Canadian Literature MCQs with Answer

Who wrote the novel “Anne of Green Gables,” set in Prince Edward Island?
a) Lucy Maud Montgomery
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Alice Munro
d) Robertson Davies
Answer: a) Lucy Maud Montgomery

Which Canadian author won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013?
a) Yann Martel
b) Michael Ondaatje
c) Alice Munro
d) Margaret Atwood
Answer: c) Alice Munro

Who wrote the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian story set in a theocratic society?
a) Michael Ondaatje
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Yann Martel
d) Alice Munro
Answer: b) Margaret Atwood

“Life of Pi,” a novel about a young man stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, was written by:
a) Yann Martel
b) Margaret Laurence
c) Margaret Atwood
d) Michael Ondaatje
Answer: a) Yann Martel

Which Canadian author is known for writing novels set in the Caribbean, including “The Book of Negroes”?
a) Lawrence Hill
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Alice Munro
d) Michael Ondaatje
Answer: a) Lawrence Hill

Who wrote the “Cat’s Eye,” a novel that explores the complexities of female friendships?
a) Alice Munro
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Margaret Laurence
d) Carol Shields
Answer: b) Margaret Atwood

Which Canadian author is known for writing the “Lives of Girls and Women” and “The Stone Diaries”?
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Carol Shields
c) Margaret Laurence
d) Alice Munro
Answer: b) Carol Shields

“The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,” a coming-of-age novel set in Montreal, was written by:
a) Leonard Cohen
b) Mordecai Richler
c) Robertson Davies
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: b) Mordecai Richler

Who is known for writing “Fifth Business” and other novels set in the fictional town of Deptford?
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Michael Ondaatje
c) Mordecai Richler
d) Robertson Davies
Answer: d) Robertson Davies

“Alias Grace,” a historical novel about a convicted murderess, was written by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Alice Munro
c) Yann Martel
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: a) Margaret Atwood

Which Canadian author wrote “The English Patient,” a novel set during World War II?
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Michael Ondaatje
c) Alice Munro
d) Yann Martel
Answer: b) Michael Ondaatje

“The Diviners” is a novel by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Margaret Laurence
c) Alice Munro
d) Margaret Gibson
Answer: b) Margaret Laurence

Who wrote the novel “Barney’s Version,” which was adapted into a film starring Paul Giamatti?
a) Michael Ondaatje
b) Mordecai Richler
c) Yann Martel
d) Leonard Cohen
Answer: b) Mordecai Richler

“Surfacing,” a novel about a woman’s journey into the wilderness, was written by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Alice Munro
c) Margaret Laurence
d) Margaret Gibson
Answer: a) Margaret Atwood

Who is known for writing “The Wars,” a novel that explores the impact of World War I on a young soldier?
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Timothy Findley
c) Alice Munro
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: b) Timothy Findley

“The Blind Assassin,” a novel that weaves together different narrative layers, was written by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Alice Munro
c) Carol Shields
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: a) Margaret Atwood

Who is known for writing “The Stone Angel,” a novel about an elderly woman reflecting on her life?
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Alice Munro
c) Carol Shields
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: d) Margaret Laurence

“Fall on Your Knees,” a multi-generational family saga, was written by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Alice Munro
c) Ann-Marie MacDonald
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: c) Ann-Marie MacDonald

Who wrote “The Colony of Unrequited Dreams,” a novel inspired by the life of Newfoundland politician Joey Smallwood?
a) Michael Ondaatje
b) Wayne Johnston
c) Margaret Atwood
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: b) Wayne Johnston

No Great Mischief,” a novel that explores the history of the Scottish-Cape Breton community, was written by:
a) Alistair MacLeod
b) Yann Martel
c) Margaret Atwood
d) Alice Munro
Answer: a) Alistair MacLeod

Who is known for writing “Half-Blood Blues,” a novel set during World War II and the jazz scene in Europe?
a) Lawrence Hill
b) Alistair MacLeod
c) Esi Edugyan
d) Carol Shields
Answer: c) Esi Edugyan

The Orenda,” a novel set in 17th-century Canada during the interactions between First Nations and European settlers, was written by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Yann Martel
c) Joseph Boyden
d) Alice Munro
Answer: c) Joseph Boyden

Who wrote “Ru,” a novel that explores the author’s own experiences as a Vietnamese refugee in Canada?
a) Madeleine Thien
b) Kim Thúy
c) Dionne Brand
d) Eden Robinson
Answer: b) Kim Thúy

The Inconvenient Indian,” a book that blends history and personal narrative to examine Indigenous experiences, was written by:
a) Thomas King
b) Eden Robinson
c) Kim Thúy
d) Joseph Boyden
Answer: a) Thomas King

Who is known for writing “The Break,” a novel that delves into the lives of Indigenous women in an urban setting?
a) Kim Thúy
b) Madeleine Thien
c) Eden Robinson
d) Katherena Vermette
Answer: d) Katherena Vermette

“Indian Horse,” a novel that follows the life of a young Ojibwe boy in the Canadian residential school system, was written by:
a) Thomas King
b) Richard Wagamese
c) Eden Robinson
d) Joseph Boyden
Answer: b) Richard Wagamese

Who wrote “The Book Thief,” a novel set in Nazi Germany during World War II?
a) Alice Munro
b) Yann Martel
c) Markus Zusak
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: c) Markus Zusak

Medicine Walk,” a novel that explores the relationship between a dying father and his estranged son, was written by:
a) Richard Wagamese
b) Kim Thúy
c) Eden Robinson
d) Joseph Boyden
Answer: a) Richard Wagamese

Who is known for writing “Bear,” a novel that combines Indigenous folklore and contemporary storytelling?
a) Thomas King
b) Eden Robinson
c) Joseph Boyden
d) Lee Maracle
Answer: a) Thomas King

“Do Not Say We Have Nothing,” a novel that interweaves stories of musicians during China’s Cultural Revolution, was written by:
a) Madeleine Thien
b) Kim Thúy
c) Yann Martel
d) Esi Edugyan
Answer: a) Madeleine Thien

Who wrote “The Lesser Blessed,” a novel that explores the life of a young Indigenous boy in Canada’s North?
a) Thomas King
b) Eden Robinson
c) Richard Van Camp
d) Joseph Boyden
Answer: c) Richard Van Camp

“The Marrow Thieves,” a dystopian novel set in a future where people hunt Indigenous people for their bone marrow, was written by:
a) Madeleine Thien
b) Richard Wagamese
c) Cherie Dimaline
d) Joseph Boyden
Answer: c) Cherie Dimaline

Who is known for writing “The Rez Sisters,” a play that provides a humorous and poignant look at life on a First Nations reserve?
a) Tomson Highway
b) Marie Clements
c) Drew Hayden Taylor
d) Lee Maracle
Answer: a) Tomson Highway

“Three Day Road,” a novel that follows two Cree soldiers during World War I, was written by:
a) Richard Wagamese
b) Joseph Boyden
c) Eden Robinson
d) Lee Maracle
Answer: b) Joseph Boyden

Who wrote “Ruined,” a novel set in a fictional African country and inspired by her experiences as a journalist?
a) Madeleine Thien
b) Camilla Gibb
c) Kim Thúy
d) Lisa Moore
Answer: b) Camilla Gibb

“The Water Dancer,” a novel that combines historical fiction and magical realism, was written by which Canadian author?
a) Lawrence Hill
b) Esi Edugyan
c) Dionne Brand
d) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Answer: a) Lawrence Hill

Who is known for writing “The Blue Castle,” a novel that follows a young woman’s journey of self-discovery?
a) Lucy Maud Montgomery
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Carol Shields
d) Alice Munro
Answer: a) Lucy Maud Montgomery

“The Boat People,” a novel that explores the lives of refugees seeking asylum in Canada, was written by:
a) Madeleine Thien
b) Sharon Bala
c) Kim Thúy
d) Eden Robinson
Answer: b) Sharon Bala

Who is known for writing “Son of a Trickster,” a novel that blends Indigenous mythology and contemporary coming-of-age themes?
a) Eden Robinson
b) Richard Van Camp
c) Lee Maracle
d) Joseph Boyden
Answer: a) Eden Robinson

“Washington Black,” a novel that follows the journey of a young slave from a Caribbean plantation, was written by:
a) Lawrence Hill
b) Esi Edugyan
c) Dionne Brand
d) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Answer: b) Esi Edugyan

Who wrote “The Stone Thrower,” a memoir that explores the life of a Black Canadian football player and his relationship with his father?
a) Lawrence Hill
b) Esi Edugyan
c) Richard Wagamese
d) Jael Richardson
Answer: d) Jael Richardson

“The Break,” a novel that examines the lives of Indigenous women in an urban setting, was written by:
a) Sharon Bala
b) Eden Robinson
c) Katherena Vermette
d) Lee Maracle
Answer: c) Katherena Vermette

Who is known for writing “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian novel that explores themes of women’s rights and authoritarianism?
a) Alice Munro
b) Margaret Atwood
c) Carol Shields
d) Margaret Laurence
Answer: b) Margaret Atwood

“The Right to Be Cold,” a nonfiction book that addresses climate change and Indigenous rights, was written by:
a) Thomas King
b) Naomi Klein
c) Cherie Dimaline
d) Kim Thúy
Answer: b) Naomi Klein

Who wrote “Brown Girl in the Ring,” a novel that blends Caribbean folklore and urban fantasy elements?
a) Eden Robinson
b) Nalo Hopkinson
c) Dionne Brand
d) Esi Edugyan
Answer: b) Nalo Hopkinson

“The Amazing Absorbing Boy,” a novel that follows a young boy from Trinidad to Toronto, was written by:
a) Lawrence Hill
b) Esi Edugyan
c) Dionne Brand
d) Rabindranath Maharaj
Answer: d) Rabindranath Maharaj

Who is known for writing “The Children of Dune” and other science fiction novels in the “Dune” series?
a) Frank Herbert
b) Robert J. Sawyer
c) William Gibson
d) Margaret Atwood
Answer: a) Frank Herbert

“In Search of April Raintree,” a novel that explores the experiences of Métis sisters in Canada, was written by:
a) Marie Clements
b) Beatrice Culleton Mosionier
c) Lee Maracle
d) Eden Robinson
Answer: b) Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

Who wrote “The Birth House,” a novel set in Nova Scotia that follows a young midwife’s journey?
a) Ami McKay
b) Kim Thúy
c) Dionne Brand
d) Alice Munro
Answer: a) Ami McKay

“Station Eleven,” a novel that explores the aftermath of a global pandemic, was written by:
a) Margaret Atwood
b) Esi Edugyan
c) Emily St. John Mandel
d) Lawrence Hill
Answer: c) Emily St. John Mandel

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