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Do You Know Which Book Came Out First?

It's harder than you might think.

Posted on November 2, 2017, at 3:26 p.m. ET

  1. Which George Orwell book was published first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>1984</i>
    1984
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Animal Farm</i>
    Animal Farm
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Animal Farm was published in 1945, while 1984 was published in 1949.

  2. Which Margaret Atwood came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Cat's Eye</i>
    Cat's Eye
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Blind Assassin</i>
    The Blind Assassin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cat's Eye was published in 1988, while The Blind Assassin came out in 2000.

  3. Which Virginia Woolf book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>To the Lighthouse</i>
    To the Lighthouse
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Mrs Dalloway</i>
    Mrs Dalloway
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mrs Dalloway was published in 1925, while To the Lighthouse came out in 1927.

  4. Which James Baldwin book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Go Tell It on the Mountain</i>
    Go Tell It on the Mountain
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Giovanni's Room</i>
    Giovanni's Room
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Go Tell It on the Mountain came out in 1953, while Giovanni's Room was published in 1956.

  5. Which Jane Austen book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Emma</i>
    Emma
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>
    Pride and Prejudice
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pride and Prejudice was published in 1813, while Emma came out in 1815.

  6. Which F. Scott Fitzgerald book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Tender Is the Night</i>
    Tender Is the Night
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Great Gatsby</i>
    The Great Gatsby
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, while Tender Is the Night came out in 1934.

  7. Which Toni Morrison book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Beloved</i>
    Beloved
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Sula</i>
    Sula
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sula was published in 1973, while Beloved came out in 1987.

  8. Which Stephen King book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Pet Semetary</i>
    Pet Semetary
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Shining</i>
    The Shining
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Shining was published in 1976, while Pet Semetary came out in 1982.

  9. Which Haruki Murakami book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Kafka on the Shore</i>
    Kafka on the Shore
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle</i>
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle was originally published in 1994, and the English translation came out in 1997; Kafka on the Shore was originally published in 2002, and the English translation came out in 2005.

  10. Which Joan Didion book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Slouching Towards Bethlehem</i>
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Play It As It Lays</i>
    Play It As It Lays
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem was published in 1968, while Play It As It Lays came out in 1970.

  11. Which Zadie Smith book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>White Teeth</i>
    White Teeth
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>On Beauty</i>
    On Beauty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    White Teeth, Zadie Smith's debut, came out in 2000, while On Beauty was published in 2005.

  12. Which Ernest Hemingway book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>A Farewell to Arms</i>
    A Farewell to Arms
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>
    The Sun Also Rises
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Sun Also Rises was published in 1926, while A Farewell to Arms came out in 1929.

  13. Which Judy Blume book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret</i>
    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing</i>
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret was published in 1970, while Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing came out in 1972.

  14. Which Gabriel García Márquez book came out first?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i>
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Love in the Time of Cholera</i>
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    One Hundred Years of Solitude was originally published in 1967, and the English translation was published in 1970; Love in the Time of Cholera was originally published in 1985, and the English translation was published in 1988.

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