David Foster Wallace Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

David Foster Wallace Quiz

How much do you know about the author of Infinite Jest and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men? Take the David Foster Wallace quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about the American postmodernist who left behind a great literary legacy.

  • Question 1

    True or False: Wallace voted for Ronald Reagan

  • Question 2

    Wallace switched political parties based on his loathing of which president?

  • Question 3

    What embarrassing physical issue did Wallace suffer?

  • Question 4

    With what fellow writer did Wallace become friendly during his time at an artists' colony in Yaddo?

  • Question 5

    Wallace was obsessed with which female author?

  • Question 6

    At what sport did Wallace claim to excel?

  • Question 7

    What did Wallace keep in one of his socks "For emergencies"?

  • Question 8

    On whom did Wallace base the character of his short story, "The Depressed Person"?

  • Question 9

    Wallace's posthumously published novel is titled "The Pale ___________"

  • Question 10

    What crime did Wallace once contemplate committing?

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