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Photograph of writer Edith Wharton

Photograph of writer Edith Wharton, taken by E. F. Cooper, at Newport, Rhode Island. Cabinet photograph. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Page from the original manuscript of "The House of Mirth," written by the American author Edith Wharton.

Page from the original manuscript of “The House of Mirth,” written by the American author Edith Wharton. Book II, Chapter 9, pp. 35-56. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Edith Wharton Quiz Questions

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1. What was Edith Wharton’s original name?
a) Ruby Mayer
b) Edith Newbold Jones
c) Ann Mary Watson
d) Edith Wilson

2. When was Edith Wharton born?
a) 24 January 1862
b) 18 May 1858
c) 4 August 1864
d) 2 December 1866

3. Where was Edith Wharton born?
a) Lenox
b) Boston
c) New York
d) Richmond

4. When was The Valley of Decision published?
a) 1896
b) 1889
c) 1885
d) 1902

5. When did Edith Wharton write Ethan Frome?
a) 1904
b) 1911
c) 1907
d) 1914

6. Which Edith Wharton novel won Pulitzer Prize?
a) The Age of Innocence
b) The Decoration of Houses
c) Crucial Instances
d) The House of Mirth

7. In which book did Edith Wharton acknowledge her debt to Henry James?
a) The Greater Inclination
b) The Writing of Fiction
c) Summer
d) The Reef

8. Which book is Edith Wharton’s autobiography?
a) Twilight Sleep
b) The Gods Arrive
c) A Backward Glance
d) Hudson River Bracketed

9. When did Edith Wharton die?
a) 26 March 1940
b) 24 June 1938
c) 11 August 1937
d) 27 November 1936

10. Where did Edith Wharton die?
a) Portland
b) Albany
c) Columbus
d) St.-Brice-sous-Foret

Edith Wharton Quiz Questions with Answers

1. What was Edith Wharton’s original name?
b) Edith Newbold Jones

2. When was Edith Wharton born?
a) 24 January 1862

3. Where was Edith Wharton born?
c) New York

4. When was The Valley of Decision published?
d) 1902

5. When did Edith Wharton write Ethan Frome?
b) 1911

6. Which Edith Wharton novel won Pulitzer Prize?
a) The Age of Innocence

7. In which book did Edith Wharton acknowledge her debt to Henry James?
b) The Writing of Fiction

8. Which book is Edith Wharton’s autobiography?
c) A Backward Glance

9. When did Edith Wharton die?
c) 11 August 1937

10. Where did Edith Wharton die?
d) St.-Brice-sous-Foret

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