Book Quiz: - Which Country or Place?
In which country did the story take place? Take the Quiz
Take this Test to find out whether you remember the country where the action was.
All the Authors Mentioned in This Quiz Give Very Good Descriptions of the Countries Where Their Characters Lived
They bring you the atmosphere of the place, so that you can not only visualize it, but hear it, smell it, reach out and touch it. The politics are part of the country, and you get a good sense of the pervading atmosphere, even though these are works of fiction.
I must say, there are a huge number of books by foreign authors that I enjoy reading. Sometimes the original book is written in English, and sometimes the book is a translation. The translators do an excellent job in melding the original language with English, so that it doesn't sound odd or stilted, and I have a tremendous admiration for the linguists who are so adept at their craft.
I have learned a lot almost accidentally, through reading novels which take place in foreign lands. For instance, as a direct result of reading books by Orhan Pamuk about Turkey, and his mention of Ataturk, a great advocate of the secular state, I became interested in why Ataturk was considered to be the founder of modern Turkey. What I discovered was so fascinating that I wrote an article about him, to share my knowledge. Then one of my readers pointed out that, as a famous general, he was responsible for the massacre of the Armenians. Apart from my embarrassment at not knowing this previously, it made me realize how important it is to look at history from more than one viewpoint in order to know the whole story, and I felt much humbled.
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In Which Country Did the Action Take Place?
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How Did you Get on in the Quiz?
Did you take the quiz? How did you do? Did you learn something new?
- If you got 8 out of 8, you are clearly a great reader, possibly a bookworm.
- 6 out of 10? Better than average.
- 4 out of 8? Well, not too bad - as I said, they were tricky questions
- 1 or less out of 8? Never mind, we're all good at something - maybe you're good at knitting or partying - at least you were interested enough to try!