David Foster Wallace Quiz

David Foster Wallace Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

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

    What crime did Wallace once contemplate committing?

  • Question 2

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

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

    Wallace was obsessed with which female author?

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

    What embarrassing physical issue did Wallace suffer?

  • Question 7

    At what sport did Wallace claim to excel?

  • Question 8

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

  • Question 9

    True or False: Wallace voted for Ronald Reagan

  • Question 10

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

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