winton
b) Richard Flanagan
c) Peter Carey
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Tim Winton

Who is the author of “The Power of One,” a novel set in South Africa with Australian connections?
a) Bryce Courtenay
b) Geraldine Brooks
c) Liane Moriarty
d) Richard Flanagan
Answer: a) Bryce Courtenay

The novel “The Slap” is written by:
a) Christos Tsiolkas
b) Kate Grenville
c) Markus Zusak
d) Christos Tsiolkas
Answer: a) Christos Tsiolkas

Which Australian author is known for the classic children’s book “Possum Magic”?
a) Mem Fox
b) Andy Griffiths
c) Shaun Tan
d) Morris Gleitzman
Answer: a) Mem Fox

The Secret River” explores Australia’s colonial history and is authored by:
a) Richard Flanagan
b) Kate Grenville
c) David Malouf
d) Peter Carey
Answer: b) Kate Grenville

Who wrote the novel “The Harp in the South,” depicting life in Sydney’s Surry Hills?
a) Ruth Park
b) Patrick White
c) Christina Stead
d) Miles Franklin
Answer: a) Ruth Park

“Ransom” is a novel by which Australian author?
a) David Malouf
b) Tim Winton
c) Peter Carey
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) David Malouf

The author of “The Bone People,” a novel with strong ties to New Zealand and Australia, is:
a) Keri Hulme
b) Eleanor Catton
c) Janet Frame
d) Alice Munro
Answer: a) Keri Hulme

“Breath” is a novel by which Australian author known for his coastal-themed works?
a) Tim Winton
b) Richard Flanagan
c) David Malouf
d) Peter Carey
Answer: a) Tim Winton

The classic Australian novel “Monkey Grip” was written by:
a) David Malouf
b) Helen Garner
c) Tim Winton
d) Christos Tsiolkas
Answer: b) Helen Garner

Who is the author of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” winner of the Man Booker Prize?
a) Richard Flanagan
b) Tim Winton
c) Peter Carey
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Richard Flanagan

“The Book Thief” is a novel by which Australian author?
a) Markus Zusak
b) Liane Moriarty
c) Christos Tsiolkas
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Markus Zusak

Who wrote “Oscar and Lucinda,” a novel set in colonial Australia and England?
a) Peter Carey
b) Kate Grenville
c) David Malouf
d) Christos Tsiolkas
Answer: a) Peter Carey

The author of “True History of the Kelly Gang” is:
a) Peter Carey
b) David Malouf
c) Kate Grenville
d) Tim Winton
Answer: a) Peter Carey

“Jasper Jones” is a coming-of-age novel by:
a) Craig Silvey
b) Markus Zusak
c) Liane Moriarty
d) Richard Flanagan
Answer: a) Craig Silvey

Who is the author of the classic Australian novel “Gould’s Book of Fish”?
a) Richard Flanagan
b) David Malouf
c) Tim Winton
d) Peter Carey
Answer: a) Richard Flanagan

“Cloudstreet” is a novel written by:
a) Tim Winton
b) Richard Flanagan
c) Peter Carey
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Tim Winton

The author of “The Fringe Dwellers,” exploring Indigenous Australian experiences, is:
a) Nene Gare
b) Geraldine Brooks
c) David Malouf
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Nene Gare

“The Children’s Bach” is a novel by which Australian author?
a) Helen Garner
b) Tim Winton
c) David Malouf
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Helen Garner

Who wrote the novel “Remembering Babylon,” set in 19th-century Australia?
a) David Malouf
b) Kate Grenville
c) Tim Winton
d) Richard Flanagan
Answer: a) David Malouf

The author of “The Lost Man,” a contemporary outback mystery, is:
a) Jane Harper
b) Liane Moriarty
c) Markus Zusak
d) Christos Tsiolkas
Answer: a) Jane Harper

“Dirt Music” is a novel by which Australian author known for his exploration of the coastal life?
a) Tim Winton
b) Richard Flanagan
c) Peter Carey
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Tim Winton

The author of “The Eye of the Storm,” a novel examining family dynamics, is:
a) Patrick White
b) David Malouf
c) Kate Grenville
d) Tim Winton
Answer: a) Patrick White

Who wrote the Australian classic “The Getting of Wisdom”?
a) Henry Handel Richardson
b) Christina Stead
c) David Malouf
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Henry Handel Richardson

The novel “Praise,” a gritty portrayal of urban life, is written by:
a) Andrew McGahan
b) Peter Carey
c) Richard Flanagan
d) Christos Tsiolkas
Answer: a) Andrew McGahan

Who is the author of “The Great World,” a novel set during World War II?
a) David Malouf
b) Kate Grenville
c) Tim Winton
d) Richard Flanagan
Answer: a) David Malouf

The Australian author of “The Secret River” is:
a) Kate Grenville
b) Tim Winton
c) Richard Flanagan
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Kate Grenville

Who wrote the novel “The Shiralee,” exploring the relationship between a father and daughter?
a) D’Arcy Niland
b) Christina Stead
c) Patrick White
d) Marcus Clarke
Answer: a) D’Arcy Niland

The author of “The Power of One,” a novel set in South Africa with Australian connections, is:
a) Bryce Courtenay
b) Geraldine Brooks
c) Liane Moriarty
d) Richard Flanagan
Answer: a) Bryce Courtenay

“The Tall Man” is a non-fiction work by Chloe Hooper, exploring the death of an Indigenous man in:
a) Palm Island
b) Alice Springs
c) Sydney
d) Melbourne
Answer: a) Palm Island

“The Watch Tower” is a novel by which Australian author?
a) Elizabeth Harrower
b) Tim Winton
c) Peter Carey
d) Helen Garner
Answer: a) Elizabeth Harrower

The novel “The Tree of Man” is written by:
a) Patrick White
b) David Malouf
c) Kate Grenville
d) Christina Stead
Answer: a) Patrick White

“The Narrow Road to the Deep North” is a novel by which Australian author?
a) Richard Flanagan
b) Tim Winton
c) Peter Carey
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Richard Flanagan

The Australian author of “My Place,” an autobiographical account of Indigenous life, is:
a) Sally Morgan
b) Alexis Wright
c) Oodgeroo Noonuccal
d) Kim Scott
Answer: a) Sally Morgan

“The Magic Pudding” is a classic Australian children’s book written by:
a) Norman Lindsay
b) Mem Fox
c) Morris Gleitzman
d) Andy Griffiths
Answer: a) Norman Lindsay

Who is the author of “The Idea of Perfection,” winner of the Man Booker Prize?
a) Kate Grenville
b) Peter Carey
c) David Malouf
d) Richard Flanagan
Answer: a) Kate Grenville

The novel “The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith” is written by:
a) Thomas Keneally
b) Christina Stead
c) David Malouf
d) Tim Winton
Answer: a) Thomas Keneally

Who is the author of “The Secret River,” a novel exploring the impact of European settlement?
a) Kate Grenville
b) Tim Winton
c) Richard Flanagan
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Kate Grenville

The Australian author of “The Slap” is:
a) Christos Tsiolkas
b) Peter Carey
c) Tim Winton
d) Richard Flanagan
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Which Australian author wrote “The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” a novel set in Tasmania?
a) Richard Flanagan
b) Tim Winton
c) Richard Glover
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: c) Richard Glover

“Cloudstreet” is a novel written by:
a) Tim Winton
b) Richard Flanagan
c) Peter Carey
d) Kate Grenville
Answer: a) Tim Winton

The author of “The Secret River,” a novel exploring the impact of European settlement, is:
a) Kate Grenville
b) Tim Winton
c) Richard Flanagan
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Kate Grenville

Who wrote “The Songlines,” a non-fiction work exploring Indigenous Australian culture?
a) Bruce Chatwin
b) Tim Winton
c) Alexis Wright
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Bruce Chatwin

“The Timeless Land” is a historical novel by which Australian author?
a) Eleanor Dark
b) Kate Grenville
c) Tim Winton
d) David Malouf
Answer: a) Eleanor Dark

Who wrote “The Broken Shore,” a crime novel featuring Detective Joe Cashin?
a) Peter Temple
b) Jane Harper
c) Liane Moriarty
d) Christos Tsiolkas
Answer: a) Peter Temple

The author of “The True History of the Kelly Gang” is:
a) Peter Carey
b) Kate Grenville
c) David Malouf
d) Tim Winton
Answer: a) Peter Carey

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