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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe, line engraving, by Michael Van der Gucht. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daniel Defoe Quiz Questions

1. Which of the following books was written by Daniel Defoe?
a) Gulliver’s Travels
b) Robinson Crusoe
c) Either Or
d) Odyssey

2. What was Daniel Defoe’s original surname?
a) Friend
b) Neighbour
c) Foe
d) Good

3. Where did Daniel Defoe study?
a) Queen Mary School
b) St. Thomas Academy
c) St. Patrick’s School
d) Charles Morton’s Academy

4. In which rebellion was Daniel Defoe involved?
a) Boxer
b) Monmouth
c) Mapla
d) Cioux

5. Which poem written by Daniel Defoe made him popular with William III?
a) Hymn to the Pillory
b) Moll Flanders
c) Captain Jack
d) The True Born Englishman

6. Why was Daniel Defoe arrested in May 1703?
a) Not paying debts
b) Writing the pamphlet The Shortest Way of Dissenters
c) Translating Bible in English
d) Piracy

7. Who get Daniel Defoe released?
a) Robert Harley
b) Oliver Cromwell
c) Alexander Selkirk
d) James Robert Oakley

8. For which party was Daniel Defoe a spy?
a) Labour
b) Conservative
c) Tory
d) Royalist

9. Who or what were Eye Witness, Andrew Morton, T. Tayor and Merchant?
a) Friends of Daniel Defoe
b) Pen names of Daniel Defoe
c) Enemies of Daniel Defoe
d) Colleagues of Daniel Defoe

10. When did Daniel Defoe die?
a) 12 September 1748
b) 7 December 1725
c) 5 January 1740
d) 26 April 1731

Daniel Defoe Quiz Questions with Answers

Cover of "Robinson Crusoe

Cover of Robinson Crusoe (Eyewitness Classics)

1. Which of the following books was written by Daniel Defoe?
b) Robinson Crusoe

2. What was Daniel Defoe’s original surname?
c) Foe

3. Where did Daniel Defoe study?
d) Charles Morton’s Academy

4. In which rebellion was Daniel Defoe involved?
b) Monmouth

5. Which poem written by Daniel Defoe made him popular with William III?
d) The True Born Englishman

6. Why was Daniel Defoe arrested in May 1703?
b) Writing the pamphlet The Shortest Way of Dissenters

7. Who get Daniel Defoe released?
a) Robert Harley

8. For which party was Daniel Defoe a spy?
c) Tory

9. Who or what were Eye Witness, Andrew Morton, T. Tayor and Merchant?
b) Pen names of Daniel Defoe

10. When did Daniel Defoe die?
d) 26 April 1731

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Updated: July 23, 2015 — 2:03 pm

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